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As a 42 year old man myself, I can relate. One thing about getting older is that you have to manage your recovery better, and be more strict on how you address your exercise and nutrition regimen. You need to start by figuring out what the first thing you want to address is: Start with what your desire is--lose fat, get "fit" Decide how to measure your ...


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There is certainly some cardiovascular benefit to lifting weights, but it isn't a whole lot compared to sustained aerobic exercise. The other thing is that each person's response to exercise is different--it depends on hormone levels, genetics, diet, age, prior experience with exercise, etc. So what works for one person may not work the same for another. ...


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The quick answer is: it can be if you approach it correctly. This may be a dumb question, but Medhi, the SL guy, basically says that SL is enough for cardio fitness. To me, that seems a little dubious and counter to common knowledge, so I thought I'd ask just to see. Not that common knowledge in fitness is often correct... Medhi's basic program is good ...


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Strength training will improve your cardio fitness above no training at all, but it won't be very good compared to actual cardio training. In order to improve your cardio fitness you need to push your pulmonary/cardiovascular system past its comfort zone just like you push your muscular/skeletal system to improve your strength. The problem with strength ...


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Heart rates can trend lower in a pool, because your body is horizontal and your heart is not fighting gravity to get blood back up from the extremities. It's along the same principle as your heart rate is lower when lying down than when standing. As far as the cardiovascular, a high heart rate does not automatically increase your cardio fitness. It's ...


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The reason that you were regurgitating slightly is mostly because of the slow squats. As you exercise, especially with exercises that require tight abdominal muscles, you increase the pressure in the abdomen. Slow squats will do this, especially after an hour of running (which also engages the muscles in the abdominal area). This has the effect of ...


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I think this is a case where some strength work on the machines can help your dad build up enough basic strength to support his weight to the point where he can do push-ups. The thing is he is going to have to start a bit slower and build up momentum from there. 60 isn't that old, but if he's completely detrained he will likely fatigue pretty quickly. For ...


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What I am able to understand from your question is that you want to be shredded, and if that is correct then I think your approach is wrong. I will forever be eating a calorie deficit as I cant see myself ever being happy with my body until I'm shredded as (eat about 1500 cals a day) You need to get calories to perform daily activities let alone ...


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Generally, you should identify which exercise is more in line with your goals, and do that one first. For instance, as rowers, my team will row first, and lift after. This allows us to perform the row at 100%, while the lift, performed while tired, lacks some intensity and focus. In your case, it would seem like lifting is more in line with your goals, as ...


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@Berin has given you a very good answer so I will just add that this question/answer about getting back in shape will give you some additional information. As far as your knee pain, you may find that a pair of Nordic Walking Poles can help to lessen the impact on your knees. They can also increase your calorie burn by about 20% over regular walking. ...


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It's possible that it will improve your time, but not because you are getting in better running shape. Rather, you are working on your calf strength and rebound ability. This in turn should result in a slightly more efficient running stride. However, as brent points out, it's not a substitute for running, and any gains that you might make are at best going ...


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As a cross training activity jumping rope is a fantastic activity. It will give you some cardio benefit as well as calf and leg strengthening. However this alone will not get you to the end of a long run. The best way to train for a long run is to run. You should schedule one long run each week at 60-90 slower than you anticipated race pace. The idea behind ...



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