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Callouses form when your skin is pinched between gravity and the bar. If you learn to grab the bar in such a way that your skin is no longer pinched, you will prevent the formation of callouses. Additionally, using chalk helps improve your grip while also preventing callouses because the bar doesn't move as easily in your hands (as opposed to when they are ...


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There are a couple of different types of pants that aid recovery, but neither of them are really "pants" in the traditional sense. Most of them are compression tights, or you can also get compression socks or compression sleeves that cover from just below the knee to the top of the foot. There are several brands of compression hose available on the market, ...


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Sweatpants, running tights (loose or tight fit), etc. That said, a pair of military cargo pants/BDUs have always been baggy enough for me and haven't ever inhibited range of motion. Plus when ninjas come they can't see your legs.


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You'll start out warmer, and you'll warm up quicker. If you're doing an early morning run when it's still chilly and there's dew out, you'd want to wear a jumper. If you're starting a run a bit later when the sun is already out and it's more nippy than chilly, or even straight up warm, not so much benefit. I don't like spending extra time warming up to do ...


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If you're preparing yourself for exertion in a hot environment, wearing more layers will help condition your body and make it easier. For general fitness, though, it has a nominal effect.


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For squats and deadlifts I wear anything that will stretch: sweats, track suit pants, etc. Whatever I wear I prefer that it's loose. I'll wear basketball shorts if they have a lot of stretch built-in, but when deadlifting with shorts my shins take a beating.


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Rent them until you can get your own. Evolve makes some fairly low priced shoes, at least much cheaper than the other mainstream brands. Unless you're naturally a good climber, 5.8'ish is going to be a ceiling for most people without proper shoes. It's hard to gain confidence and good technique without being able to practice good footwork.


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It's not the heat loss through the head that you are feeling(The whole 90% of heat loss is through your head thing is a myth), it's the cooling effect of the cold air on wet skin. A cap will help prevent that, but it's not going to do much for actual heat retention until you start getting into the neoprene caps, which are designed to be warmer than ...


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Generally speaking, for running you should never wear cotton. Once it gets wet it chafes and that hurts. Options: Wear nothing under your shorts. Most shorts have a liner that may be perfectly sufficient. Wear short running tights. This is mostly for chafing to prevent the skin of the thighs rubbing together. You don't need to wear anything underneath. ...


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No. There is a history of athletes training in sweat suits for weight loss, and in some very limited capacities it makes sense. As a fighter, you want to be as big and strong as possible for your weight class, but just barely in that weight class. As such, running around in a sweat suit is a good way to dump a few pounds of water if you're getting weighed ...


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I am Swimming too, in cold water. Wearing a neoprene cap is very good, if you buy one, make sure you get your Money back, when not satisfied. It must fit very tightly, no Exchange of water!! I put a rubber ring around the cap, to avoid seepage when breaststroking. I use a cap, material thickness 2 mm.The chin-strap is not very strong, not to be overstretched!...


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This was covered in a recent article in the British Medical Journal, Mythbusting sports and exercise products. Their summary was: General public—There is a lack of evidence to support use of compression garments to improve sporting performance. They may reduce muscle soreness if worn for 24 hours after an exercise session Professional athletes—There ...


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As far as I know, the only purpose for gloves is prevention of callus, as you said, and protection from skin lesion. The reason that a lot of people (me included) do not like gloves could be that they're sweating more within the gloves, or find it uncomfortable for some other reason.


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I personally dislike using gloves because as others stated they make your hands sweat. Secondly I would like to always feel the bar when I am performing harder exercises than chin-ups and pull-ups. Thirdly wearing gloves always seemed to be conflicting the whole workout idea. You go to the gym in order to work hard so that you can reap results later from ...


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The use of gloves while working out can help with a number of things as well as hinder others. Personally I used to use gloves in my intense weight training sessions and found them to hinder the growth of calluses but did however, improve my grip strength drastically (I used very thick gloves). Due to having to grip harder on certain exercises, such as pull ...


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Most wool socks probably won't. Here's why. It sounds from my online research like the smell comes from wet lanolin. And Garth & Kim Travis write: Not all wool sheep are high in lanolin; some, like, Gulf Coast have very low lanolin levels. So it would depend on the breed of sheep. Also, most spinning today is done with washed wools — very ...


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For anything to be useful in recovery, and not snake-oil or a placebo, it would depend on whether you have a circulatory condition. If you're completely healthy, wearing special pants will just cost you extra money. If you're not healthy, then the types of leggings you might wear to sleep would benefit you regardless of whether you run.


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I had to check exactly what "plyometrics workout" means - I assume you mean things like box jumps, precision jumps, jumping lunges, etc. I have done these both with and without shoes, but the past few years I prefer without. As you've mentioned in the question, there are reasons against doing this. You will feel more impact on your feet, and less ...


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Layering clothing is a smart idea if you live in cooler climates, or where the weather may change suddenly [A]. then what does running in a jumper [sweater] do? In my opinion, it is a throwback to the fashion from the movie Rocky. Although I like Christopher's idea of heat conditioning [B]. Notes: A - I live in Denver, CO. We can get some very ...


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A lot of body builders I have worked with wear athletic tights and shorts. For deadlifts I prefer people to wear warm-ups. Example would be you basic nike/adidas basketball/soccer style warm-ups. These have a little sheen to them and the bar glides up the leg better. Athletic tights are great too. I can't convince kids to buy/wear these though so I ...


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The reason running shoes are not great for rock climbing is because they tend to fit a little loose (since your foot swells when you run), they don't have hard soles, and to be durable enough for heavy road use, the rubber is not very sticky. Climbing shoes typically have sticky rubber, are form fitting, and have fairly rigid soles so you can stick to ...


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I personally don't see any aerodynamic advantage. If anything, it would get in the way. But I do think it's good for other reasons. If you look at practitioners like Timothy Shieff and Ben Jenkins, you'll often see them wearing these pants, and to a large extent, they are some of the biggest trailblazers in parkour and freerunning. They are idolized by many,...


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Like I said in your other question. All three of those exercises effect your lower back, obliques, and some of your actual abdominals to a degree..i.e they all work your core. Since you're a beginner, no matter what you do, you will gain muscle where ever you do the work. In this case, you're doing back extensions (lower back), side-planks (your whole core, ...


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Since you have gained a noticeable amount of muscles while doing exercises for your obliques (obliquus externus abdominis), it makes sense that your waist circumference has minorly increased. In my opinion, you should look at it in a positive way because it represents the gains you've made, and anyway it's not gonna significantly increase anymore due to ...


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Consider the following: You should be non-allergic to the cloth material under two condition atleast (when it is dry and when it is wet/soaked with sweat) Are you comfortable wearing it? Does it make you feel good? (Because you'd be running long distances and this(inner-wear) should be last thing in your mind bothering you.) Prevent chafing.


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I'm currently researching the same thing and the most common answer is a neoprene cap. Also: When the cold water hits your face, the shock causes your lungs to contract causing breathing problems. Blow bubbles before taking off on your swim. Go waist deep into the water and submerge your face to blow bubbles. This helps alleviate the shock of the cold water....


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Stretch jeans! Also has the added benefit of highlighting the results of your leg work. ;) Other than that, get a pair that fits your upper legs and take them to a tailor for adjustments.


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I think the main difference you will find will be in the fabric and the fit. Running pants are usually closer fitting, its more comfortable not to have lots of loose fabric when you run. They are usually made of a quick drying fabric, so you dry quickly if you get caught in a downpour. Training pants would be looser, probably still made of a stretch ...


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I wear Adidas Condivo 12 Training Pants wide in the thighs so they don't affect range of motion for squats. It's not that the material stretches, it just is kinda baggy, and doesn't stick to the skin... it slides over it. cover the shins to protect during deadlifts



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