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While the penis itself isn't a muscle that can be trained, but simply speaking just a sponge for blood, there are three muscles that are responsible for supporting ejaculation and maintaining an erection via compression of blood vessels. Musculus retractor penis It doesn't seem like this muscle is important in humans, the english wikipedia article doesn't ...


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At the novice stages, all activities can improve general fitness. As one progresses, however, all attributes improve in more activity-specific ways. This is less true of attributes like strength and more true of attributes like cardio. We have a general cardiovascular capability, which can be measured by activities we are not accustomed to or by VO2MAX. But ...


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While there is no specific exercise that will do this general good aerobic conditioning will help. So, keep going to the gym and stay healthy and you should have long, happy sex for years to come. From WebMD: The study showed that men over age 50 who kept physically active had a 30% lower risk of impotence than men who were inactive. As men age, the ...


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It's great that you are making this choice to change your health for the better. There are a few things that you can do to really improve your chances of success: Understand this is going to take a long time, be patient with yourself. Your goal is to be a better version of yourself. Get support. Quitting smoking is not easy, so it helps to get the ...


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The best thing for you to do right now is recover. Your body is already working overtime to repair your damaged ankle. You don't need to be taxing it further by trying to exercise and risking injuring it more, particularly with the options you've listed. Want to exercise, anyway? Do rehabilitation work, if you can, and ideally under the supervision of a ...


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As you stated, there are two types of endurance - Cardiovascular, which is the ability of the body to deliver blood, oxygen and nutrients to working muscles, and the ability of the muscles to use that oxygen to do work. The other is muscular endurance, which is the ability of a muscle to do work without fatiguing. Cardiovascular endurance is stressed by ...


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Pain on the outside of your knee? Many possible causes and I recommend consulting a physio who is experienced with runners. Most common cause is IT band syndrome. The illiotibial band is a length of flesh that runs down the outside of almost your entire leg. In some runners, this gets tight with long runs. It then starts rubbing on the tightest point, the ...


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There are some major limitations regarding 1RM formulas: They are designed with a certain demographic in mind. If you are outside that demographic, they may not be applicable. For example, the one you listed is designed for men in their 20s. They are designed to work within a certain rep range. For example, the one you listed becomes grossly inaccurate ...


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Who ever said that one-rep max calculations were reversible? They're a very rough guide for estimating or predicting an appropriate one-rep max attempt. They're simply not designed to be inverted so that one can figure out the correct rep target for 2kg weights. You would probably get better results basing your workout program on an existing, proven ...


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I think both 1 and 2 would be helpful, and your training plan should include both. In exercise 1, you are working on your endurance, similar to the long run that most runners do about once a week. By going slowly, you'll stimulate the growth of more capillaries, which will become new pathway for delivering oxygen to your muscles. In time, you'll be able to ...


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What aerobic exercise do you do? What exercises get you heart rate within target range for 20+ min. My guess would be a lack of general fitness. If your heart and lungs aren't strong enough to get oxygenated blood to your muscles, then you wont be able to build strength as effectively. No, I virtually never see "medical practitioners." I certainly ...


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Don't try to apply a mathematics approach to your training. What you are doing now is over training your body because you workout everyday. What that website suggested is better because by training 3 days per week your body will be able to recover on the other 4 and build strength. In your case there is no recovery time. However what I encourage you to try ...


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I've heard of people who train their bodies to work better burning fat on long runs by running without a sports drink. However, the fat burning metabolic system produces energy at a much slower rate than the sugar burning one. This is where 'the wall' cones from. The suggestion above to use electrolyte drink is a good one. You could also consider ...


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Here's the thing: if your concern is caloric intake, then as I noted in my previous comment, that's not important. If your concern is excessive sugar intake, in particular fructose intake, then maybe you can start with an artificially-sweetened electrolyte drink. If your concern is excessive sugar and artificial sweeteners and artificial coloring, then ...


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If you're running that far/long, I wouldn't be concerned with the calories from gatorade as much I would be the quantity and quality of calories from the rest of my diet. Looking at the nutrition of a bulk gatorade powder, a 20oz has about 134 calories in it, and @ 34g of sugar those calories are pretty much all from sugar. However, from experience, all ...


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I believe that the calculator was probably referring to running < 10 minute miles or similar, rather than less than 10 minutes. Running at a given pace will have the same caloric burn, no matter how you slice it up. If you run for 30 minutes at 7 miles an hour in one shot, you will burn the same amount of calories as if you ran 3 10 minute segments at 7 ...


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There's no way you've hit any sort of limit after three months. Keep at it. If you aren't increasing any more, it's very possible that you're overtrained - you're doing a lot of volume. Also, if your goal is to lift more weight, I would recommend doing heavier weights and fewer reps. You build strength in the 3-5 rep range, and honestly, if you're ...


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6 high-intensity sessions per week is too much for a beginner. Overtraining is a possible reason for you to stagnate. Also bodyweight shouldn't be your focus, but gain in strength. I suggest "Starting Strenght" by Mark Rippetoe. You find the plans in the internet. You won't hit plateaus with this for at least one year - probably even two years.


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No one hits their plateau in 3 months, plenty of people can gain strength and size for years There are three things that beginners do that can stop their progress not using good form not putting enough effort in not increasing intensity To me the third one is the most important, people stay with the same weights for months and expect to get ...


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Personally , I don't believe that weight should matter at all. Its how you look that matters more than weight . If you can carry the same weight but look better due to muscular development over time then that's better than gaining weight but looking more fatter .Muscles carry more weight than fat , so even if you maintain the same weight but increase ...


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The shortest answer to your question is yes. Seniors are more likely to have injuries, general weakness, or other extenuating health conditions due to their age or other activities when they were younger. More care has to be taken toward the beginning of their journey, but once they get started it will drastically improve their quality of life. That said, ...


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"Is adding some supplementation "just in case" a good idea? If so, how much should I add?" "Can the conditioning training interfere with my body recomposition program, which is based on eating pattern changes?" "Can this program hinder my efforts to improve my endurance/condition?" The answer to all these questions is... yes! To understand why, ill ...


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So more oxidative enzymes means you have a higher capacity for going longer and harder. And it turns out that an initial study (16) on the effect of HIIT training on oxidative enzymes demonstrated massive increases in skeletal muscle oxidative enzymes in subjects engaging in 7 weeks of intense cycling sprints, in which subjects performed four to ten ...


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If you want "to be able to run for longer amounts of time without taking a break," you should be jogging/running at least 30 minutes continuously at a pace that is comfortable enough that you can still speak short sentences. Only walk if necessary, and even then try to keep the break under a minute. The sprinting intervals other answers are recommending will ...



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