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Warming up, sleep, stretching (do it after, not before!), hydration, and proper shoes/surface are more important and would be the main factors in her getting hurt or physically "stressed". At her age though, she shouldn't need to train for endurance. Better to practice actual skills like juggling a ball, passing/receiving with a wall or partner, or skills to ...


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To date there is no evidence that marathon participation is harmful for children. A Scandinavian researcher, Bengt Saltin, found in a 1995 study that active Kenyan school children covered on average 8–12K [~5-8 miles] a day. That's a weekly total of 35–50 miles. William Roberts, M.D., medical advisor for the Twin Cities Marathon, has conducted ...


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Well, it's pretty simple. Pretty much any training that you do that improves your aerobic capacity will increase your fat-burning potential. Interval training is a traditional - and successful - way of doing this. If you increase your aerobic capacity, you can generate more power from fat and will therefore need to use less carbohydrate for a given power ...


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The big trouble with "hitting the wall" is that your body does physiologically react differently, and you need to train for that transition and working under the "post-wall" stress. The best way of doing this is "bonk training". Bonk is the runners term for the act of hitting the wall, and training and aiming to bonk means you are prepared when it happens ...


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Lots of programs are "scientifically based". That doesn't mean that looking for "scientifically based" programs is a good way to find a program that works well for you. Most quality, applicable strength and conditioning research is done with athletes, sports teams, and gyms--not generally in universities or by people who write their results up in a ...



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