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Most likely, it isnt worth it. 129$ a month is a really BIG pile of money. While it is possbile that the recovery drink you are taking helps with recovery, it surely helps in a marginal way. The three most important factors about recovery after a training are: Protein intake Sleep Taking it easy (including active rest) Any deficiency in any of those ...


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Ask yourself this question: What's the likelihood of re-injuring the finger? The finger will take as long as it takes to get better, and running isn't going to change that significantly enough to worry about it if at all. As long as there is a low likelihood that you are going to hurt the finger again doing any activity, there is no reason to avoid ...


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They're not damaged. A really simplified way of thinking about your lungs burning is that you are using parts of your lungs that are not accustomed to being so exposed to an outside environment. You have an abundant amount of what are called aveoli and bronchioles that make up your lungs. When running, you expose those normally mucus-lined areas to air, ...


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My checklist, roughly in order, of what to look for when I have a bad workout: Food. Am I hungry? Was I hungry yesterday? Did I eat enough protein after my last lifting session? Did I eat enough carbs today? Have I been eating enough fats the past few days? Other exercise. Was my warm-up really long today, or did I muck with the order I do my lifts? Did I ...


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So, the question is, Is there such a thing as over-training? Short answer: yes. You can push yourself further and further into fatigue that you start getting weaker the more work you put in. Over training will have signs of depression, negative affects on health markers like blood pressure, total body inflammation, increase in body fat, and more. In ...


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Yes, you can overtrain. The main theory of the training is a overcompensation/supercompensation theory: http://healthcorrelator.blogspot.com/2010/08/theory-of-supercompensation-strength.html Overtraining is a training when you body can't compensate and overcompensate damage made by workout. There is an example of the thee different workouts, where the ...


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I looked at the ingredients in the P90X Recovery Formula and they included a number of known elements: Dextrose & Maltodextrin: a sugar to help provide an insulin spike (40g carbs / serving) Whey Protein Concentrate: protein (10g / serving) Citric Acid: vitamin C L-Carnatine & L-Glutamine: Amino acids associated with fat burning and recovery ...


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Based on my own experiences, I can only say that the shock wave therapy did help on the pain in my feet from PF, but not enough to help me start running again. The later took 9 months and a very slow start-up after that. Now - two years later - I run 40+ km/week and participate in all the half-marathons I can find the time for... I still tape my feet (the ...


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One of the problems with competitive or repetitive sports on the growing body is that they can cause the body to grow with asymmetries. Young athletes who do not have knowledgeable enough trainers are likely to develop problems over time with muscles, fascia and joints as uneven strains are created. Now you are left with figuring out how to correct the ...


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The StrongLifts report, page 48, says the 5x5-to-3x5 switch often occurs around a squat of 200 pounds: My own analysis of hundreds of training logs and surveys of StrongLifts Members shows that most guys usually need to switch from 5x5 to 3x5 once they hit the 200lbs mark on the Squat. Now before you fix on this number – many StrongLifts Members got way ...


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Unless you only had a couple of weeks worth of muscle mass gain, two weeks is not enough time to lose "all the mass you had" and see bodyfat levels change that dramatically. Most likely all that you lost was some of the fluid in the muscle cells. However, all is not lost. All that you need to do is get on track with a consistent diet plan that supports your ...


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Deload and rest weeks are two very different ways of giving your body, and your central nervous system (henceforth CNS) some time-out. In your example you'd go pretty much all out on 3 weeks out of 4. So naturally, you'd want to cut yourself some slack during the fourth week, so the CNS doesn't break down and you don't go into overtraining (joints will ...


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Lasse, The difference between deloading or resting is this: the former allows your body to rest (with lighter loads, thus increasing endurance and strength) while the latter allows your body to rest completely (something you don't want to do often) . Given that strength training is hard, taking rests (especially for a beginner) doesn't increase your ...


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The amount of information about ZMA on Examine.com is pretty minimal. However if you break down a couple of the individual components you will get a better picture: Zinc has minor effects on many things from depression to skin diseases (like rosacia, psoriasis, and acne). In each of these cases it does move in the more positive direction, but it's not a ...


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Your body can only properly recover while resting so I would recommend sticking to alternative days. That being said, if you have a two week break coming up then you have a great opportunity to change your routine up when you get back and see some quicker results. Our bodies and minds are great at establishing patterns and if you stick to a workout routine ...


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Rest and recovery is an essential part of any workout routine. Your after exercise recovery routine has a big impact on your fitness gains and sports performance and allows you to train much more effectively. Some ways to go about this are: Stretch: After a tough workout, consider gentle stretching. This is a simple and fast way to help your muscles ...


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I have a theory... My theory is that you are exercising every day. If so, the problem that you are running into is that you are giving your body insufficient time to recover. This is sometimes expressed as: Training stress + recovery time = Improvement If you do not give your body time to recover, you will not improve; you will just continue to accumulate ...


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I used pool running while I had a stress fracture in my tibia. I liked using the flotation belt, so that I could pool run in deep water, to make sure the activity was very low impact. I also had a lot of difficulty maintaining proper form without the flotation belt. To avoid being in the way by moving very slowly forward down a lane, you can tether yourself ...


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I've cracked ribs four times. The amount of time that it takes for the bones to knit does not depend on whether you are taking painkillers or not; it takes about 6 weeks either way (for me, at least). Advice from my physician with cracked ribs (broken ribs are different) is "you can do whatever you can tolerate. Try to breathe deeply a few times an hour ...


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There is plenty of potassium in bananas, a large 136 g banana contains 477 mg of potassium, which is pretty good. As far as workouts go the banana is great to eat before, during and after, they are small and can be eaten on their own, where as several other high potassium foods need to be part of a meal. But obviously if you don't like the taste then ...


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I am a half marathon runner and had this recently, this is what I have done: Ice packs for 10 minutes at a time, a few times a day. Take a good few weeks off running and racing in events. See a good chiropractor (my hips and pelvis were out of alignment) each week for 4 weeks, then once a month till problem is gone completely. You can still exercise to ...


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My "cure" for bursitis in my right hip as a runner in peak fitness was to stop running on land for a couple of weeks and instead "run" in the water. I ran in deep water while wearing a flotation vest. I started with ankle weights of little weight and slowly added weight with each workout. I was amazed not only at the recovery from bursitis but also at ...



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