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These two Keys are the base of body control. Keep the shoulders down, any time you think of it. Notice when they are up, and drop them. Ocean breathing ... there are a few good descriptions on youtube, as well, yoga master, Mr. Iyengar demonstrating. One would think that breathing should be the first Key, but it's hard to take a good breath with the ...


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Sounds like you like to use a challenge to pursue to find motivation to run. For running a half marathon many people like follow a marathon training plan. This isn't necessary but many people do it because the plan incorporates nice long distance runs once a week and builds up millage to 40 miles/week or more. Runs per week are about 3-4 and as high as 6-7. ...


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If you're seeing uneven wear, it is worthwhile seeing a doctor. It's not out of the question for there to be a fundamental unevenness. I had a mild case of undiagnosed scoliosis as a child and, possibly as a result, my arms are slightly different lengths, which means I have to modify my bench-press and push-up motions slightly. I do not advise seeing a ...


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Ditch the cables and machines and pick up a barbell. Squat, press, bench and deadlift should suffice in developing your whole body. These big compound movements (if used with good form) should help your body account for imbalance. Unilateral: For example, my left arm is weak so I do a set to failure of bicep curls on my left arm first, counting the reps. I ...


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First of all, given we don't know much about the exact situation - have in mind there could be an underlying medical condition so you should consult a doctor if you have any such doubt. That being said - having more strength on your right side, especially in the beginning is not unlikely. Your strength is not solely determined by your muscle shape and size ...


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If you are serious, do contact your local swim club to join their masters (adult swimming) group where you'll learn all the strokes and how to design a proper swimming workout. It is practically impossible to get the full benefits of swimming if you only go about it alone, with no-one to train with and no-one to show you the ropes. Having said that: even if ...


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Here is a helpful visual guide on what 10% looks like: As you can see it is possible to be 10% without a 6 pack. You need to do targeted strength exercises to get it. Your calculated maximum weight potential is 185 lbs at 10% body fat, based on Martin Berkhan's formula so you can put on more weight and still looked ripped as hell. But that weight must be ...


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You remove fat from your body by using more calories than you put in. Jogging for 20 mins burns around 200 calories (ish). Most people need 2200 calories per day. Therefore, you cannot out-exercise a bad diet. If you want to lose weight then focus on diet instead of micromanaging the gym activity; doing that will lead you to be more successful. I looked ...


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During a run there are great deal of influences on your heart rate: Wind: Wind can be a great factor in lowering/raising your HR. 2 days ago i did a run in 3 bft. Running with the wind/against the wind at a constant pace did change my heart rate by 5 to 10 bpms Fatigue: The further you run, the more fatigued the muscles get. This causes your running form ...


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From a Runner's World article: Breathlessness may also be due to fatigue of the inspiratory muscles, primarily the diaphragm. Just as we condition and build the endurance of our skeletal muscles, the diaphragm also requires similar conditioning. As for preventing it, here are two things that have really helped me: Warm Up - Start by walking briskly ...


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This can be caused by gas, you can should be able to breath better using chest breathing instead of belly breathing. While belly breathing is touted as being superior to chest breathing, there has been no rigorous science done in this area. Some results suggest that there may be some health benefits for patients suffering from asthma to practice belly ...


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I would recommend a walk-run plan to anyone who wants to start racing or running at all. Walk-run hurts a lot less to beginners and gives you a more rounded fitness level in aerobic and anaerobic capability. You don't have to have a serious plan by any means, but I see having a plan making running more enjoyable and helps you stay on it since cardio in ...


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Because of your goals, I would say a training plan is not necessary. For some people, say who struggle to run their first 5k, a plan is needed to build them up to that point. That isn't necessary for you however because you are already able to accomplish your goal which is running a few 5ks a week. The only real thought I would suggest putting into it ...


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All exercise progression can benefit from the principle of progressive overload. You should (in the first year or so) try to push yourself to the same extent. Working until failure can be useful for building endurance but doing this every time you train can affect your recovery. If you push yourself to the same level of physical strain each workout then ...


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This is kind of outside of the scope of the PF SE but you seem genuinely in need. First point of call would be to talk to your parents, you are saying you are feeling pushed too much into the older team and dealing with the changes in your body. You are 16 and hopefully you understand what puberty is and you are feeling the very real effects of it on your ...



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