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It depends on your goal as a runner; are you looking to compete? Or perhaps you are just looking to maintain good cardiovascular fitness, or lose weight? What is necessary for all runners, regardless of your overall goal is to protect yourself against potential injury. A study by Runner's World put the annual injury rate for runners at 66%. The most common ...


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Short answer, exercise does seem to have appetite-inhibition effects. However, the research does show that, while exercise makes you less inclined to eat in the period afterwards, it does not reduce the amount of calories that you consume (and may actually increase caloric intake if you "eat when you're hungry" past what's burned in exercise), merely delays ...


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I'm no expert in biology but i can tell you that i experience the same thing after doing an intense session of cardio.although i noticed that when the cardio exercise involves swimming i feel hungrier than normal afterwards.So i guess it depends on the type of cardio exercise you do.


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Your spine and shoulders should be fine, the biggest risk is to the knees. In particular, running with any kind of weights (vest, ruck sack, etc.) puts much more stress on your knees. If you have bad running form, it's even more of a problem. Some quick points to think about: Make sure you have the right shoes for your total weight including the ruck ...


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You should take a look at GoRuck. Expensive? Yes, but it will last several lifetimes. They have a lot of sizes, some of the packs are prepared for laptops, camelbaks, some have a lot of inner organization, others have less... Maybe they have something that suits your needs. GoRuck has started a "movement" a few years ago that evolved into an actual sport, ...


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As an addition to what has been said already, here are some exercises that will help you: The author is a podiatrist who is also a triathlete and minimalist/ barefoot runner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRS88R1BAg8 They helped me a lot (I do 80-90% of my training in MT10)


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Yea Allyson! You are young and have already started getting on the right track. You write that you have "got a lot of physical problems to overcome" so make sure that you have cleared anything that you need to clear with your doctor. This question/answer about getting back in shape will give you some good steps to take that includes cardio, postural or ...


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I agree with Geoff Hutchison, but I also have to add that an exercise you don't know or you haven't done many times are always more physically demanding than an exercise which you perform for years, because your body remembers movements, so it seems easier to you.


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I agree with arober11, swimming is a good exercise, especially when you are "a little over" and because you "can barely move your legs or stand", it is very joint-friendly and of course it also trains many muscle-groups at the same time. I would also recommend you to do a litte strenght workout, even it is only once or twice a week --> you don't have to do ...


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Swimming is a good general exercise, as it will work most of your muscle groups, but if you just want to work your core try a combination of: Squats, Planking, and a few Crunch variations.


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i think your answer can be yes and can be no. i remember on my very young days, i was playing basketball, after just a year my knees started tohurt very bad and made me to start physiotrapy. my overweigh was less than ten but as basketbal needed jumping very high and same activities it made my needs hur very bad. running for a 148k person cant be first ...


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It does sound like you have IT band syndrome. In addition to stretching as per Juha Untinen's answer, to prevent future IT band injuries, I strongly suggest doing these things: Clamshells Lie on your side as shown in the picture and move the top knee up and down. One side will be weaker than the other. Do 3 sets of 10 each on the weaker side. It is ...


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I would suggest the following: When hydrating, do so in small amounts over long period of time rather than drinking a whole glass/cup/bottle at once Eat meals 3-4 hours or more before running Experiment with what you're eating Try eating something like bread before you run (not a lot, see point 2)


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When I first got my fitbit it tracked well on my elliptical and I could see the same miles on my machine as my fit bit and it showed pretty close to active minutes as I went on machine when I got off! Now less than a month of owning it seems it won't track my minutes or miles when on my elliptical we have tried everything Very disappointed.


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Get a coach or join a team. Although I can recommend the Couch to 5k/10k, it's harder for me to do the same for a Couch-to-Triathlon scheme. Triathlon is not just Swim/Bike/Run - There is Technics involved, transistions to master and flows to understand. You need to gradually increase your abilities in 3 (three) different type of sports, which each has ...


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Your maximum heart rate depends considerably on the activity. I haven't done crossfit before, but certainly you're involving more muscle groups than running. Biking and running have different HR zones because of weight-bearing vs. sitting. I suspect your HR zones for Crossfit and running are simply different. It sounds like you're working hard with both ...



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