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my body smells like metal after spinning and I don't know why


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You list “bodybuilding” as one of your tags. If this is correct, you may want to check yourself for the symptoms of overtraining. The volume and intensity you describe seems to be a bit much, in my opinion, for a goal of bodybuilding. Do you guys think this strategy is sound? Or am I making another mistake? I don’t see a problem with performing ...


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I think it is much better to split them up. If you do them both one after the other, whichever one comes second is always going to suffer as your body will be fatigued. Splitting them up will allow you to hit them both hard and you should see better results. I train weights in the evening 5/6 times a week and I do morning HIIT 2/3 times a week. Also, ...


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I would say that about 20 minutes is a good goal. Start by running a lamp post then walking and gradually cut out the walks. There's a very good app called Couch to 5k which I have recommended to lots of people, who can now comfortably run for 30 minutes. Don't worry about what others are doing. Running is a very personal journey, and as long as you are ...


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The BOSU ball (or half ball) is used in rehab and fitness training for a variety of reasons. Balancing on the disc while doing movements, activities and exercise engages the nervous system to fine-tune muscle control which improves or controls joint positioning. This is particularly important in rehabilitation where the joint position sense* has been ...


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There are a few things to look out for when you sustain an injury to the knee: Swelling - If you have a large amount of swelling in the area, you may have ruptured or injured the bursa sac, which can cause inflammation Offset patella (Kneecap) - Unlikely, since you can run, but a direct blow to the kneecap can throw it out of the track it normally rides ...


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My habit is to go for a short run before committing to a race after an injury. What I'm looking for is any modifications to my running gait because of the injury. I know from experience that if I have to modify something because of pain then I simply shouldn't run. Otherwise, toughen up and run the race; even if just for more race experience.


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Yes and no. If you're worried about permanent damage, pain is often the indicator that lets you know something is wrong. Therefore you should NOT take medication which inhibits pain. Instead, you could give the 5k a shot, but abort if the pain gets too substantial. But if, as you suspect, it's really just a minor injury, then the pain can of course be ...


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I'll add a slightly different take on the other answer: Yes, you can do 2 or 3 hours of cardio in a day. But you should build up to it. You'll find that many cyclists and runners will do a longer workout or two on the weekend, but maybe just an hour on weeknights at a more brisk pace. A rest day isn't a bad idea either. The important thing that you've ...


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The Minimum Amount of Exercise Is A Lot Running a few times a week is not sufficient for general health and fitness. Major health science organizations recommend strength training in addition to aerobic work. For instance, the CDC says that according to the evidence, Adults need at least: 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of ...


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It all depends on how you feel and what your goals are. A marathon runner will look at that and laugh and say you're not even close to "general fitness". I complete couch potato will look at you and be amazed at your determination and work ethic. It's all relative. In my opinion, you shouldn't be aiming for general fitness, you should be aiming to always ...


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I don't think you'll be able to survive for very long doing 3 hours of running (as an example) eating 1500 calories a day. 2,000 - 3,000 calories per day of deficit (depending on your needs) is really hard. I'm assuming this is for weight loss, and I think you'll have much better results following the tried and true mechanisms for fat loss and body ...


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Always check with your doctor before attempting a new exercise program, especially if as in your case you have a problem. Although you have "flat feet" you may also have other problems that cause pain and swelling of your lower legs with walking or running. Your doctor will give you a diagnosis and may suggest a podiatrist (foot doctor) or physical therapy ...


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Weight negatively impacts running economy, period. Those weights you are carrying are gobbling up extra oxygen with every mile. However, flailing arms, and arms held too high, also contribute to poor running economy. The weights are helping to keep your arms in a better position, and keep them from moving around too much, so you are getting a taste of what ...


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There aren't any accurate equations, without data from an ECG and face mask based gas analyzers. The best you can do without a true heart rate and O2 measures is to estimate a VO2max figure, and convert that into a Kcal one: Kcal/Min ~= 5 calories * massKg * VO2 / 1000 The ACMS Running VO2max equation will give a number that's accurate within: +/-14.5% ...


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The physics of this can be boiled down to Newton's 3rd law; For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This is the physical law which dictates that if I push you, you automatically push me back. The reason why you fall and I don't, is that my stance was more balanced (I was leaning into into it because I was ready for it, as the ...


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Cycling is a wonderful cardiovascular exercise and it limits bouncing and impact (assuming you're on smooth paved roads or groomed trails mostly) which helps with some larger breast issues AND is gentler on your limbs than running. Running is nicely complimented by cycling and you may see that you have less pain in joints if you supplement your cardio ...


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I've heard from my trainer that you could really hurt yourself if you continue to run with bunions on hard surfaces. I'd suggest running on a track (the rubberized kind) or on grass - even bare feet would be ok. Alternately if you live near a beach, running on dry sand is also a great idea. Finally if none of the above are options, get yourself a good pair ...



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