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You've got your work cut out for you. Here's What You are Competing With There's a concept called "gamification" which is really what social oriented sites use to keep people addicted. This site uses the concept: You have a reputation score That rep is improved or detracted by the voting process (up or down) You can get badges for extraordinary events ...


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The answer you got on sports is pretty complete, although a bit off in the muscle explanation. You want a good solid core and complementary arm strength, coupled with a solid foundation. I would suggest full body exercises such as pushups, squats, plank work, and to specifically work some of the rotational muscles I would add cable chops from high to low ...


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The answer to "what should a beginner do to physically prepare for X activity" doesn't change very much whether you're training for chainsaw-wielding, tennis, or martial arts: first get strong while doing your chosen activity, then add power and slightly sport-specific tasks, and add conditioning if your sport doesn't do enough to tire you out. If you're ...


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First, a bit about physiology. Just like some people have big feet and some people have small feet, some people have big hearts and some people have small hearts. Those that have smaller hearts have higher heart rates in general; their resting rates won't be as low and their maximum rates may be higher. That's just natural variability. It's also generally ...


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I would focus on getting stronger in general. Your golf-specific strength will grow faster by doing general-purpose whole-body strength exercises faster than trying to figure out what applies to golf and improving it. Once you have a baseline level of strength--say, after six months--you can decide what needs to be worked on for your golf needs. If you ...


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It depends on the sport. Soccer and Football (I'm speaking as an American here) both use long socks to hold the shin guards in place. The shin guards provide extra padding to prevent injuries from errant kicks and tackles. The long socks are also in the team colors so the referees can easily identify which team the players are on even when the jersey ...


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Any time you perform an activity that causes joint pain or soreness, you're doing long-term cumulative damage to your joints. Typically, soccer (football) should not cause knee joint pain. There are a few different things that can cause this: Incorrect or badly fitted footwear. Try some different shoes. Incorrect technique/balance/weight. If you're ...


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Here is a list of sports and the average calories lost whilst taking part in them. Running, skiing, diving and cycling seem to lost the highest calories. However the best sport is probably one that you will do. The more you enjoy it, the more likely you will keep at it. Which ones do you enjoy the most?


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Shuttle runs, short wind sprints, lateral shuffle sprints are good exercises. For short burst speed, you need to practice short burst speed. Work into it though, simply going out one day and hammering a bunch of shuttle runs is a good way to pull muscles. The more you do it, the faster you will be. Also practice form drills, such as high knees and butt ...


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The solution here is easier than you think, i do not want to sound poetic but let me explain some important things: re-check the way you wrote your question title and details : "non-sports people (computer nerds specifically)". You just stereotyped computer lovers to lazy non sporty people. The problem and danger of stereotyping is that extremely few ...


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I'm going to assume that your two goals are: Improve your performance Stay healthy and uninjured I'm also going to assume that you are healthy and cleared for intense activity. If you are wanting to increase your anaerobic fitness, you are going to need to do intervals. In this case, I'd recommend all-out intervals; they will place a significant load on ...


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If you have been away for a long period from a team sport, you should try to practise as similar to the sport as possible. Your situational awareness will not be as it was 7 years ago. So the first thing that can be improved in your program is to add hurling like drills and play (e.g. interval running instead of steady state tread mills, change of ...


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I would think that the long socks in sports would be for some protection. I wear short socks when I go to the gym because I don't like/need the long socks. But do wear medium length socks when rollerblading to pad my chins.


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You'd need two things more than others: Diet : Choose a diet which meets your needs the most. I found an interesting article on "Choosing a diet that's right for you", here's a summary of it: [...]Think about these factors: Past diets. Think about diets you may have tried before. What did you like or dislike about them? Were you able to follow ...


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Yes of course it is. Any activity creates wear and tear on your bones and ligaments. Just getting out of the bed causes wear. But, the effects on your body due to exercise are almost guaranteed to be better for you than not exercising at all. The rule of thumb is, if it's hurts, stop. Don't get your ego in a twist or try to muscle through the pain. Pain is ...


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Eating carbohydrates (sugars and complex carbs, not fibers) will prevent you from getting light-headed, weak, or tired during exercise. Often a single piece of candy or a cookie is enough to restore and maintain energy. Play around and determine the amount that works best for you, but don't take more than you need or you'll lose the weight-loss/maintenance ...


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I decided to loose weight about 3 months ago as I had put on about 8 kgs over the past three years. In that period, I started working from home and was very time poor and highly stressed, the results of which was that I started snacking a lot and doing no exercise. My strategy was simply: to minimise the snacks reduce junk food to a minimum required to ...


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Any sport where you are working hard will burn calories and fat. The more muscle you have the faster you will lose fat. The more you sweat, the faster you will burn calories and fat. Sprinting and lifting heavy weights are good for burning fat. You are not going become huge and muscular without trying really hard if that's what you are worried about.


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The general consensus is that testosterone levels start to decline around age 30, with the average being about 1.5% per year. This is one possible reason. Along with this, consider the likely life scenarios. In your 20's, especially for professional athletes, you are in the "hungry" phase, where you are trying for that next contract, pay raise, endorsement ...


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If he's playing at that level, getting an X-ray done shouldn't be an issue, and would be worth doing in the first instance, best to be sure. Other than the normal advice of ice, and taking anti inflamatories. If you have assess to a floatation belt, running in water is great, especially if used along with a heart rate monitor to keep the heart rate up. It ...


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I am in this sport too, I am a team captain of a german club, from Berlin. So eveyone is always thinking about what is the best way to train and get better. Since I am studying fitness, I began to ask what sort of training would be the best, I talked to some of my professors and to collegues. I've been reading and thinking about it a lot. My first ...


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About your first question, it depends. Some people can eat a meal 30 minutes before training and do ok, others might feel burden in stomach if they eat 90 minutes prior to activity. If you are having cramps, try eat little bit earlier. Maybe, you can even schedule your meals in the way you don't need dedicated pre-workout meal (high carb intake during the ...


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With my full heart I recommend the "Tao of balanced diet, secrets of a thin and healthy body" by Dr. Stephen T. Chang. This book not only shows you how to prepare simple and yet well balanced, nutritious and tasty dishes (treats, actually) but it revelas an entirely new look on nutritionism. There are also exercises in the book that are not usual ...


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Well, part of the answer depends on how/why you've got GERD. If yours is like mine [A], you need to do things that do not compress the abdomen (road biking [B] and sit-ups) as well as keep ones' head raised above one's body (so no hanging upside down). None of the nearby gyms [C] have pools, so I can't test swimming. Notes: A - I shouldn't eat chocolate, ...


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I don't like short socks. My ex was a dancer and she hated long socks (she'd wear ankle length ones). Most of my socks don't quite go halfway up my shins, but I have some that make it to my knees, and those are hiking socks (and are for a small amount of padding in case things go up one's pants, or you're banging into things with your legs). For sports ...



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