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While some studies have been done on peak athlete performance depending on the time of day - I have yet to see a study that would prove any significant difference between exercising in the morning or in the afternoon/evening - if that's what you're asking. :) So for what it's worth - I can only answer your question from a psychological perspective...and ...


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Entry level 5K training involves very little caloric consumption overall. Plenty of strength athletes are doing ~10 miles a week just as a part of basic conditioning. If you move to half marathons then you need to start being more careful. From the Couch-to-5K website: The final workout! Congratulations! Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 3 miles ...


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Based on your objective of fat loss whatever diet you follow should result in a caloric deficit of some sort. What that means for you will vary based on how much exercise you get both in a strict sense (at the gym or on the track) and a broad sense (do you sit at a desk all day or do you herd cats for a living). Seeing that you want to gain muscle mass your ...


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I cannot know your motivation for finding research papers on this topic, but personally I do not find papers on these matters very informative or trusty. Simply because you cannot create a really objective control group. I am sure you can find some papers about linear progression, because it is the basis of all strength. It is generally known, that if ...


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When I start to pull, inevitably my knee angle "wants" to open first to the point that my back is horizontal before the bar actually leaves the ground This sounds fine. Fully horizontal is a bit much, but lots of people get to near-horizontal and that's the way it should be. There's no need to keep your back angle constant from your setup. It's very ...



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