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Protein shakes are a food supplement, not a weight loss or muscle growth magic potion. They are only useful if you are not meeting your protein requirements through other methods. Protein shakes do not contain vitamins, minerals or fibre, which is contained in other whole food sources of protein and all of which are vital for good health. What they do ...


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You'll be able to complete this marathon - you just won't be able to complete it fast. The key for you right now is to start getting comfortable with running longer distances. You didn't mention what pace you typically run at, so I'm going to assume it's 8mph for the sake of calculations (you can adjust depending on what it actually is). If you feel good ...


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The choice of whether to use protein shakes, how much, and how often is primarily a nutrition question. Strength training does increase your need for protein, however there are several recommendations that are simply overkill. I recommend reading a good primer on protein requirements called "The Three Laws of Protein"--which is designed for people who ...


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Always train antagonizing muscle groups for best attempts at maintaining balance. In other words, if you are training a muscle that moves your body in one direction, train the muscles that will move it back into the original position. Biceps flex your arm - Triceps extend them. Forearms flex your wrists - your Extensors raise them back into place. ...


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To start off you should be doing a lot of dry land training now. i.e. running, if you have roller skies you should be using them now. For a 42-50k Ski race I would consider running at least a half-marathon running race. You should be cross training throughout the summer months. We bought a pair V2 and OneWay roller skies here ...


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The jury is currently out, so the best answer right now is either "it depends" or "we don't know". The common lore is that it does three things Flushes waste items out of the muscles due to the restriction/release of the cold and then warming Reduce swelling and tissue impacts Slow down the post trauma metabolic effects. Studies on the subject have been ...


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I just fall over this post while surfing for boredom :D I am in this Sport too, i am Teamcaptain of a german club, from Berlin. So eveyone is always thinking about what could be the best to train and what could be the best to getting better. Nearby i am studying fitness so i began to ask which sort of trainign would be the best, i talked to some of my ...



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