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It depends on your body and acclimation. I had a friend who was an excellent swimmer who died after being stranded in Lake Michigan when it was 45F. I was at a 1 and 2 mile race once where the water temperature was 68F, and it was early season so people had only acclimated with warm pool swimming. Out of 500 or so people, 3 women without wetsuits became ...


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Since you describe yourself as a sprinter in another question I'd like to add explosive exercises like Olympic lifts and box jumps to the advice you already received. I would also recommend a short swimming session after a hard gym session, if your gym is at the pool. It feels so much better afterwards, I promise.


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Here is a helpful visual guide on what 10% looks like: As you can see it is possible to be 10% without a 6 pack. You need to do targeted strength exercises to get it. Your calculated maximum weight potential is 185 lbs at 10% body fat, based on Martin Berkhan's formula so you can put on more weight and still looked ripped as hell. But that weight must be ...


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Depends what you mean by effective. You asked at the end about improving your RMR via increased muscle mass. In terms of this, it doesn't even come close to strength/weight training. Alec mentioned a very key aspect for this, but it's even more fundamental than that. You break down most of your muscle fibres during the eccentric part of an exercise (the ...


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No, power yoga does not offer the same benefits as weight training. I'm not saying one is better than the other, but one thing that is not satisfied by power yoga, is progressive overload by increasing resistance. In weight training, this is one of the two primary markers of progress, alongside increasing repetitions. But again, I'm not saying one is ...


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Anyone with job, and family likely experiences what you describe, and has the same question. What is the best routines for time available. I think personally basic movement patterns and exercise to counterbalance the repetitive nature of work (long hours of sitting, standing, bad posture etc..) in combination with stretching is the best the non athlete can ...


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Stretch marks are a “tearing” of the layers of the skin (dermis). As you’ve already figured out, they’re usually the result of a rapid expansion of the skin surface and can have many causes. Unfortunately, since each of us is an individual, there’s no standard “rule” as to how much weight the body can add without resulting in stretch marks. Logic would, ...


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Music can help keep you motivated. Something up tempo and upbeat. Watching motivation films or video clips can also help you to change your mindset. The mind and your thoughts are your strongest motivator. Question whether or not you really want it, and why you want it. You are doing it for a reason, and remember that reason when you feel like you are ...


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You look like you are trying to gain weight for whatever reason. Most sources state that when losing or gaining weight you should aim for a 0.5kg change per week. However, it is highly individual and you should diet plan to eat 10-15% above your Total Daily Energy Expenditure and then measure your weight change. Make sure your breakdown of protein, fat ...


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The external things mentioned above might help in a pinch, but if you want the real, scorching kind of motivation you need to look inwards. 1. Progression is the ultimate motivator. As a former athlete who trained 10+ times per week (swimming) I can tell you that burnout is misunderstood. It's not from exhaustion, but from a lack of improvement and ...



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