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I don’t know that you’ll find any studies that address your question. Your question delves more into exercise psychology and the “mind/body” link. In that respect, I think focus is often related to (confused with?) effort. Some may say that if you’re not focused during your training, you’re not providing enough effort to achieve your goals. In order for ...


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I can only give anecdotal experience. I find many exercises easier when I'm letting myself get distracted by reading a book, checking my phone, etc. However, if I let an outside observer watch me, it demonstrates that it's generally because I'm not doing the exercise properly. Sometimes I'm not doing the full range of motion. Sometimes it's because I'm ...


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There is nothing wrong about not being focused during your rest except for a loss of opportunity, because there is a number of things you could be doing to improve and make the most of your time at the gym: Moving around to keep your joints warm, so as to avoid injuries ; Using active imagery for your next lifts to improve your form and get stronger ; ...


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Your friends are idiots. (So are mine. That's not really a dig.) That said, as other posters have said, make sure you're doing it right. Don't let your knees cave inwards as you put pressure on the lead foot. keep the weight over that lead foot. That should be about it. (That said, be smart. If you do start getting sore knees, no one will go hungry or ...


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Until elevators and steel girder construction around the turn of the 19th century, the tallest buildings were usually five stories. People worked in those fifth stories for years. Also, plenty of jobs have people walking up and down hills all day for decades, starting as small children. It's actually sort of sad that people consider eight flights of steps ...


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As with any form of exercise, it is possible to accrue injury by doing it incorrectly. For stair-climbing, the key to avoiding knee strain is to keep your body over your knee while ascending. When going up a step, place your foot on the step, shift your weight over it, and then push up. Odds are you're already doing it, since climbing with your weight ...


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It's highly unlikely you will have any long term ill effects from climbing 8 stories stairs daily. Nonetheless you might want to consider the same supplemental excercises for the thighs that e.g. joggers or cyclist do, such as stretching thighs or massaging with a blackroll This will prevent the musculature from becoming stiff and avoid unnecesarry ...


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You should consider using your device for just what it is meant to measure: Your heart rate (HR) and nothing else. Such devices are usually very accurate. If you do not thrust your device then you can easily test it by wearing two devices and comparing measurements or by manually counting heartbeats for one minute. Modern devices using green LEDs for ...



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