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Mar
28
answered What risks from fitness are there to people with myopia?
Mar
26
comment Is walking 3 times for 10 minutes as effective as one time for 30 minutes?
See fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/2462/…
Mar
25
comment Is there any scientific info about effects of air pollution during exercise?
Hopefully someone with more knowledge in this area than I do will do that :)
Mar
25
comment Is there any scientific info about effects of air pollution during exercise?
This review in the British Journal of Sports Medicine surveys the literature and gives a nice discussion of the 6 major air pollutants, and concludes: "Advice to those exercising is of course to stay away from traffic." (Complete with references.)
Mar
25
comment Is there any scientific info about effects of air pollution during exercise?
Not necessarily a classic study, but a small study showed "a significant decrease in mean Vo2 max, red blood cell count, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and mean corpuscular hemoglobin, as well as significant increase in mean lactate level, white blood cell count and mean corpuscular volume in the higher-polluted than in the lower-polluted area". This pdf discusses dosage, respiratory effects, environmental factors, types of pollutants etc, but does not cite references.
Mar
25
comment Program to gain both muscle and endurance
BMI is not the best measurement to track your progress. To determine body composition, consider tracking your body fat percentage.
Mar
22
comment How do I get back into exercise after illness
It sounds like you are still getting a medical workup so this question may be premature.
Mar
22
answered What exercises are helpful in preventing herniated discs?
Mar
21
answered What is the best way to train at the gym for weight loss purposes?
Mar
19
comment Should I stretch before doing pullups?
This video has some good ideas for dynamic warm ups. As @Dave says, static stretches are not recommended before working out.
Mar
8
comment How can Kinesio tape provide support for tendonitis
Good answer. One day maybe they can figure out how/why it works. In the meantime, I'm one of those who swear by it :)
Mar
8
comment Stretches and muscle work for Supination or Underpronation
You are welcome. The side leg lift exercise that you are doing with the tubing is one of the ones in the video. Sounds like you are on the right track. And good luck on getting the right shoes. Once I find a pair that works I buy a second pair online.
Mar
8
answered Stretches and muscle work for Supination or Underpronation
Mar
5
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Mar
5
reviewed Edit suggested edit on exercise-equipment tag wiki excerpt
Mar
5
revised exercise-equipment wiki excerpt
removed "mechanical" as exercise equipment does not need to be mechanical
Mar
5
comment Proper way to stretch the pectoral muscles
@GetFitChimp gave you good pec stretches. To add to that, if your pecs are pulling to the point of rounding your shoulders, your upper back and shoulder blade muscles are pulled into a lengthened and weakened state. This q/a includes some exercises for strengthening the opposing muscles in the optimal position. See section: "Back, Upper Back and Scapular muscles".
Mar
5
comment 5x5 Stronglift squats and hip replacement
Your physical therapist should be able to give you a good strengthening program to get you ready for your hip replacement and strengthen without compromising your hips.
Mar
5
comment Is protein powder recommended for older people after workouts?
You are welcome. Good luck to your Mom.
Mar
4
comment Apart from size, what properties make for a good exercise ball?
In addition to getting the correct size, consider an anti burst or gradual deflation feature. I don't know about it's comfort but it is a safety feature and especially helpful if you have cats.