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May
13
comment Knee pain, but not whilst doing exercise
This question and answer may be of some help to you. Also, check your bike set up and technique when you cycle. Good luck.
May
13
answered How to develop sensitivity of hands and arms?
May
11
reviewed Close Chest workout to decrease muscular chest pain
May
8
comment Calories measured by these skiing like cardio machines in the gym?
They probably base their figures on cross country skiing. If you look at a chart showing calories burned per minute of exercise, you will see that uphill cross country skiing burns about .125 cal/minute/lbs. At 152 lbs. that would calculate to 19 calories per minute.
May
7
comment What is the best way to strengthen your abs?
You can take a look at this q/a with alternative ab exercise and ask your doctor if any of them are appropriate.
May
6
reviewed Leave Open Is it better to keep a fixed bed time or waking up time?
May
6
comment Do any particular exercise regimes consume excess cholesterol?
While not an answer to you question, the "generally accepted strict limits on dietary cholesterol" are being reconsidered by some researchers and public health experts. A number of recent studies indicated that the relationship between dietary cholesterol intake, serum lipid levels, and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk is not nearly as strong as reported previously.
May
4
reviewed Leave Open Weight lifting always leading to illness
May
3
comment How do i determine that i am running properly?
Also see, this question about running assessment
Apr
27
comment How to safely approach the lotus position for someone with tight hips?
Also see this question on lotus flexibility
Apr
25
comment Does exercises other than running help in improving the distance or speed of running?
This q/a can give you additional information.
Apr
25
comment They say sitting is our generation's smoking but what about people with disabilities like me?
@Larissa, here are some of the problems with prolonged sitting.
Apr
25
comment They say sitting is our generation's smoking but what about people with disabilities like me?
Given that you have joint problems, aquatic exercises may be a good exercise choice. You can get good resistance, cardio and flexibility exercises in water with greater freedom of movement. You can also do isometric exercises or resistance band exercises at your desk.
Apr
15
comment Fatigue after a certain amount of reps, no matter what the weight is!
I agree with @Kneel to consult with your doctor. Generally, these descriptions fall out of the norm: "tired, aching" sensation lasts for days or even weeks" with "3 reps without the weight, I'd still get that swollen, tired sensation." I don't think it would be a waste of time to have a check-up to make sure this isn't an early warning of something else.
Apr
9
comment Does someone sell latex-free jump stretch/exercise looped bands?
Interesting that there appears to be so little latex-free under the bands. I did find some tubes using "latex-free resistance tubing" but they aren't the "loop bands" as pictured.
Apr
8
comment Exercises to correct bad shoulder posture
You may want to check some of these exercises for posture. The "wall pec stretch" is effective. However, you can't really just correct part of your posture without addressing your whole body. The forward shoulders and neck may be coming from tightness in your legs, pelvis or trunk.
Mar
7
comment Is HIIT really even a good recommendation for people who aren't acclimated to cardio?
@MikeS, I don't remember saying HIIT is dangerous. It does have some inherent risks. Take sprinting as one example: a couch potato may not have an understanding of basic warm-up/cool down, active vs static stretching, hydration, and/or may not know anything about proper running form. Without previous activity and exercise, muscle weakness is likely. Any and all of the above may predispose a newbie to hamstring pulls or strains, especially with intense or explosive muscle contraction and deceleration required in sprinting. Probably better to continue on chat later.
Mar
6
comment Is HIIT really even a good recommendation for people who aren't acclimated to cardio?
@Jimsan, Thanks, I'm trying to look into studies. I'm hoping someone can make the research process easier as I'm not having luck linking to the actual studies. (And as far as post injury, I think you are wise to be wary. You may find the above study interesting. They used "10-min exercise sessions consisted of low-intensity cycling (60 W) and one (first session) or two (all other sessions) brief ‘all-out’ sprints (10 s in week 1, 15 s in weeks 2–3 and 20 s in the final 3 weeks).)
Mar
6
comment Is HIIT really even a good recommendation for people who aren't acclimated to cardio?
@Mike, I did find an abstract: "Towards the minimal amount of exercise for improving metabolic health : beneficial effects of reduced-exertion high-intensity interval training. / Metcalfe, Richard S; Babraj, John A; Fawkner, Samantha G; Vollaard, Niels B J. In: European Journal of Applied Physiology, Vol. 112, No. 7, 2012, p. 2767-75" on "healthy but sedentary young men and women" using reduced-exertion HIT (REHIT) exercise intervention, but I can't find the full text. Anyone have a link?
Mar
6
comment Is HIIT really even a good recommendation for people who aren't acclimated to cardio?
@Mike, thanks. Would you please include some studies on HIIT sedentary individuals? My familiarity with the research on HIIT has been with highly trained athletes or active young adults using protocols like Tabata and Wingate tests.