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Mar
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comment Is there a best time of the day to exercise?
+1 - The best time to exercise is when you'll actually do it on a regular basis! The key is to workout vs. not working out.
Mar
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comment Stationary cycling and soreness
@Duncan - Nah. Longer than that. I ride 100+ mile (160+ km) rides which means 5 - 7 hours on the bike with only short breaks, and I don't suffer much, if any, soreness. Of course I'm used to it. '~)
Mar
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comment Best exercise to lose belly fat fast
Running cuts visceral fat. sweatscience.com/… -- I would think that high intensity cycling would do the same.
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answered Stationary cycling and soreness
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comment Are there any specific exercises I can do to strengthen my knee?
@Steve - You don't provide enough information. The type of pain and the location could be helpful. For example, pain in the front of the knee would indicate a different problem (and treatment) than pain on the outside of the knee. You did mention "giving way" which could easily indicate a ligament injury. A professional opinion is probably a good idea, but in the meantime here's a link: orthopedics.about.com/od/hipknee/a/kneesymptoms.htm
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revised Should I drink water before, during or after eating?
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comment Should I drink water before, during or after eating?
@Greg - Your theory is interesting, but I have not been able to find solid scientific references to confirm it. There're tons of links in both directions, but very few are solid science. Many are anecdotal, some cultural....
Mar
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comment Should I drink water before, during or after eating?
I read your blog post, but most of my experiences in dining with Japanese and Chinese includes a pot of hot tea with meals.
Mar
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revised Should I drink water before, during or after eating?
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answered Should I drink water before, during or after eating?
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comment Will wearing thick clothes during cardio provide better weight loss results?
If sweating made you thin, the American South would not have an obesity epidemic.
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answered How much water is too much?
Mar
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comment Are there any specific exercises I can do to strengthen my knee?
On a personal note, I developed ITBS as a result of cycling. ITBS is also common in runners. In working with a physical therapist, I was able to resolve this through targeted hip strengthening work. The solution required correctly identifying the cause of the pain.
Mar
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comment Are there any specific exercises I can do to strengthen my knee?
I agree with whaley. The knee is a complex joint and knee pain covers a variety of symptoms. And those symptoms indicate different injuries. Some injuries can be solved with physical therapy and others with surgery. Proper treatment is determined by the cause. If your GP was unable to determine a cause, then perhaps try another professional.
Mar
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comment How to make cardio less of a chore
+1 for interval training - I've used a form of intervals to train for long distance cycling over the past several years. In my experience it's more effective than long, slow training. And @oshirowanen - You might try intervals. You can cut your workout time in half and still achieve the same benefits. And not to say that your longer workouts are bad, but you can add variety (reducing boredom) by incorporating intervals.