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Sep
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awarded  Explainer
Jun
20
answered Effectiveness of TRX System
Jun
20
comment Can protein shake be blamed for not losing weight
There's absolutely no way to answer this question with the information provided.
Oct
24
awarded  Yearling
Oct
8
answered Does the order of exercises make a difference?
Sep
19
comment Want to lose weight from 90 kg to 75 kg
@QuestionOverflow Not at all; eating itself isn't what makes people gain weight.
Aug
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
16
comment Is it safe to exercise after taking bath?
Unless it was a ridiculously hot bath (same for any body-temp-increasing thing, like a sauna) I fail to see what the issue could be.
Mar
7
comment How to interpret running metrics
Consider something like an HR-specific training book or similar.
Mar
6
comment How to interpret running metrics
Still meh. I see almost no correlation between running and training for a Tough Mudder. Instead do something like P90X, NYSC's UFX (if you're on the east coast), CrossFit, etc. The demands are radically different, the only thing that would even come close are Fartleks. Running doesn't build the strength, agility, etc. unless you're specifically training obstacles--the bulk of which would not be captured in a meaningful way by most fitness devices. You can work HR (and more importantly, recovery rate), but otherwise...
Mar
6
comment How to interpret running metrics
I don't know what to do with this question; how to interpret the metrics depends on so much we don't know. HR isn't shown, we know nothing of the courses, etc. Also, tough mudders aren't much like "plain" running.
Feb
22
comment Is there a maximum amount of protein the human body can absorb a day?
(Plus insulin effects and ketoacidosis.)
Jan
3
comment best way to build cardio endurance?
There's a limit to how much you'll be able to improve your cardio in a few weeks. I'd time yourself on the road--but if the treadmill is reasonably close and you're hitting the 10 min mark, an additional minute is a fair amount of play. You yourself hint that it's more of a mental than physical issue: in addition to actual road work, do some positive visualization.
Jan
3
revised best way to build cardio endurance?
added 9 characters in body
Nov
13
comment Son walks with feet turned out but bounces on his toes, he runs very slow, but wants to play sports without pain? Any corrective tips?
Gait analysis should be done by a specialist, not shoe store personal, and an experienced shoe store saleperson will tell you the same thing. We'll need to agree to disagree.
Nov
13
comment Son walks with feet turned out but bounces on his toes, he runs very slow, but wants to play sports without pain? Any corrective tips?
@JohnP The answer doesn't say anything about gait analysis, which is precisely why I think it's a dangerous answer.
Nov
12
comment Trainer told me to do 5 sets of 5 deadlifts. Should I be worried?
@DaveLiepmann With no warmup sets?! I'm returning my Kindle book then; irresponsible. If it's part of a program, then it needs to be discussed in context, not as an isolated entity.
Nov
12
comment Son walks with feet turned out but bounces on his toes, he runs very slow, but wants to play sports without pain? Any corrective tips?
Not convinced it's "perfectly normal" to run with the feet turned out; the knee is pretty much designed as a linear hinge (and it isn't even that good at that sometimes). I'd be more likely to think you'd end up stressing an edge of the joint without its natural alignment. I'd urge discussing it with someone knowledgeable in running mechanics before assuming no damage would occur.
Nov
12
comment Are night sweats common after long workouts?
Huh; never experienced anything like that. Interesting.