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accepted Is Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii) an accurate representation of Zumba?
Jan
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asked What is the proper procedure for showering in a gym locker room?
Dec
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asked Is Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii) an accurate representation of Zumba?
Dec
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Nov
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Oct
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comment What happens when you miss a workout?
Awesome answer. I was going to ask a question similar to the OP's, and thanks to you I don't have to now.
Sep
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comment What is the optimal bulking / cutting rotation schedule?
Are sprinting/walking not "cardio"?
Sep
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comment Can I gain weight using diet, running and resistance training?
+1. Agreed. If you want to gain muscle, lift weights. A full weight program is preferable but at least do barbell squats. If you don't want to join a gym, a squat rack, barbell, and several hundreds lbs of weights can be had for less than $500 brand new. And you could potentially buy from a garage sale and get them for a lot less.
Sep
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comment I'm a casual runner & active human. Do I need to work out my legs + lower body?
@Dave Not at all. Glad it was helpful.
Sep
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answered what time should i stop eating at night
Sep
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comment I'm a casual runner & active human. Do I need to work out my legs + lower body?
You're right that weight machines are not ideal. Free-weights are the way to go. See @Dave Liepmann's answer about Squats and Deadlifts. I do want to warn you though that once you start doing these your legs may be very sore for several days, especially when you first start and your body's not used to it. Therefore, it would probably be wise to begin lifting weights after your first 10k is over, not before. Also, I'm not sure if having more muscle will help with the ache you feel in your muscles when running. It will probably make you faster and less injury-prone, however.
Sep
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comment Started lifting again and am gaining weight but my clothes seem to fit better. What is the cause?
To illustrate, imagine you have 50 lbs of bowling balls and 50 lbs of of inflated beach balls. You want to put each group of balls in a box, and you want to use the smallest box possible. If you have five 10 lbs bowling balls, you could fit them in a moderately sized box. But if you had twenty-five 2 lbs beach balls, you'd need a very very large box to fit them.
Sep
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comment Started lifting again and am gaining weight but my clothes seem to fit better. What is the cause?
1 pound of muscle and 1 pound of fat have the same weight, but the volume is different. When someone says "muscle weighs more than fat", they're talking about weight by volume. 1 cubic inch of muscle weighs more than 1 cubic inch of fat. So it's possible that you're losing volume, which is what affects how much you fill your clothes, while still gaining weight.
Sep
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comment How to get stronger (mostly upper body)?
There was a good weightlifting primer posted on the blog a couple months ago.
Sep
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Sep
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answered how accurate are the calorie counters on iPhone apps?
Sep
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comment Will running affect my weight training and burn muscle instead of fat?
How much running? If you're running during lunch then you probably mean running for less than an hour. Maybe 30 minutes?
Sep
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accepted Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?
Sep
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revised Persistent mild knee pain due to squats - push through or stop?
Changed "orthopedic" to "osteopathic"