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May
19
comment I can't do more than 10 - 15 repetitions for biceps
Also looking at the number of calories you are eating per day, your trainer is right and you need to eat a lot more.
May
17
comment Buying barbell / rack
All good advice, thank you! Especially about only buying padded plates for the largest diameter. @Meade I have been a gym regular for years, just never bought my own stuff.
May
15
comment How to prepare for a race?
Thanks Chris. I had tapered for the week before so I did as you said and ran a short time at race pace. I skipped breakfast but had a big dinner the night before. Broke my PB and achieved my target!
May
15
comment How to prepare for a race?
Finished in 44:51 according to my watch :D
May
13
comment What kind of running shoe is good for my knees?
It very much depends on your gait. That's why there's different types of running shoes. You should go to a running shop
May
13
comment How to prepare for a race?
Thanks - I will post my time here after I finish
May
13
comment Dumbbell weight training for distance running
Ive had some success from dumbbell squats, snatches and swings. Use a fairly heavy weight such that you can do 4-5 sets of ~5 reps
May
9
comment will this diet work?
375 calories a day sounds dangerous
May
6
comment Keeping my metabolism high
Good answer (but eggs arent dairy!)
May
6
comment How can I avoid the Man with the Hammer?
Great answer. It doesnt sound like anything is wrong with you - just don't overtrain and stick with it.
May
6
comment Should I run along?
Its true - i had shin splints for ages, and always tried training my shins and calfs but the actual problem was my hips' strength
May
4
comment How do I avoid straining neck muscles when doing pull ups?
I find that my neck aches really bad after doing heavy dumbbell squats too
Apr
28
comment Impact of Marijuana on training
Of course you will have those effects while you're under the influence... not very helpful to be honest
Apr
28
comment Impact of Marijuana on training
Also @Ivo Flipse: who says that marijuana use leads to an unhealthy lifestyle?
Apr
28
comment Impact of Marijuana on training
area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/26294/drugs-and-pharmacology
Apr
14
comment What are some signs of overtraining?
For me, its mental sluggishness, tiredness and general lack of energy. When it hits, you'll know about it trust me. But if you feel good with your current programme, there's no need to take more rest.
Apr
12
comment What is a “Runners High”?
The body rewards positive behaviour (in the case of running, because we used to run to hunt food) by releasing endorphins to try to encourage us to repeat such behaviour. Individuals to whom this doesnt happen are eventually bred out of the species by those to whom it does (and are more likely to reproduce as a result).
Apr
5
comment Should I eat more calories when working out even though I'm trying to lose weight?
You can try it and if you feel low on energy, just eat more.
Apr
4
comment Can overtraining also occur during cardio exercise?
Barbie is right - its possible to overtrain on cardio, but not in the same sense as you would lifting weights. Your muscles dont fatigue so much but nutritionally, you can push yourself to the limit. I've felt it before but only after contiguous weeks of exercise and dieting at the same time. Its not a muscle-ache its a general lack of energy.
Apr
4
comment Can I run barefeet on asphalt?
Depends what your pavements are like. You could maybe run on the road, where the surface is flatter and probably less littered.