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answered How to train pectorals with shoulder injury?
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comment Road bicycles for weight loss
@Jaydee - energy (kcal) = avg power (W) X duration (hours) X 3.6. That's been a commonly measured and accepted formula for a while. You multiply by 3.6 because human efficiency on a bike is 20-25% (Again, extensively measured and commonly accepted). While it is not exact as multiplying it out, the common usage is to multiply the watts readout (technically it's measured in kj) x 4 to get your calorie expenditure for whatever amount of time.
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answered Injured bicep, will it now be susceptible to future injury?
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comment Injured bicep, will it now be susceptible to future injury?
+1 on @BackInShapeBuddy.
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comment Sticking it out for longer
Slow down. You're running 6 minute mile pace. Try running at a 7 minute/mile pace for 30 minutes. For endurance exercise, you shouldn't be "breathing really hard".
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comment How many pounds of water retention will be caused by 2300 mg of sodium?
@Noumenon - 6 lbs for 24 hours for....who? If I say that number, and someone gains 10 lbs, they will freak and wonder what's wrong. Or wonder why they only gain 2 lbs. The only answer is that it's transitory and doesn't matter. Scale watchers should watch trends, not day to day fluctuations. And the reason I vtc and answered is that I don't think the question is a good one for the site, but if it's going to remain, then it should have at least an explanation of why it's not an answerable question for the masses.
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comment Working out same muscle group two days in a row (or before full recovery)
@AndrewGauthier - You can't look at me, then look at soylent, and say that you will react a certain way because of that knowledge. There is simply no basis other than personal experimentation to know. I can post an answer that basically says "You have to figure it out for yourself if it will work or not", but that's a poor answer to a somewhat unanswerable question. We can certainly chat about it if you want.
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comment How many pounds of water retention will be caused by 2300 mg of sodium?
@AndrewGauthier I did. I provided links for research, and outlined why it's not really an answerable question for more than one person at a time, and why it's not really a concern to begin with.
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comment Working out same muscle group two days in a row (or before full recovery)
@AndrewGauthier - This is not a discussion site. This is a question and answer site. Questions that promote discussion are off topic. It's a subjective question, but it's not good subjective. Say Soylent posts an answer about how it works for him, and I post an answer saying it would destroy me to do that. How does that help answer anything?
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comment How many pounds of water retention will be caused by 2300 mg of sodium?
@AndrewGauthier - You're nitpicking. Muscles respond to overload. That's a commonality to everyone. You can base reps off of maxes, etc., but it's still all overload relative to the person. It doesn't matter if person A lifts 500 lbs and person B 200 if you are both working at 15% of max, you will get the same relative effect, so an answer can be applicable to many people. Requiring a highly specific test to determine a value that varies individual by individual is entirely different. I already VTC, and just put the answer out there to show why, and why it's not really anything to worry about.
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comment Working out same muscle group two days in a row (or before full recovery)
I'm with @SoylentGreen on this one. It's going to be so highly individualized that you can't get a "blanket" answer. It's like asking how an endurance athlete should taper, everyone needs something different.
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comment How many pounds of water retention will be caused by 2300 mg of sodium?
@AndrewGauthier - His question is ill founded for the site. SE sites expect questions to be answerable, and answers that are only specific to one person or situation means that the question is not a suitable one for an SE site.
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comment How many pounds of water retention will be caused by 2300 mg of sodium?
@AndrewGauthier That's going to be so highly individual, it can't be answered. What's your glomerular filtration rate compared to mine? Etc etc etc.
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comment Exercises for strengthening foot twisting
Sit with your legs sticking straight out, feet in the air, with your ankles about a foot apart. Try to touch your toes together without moving them closer together. If your toes move towards each other, then you have enough strength to snowplow and its a technique issue. The amount of strength it takes to snowplow is negligible.
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answered How many pounds of water retention will be caused by 2300 mg of sodium?
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comment How many pounds of water retention will be caused by 2300 mg of sodium?
@Noumenon - No. Saline solution is .9%, which is approximately the osmolarity of blood. This is about 9 grams per liter, not 35 as in seawater.
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comment Road bicycles for weight loss
@spudone - True. I always forget about that since I have a pm. Good point, thanks!
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comment In bodybuilding, how do I train my traps and lats without involving my biceps?
Your triceps serve to extend your arms (i.e. straighten), not bend. You'd only be working them during the eccentric phase. The lats originate along the spine and the top of the iliac crest, and insert on the humerus. Their sole function is movement of the arm and shoulder girdle. Saying that twisting situps work the lats is like saying that calf raises work the abdominals.
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comment In bodybuilding, how do I train my traps and lats without involving my biceps?
How does a twisting situp work your lats? The function of the lats are to adduct the upper arms. And how does a wide grip pulldown emphasize the triceps?
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comment Can anyone recommend science-based skeptical literature or media about exercise?
@KevinHolmes - It's proven fact that exercise, especially weight bearing exercise, preserves muscle mass as you age. Strength training is a weight bearing exercise. Here's a couple studies for you: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24460174 physsportsmed.org/doi/10.3810/psm.2011.09.1933