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comment Increased heart rate during the night
You're 300 lbs. I'm sure somewhere on the DVD it says to consult with a doctor before starting any exercise regimen. I would at least have a physical and talk with a doc to make sure you aren't overdoing things to start.
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comment Unexplained constant weight gain
"I'm worried about my health. I know, to the interwebs! Screw them trained doctor types". If you are worried, go see a doctor.
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comment MET levels achieved in cardio using treadmill, bicycle, or elliptical
@EricKaufman - 10 mets is around 14-18ish mph. That is outdoor, rather than trainer. Outdoors you are going to have higher effort due to overcoming air resistance. And IIRC, the 10 met range for rope skipping is at the 60 rpm mark (one hop per second) which is on the low side of effort for skipping. This paper shows 10 met as being 30km/hour, so slightly more (18 mph) than my first example. There will also be some variance due to testing setup and the training of the subjects. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/clc.4960130809/pdf (The paper also gives the mets formula)
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comment MET levels achieved in cardio using treadmill, bicycle, or elliptical
@cardioguy - If the METS are accurate, then yeah, in theory it should be about the same. Although the chart I linked shows 3.0 mph walking uphill as 6 mets, not nearly 10. Don't know what grade they consider "uphill" though.
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comment Best way to start excercising after taking a break
@MarcoGeertsma - You can probably accept it. His recommendations pretty much mirror what mine would be, as I suspect most will be right along the same lines as well.
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comment Can I take the core exercises out of a simple strength routine composed by squats, rows and push-ups?
Sure. You can add them in any time, I would grab one of the "30 day plank progression" charts on the web and work from that.
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answered Examples of exercises for pregnant lady (10wks, previous just cross-trainer)
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comment Can I take the core exercises out of a simple strength routine composed by squats, rows and push-ups?
Even so, unless you have a preexisting condition or imbalance, your activity should work them together enough that you needn't worry.
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answered MET levels achieved in cardio using treadmill, bicycle, or elliptical
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comment Can I take the core exercises out of a simple strength routine composed by squats, rows and push-ups?
Your #6 makes no sense. I haven't heard of an imbalance between thighs and calves being a cause of injury. Where is your reference on that? As far as 4/5, theoretically your activity should work your muscles enough to sustain your activity. DOMS can occur in any muscle, I wouldn't avoid planks just for that reason. Just do a progression rather than holding it until you scream. :)
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comment Glycogen Depletion and Binging
Why couldn't protein be used to replenish glycogen? It's not as efficient as carbs, but...
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comment weight loss/diet plan help
Nothing to take back. High intensity activity promotes high calorie burn. A high heart rate from HIIT is an effect, not a cause. Put it this way: When you first start intensity training, your HR is 200 and you are burning 800 calories an hour. As you get more fit, now at the same activity level, your HR is 160, so 20% lower. Are you also now only burning 640 calories an hour?
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comment Back to the gym: should I bulk or cut first?
@Ciaocibai - Also, the reason they kind of go together is many bodybuilders will eat massive amounts of calories to sustain muscle growth in the off season, and this usually results in some added fat weight gain. Then as competitions approach, they "cut weight" to get rid of body fat. You also can lose a bit of muscle this way, which is why you see incremental gains from bodybuilders each year, and why their off season weight is so much more than competition.
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comment weight loss/diet plan help
No. High heart rate does not necessarily = high calorie burn. You also need to stay away from bro-science and superficial causality associations.
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comment weight loss/diet plan help
Your heart has nothing to do with burning calories except that it is another muscle (Aside from the delivery of O2 to working muscles, which is where it all happens). High HR != high calorie burn. And in this case, @EricKaufman is correct. Resistance training and high intensity exercise often produces higher calorie burning effects.
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comment Best way to achieve muscle activation in the lower abs?
The concept of upper and lower abdominals is an erroneous fallacy. You have abdominals, period. It is one set of contiguous muscle and it contracts as one unit.
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comment Why do so many fitness websites still reference somatotypes?
@MischaArefiev - Wasn't meant to. Was just a clarification on where somatotypes came from.
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comment Why do so many fitness websites still reference somatotypes?
@MischaArefiev - articles.elitefts.com/features/columns/…
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comment 8 hours continous sleep but thirsty, or good hydration but sleep interrupted?
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