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Feb
4
comment Are there people who aren't destined to be runners(competive or leisure but not pro) and others not ? If not why?
First, a slight misconception. "Bigger bones" is an excuse. You may have a taller frame at 5'10" than most females, but that is a very small (in the order of a pound or two) difference from someone that is 5'4" as far as bone size/weight. At your height and weight, you are morbidly obese. Your first order of business is a doctor visit and weight loss. I'm sorry to be so blunt, but you need to worry about basic health and weight first. Once you get that under control, I would recommend a couch to 5k program, and progress from there.
Feb
4
comment Taking 'salt tablets' when running longer distances
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Feb
4
comment Taking 'salt tablets' when running longer distances
And I know there are tons of people out there that absolutely believe that electrolyte imbalances cause cramps, and salt supplementation is the answer, but none of that has been proven yet. It's still all in the realm of "it may help".
Feb
4
comment Taking 'salt tablets' when running longer distances
I'll take a scientific study over a generic blog that can't even get nutritionist spelled right, thanks.
Feb
4
comment Taking 'salt tablets' when running longer distances
Actually, you lose much more than just sodium. But, this has not been proven in studies to cause cramping. As of this point, what causes cramps is still basically an unknown. bjsm.bmj.com/content/40/3/255.short
Feb
4
comment Taking 'salt tablets' when running longer distances
Cramping is (mostly) attributed to going too hard for either weather conditions or fitness. The links between salt supplementation and cramping are still in the realm of "bro science". Some people swear by them and have great results, others see no effect, and studies have not proven anything one way or another.
Feb
4
comment Taking 'salt tablets' when running longer distances
The connection between electrolytes and cramping is still unproven. Studies of long distance triathletes have shown no difference in serum sodium levels with or without supplementation.
Feb
1
comment Rubber residue on weights stains clothing, carpets, hands
While it may be a safety risk, unfortunately it is still off topic. And pointing at another off topic question that missed closure when it was posted years ago doesn't make it on topic either.
Feb
1
comment Can I remove the nasty rubber smell from new equipment?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about a smell, not using the equipment in a program.
Jan
30
comment Stretching muscles while they are engaged
AIS is closer to ballistic type of stretching, you may also be looking for PNF stretching. Here's a decent Honors thesis on the various types of stretching with their impact on power, injuries, etc. digitalcommons.liberty.edu/cgi/…
Jan
30
comment Caffeine and creatine
More likely you got the benefits of the coffee, and previous creatine supplementation. You will not feel immediate effects from ingested creatine.
Jan
29
answered What do people mean by injuries that occur when you are lifting weights?
Jan
28
comment What's the proper tension for the belt on a treadmill?
Unfortunately, I don't think there is an exchange site that would work for this. You should be able to go to the manufacturers website and download the instructions/troubleshooting, or they may have support forums available.
Jan
28
comment What's the proper tension for the belt on a treadmill?
It doesn't matter what kind of treadmill it is, the question is off topic. Gear used during exercise is on topic if you are asking about it as part of an exercise program, not how to repair it.
Jan
27
comment Why is my left foot going numb when I run? (when it was not a problem previously)
Shoes wear out. You shouldn't really run in the exact same pair day after day. Ideally you will have 2-4 pairs that you rotate through, and depending on your gait/weight/running frequency and the type of shoe, the shoes will need replacing every 200-500 miles (Total on pair). If you wear them around for everyday, that will also shorten the lifespan.
Jan
27
comment What's the proper tension for the belt on a treadmill?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about how to adjust some unidentified, unknown treadmill.
Jan
27
comment Breathing out during swimming freestyle
@andrewb - Very true. I was a distance specialist, so I was more approaching it from that. But you are correct, 50m will breath once (if that), and 100m 3-4 times in the race. Good point.
Jan
27
comment How do I deal with episodic insomnia during puberty
There are people on here that will say anything as well. Internet advice is worth what you pay for it. Go see a doctor.
Jan
26
comment Is there a website / service with publicly accessible database of workouts?
Possibly something in here: wlinfo.com/resource.htm and bodybuilding.com/fun/workoutdatabase.htm (Neither has an API that I can see, however.)
Jan
23
comment What happens to your muscles when you stop working out for several years?
Well said, +1. Also, this (the cited study) is another reason being voiced by anti doping proponents in sport, in that benefits while doping stay for long after the person has stopped.