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Feb
18
reviewed Close Needing some tips on toning up
Feb
18
reviewed Close How can I get toned without losing weight?
Feb
17
answered Effect of High Muscle on 'Bands' of Body Fat
Feb
17
comment Are “fast-twitch” and “slow-twitch” muscles actual scientific terms? If so, are they useful for the strength trainer?
I realize this is a bumped, old topic but there is some evidence for muscle fiber type conversions. Here is one good article: ptjournal.apta.org/content/81/11/1810.full
Feb
13
comment What is the effect of abs workout, without diet and cardio?
possible duplicate of How can I get a flat stomach?
Feb
12
comment Why doesn't the PACER Test go beyond 247 laps?
Yes, I know. :) I already have the same degree you are about to get. :)
Feb
12
comment Is there anyway you can recover muscle mass that you've lost due to improper dieting?
Fluid levels in muscles varies quite a bit, a really hard exercise session can cause fluid retention. About the only "permanent" method that I am aware of is creatine supplementation, as the muscle cells will retain more fluid to accommodate. Just work out and eat healthy, and your muscles will show themselves. Any fluid pump is transitory. And yes, muscle fluid is different than glycogen. Muscle fluid is just that, fluid that contains all the elements needed for the cell to function normally.
Feb
12
comment Why doesn't the PACER Test go beyond 247 laps?
mmm...kind of. The test is also a test of pacing ability as well as endurance, which is generally the use that sports teams use it for. I will grant you the basic statement of max heart rate at max O2 uptake, although you will still get some upwards drift.
Feb
12
comment Why doesn't the PACER Test go beyond 247 laps?
Do you have any substantiation that a person will reach max heart rate in 5-10 minutes of the test? If that were true, why would there be a need for another 11-16 minutes of testing? As far as I am aware, the PACER test is an exercise in pacing capacity and can be used as a predictive measure of aerobic capacity (VO2), and most often used with children and/or sports teams.
Feb
12
comment is there any need to wear LANGOT(Loin Cloth) while doing gym workout
There are no wrestlers that I know of in the US that wear a langot. Most wear singlets with protective cups. A langot will NOT prevent issues with hernias or the reproductive system.
Feb
12
answered Is there anyway you can recover muscle mass that you've lost due to improper dieting?
Feb
12
comment Wholegrains considered as slow digesting carbs?
Here is your question: "Does this mean grains such as wholemeal bread can be problematic and hindering the weight loss process if used as the main carbohydrates source in the daily diet? - The only thing that even remotely relates it to fitness is "For a person who is doing resistance training". There is nothing detailing the exercise, it's a straight nutrition question.
Feb
11
comment Wholegrains considered as slow digesting carbs?
I thought this got placed on hold as off topic?
Feb
11
revised Should I change my workout as I get closer to a 5k (or any other short-term goal) when I have a routine that's helping me meet my long-term goals?
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Feb
11
comment Should I change my workout as I get closer to a 5k (or any other short-term goal) when I have a routine that's helping me meet my long-term goals?
A 5k is short enough that you don't really need to "taper" per se, I would just do light workouts in the week before the race (No more than 10-15 mins running). Make sure to get in a 10ish minute warmup just before your start. And replacing the elliptical with running would work well. I'm ok with ellipticals, but for me, they are just different enough emphasis that I don't feel they give a really decent run workout.
Feb
11
comment Should I change my workout as I get closer to a 5k (or any other short-term goal) when I have a routine that's helping me meet my long-term goals?
@ThomasOwens - Not really, it's about what I guesstimated. Most people that run as a supplement to lifting for weight loss end up in the 30 minute area, as that is the most common "max" setting on a gym treadmill for time.
Feb
11
answered Should I change my workout as I get closer to a 5k (or any other short-term goal) when I have a routine that's helping me meet my long-term goals?
Feb
10
comment Is FitBit useful for weight lifting?
No experience, but I'm guessing that it would be of limited use at its very best, and useless as the most likely outcome. I'm basing this simply on the way that it is presented as most functional, and extrapolating to how it might work in a weightlifting setting. Even there, it would only really be applicable in open chain exercises that involve both hands. (It would only count 1/2 in single arm rows, for example.)
Feb
10
comment Knee: dull pain after the game
Could be any number of things. The question, however, is off topic as it is asking for medical diagnosis/advice.
Feb
7
comment How can I fix 'computer body'? Please help
possible duplicate of Exercises for a programmer sitting by the PC all day