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Mar
24
comment Running speed - treadmill vs outdoor
Your feet move forward in the air, not on the ground. Your feet move backward (in the same direction as the belt) to propel you forward. I don't have physics and never understood the argument, I just read it (Wish I could remember where).
Mar
24
comment Running speed - treadmill vs outdoor
Because the belt theoretically "pulls" the foot back faster, which makes it easier to maintain a higher speed. All of that was basically disproven, running on a treadmill is only very marginally different than running outside.
Mar
24
comment Running speed - treadmill vs outdoor
Your most likely culprit is heat. A lot of people run slower due to heat buildup, because you don't have the breeze of running to cool you off. I don't run slower, but I find that I can't run as long on a treadmill (or on a bike trainer for that matter) for that reason.
Mar
24
comment Running speed - treadmill vs outdoor
No, you aren't running faster to counteract the belt. I forget where I saw it, but there were a bunch of physicists debating it and that was debunked. (If anything, the belt would make it easier, not harder).
Mar
24
comment Research that says exercise counteracts bad diet
There are a few studies around that show exercise mitigates bad eating. The ones I found were centered around holiday type binging and alcohol consumption, but all were published studies. colorado.edu/news/releases/2013/04/16/… and opus.bath.ac.uk/20817
Mar
24
comment Because of alcohol consuming, cheeks are getting bigger. Is there a way to reduce it?
Voted to close as being off topic for general health advice. But, you could always stop consuming alcohol.
Mar
21
comment Chocolate and coconut
+1 for a clear and concise answer. Just as an addendum, it's the flavonoids that are the benefit in dark chocolate. Cocoa may have some of the same benefits.
Mar
21
answered Are there special considerations to be made when training for a night race?
Mar
18
comment Self Training vs Personal Training at the gym
@PrakashWadhwani - I haven't watched any videos, so I can't comment. My experience is mostly with articles and non video based information, which can vary wildly from spot on to complete old wives tales. Such as this article: livestrong.com/article/260503-cardio-heart-rate-formula It was written in late 2013, and repeats the 220-age tripe that has been debunked for a couple decades now.
Mar
18
comment What are the risks of wearing ankle weights during normal activity?
I also strongly advise against it for sports/activities where the limb is used under force away from the axis of the body. For example, in martial arts, no ankle weights for kicking unless you are specifically doing slow, controlled movements for muscle building/patterning. As soon as you even go half speed on a kick, lose the ankle weights. Same for hands, etc.
Mar
18
comment Self Training vs Personal Training at the gym
@Kneel-Before-ZOD - I would not recommend Livestrong as a good workout reference, there is a LOT of questionable and outright wrong information from the science/academic side on there. Lots of "broscience".
Mar
18
answered Self Training vs Personal Training at the gym
Mar
18
comment Self Training vs Personal Training at the gym
Just as an FYI, somatotypes (ectomorph, etc) have pretty much been debunked.
Mar
14
answered What do Watts really mean on an exercise bike?
Mar
13
comment Is my heart rate too high to run?
@LeonardChallis - It's all relative, I have extended periods on the bike or doing long runs where I'm at 170+. Since you are at the slow jog/fast walk and still hitting those HR's, I would emphasize the need for a doctor physical and clinical assessment, especially considering your personal and family history.
Mar
13
comment Is my heart rate too high to run?
@Compro01 - Granted, good point. :) Although, I might recommend 205.8 − (0.685 × age), as that was deemed the least objectionable in a 2002 survey study. ( uni.edu/dolgener/cardiovascular_phys/Electronic%20Articles/… )
Mar
13
answered Is my heart rate too high to run?
Mar
13
comment Is my heart rate too high to run?
@Compro01 - I'm confused. You say that age is not accurate way of estimating MHR, then you recommend a formula using age as a metric? (Although you are completely correct on the 220-age tripe).
Mar
12
comment What are the dangers of starting cardio as an overweight 25 year old male?
@w00t - Check back again in 10 years :)
Mar
12
comment Drills for sea swimming
mmm...maybe yes, maybe no. It will definitely make you a stronger swimmer, whether or not that translates into speed is an entirely different matter.