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Nov
7
comment do low oxygen levels effect fat burn and/or muscle strengthening?
@kinyo - I did misread the question, but I can't find any studies suggesting that hyperoxia increases fat oxidation. I only found the one suggesting the opposite.
Nov
7
comment How can I increase bicep width?
What have your measurements gone from/to?
Nov
7
answered do low oxygen levels effect fat burn and/or muscle strengthening?
Nov
6
comment How does the handstand compare to the plank for abdominal training?
Mmmmm, I might beg to differ. Even when standing, the muscles controlling the toes up through the lower leg are activating to keep balance. In a perfect handstand, the muscles in the fingers/forearms are taking over this role. And yes, that is nitpicking fine details. :)
Nov
6
comment How does the handstand compare to the plank for abdominal training?
This. When in a handstand position, your abs are basically contracting just enough to keep balance and position, even when unassisted. In a plank, you are constantly contracted to work against gravity. You get much more stability from your skeleton in a proper handstand than you do in a plank position. (Handstand is basically just vertical walking, you don't contract your abs all the time for walking either.)
Nov
4
answered What is the difference between cadence and tempo in spinning?
Nov
3
comment Body weight leg exercises for mass
Just curious, why body weight exercises specifically?
Nov
1
answered How do I track improvement in my box jump?
Oct
31
revised Benefits of having low salt diet?
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Oct
31
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Oct
31
comment Benefits of having low salt diet?
@Mehrad - Most of the salt recommendations (especially RDA) are formulated for the general population, and somewhat irrelevant for athletes. Bodybuilding mags are going to be conservative, and not open themselves up to lawsuits by saying "Yah, eat all the salt you want". If you want to dig into the research, go to scholar.google.com and search for various articles on sodium and athletes. In general lower sodium is better, but if you exercise/sweat a lot, you get more leeway in what lower really means.
Oct
31
revised Benefits of having low salt diet?
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Oct
31
answered Benefits of having low salt diet?
Oct
31
answered Recreational vs Competitive Breaststroke Timing
Oct
31
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Oct
30
comment Can I use slightly unbalanced dumbbells?
Can you explain and summarize the article here, so that if the link goes away the information remains?
Oct
30
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Oct
29
revised What are the merits of cycling vs running for a beginner?
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Oct
29
comment How can I microload a dumbell?
You might also want to add something about the "dial a weight" dumbbells such as the Bowflex SelectTech (2.5 lb increments, or 1 kilo increments basically), or Powerblocks.
Oct
29
comment Is there any scientific info about effects of air pollution during exercise?
Actually, @BackInShapeBuddy - all you would need to do is expand your comment slightly - Put in that "this review examined the effects of these 6 pollutants", with a little explanation and it would make a great answer. Also for the OP, if you go to Google Scholar and use the search phrase "air pollution impact on exercise" there are a lot of good articles and research studies. They all boil down to "don't run on the road if you can help it" though. :)