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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.
Mar
11
answered Drills for sea swimming
Mar
10
comment Should I be wearing socks with the Nike Hyperfeel?
This is the most likely site, but the topic wouldn't really fit on any SE site, as it's either a personal opinion or a shopping recommendation question.
Mar
10
comment Should I be wearing socks with the Nike Hyperfeel?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Mar
10
comment Should I be wearing socks with the Nike Hyperfeel?
That isn't a "fact", it's a marketing slogan. You want my opinion? Wear socks. There is nothing on the Nike site indicating yes or no, which means they leave it up to the end user. Hence, it's personal preference.
Mar
10
comment Should I be wearing socks with the Nike Hyperfeel?
I don't know of any shoe model/brand that specifically says you should or should not wear socks. (I've been running since 1983 including x-country HS and college). That's why I marked it as opinion, I always wear socks, but I know others that never wear socks. YMMV.
Mar
10
comment Should I be wearing socks with the Nike Hyperfeel?
I already voted to close your question as primarily opinion based. Do what feels best for you.
Mar
10
comment Good workout regimen for building muscle and losing fat?
Can you add your height/weight, and why you think you need to lose weight?
Mar
9
comment Cramping in chest after working out
-1. There is no proven correlation between dehydration and cramping, or electrolytes and cramping, or [insert cause here] and cramping. Cramping is still a mystery with many theories and no proofs.