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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.
Jan
23
comment Redline heart rate running
@GeoffHutchison - We are saying the same thing in different ways. :)
Jan
22
comment Redline heart rate running
@GeoffHutchison - I have seen HR's spike in the low 210's in the last couple years and I am 48. If he is exercising comfortably at 179, he is probably well under (25+ bpm) his theoretical maximum. And while you have a larger heart, that doesn't mean that your maximum is ~ 175. Unless you've done a clinical stress test, no way to really accurately tell. All it means is that for equivalent workloads, you generally have a lower HR than the guy next to you with a smaller hear.
Jan
22
comment Breathing out during swimming freestyle
@bharal - Yes. If you hold your breath and then exhale and inhale, you can create symptoms of hyperventilating. A breath every 3 is fine. Just like other exercise, unless you hold your breath while running. :p
Jan
22
comment Is crossing your legs bad for your posture?
Unfortunately, this question is basic medical/health advice, and off topic for our site.
Jan
22
answered What might happen if I get very low blood sugar during a run and continue running?
Jan
22
answered Breathing out during swimming freestyle
Jan
21
answered What activity level do I choose when starting out?
Jan
20
comment What does it mean to “isometrically contract” some muscles?
@BKE - Forced exhalation would, but not because of the diaphragm. In that case, you are contracting intracostal (rib) muscles, abs, etc. causing the ribcage and abdomen to compress. The diaphragm just relaxes. I'm not familiar with the book of the OP, but isometric contractions have been recommended to help build both strength and muscle density in many different regimens.
Jan
20
comment What does it mean to “isometrically contract” some muscles?
No, exhalation is the relaxation phase of the diaphragm. Nothing is contracting (Although you can control the rate of relaxation, or it will be handled automatically). Generally, inhalation is an isotonic contraction, the diaphragm contracts causing a vacuum which in turn expands the lungs and causes inspiration.
Jan
20
answered What does it mean to “isometrically contract” some muscles?
Jan
20
comment What are the detrimental effects of over exercising?
See Michaels answer. If you are running 2 hours a day, you NEED carbs for fuel. Stop following a fad diet, and eat real food, including carbs, the lower the processing involved the better.
Jan
20
comment Minimizing Stomach Discomfort During Race with Caffeine
Caffeinated drinks are not dehydrating. If you are taking pure caffeine such as nodoz, it would take 2 tablets before you get to the levels seen in studies that cause increased urinary output. (Current dosage levels are 1/2 - 1 tablet every 3-4 hours which would not impact urinary output). And yes, they do the same thing as caffeine in coffee, as they are the same substance.
Jan
20
comment Average Muscle breakdown by percentage (by weight) of the total
Agree with @EricKaufman - Even among cyclists there will be wild variation, look at a track cyclist versus a mountain specialist. (Chris Hoy vs. Bradley Wiggins). There is a huge variant between, well, everyone.
Jan
18
revised I'm very thin. How can I gain muscle?
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Jan
18
answered Redline heart rate running
Jan
18
answered Avoiding banned substances
Jan
18
comment Avoiding banned substances
This is off topic, unless you can relate it to your own workout regiment. However, I encourage you to do so since I think this is a valuable information question. If you add what your current workouts are and why you want to use the supplement, that would bring it squarely on topic.
Jan
13
reviewed Reviewed Good clean bulking meals
Jan
13
reviewed Reviewed How old should children be to train with weights?