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Aug
13
comment calcium and Iron
Just a note - The only real way for the body to get rid of excess iron is through blood loss, so make sure that you need iron supplementation before taking it.
Aug
13
comment Magnesium intake after training in the evening?
kidney stones are really only a concern if you have kidney problems to begin with, or are taking massive doses (More than 400mg). As far as timing, there's no real difference in efficacy (as far as I am aware) related to different intake times.
Aug
13
comment Roughly how many calories does one pull-up burn?
It depends on the exercise and the person. For example, cycling (as measured through expirometry) is about 25% efficient. And, a well trained person that can go up and down without jerking around will be more efficient than someone who has to wriggle and buck to do a pullup.
Aug
11
comment Measuring body fat with uneven upper/lower body proportions
Measuring your own fat accurately with calipers is not possible.
Aug
11
comment Measuring body fat with uneven upper/lower body proportions
All tests depend on the skill of the practitioner and the testee. If a person does not completely exhale on the dunk test it can skew the results. Dunk tanks and DXA can be the best methods, although the dunk tank needs proper administration, and the DXA calculations may not work for all cohorts.
Aug
11
revised Consequences of Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegtables?
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Aug
11
comment Why do you have a lower heart rate while training in the pool?
And exercising in a pool doesn't raise your heart rate?
Aug
11
comment Is controlled release of muscle contraction more beneficial than free release?
@Kneel-Before-ZOD - Yeah, when you jerk or let weights plummet, you put a lot of stress on joints and impact points (Such as a barbell bouncing off your chest on a bench). There is a reason that the vast majority of top competitive cross-fit people have all had major injuries and rehab.
Aug
11
answered Why do you have a lower heart rate while training in the pool?
Aug
11
comment Why do you have a lower heart rate while training in the pool?
Why is your heart rate elevated then when exercising outdoors in cold environments?
Aug
10
comment Does muscle strength reduce the risk and problems of injury?
Can you elaborate on the knee injury and what you did for treatment recovery? There is a world of difference between a scraped knee, a dislocated patella, meniscus tear, etc etc.
Aug
6
comment How would I go about jogging part of my commute back to home?
Start with the jog. If you make it cool, if not just walk part of it. Look at Galloway run/walk for examples.
Aug
6
comment Losing body fat
possible duplicate of Best exercise to lose belly fat fast
Aug
6
answered What is the function of myosatellite cells, and how do they relate to performance?
Aug
5
comment Replacement for chicken breast for high protein?
Eggs have 6g of protein, so to get the equivalent of 1 breast, you need to eat ~ 5-6 eggs. And if (as you suggest) you only eat the whites, you get 3.6g protein per, so you'll need to eat the whole dozen to get the same protein.
Aug
5
comment What happens if don't consume enough fat?
More fruits and vegetables. You should be able to get all nutrients from a balanced diet.
Aug
4
comment What is a reasonable target heart-rate for beginners bodyweight workout?
Heart rate is so variable, I personally never use it as a training metric.
Aug
4
comment Progressing from supinated to pronated chinups/pullups
The other thing you can do is mix your grips. Do 5 with one hand in, the other out. Then switch and do 5 more.
Aug
4
comment Replacement for chicken breast for high protein?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Aug
4
comment Replacement for chicken breast for high protein?
I don't necessarily disagree with whey. I just think it's a poor alternative when you have to buy pallets of the stuff to get it cheaper than you can an actual food, and when the OP is looking for cheaper, I'm not sure how spending large $$ on bulk whey is a great solution. Just because you've bought the health store supplement party line doesn't mean it's a great solution.