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Feb
11
revised Should I change my workout as I get closer to a 5k (or any other short-term goal) when I have a routine that's helping me meet my long-term goals?
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Feb
11
comment Should I change my workout as I get closer to a 5k (or any other short-term goal) when I have a routine that's helping me meet my long-term goals?
A 5k is short enough that you don't really need to "taper" per se, I would just do light workouts in the week before the race (No more than 10-15 mins running). Make sure to get in a 10ish minute warmup just before your start. And replacing the elliptical with running would work well. I'm ok with ellipticals, but for me, they are just different enough emphasis that I don't feel they give a really decent run workout.
Feb
11
comment Should I change my workout as I get closer to a 5k (or any other short-term goal) when I have a routine that's helping me meet my long-term goals?
@ThomasOwens - Not really, it's about what I guesstimated. Most people that run as a supplement to lifting for weight loss end up in the 30 minute area, as that is the most common "max" setting on a gym treadmill for time.
Feb
11
answered Should I change my workout as I get closer to a 5k (or any other short-term goal) when I have a routine that's helping me meet my long-term goals?
Feb
10
comment Is FitBit useful for weight lifting?
No experience, but I'm guessing that it would be of limited use at its very best, and useless as the most likely outcome. I'm basing this simply on the way that it is presented as most functional, and extrapolating to how it might work in a weightlifting setting. Even there, it would only really be applicable in open chain exercises that involve both hands. (It would only count 1/2 in single arm rows, for example.)
Feb
10
comment Knee: dull pain after the game
Could be any number of things. The question, however, is off topic as it is asking for medical diagnosis/advice.
Feb
7
comment How can I fix 'computer body'? Please help
possible duplicate of Exercises for a programmer sitting by the PC all day
Feb
6
comment Standing up suddenly causes tunnel vision?
Agreed. It could be something as benign as what the answer suggests, orthostatic hypotension, or it could be a sign of something much more, and there is no way for someone to tell over the internet. Please see a medical professional.'
Feb
6
answered Arm cross stretching behind the back, how to improve it?
Feb
6
answered The effects of strength training volume on recovery
Feb
6
comment How to mimic hills running on treadmill?
That's a fallacy, @Jaydee. It's the same fallacy that is behind the statement "Running on a treadmill is easier because the belt moves backwards for you". I don't get into the physics enough to be able to explain it coherently, however.
Feb
6
revised Tennis is good to lose weight?
Clarified English and sentence structure.
Feb
6
comment What credibility or scientific backing does 1g protein per 1lb of body weight have for its applications?
@Mehrad - 80g. The need is usually calculated in a ratio of g/kg. My 84kg reference was just clarifying a slight conversion error, 185 lbs is 84kg, not 83.
Feb
6
comment Lifting babies for strength
I agree, it's ridiculous. I find it difficult to believe that anyone is weak enough (Absent aging or disease states) that they can't lift 16 lbs with both arms.
Feb
5
comment What credibility or scientific backing does 1g protein per 1lb of body weight have for its applications?
84kg, actually, but yes, that would be a good target (84g protein). a 4 oz portion of beef is ~ 27g protein, chicken is ~ 25g, a cup of milk is 8 grams and a cup of cottage cheese is ~ 25g. Not that hard to get to at all.
Feb
5
comment What is an effective and safe way to train shoulders out of the gym?
You could look at the bowflex dial a weight dumbbell sets, or powerblocks. Those would be invaluable to a traveling personal trainer, and allow you to carry a "rack" in your trunk to do presses.
Feb
5
answered What credibility or scientific backing does 1g protein per 1lb of body weight have for its applications?
Feb
5
comment Bulletproof coffee and green tea
HOW is it relating to your workout? Other than the vague reference to BCAA, there is no workout detail. What makes you think you are overdoing it on caffeine? What impact is it having or not having on your workouts? You've got a vaguely worded question with tenuous references to fitness. And you will note that the question you linked has already been downvoted and flagged. Yes, nutrition is one of the foundations of good fitness, but we expect the questions to reflect that, not just "Hey, I work out occasionally, is this good to eat?"
Feb
5
comment Lifting babies for strength
One caution, is that it is easy to dislocate toddlers arms at the elbow by picking up/swinging them (Nursemaids elbow).
Feb
4
comment Planning My Workout
Can you elaborate on "16 y/o little fat girl"? While the girl in the picture is thin, she also has very little actual muscle tone, and is most likely underweight. She fits the societal image of attraction, but may not be healthy. If you gave more details such as your actual height/weight, typical daily diet, and any exercise you currently do answers could be much more detailed and informative.