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Feb
4
comment Taking 'salt tablets' when running longer distances
I'll take a scientific study over a generic blog that can't even get nutritionist spelled right, thanks.
Feb
4
comment Taking 'salt tablets' when running longer distances
Actually, you lose much more than just sodium. But, this has not been proven in studies to cause cramping. As of this point, what causes cramps is still basically an unknown. bjsm.bmj.com/content/40/3/255.short
Feb
4
comment Taking 'salt tablets' when running longer distances
Cramping is (mostly) attributed to going too hard for either weather conditions or fitness. The links between salt supplementation and cramping are still in the realm of "bro science". Some people swear by them and have great results, others see no effect, and studies have not proven anything one way or another.
Feb
4
comment Taking 'salt tablets' when running longer distances
The connection between electrolytes and cramping is still unproven. Studies of long distance triathletes have shown no difference in serum sodium levels with or without supplementation.
Feb
1
comment Rubber residue on weights stains clothing, carpets, hands
While it may be a safety risk, unfortunately it is still off topic. And pointing at another off topic question that missed closure when it was posted years ago doesn't make it on topic either.
Feb
1
comment Can I remove the nasty rubber smell from new equipment?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about a smell, not using the equipment in a program.
Jan
30
comment Stretching muscles while they are engaged
AIS is closer to ballistic type of stretching, you may also be looking for PNF stretching. Here's a decent Honors thesis on the various types of stretching with their impact on power, injuries, etc. digitalcommons.liberty.edu/cgi/…
Jan
30
comment Caffeine and creatine
More likely you got the benefits of the coffee, and previous creatine supplementation. You will not feel immediate effects from ingested creatine.
Jan
29
answered What do people mean by injuries that occur when you are lifting weights?
Jan
28
comment What's the proper tension for the belt on a treadmill?
Unfortunately, I don't think there is an exchange site that would work for this. You should be able to go to the manufacturers website and download the instructions/troubleshooting, or they may have support forums available.
Jan
28
comment What's the proper tension for the belt on a treadmill?
It doesn't matter what kind of treadmill it is, the question is off topic. Gear used during exercise is on topic if you are asking about it as part of an exercise program, not how to repair it.
Jan
27
comment Why is my left foot going numb when I run? (when it was not a problem previously)
Shoes wear out. You shouldn't really run in the exact same pair day after day. Ideally you will have 2-4 pairs that you rotate through, and depending on your gait/weight/running frequency and the type of shoe, the shoes will need replacing every 200-500 miles (Total on pair). If you wear them around for everyday, that will also shorten the lifespan.
Jan
27
comment What's the proper tension for the belt on a treadmill?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about how to adjust some unidentified, unknown treadmill.
Jan
27
comment Breathing out during swimming freestyle
@andrewb - Very true. I was a distance specialist, so I was more approaching it from that. But you are correct, 50m will breath once (if that), and 100m 3-4 times in the race. Good point.
Jan
27
comment How do I deal with episodic insomnia during puberty
There are people on here that will say anything as well. Internet advice is worth what you pay for it. Go see a doctor.
Jan
26
comment Is there a website / service with publicly accessible database of workouts?
Possibly something in here: wlinfo.com/resource.htm and bodybuilding.com/fun/workoutdatabase.htm (Neither has an API that I can see, however.)
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