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Jul
23
comment How sports specific is cardio?
@BenCole - Yes. The muscles tire out long before the cardio system is at capacity. I suppose in theory you could temporarily lose cardio fitness if you switch sports.
Jul
23
comment How sports specific is cardio?
Cardiovascular fitness by itself is just the capacity of the heart and lungs to deliver oxygen to working muscles and carry away waste. This can be developed to a good base with any aerobic exercise. What Dave is referring to is sports specific fitness, which has cardiovascular as a component. For example, one of the adaptations in fitness is new blood vessel growth into working muscles. If you do a lower body sport like cycling, the arms aren't getting that adaptation, so if you start swimming, the swimming fitness isn't there even though you may be cardiovascularly fit overall.
Jul
11
comment How do you do knuckle pushups without injuring yourself?
I'd like to see the reason for the knuckle pushups if you have one included in the question.
Jul
10
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Jul
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
30
comment Safe training regime to work towards center and front splits
martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/1284/… as well as martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/93/…
Jun
27
comment How to compensate swimming overload in the gym?
About the only group that I can think of really, is the medial (to some extent) and the rear heads of the deltoid muscle.
Jun
27
comment How to compensate swimming overload in the gym?
mmm...it's still not quite right for me. A majority of the muscles involved in the crawl are the same motivators for the backstroke. You don't have to offset a crawl day with a backstroke day to compensate. Most competitive swim programs incorporate all strokes in all workouts, with an emphasis (but not exclusivity to) the stroke/distance at which you are competing.
Jun
26
awarded  Yearling
Jun
25
comment Rashes on thigh after running
Whatever is comfortable. Seams may or may not make a difference, and it doesn't necessarily need to be compression. You just have to try different ones out and see what works for you.
Jun
23
comment Do I need to compensate for calories spent exercising on a day to day basis?
That is a myth.
Jun
20
comment Weights and plantar fasciitis
So....if/when he does all these things, will squats and calf raises exacerbate PF? It's good information, but it doesn't address the basic question.
Jun
18
revised Walking vs Biking a mile
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Jun
18
comment What is a good metric for defining an ideal weight?
@Paul - You're a programmer (As am I). It's no different than planning a program. Main goal: Lose 50 lbs in the next 4 years. Sub goals. Eat a healthier diet, increase fitness, etc etc. Then lay it out. Within 3 months, have cut out 80% of fast food and boxed meals. Within 6 months, have increased mileage on bike by X amount. Etc etc. If you find that you are falling behind on goals, or not meeting milestones, then you need to see if it's you or the plan that is failing. If the plan is too ambitious, scale it back a bit. If it's you that's failing...well, get a workout buddy or something. :)
Jun
18
comment What is a good metric for defining an ideal weight?
@PaulProgrammer - Well, even at the higher weight range, it's still 65ish lbs. Once you get rolling, it's easier than you think. I'm 165 now, and at my heaviest (5'11"ish) I was 209. The BMI tables are pretty good if you're not an athlete or overly muscular, actually. Set a 6 month, 1 year and 5 year set of goals. Much easier that way.
Jun
18
answered What is a good metric for defining an ideal weight?
Jun
18
comment gym exercises to maximise basal metabolic rate?
Just a note - The "afterburn" effect, while real, does not last for very long, and burns minimal extra calories. Eat one oreo cookie and you've just about accounted for the extra calories.
Jun
18
answered Walking vs Biking a mile
Jun
17
answered How long do I have to train to be a Ultra Trail Runner?
Jun
17
comment What to eat during running?
This is very highly individual. The only way to find out for yourself is to run and eat different things, and see how they affect you.