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Jun
13
comment Train for swimming long distances
@Freakyuser- I would suggest looking at/getting "Swim workouts in a binder" series, they have them also for triathletes. It talks about training, has a lot of excellent workouts, and ways to structure training.
Jun
13
comment Train for swimming long distances
@RyanMiller - See clarification example in my answer.
Jun
13
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Jun
13
comment Train for swimming long distances
@RyanMiller - Rest is determined by effort level. The more intense the effort, the longer the rest. If you have a race pace that you are aiming at for a 3000m race, then you should easily be able to do that set at that pace with rest breaks. However, for familiarization purposes, even doing it at 70% effort is good. If you can complete a 6x500 set on :10, (or really, even at :20) then you should be able to do a 3000m swim straight, even if it is at a slightly slower pace.
Jun
13
comment Train for swimming long distances
How far can you swim straight now? And why, if you have a "Great coach", are you not trusting the coaches plan?
Jun
13
answered Train for swimming long distances
Jun
13
comment Feeling thirsty while swimming
@Freakyuser - Cramps are still mostly a mystery. One of the primary current suspects is problems in the calcium channels of nerve impulse conduction. There are some people that swear by salt tablets, others it does nothing for. There have been a couple recent Australian studies that show salt supplementation made no difference in plasma sodium levels in IM athletes. Most (if not all) cramping is due to overexerting compared to fitness level.
Jun
13
comment Feeling thirsty while swimming
@Freakyuser - Cramping is a fitness issue, not a hydration/electrolyte issue.
Jun
12
comment Should glute-bridges make my calves ache?
To add to this: Check your form, and make sure that when you do the bridge, that you aren't raising up on your toes. I see people do this quite often in various exercises when they are trying to get a little "more" out of the exercise. You may not even realize you are doing it.
Jun
11
comment Running speed versus running power - is there a difference?
What makes you think endurance runners don't focus on the push behind the movement? If anything, they have to be MORE focused on form because they are at it so much longer that form breaks have a greater impact. As for the rest, speed to power is a straight equation, regardless of distance.
Jun
8
answered Regaining endurance after an illness
Jun
7
comment Should I lock out my shoulders at the bottom of a pull up?
@DaveLiepmann - Made my aaaaaanswer. :)
Jun
7
answered Should I lock out my shoulders at the bottom of a pull up?
Jun
7
answered When running out of breath, keep breathing rhythm or take in air?
Jun
6
comment Training to walk up to my 5th floor office without panting
@RyanMiller - Simple answer - gravity.
Jun
6
comment Fitness and weight loss for dancing
Some fat is essential for life. One thing to be aware of is that dancers are one of the more susceptible populations for body dysmorphia, i.e. you see things in your body that simply aren't there. If you feel you are overweight, I would get an independent assessment done. Out of curiosity, what is your height/weight/age?
Jun
6
comment Scientific base for the construction of the army and special forces physical training plans
I can echo @anaheim . I went through the full PT part of pararescue (Air Force) training, and it is just as much mental breakdown/testing as it is physical. Almost anyone can be strong physically, the mental training is much harder.
Jun
6
comment Did tabata training, now my body looks a bit disproportionate
Fat in the body pretty much works on a LIFO (Last In, First Out) concept. So, if you gained fat originally in your stomach area first, then hips, then rear, it will come off rear first, then hips then stomach. To see a "six pack" you need a combination of developed abdominals and lower body fat. Below 15% (For men) is generally where you can start seeing abdominal separations, below 8% or so is where the cut and defined looks start being apparent.
Jun
3
comment injured rib and pain killers
Wish there was a way to downvote comments. It's perfectly ok to take painkillers when prescribed, and it may or may not be advisable to compete on painkillers (Many are narcotic and will skew perceptions and level of consciousness/awareness, and/or slow and impair reactions.
Jun
3
comment injured rib and pain killers
Pain killers only mask pain. Pain is what tells you to stop doing something. Ribs are very easily reinjured, take the time, rest and gradually get back into training.