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Oct
3
comment Would this workout work for making my butt round and toned?
So...out of a pyramid workout of squats, lunges, plies (A type of squat) and kickbacks, you invalidate it all because they do jumping jacks?
Oct
3
comment How to distinguish acetone and ammonia odor after running?
What does vanilla smell like? Also, you aren't burning muscle to get ammonia smelling sweat, you are burning amino acids. Breaking down your own muscles is called rhabdomyolysis and is a very serious condition.
Oct
3
answered Body movement during the seated cable row
Sep
30
comment How to distinguish acetone and ammonia odor after running?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about distinguishing smells, which is highly personal to the individual.
Sep
28
comment What happens if I substitute different exercises for my warm-up sets?
I always enjoy when people make statements such as "I've started doing an unrelated short burst activity to make my endurance activity better". If you want to squat to build muscle, that's great, but have no illusions that it is going to help your endurance running or cycling.
Sep
26
answered What does academic research say about the relationship between squats and hGH/Testoterone?
Sep
25
comment Feet turned out while running
No, not really. The main reason that many people have problems with running is the impact. And Ivo is correct, if you find a way to run that doesn't hurt, do that.
Sep
25
comment Feet turned out while running
@user194276 - Sorry you don't like the answer, but you have "debilitating pain" when running, even after attempting the corrections. I suggested it may be a muscle imbalance, but even after correction you still have pain, which suggests that running may not be a good sport for you.
Sep
25
comment Feet turned out while running
Is it necessary that you run? If running causes debilitating pain even after correction don't do it. Find a different activity. It also may be a muscle imbalance. I have the same body type (my feet turn out), but I don't have the same problems when running. Your body should self select the best running pattern for you, unless you have something else going on.
Sep
25
answered Calories needed to gain weight?
Sep
24
comment Impact of cardio-exercise duration on burned calories
@zero-divisor - even if it does, that first 10 minutes would be the same if it's 30 min continuous vs. chopped apart. Now, if you go to the extremes and completely cool down between each 10 minute portion, then I suppose there could be some difference. But even a car, if you drive it until warm, shut it off for 5 minutes, it's still "warm" from the previous drive. Same same. I've spent a few days looking around, and I can't find anything that refutes this. If the speed/effort is the same for 30 vs 3x10, and thus the distance, calories should be basically equivalent.
Sep
24
comment What material of underwear should I use for running?
Wear what you want, no race that I know of requires underwear as long as your bits are covered. Many people prefer long lycra type underwear that is designed for sweat wicking. It's really a personal preference.
Sep
20
comment Impact of cardio-exercise duration on burned calories
@zero-divisor 100%? no. Do I think its an exact match? Probably also no, but I think the difference is negligible (Within 10-15 calories). I think the variation would be mostly in the fact that there would be more variance in pacing for the longer run unless you're on a treadmill. But overall, if you spend 30 minutes at a given pace, you will basically burn the same calories as 3 10 minute segments at the same given pace.
Sep
20
comment Are maximalism shoes like Hoka be good for running?
A lot of older triathletes are starting to adopt them as well, as it really works well with their gaits and for cushioning. I know Dan Empfield (creator of slowtwitch.com and the original inventor of the triathlon geometry time trial frame with Quintana Roo) swears by them.
Sep
18
comment Do any particular exercise regimes consume excess cholesterol?
Hrm. I thought I had seen something on this, but I can't find any studies relating effects of exercise to effectively raising the "ceiling" of recommended cholesterol consumption. Plenty showing the beneficial effect on HDL (Including an interesting one that shows HDL response is also tied to triglyceride levels), but I can't find any specifically addressing being able to eat more cholesterol due to exercise habits.
Sep
18
comment Effect of protein intake on muscle recovery
For your range of protein intake, how do you determine where in your range you would fall? I would also caution you against labeling a question annoying, rather just focus on a good strong answer that could possibly be used for later people with the same question.
Sep
18
comment Do any particular exercise regimes consume excess cholesterol?
Which type of cholesterol are you referring to? HDL, LDL, VLDL, total?
Sep
18
answered Impact of cardio-exercise duration on burned calories
Sep
17
comment Impact of cardio-exercise duration on burned calories
Are you sure that it was less than 10 minutes of exercise, and not less than 10 minutes per mile? If you run at a given pace, there is no magical shift in metabolism that occurs at 10 minutes. And no, there isn't going to be a real difference between 3x10 minutes at X pace and 30 minutes at X pace. The only reason to do that would be fitness (i.e. you could run 7 minute miles in 3x10 min segments with 1 minute rest, but you couldn't run 30 minutes straight at 7 minute miles)
Sep
17
comment What are reasonable numbers of lean muscle mass growth?
@Mephisto - Calipers are highly dependent on the method (# of sites used) and the skill of the person conducting the test. Bodyfat scales have a large error rate, but are consistent within that error rate. For the general public, mirror and scale are entirely sufficient. Also, increasing 1 rep max is a measure of strength, and may or may not be related to gaining size/weight (You can increase strength without a concurrent increase in size).