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Dec
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comment Workout without sweating?
I'm tempted to -1 for you don't sweat swimming. Of course you sweat when swimming, you just don't notice it. Sweat is a reaction by the body in an attempt to cool itself. Just because you are in a pool doesn't mean this doesn't still happen.
Dec
3
comment do runners think that each leg plays a different role? do they run with asymmetry?
You had me until # 4 and 5. ART is very personal and may or may not work. Studies are inconclusive on its efficacy. #4, unless the OP has a serious overstriding problem, the vast majority of runners self select the gait and strike pattern that best suits them. Artificially trying to change your "mid/fore/rear" strike is about as bad as trying to run asymmetrically.
Dec
2
comment Longevity of Fat Adaptation for Endurance Athlete
So...you "fat adapted", ate a specific diet to support it, and in the absence of a rigid unnatural diet your body "reverted". What does that tell you about what your body prefers for a fuel source?
Dec
2
comment What is my target training heart-rate?
How did you get your "maximum" heart rate? Also, giving weight without a height is meaningless.
Dec
1
comment What is the effect of carb consumption on fat burning during exercise?
Bad answer based on bro-science and "seems right".
Dec
1
comment Healthy carbs on the go
I agree that this is on topic, but I think it's a bad question because it's going to be a lot of personal opinions. That being said, I like "The Feed Zone Cookbook", which is a lot of quick and/or portable carbs.
Nov
29
comment How to improve free stroke swimming skill
2 contributing factors (In high probability anyway). 1 - You don't breathe out when your face is in the water. You should always breathe out underwater, even in breaststroke. 2 - You don't point your toes and kick from your knees. This allows your hips and legs to sink in the water. I would recommend lessons if you can get them. Otherwise you can look at swimsmooth.com or many youtube videos.
Nov
24
comment What is causing my post-run hip pain?
What was the reason for switching to minimalist type shoes? Did you do any break-in training, or just switch completely?
Nov
21
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Nov
21
comment Increased heart rate during the night
You're 300 lbs. I'm sure somewhere on the DVD it says to consult with a doctor before starting any exercise regimen. I would at least have a physical and talk with a doc to make sure you aren't overdoing things to start.
Nov
20
comment Unexplained constant weight gain
"I'm worried about my health. I know, to the interwebs! Screw them trained doctor types". If you are worried, go see a doctor.
Nov
19
comment MET levels achieved in cardio using treadmill, bicycle, or elliptical
@EricKaufman - 10 mets is around 14-18ish mph. That is outdoor, rather than trainer. Outdoors you are going to have higher effort due to overcoming air resistance. And IIRC, the 10 met range for rope skipping is at the 60 rpm mark (one hop per second) which is on the low side of effort for skipping. This paper shows 10 met as being 30km/hour, so slightly more (18 mph) than my first example. There will also be some variance due to testing setup and the training of the subjects. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/clc.4960130809/pdf (The paper also gives the mets formula)
Nov
19
comment MET levels achieved in cardio using treadmill, bicycle, or elliptical
@cardioguy - If the METS are accurate, then yeah, in theory it should be about the same. Although the chart I linked shows 3.0 mph walking uphill as 6 mets, not nearly 10. Don't know what grade they consider "uphill" though.
Nov
19
comment Best way to start excercising after taking a break
@MarcoGeertsma - You can probably accept it. His recommendations pretty much mirror what mine would be, as I suspect most will be right along the same lines as well.
Nov
19
comment Can I take the core exercises out of a simple strength routine composed by squats, rows and push-ups?
Sure. You can add them in any time, I would grab one of the "30 day plank progression" charts on the web and work from that.
Nov
19
answered Examples of exercises for pregnant lady (10wks, previous just cross-trainer)
Nov
19
comment Can I take the core exercises out of a simple strength routine composed by squats, rows and push-ups?
Even so, unless you have a preexisting condition or imbalance, your activity should work them together enough that you needn't worry.
Nov
19
answered MET levels achieved in cardio using treadmill, bicycle, or elliptical
Nov
19
comment Can I take the core exercises out of a simple strength routine composed by squats, rows and push-ups?
Your #6 makes no sense. I haven't heard of an imbalance between thighs and calves being a cause of injury. Where is your reference on that? As far as 4/5, theoretically your activity should work your muscles enough to sustain your activity. DOMS can occur in any muscle, I wouldn't avoid planks just for that reason. Just do a progression rather than holding it until you scream. :)
Nov
17
comment weight loss/diet plan help
Nothing to take back. High intensity activity promotes high calorie burn. A high heart rate from HIIT is an effect, not a cause. Put it this way: When you first start intensity training, your HR is 200 and you are burning 800 calories an hour. As you get more fit, now at the same activity level, your HR is 160, so 20% lower. Are you also now only burning 640 calories an hour?