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Nov
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awarded  Popular Question
Nov
26
comment How much does a resting pulse normally vary?
@BenCrowell - I have listed some references, but a simple google search for "external factors affecting resting heart rate" or "environmental factors" etc. gives quite a few. Emotional state, hydration, external temperature. altitude, sleep status all can have an effect.
Nov
26
revised How much does a resting pulse normally vary?
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Nov
25
answered Don't have a bench for bodyweight back extensions, alternatives?
Nov
22
comment Do any particular exercise regimes consume excess cholesterol?
This is an interesting study, and does confirm the beneficial effect of exercise on cholesterol levels, but it does not answer the OP's question. The question is whether or not exercise changes the recommendations for daily consumption, not whether or not exercise lowers cholesterol (Which has been proven many times over).
Nov
19
comment How should I proceed with my runnings?
@AutomatedChaos - Sure, just dress in layers for warmth, and you may need to use lotion or other moisturizer to keep skin from becoming dry/cracking. I ran cross country in college in temps down to -15 Fahrenheit.
Nov
18
comment I need some advice on push ups due to surgery and injuries
+1. I was going to say the exact same thing, place shins on a padded bench and do pushups from there.
Nov
18
answered How should I proceed with my runnings?
Nov
18
answered How much does a resting pulse normally vary?
Nov
17
awarded  Revival
Nov
16
comment (How) Can I use pulse as a fitness measure?
Sorry, but that answer is actually no.
Nov
15
comment Am I at a greater risk of injury while experiencing DOMS?
The only caveat I would add is that due to the pain and your own tolerance level, you may or may not be able to use normal work weight. It's still better to do something rather than nothing as a general concept.
Nov
14
comment (How) Can I use pulse as a fitness measure?
So if I go for a run today and can run 7:00/mile at heart rate of 130, and tomorrow my heart rate is 145 at the same pace, am I less fit than today?
Nov
14
answered (How) Can I use pulse as a fitness measure?
Nov
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Taking BCAAs before workouts - carbs or no carbs?
Nov
12
comment How to train, eat and relax in the week before my first marathon
It's still taper. I voted to close as too broad, and it's also primarily opinion based. No two people taper alike, and what works for one person may destroy another person's race. Tapering is highly individual. And not to be snide, but this is probably something you should have thought about and asked long before now.
Nov
11
revised What's the deal with 'inner' and 'outer' abdominals?
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Nov
11
comment Why are there so many exercises in bodybuilder workouts?
Bodybuilders do so many different exercises to try and ensure that they have complete development throughout the entire muscle, as well as hitting all the support groups. When you hit the 1-3% bodyfat level that they aim for during competitions, you want every muscle available to be visible.
Nov
11
comment Why are there so many exercises in bodybuilder workouts?
If you are working for strength, compound movements are best. If you are going for size, it really doesn't matter if you do compound or isolation first.