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Apr
25
comment Hourly 30 second workouts for the workday?
@Kneel-Before-ZOD - Just because you can't see it happening, doesn't mean it can't/shouldn't be tried. This is not an answer, it's an anecdote. (And I'm afraid to ask what going into a room to pleasure yourself really means...)
Apr
22
comment Why do I lose the flexibility gained from stretching?
Stretching is like any exercise. If you continue to do it, you increase the range. You stop doing it, you lose flexibility. And, it takes time to make flexibility have substantial increases.
Apr
20
comment Do protein shakes really damage the kidneys?
@LarissaGodzilla - Tell you what, try typing your comment in Hindi or whatever language this person considers native and see how many typos you come up with.
Apr
20
comment How much faster can I expect to run with less body weight?
+1. And agreed, 2ish secs/mile is around the right figure, and that time savings is generally on weight alone. Many people see even more than that because of increased training.
Apr
19
comment Does Potassium Deficiency Really Cause Cramps?
@Tracyat2bactive - What "toxins"? How does liver disease cause muscle cramping? Do you have references for those claims?
Apr
19
comment Does Potassium Deficiency Really Cause Cramps?
@BerinLoritsch - Maybe I use the term a bit oddly, but I use kinesiology as a blanket type description, as most colleges list the degree as exercise kinesiology which encompasses the physiology and mechanics of movement and sport. My only objection is the use of the phrase "several known causes". They are theorized causes, none of them have been proven yet.
Apr
19
comment Does Jack3d Micro increase Metabolism?
@BerinLoritsch - Hard to say. It's not on the USADA 411 list yet, but they hide ingredients in their proprietary ENOS and CNS portions of the label. They do have some members of the hydroxy- class, which have a few counterparts on the 411. Currently not listed, which does not necessarily mean safe.
Apr
19
comment Does Potassium Deficiency Really Cause Cramps?
I'd say that there are several theorized causes. The kinesiology world is still not certain what exactly causes cramps. The deficiency compared to other electrolytes is one of the more popular theories, but none of them have been proven yet.
Apr
17
comment I can't get any abdominal activation, how to fix?
If you want to turn those hanging leg raises into a KILLER ab workout, instead of bringing your legs out straight, bring them up with bent knees (Think diving board cannonball type position), then try and curl your body up and touch your knees to the pads over your shoulders.
Apr
17
comment I can't get any abdominal activation, how to fix?
Mmmm...not really. You'll get some forearm work from maintaining grip, but if your arms are moving then you're compounding the exercise, not doing a strict ab movement.
Apr
17
comment I can't get any abdominal activation, how to fix?
Cable crunches, like any abdominal exercise can work, but you need strict attention to form and an awareness of what the abdominals are and their function. They are a sheet of muscle that goes basically from the ribcage down through the pelvic area. ANY exercise that takes the torso from straight to curled (Think of bringing your ribcage to your hips) will work the abdominals.
Apr
16
comment I can't get any abdominal activation, how to fix?
Then you aren't really using much of your abdominals, other than the lowest part. The function of the abdominals is to curl the torso. When you raise your legs with a motionless upper body you are mainly working hip flexors.
Apr
16
comment I can't get any abdominal activation, how to fix?
When you do hanging leg raises, does your torso curl at all? Or is the majority of the bending being done at the hips?
Apr
16
comment How effective are respiratory training devices
Just as a note: Ben Greenfield in some ways is very smart, in other ways he's less than reliable. He's known to hawk magnetic bracelets, "ion balanced water", and other snake oil type things.
Apr
14
comment Can starting regular exercise cause a breathing issue?
The technical term is EIB, exercise induced bronchorestriction. Exercise doesn't cause asthma, but it can be an asthma trigger, hence the differentiation. I have EIB, but fortunately in my case, the only effect is post hard exercise bouts.
Apr
14
comment What are Some Energy Boosters
See Tracy's answer, and pay particular attention to the last two sentences. If you are suddenly losing energy 1/2 way through a workout, something has changed. Energy drinks are a mask, and of dubious value at the best of times. Figure out what's changed, first.
Apr
14
comment What are Some Energy Boosters
+1 for the last two sentences.
Apr
14
comment Does Jack3d Micro increase Metabolism?
In addition to using banned ingredients, it also contains ingredients which would cause you to fail a USADA level drug testing. Your best bet is going to be real food and consistent effort, not a short term quickie fix of any kind.
Apr
11
comment Will convict conditioning book help me getting ripped
Someday people will realize that being "ripped" is more about the nutrition than it is the weightlifting.
Apr
10
comment Does someone sell latex-free jump stretch/exercise looped bands?
Maybe this, where the bands don't touch the skin? amazon.com/Kbands-Resistance-Official-KbandsTraining-com-weight/…