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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/…
Apr
10
comment Am I misunderstanding the recommended daily protein intake? I find it impossibly high
You're also missing that almost every food has protein in it. Take a meal of a 4 oz chicken breast (35g), an 8 oz glass of milk (8g), a cup of spinach (4g), 1/2 cup peas (4g) and a medium potato (4g). That's 55g right there.
Apr
10
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Apr
8
comment Breakfast on Morning of Race
-1. If the OP isn't used to coffee, there can be a performance benefit, but there is also the possibility of an adverse reaction. Also, you're recommending several nutrition strategies that may or may not work, and have a good likelihood of causing the upset you are trying to avoid. About the only advice that is worth anything in this instance is "Get in a practice workout or two simulating your race day" and see what they can tolerate.
Apr
6
comment Barefoot Running: What is the right form?
Actually, it's not much different for barefoot running. The main difference is how you land, not where you land (Assuming you are not overstriding). In any running stride, what matters is where your foot is in relation to the body when the majority of your weight is on it.
Apr
4
comment What is wrong with CrossFit?
The reason it's a religious war kind of atmosphere is because the proponents of crossfit claim all kinds of weird things, like you can run a sub 3:00 marathon on crossfit alone. Crossfit by itself is not inherently bad, it's the implementation and outlandish claims that give it such a bad rap.
Mar
31
comment How does exhaustion impact calorie expenditure?
You are assuming that all things remain equal. Yes, you may be recruiting other muscles, but that is because the intended muscles are not working to capacity. They are working less, while others are working more. There may be a negligible difference, but it's probably not a meaningful variance.
Mar
28
comment Healing process
While I applaud your answer, the question itself is off topic for the site.
Mar
28
comment Why I am not losing weight?
There is quite a bit of debate on the 3500 calories recently, but I agree that the OP needs more time and attention to diet.
Mar
27
reviewed Approve Is it okay to do workouts immediately after doing yoga?
Mar
26
revised How can I loosen stiff piriformis and iliopsoas using a myofascial release technique without dry needling?
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Mar
26
comment Can one calculate the energy expenditure of specific lifts?
I have a degree in exercise science, I am not aware of any specific formulae for individual lifts (That's not to say they don't possibly exist, just that I haven't found any). You could measure it if you have access to a lab with direct gas analysis to measure oxygen consumed, but that's about the only way that I'm aware of to get that specific. There are commonly accepted values for weightlifting per hour by body weight, however.