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Nov
6
comment What are some good strength training routines for runners?
@Ellocomotive - Absolutely agree on quality of life and balanced aspects. Disagree that increasing bench press and upper body strength will increase speed. It basically adds weight, which costs anywhere from 2-5 seconds penalty per lb per mile. (Not a real formula, mostly gleaned from experience with myself and others. It's "bro" science, but based on a lot of n=1 experiments among a lot of coaches I know.)
Nov
6
comment What are some good strength training routines for runners?
@mattsolar - Again, injury risk won't really be helped by weights, unless you have a known muscle imbalance. It would really help form a better answer if you could expand your question to include a couple of sample training weeks including runs, mileage, recent 5k times, height/weight, things like that.
Nov
6
comment What are some good strength training routines for runners?
@Ellocomotive - I can say from a lot of experience (Both personal and talking with other running coaches), that for the vast majority of people, getting faster as a runner IS simply a matter of more. For a 5k, for example, if you are running 15-25 miles a week, simply moving up to 40-50 mpw and adding speedwork will do vastly more than a couple of 90 minute weight sessions. Which is another reason why I asked for a sample training week. Now, if the person is already at 60-80 mps (Which is where elite 5k'ers reside), then weights may be more important.
Nov
6
comment What are some good strength training routines for runners?
Unless you are already topped out on running, the way to run faster is to run more. It might help people formulate a better answer if you give a typical training week, including mileage, average pace, intervals/speed/hill work, etc. For most people, weights aren't necessary to get faster at X sport, and the time would be better spent doing more of X.
Nov
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Nov
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answered How quickly does fitness depreciate?
Nov
6
comment Stiff calf after 20 minutes of cycling
Gradually increase efforts, instead of just jumping into "heavyish" cycling. Also, seat position and pedaling technique can impact calf activation a lot.
Nov
6
comment What is the maximum acceleration a human can generate? With which body part?
Baseball - 40 G's - science20.com/science_20/… - Now, if you consider implements, golf drives can exceed 100 g's at impact, hockey is similar, lacrosse sticks, etc.
Nov
5
comment Alternative to coffee
The base question is "Are there caffeine-free alternatives to coffee that are safe for those with GERD?". Bit of a fine line, I'll admit, but the part that clinches it for me is it is asking anyone that answers to know what GERD is, and effects of food/medication on that condition.
Nov
4
comment Less fitness for longer and healthier life
@valentin - You're really out there. I have no authority.
Nov
4
comment Less fitness for longer and healthier life
@valentin - The studies mentioned and talked about in Eric's link are about monkeys. Yes, the word yeast is mentioned, but it isn't about yeast. Just like your article mentions monkeys, but is not about them. And, this article brings up an interesting point in that calorie restriction in early life (< 7 years) does not have the same benefits as when it is started in later life.
Nov
4
comment Less fitness for longer and healthier life
@valentin - Yes, research has addressed hominids. The article that you cite, while it does say "previous research", is about enzyme activity in yeast in a current study just published. "Using yeast cells as a model, the research team at the University of Gothenburg has successfully identified one of the enzymes required. They are able to show that active peroxiredoxin 1, Prx1, an enzyme that breaks down harmful hydrogen peroxide in the cells, is required for caloric restriction to work effectively." - Reading comprehension is a wonderful thing.
Nov
4
comment Less fitness for longer and healthier life
@valentin - You really need to get over your butt-hurt about people not liking certain things. Or is that too much to ask on a site that your profile states "is controlled by criminals"?
Nov
4
comment Less fitness for longer and healthier life
@valentin - Because monkeys are very similar to us biologically, which is why they are used so extensively in testing. Yeast is a unicellular organism. Also, "2/3" of his list is not obesity related. Obesity may be a complicating factor, but not a contributing one.
Nov
3
comment Less fitness for longer and healthier life
+1 for a great summation. Wish I could give a second +1 for "Does a reduced calorie diet mean a human being will live longer, given that the leading causes of death are completely different in humans and monkeys?"
Nov
3
comment Less fitness for longer and healthier life
This particular study is a study on yeast. It's far from being applied to human cells. And, exercise is a form of calorie restriction. If you eat 2000 calories a day, and then start an exercise program that uses 800 calories a day, your net calories is now 1200. Basically, what all the studies show is that eating excess calories is damaging, eating the calories you need to maintain weight (Assuming a healthy diet) helps you live longer. It's not necessarily that you need to eat less, but that people in general need to stop overconsuming.
Oct
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Oct
28
comment Mom Losing Her Mobility Because of her Weight Gain
The first photo (From 09.2011) is linked from here: twicsy.com/i/qNzYP. Hardly the 10 years ago mentioned in the posting.
Oct
28
comment How much beer can i drink?
Link only answers are frowned upon.
Oct
28
comment Mom Losing Her Mobility Because of her Weight Gain
@EricKaufman - And, I don't know if you can see the deleted answer, but it links this article:huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/11/… Please note the picture in the huffington post article is the same as the second "2009" picture in the above article. I think this is a troll post as well.