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Oct
8
comment Calluses under big toe
@MDMoore313 - In my assessment, VFF's are nothing more than capitalizing on a fad. There are millions of runners over the past 50 years that have run just fine in all kinds of shoes, and all of a sudden we all have to switch to minimal shoes and forefoot strikes? Research chi/pose and similar and see the rise in injury rates. People hate hearing it, but the VAST majority of runners self select the best stride/strike pattern for them. And heel striking does NOT mean heel touching first. There are almost NO elite runners where the heel does not touch first.
Oct
8
comment What are good home-exercises for a 7-year-old swimmer to increase stamina, endurance and GPP?
Answered your comment assessment request.
Oct
8
comment What are good home-exercises for a 7-year-old swimmer to increase stamina, endurance and GPP?
5 am is not that unreasonable, it may be forced by pool schedules, etc. Peter's answer/comments are spot on. One of the best things that I had as a young swimmer was the opportunity to not only take standard lessons, but competitive stroke lessons, which refined the basics that I learned originally. I wouldn't be overly concerned if something doesn't "look right", as it is entirely possible that it is effective for her and her body mechanics. While form is paramount in swimming, it's also possible to force someone into a "perfect form" that doesn't fit their mechanics and leads to injury.
Oct
7
comment Calluses under big toe
Impossible to tell without video analysis. However, calluses are just natural reactions to friction, so entirely probably that it's just a normal adaptation to the VFF's.
Oct
7
answered What are good home-exercises for a 7-year-old swimmer to increase stamina, endurance and GPP?
Oct
7
comment What are good home-exercises for a 7-year-old swimmer to increase stamina, endurance and GPP?
Can you post some of the exercises here so that if the link dies the reference is not lost?
Oct
7
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Oct
3
comment When does musclar atrophy take place?
Overall an ok answer, but endo/ecto/mesomorph body types have been debunked.
Oct
3
answered What book(s) cover supplemental strength and conditioning for an amateur sportsman?
Oct
3
comment What book(s) cover supplemental strength and conditioning for an amateur sportsman?
amazon.com/Athletic-Development-Science-Functional-Conditioning/… amazon.com/Essentials-Strength-Training-Conditioning-Edition/dp/…
Oct
3
comment Would this workout work for making my butt round and toned?
So...out of a pyramid workout of squats, lunges, plies (A type of squat) and kickbacks, you invalidate it all because they do jumping jacks?
Oct
3
comment How to distinguish acetone and ammonia odor after running?
What does vanilla smell like? Also, you aren't burning muscle to get ammonia smelling sweat, you are burning amino acids. Breaking down your own muscles is called rhabdomyolysis and is a very serious condition.
Oct
3
answered Body movement during the seated cable row
Sep
30
comment How to distinguish acetone and ammonia odor after running?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about distinguishing smells, which is highly personal to the individual.
Sep
28
comment What happens if I substitute different exercises for my warm-up sets?
I always enjoy when people make statements such as "I've started doing an unrelated short burst activity to make my endurance activity better". If you want to squat to build muscle, that's great, but have no illusions that it is going to help your endurance running or cycling.
Sep
26
answered What does academic research say about the relationship between squats and hGH/Testoterone?
Sep
25
comment Feet turned out while running
No, not really. The main reason that many people have problems with running is the impact. And Ivo is correct, if you find a way to run that doesn't hurt, do that.
Sep
25
comment Feet turned out while running
@user194276 - Sorry you don't like the answer, but you have "debilitating pain" when running, even after attempting the corrections. I suggested it may be a muscle imbalance, but even after correction you still have pain, which suggests that running may not be a good sport for you.
Sep
25
comment Feet turned out while running
Is it necessary that you run? If running causes debilitating pain even after correction don't do it. Find a different activity. It also may be a muscle imbalance. I have the same body type (my feet turn out), but I don't have the same problems when running. Your body should self select the best running pattern for you, unless you have something else going on.
Sep
25
answered Calories needed to gain weight?