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Dec
7
comment Taking Protein powder with Artificial sweeteners?
This is a straight nutrition question and off topic for the site.
Dec
5
comment How to decide what should be the correct height of bicycle and its seat height would be appropriate for me?
It also helps to clarify if you are talking about a road bike, touring bike, mountain bike, etc. Most of the time frame sizes are measured by length of the top tube in cm, not by inches.
Dec
5
comment How to decide what should be the correct height of bicycle and its seat height would be appropriate for me?
This is bad advice. If your leg is completely straight at the bottom of the pedal stroke, then either your seat is raised too high or the bike is too big. (Or possibly you have crank arms that are too long, but that is not a primary suspect). Bad position can create knee and hip problems.
Dec
5
comment How to decide what should be the correct height of bicycle and its seat height would be appropriate for me?
This is probably a better fit (no pun intended) on the bicycle stack exchange.
Dec
5
comment Workout without sweating?
@Tyler - I will grant, however, that if your exercise intensity is low enough, you won't sweat. However, that is likely that the person is also not really working hard.
Dec
5
comment Workout without sweating?
@Tyler - I swam competitively for 17 years in pools regularly in the 70-74 Fahrenheit range, and I can assure you that you sweat. While you don't sweat as much as land based athletics, your body heats up internally, and water can't absorb fast enough to completely obviate the need for sweating. There are a couple of studies that show sweat rates in both elite and untrained people while swimming, here is one sample: jsams.org/article/S1440-2440%2802%2980003-2/abstract?cc=y
Dec
4
comment How can I adjust my cadence?
Both of y'all realize that 180 is not a magical cadence? That was taken by watching elite runners at race pace. My cadence varies from 150-180 depending on my pace, and I've been running close to 30 years injury free now. Arbitrarily forcing yourself to run at a specific cadence despite your pace is begging for injury.
Dec
4
comment Distinguish stretching from warming up?
@TimBiegeleisen - No need to emphasize, as I noted that Dave and Michaels excellent answers already covered that, and that that type of warmup is absolutely recommended if you do a warmup.
Dec
3
comment How can I adjust my cadence?
Are you trying to run faster? Or just increase cadence? If just increasing cadence, why? More detail about what you are trying and why would be helpful.
Dec
3
comment Walking long distance vs cardio
-1. Cortisol production increases with exercise intensity. Additionally, as the body becomes used to the level of effort, cortisol production will start dropping off with the same level of stimulus.
Dec
3
comment Should an overweight person not do Running and skipping because it can hurt knee joints?
Weight without height is meaningless, as is height without weight. 253 lbs at 6'6" is much different than 253 lbs at 5'6".
Dec
3
answered Distinguish stretching from warming up?
Dec
3
comment Distinguish stretching from warming up?
-1. Your ligaments don't really get "long" and "short". Ligaments are pretty static length, and connect bone to bone. Tendons connect muscle to bone, and that is what you are "loosening" when warming up, is the muscle/tendon complex. Also, just curious, if your body shunts blood away from the extremities to the core/trunk, how does that help working leg muscles warm up?
Dec
3
comment Distinguish stretching from warming up?
Actually, static stretching when "cold" before a workout has been contraindicated for quite some time.
Dec
3
comment Do I lose muscle or fat when on a diet and not exercising much?
@HattanMan - Generally fat stores will be targeted first, as that is what they are there for. Muscle starts shrinking more from lack of stimulus than lack of calories.
Dec
3
comment Do I lose muscle or fat when on a diet and not exercising much?
The body somatotypes have been debunked, they weren't really a physical classification anyway, it came out of the psychology world.
Dec
3
comment Workout without sweating?
I'm tempted to -1 for you don't sweat swimming. Of course you sweat when swimming, you just don't notice it. Sweat is a reaction by the body in an attempt to cool itself. Just because you are in a pool doesn't mean this doesn't still happen.
Dec
3
comment do runners think that each leg plays a different role? do they run with asymmetry?
You had me until # 4 and 5. ART is very personal and may or may not work. Studies are inconclusive on its efficacy. #4, unless the OP has a serious overstriding problem, the vast majority of runners self select the gait and strike pattern that best suits them. Artificially trying to change your "mid/fore/rear" strike is about as bad as trying to run asymmetrically.
Dec
2
comment Longevity of Fat Adaptation for Endurance Athlete
So...you "fat adapted", ate a specific diet to support it, and in the absence of a rigid unnatural diet your body "reverted". What does that tell you about what your body prefers for a fuel source?
Dec
2
comment What is my target training heart-rate?
How did you get your "maximum" heart rate? Also, giving weight without a height is meaningless.