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Oct
18
comment Increase range of movement in Shoulders
+1 right back at you for the recommendation on the internal/external rotation and the rotator cuff plug.
Oct
16
comment I run 7 miles in an hour, how can i make it 10 miles in an hour?
@Baarn - You edited it but left in the colloquialism "ain't"? :)
Oct
16
comment Weird measurements of my heart monitor
Anaerobic means without oxygen, and is really only sustainable for short bursts (up to 30ish seconds), and is somewhat unrelated to heart rate. Many elite marathoners will be in the 150-170 range for their races for 2+ hours. My n=1 is that during sprint triathlons (~ 1 hour in duration) I will be anywhere from 150-180 depending on effort level.
Oct
15
comment Weird measurements of my heart monitor
Also, a HR of 160 is not "well into the anaerobic".
Oct
15
comment Weird measurements of my heart monitor
150 bpm is not high at all for someone running. However, if your polar HR monitor is reading 160, did you take your pulse manually to compare?
Oct
14
comment relationship between power and body fat
Yes, we do want the message to carry correct information. Your answer is barely even related to the original question.
Oct
14
comment Increase range of movement in Shoulders
No exercise will "lock in" a joints range of motion. For safe shoulder stretches, look at modern swimming stretching. The shoulder is mainly held together with ligaments/muscle, there isn't much defined structure, so the ROM of the shoulder will come from muscle flexibility more than anything.
Oct
14
comment What exercises will bulk up the pectorals and shoulders while avoiding the arms?
Why do you want to bulk those muscles specifically without the arms? What about the latissimus dorsi?
Oct
14
answered relationship between power and body fat
Oct
13
comment What is this chest pain I get every time I run?
Lets see...I run, I get chest pain. What's my best course of action...TO THE INTERWEBS! Go to a doctor. Chest pain is nothing to mess around with.
Oct
11
comment Is running safe for me
I'm 46. I regularly hit in the 190's on interval training. 220-age was intended as a "safe" level for cardiac rehab patients, and was originally based on a very small sample (< 10 people). And as far as the OP stating if he has a bad heart, he may not know the state of his heart health, very few people know, many assume. Supporting study from an Exercise Physiology journal: cyclingfusion.com/pdf/220-Age-Origins-Problems.pdf
Oct
11
comment Is running safe for me
-1. 220-age is one of the worst myths in exercise science, and you have no clue about the actual health of the OP's heart.
Oct
9
comment restless neck while doing exercise
Also, details on exactly when. Such as "When doing a bench press and lowering/raising the weight I get a strain along the left/right/back/front of my neck".
Oct
8
comment Do fit or muscular people age better?
I would imagine that you could extend that to almost any weight bearing exercise, and to some extent the non weight bearing (cycling, swimming, etc) as well.
Oct
8
comment Calluses under big toe
@prat - That's because it's impossible to tell why you have a callus. Most likely it's because your VFF's rub your feet in a different way and it's a normal adaptation, but there's no way to definitively say "This is why".
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?