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Sep
10
comment What exersise routine would I be able to do which would prepare me for pre-employment physical assessment outline below?
When is the interview/physical? You may not have enough time to do anything that would make a difference.
Sep
9
comment Safe blood pressure for exercise
@muz - Highly variable among individuals. Same with "target heart rate". The heart rate related "fat burning zones" are another bad myth.
Sep
9
comment Safe blood pressure for exercise
Actually, 120/80 is perfectly normal for a sitting blood pressure. HR is a little on the high side but not wildly out of norm. And 220-age is one of the worst myths ever propagated, it is essentially a meaningless number.
Sep
9
comment How and what to drink for 30 min to 1 hour runs, avoiding the marketing hype
@baldy - Not sure how that contradicts it? It's talking about core temperature rises more than it is dehydration. It is also talking about drinking to thirst at marathon distance, which is much longer than 30-60 minutes.
Sep
8
comment Is Hypercapnia (high CO2 in the blood) Normal In Distance Runners?
That says nothing. I take annual physicals as well, and I've never had a CO2 level drawn other than during some college classes. Is this just a normal test your doctor orders, or is there reason that you have an uncommon test performed yearly?
Sep
7
comment Is it beneficial to stay warm after a workout to support muscle gain?
One tip - If you ever ask a trainer something and they respond with "That's how I was trained", run away. Fast. That means they have blindly accepted what the person before them did, right or wrong, and have done no personal research or education.
Sep
6
comment Is Hypercapnia (high CO2 in the blood) Normal In Distance Runners?
As far as I am aware, you don't get hypercapnia simply from being an endurance athlete, there is usually some other disease mechanism going on, or there is some sort of artificial/environmental cause. I would be interested in why you are having CO2 levels drawn/measured in the first place? Its a specific blood test, although possibly included in metabolic panels.
Sep
6
comment Fast-twitch hand muscle exercises?
Sign language speed is a matter of practice. There are many different military hand signals used from regular patrol units up through SpecOps (Special Operations), and they can be sequenced in quick succession to give silent orders/notifications.
Sep
6
comment Should I be running with aching legs?
If you could incorporate those into your answer, it would be dramatically improved. Although, your fitness-library link talks about HIIT, which is not the same as weight lifting.
Sep
6
answered (Re)Learning how to swim
Sep
5
comment Should I be running with aching legs?
Could you provide links to these studies, and how HIIT training will help endurance running?
Sep
5
answered Different ways to calculate heartrate zones
Sep
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
4
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
3
comment When I toe-off my feet splay outwards
If it is, in fact, a muscle problem and not just the way the person is built, this is good information.
Aug
30
comment How and what to drink for 30 min to 1 hour runs, avoiding the marketing hype
@JensSchauder - Good point. I have added the explanation, link to a multi formulae calculator, and changed it from 5% to 2% (Found the threshold had been lowered from the last time I looked at dehydration stuff).
Aug
30
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Aug
30
comment How and what to drink for 30 min to 1 hour runs, avoiding the marketing hype
If you are going to note "interesting research", it would be helpful if you could link to the study.
Aug
30
comment Carbs to increase weight without increasing fat?
meta.fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/502/… - I can see the argument that it is a body composition question, I still feel that it is going to create a lot of "gray area" questions that will hang around with 3-4 close votes, and be used to justify primarily nutrition oriented questions. This question can be distilled down to the base question "What kind of carbs to eat to not gain fat?" which is straight nutrition.