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Feb
4
revised Is it good to use a steam room after working out?
Edited for clarification between steam room and sauna.
Feb
4
revised if I am starting to see the veins in my arms, am I losing body fat?
Edited for spelling and grammar.
Feb
4
comment Is it good to use a steam room after working out?
I addressed your question as being sauna related, however a steam room and sauna have one distinct difference. A sauna is dry heat, and typically higher degrees of temperature. A sauna will be 5-30% humidity and 160-200 degrees Fahrenheit, whereas a steam room is moist heat, 90-100% humidity and a lower temperate, 110-120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Feb
4
answered Is it good to use a steam room after working out?
Feb
4
comment Is it good to use a steam room after working out?
Removed my downvote. I had thought you were asking about the body stream supplement/health site which would have been OT.
Feb
4
comment Starting morning routine for unfit person
I would look at the Galloway run/walk progression, and check out some of the "couch to 5k" programs available for free on the web. Most have walking intermittent with running, and are designed to gradually get you to the point where you can run 5k (3.1 miles) comfortably. Whatever you do for exercise, enjoy it or you won't do it for very long. If you don't like running, try cycling, yoga, pole dancing, whatever you have fun doing.
Feb
4
answered if I am starting to see the veins in my arms, am I losing body fat?
Feb
3
comment Good diet for losing fat and gaining muscle at the same time?
@ZafarS - maybe you should friggen read it again. It answers your question.
Feb
2
comment Should the hip rotate before, during or after taking a step during a walking gait
@Affe - Agree to disagree. The problem with "blanket" assessments are that they are usually only correct for small segments of the population. And also to blindly state "feet straight forward" is irresponsible. If I were to follow that, I would soon have serious problems, as my feet point out naturally due to bone structure. Almost everyone has some degree of natural in/out splay to their feet.
Feb
1
comment How to prevent loose skin when losing lots of weight
No, that's pretty much about it. The younger and less heavy you are, the more likely it is that at least some of it will retract/resile, but many many people that lose large amounts of weight (50kg+) have cosmetic surgery to remove the loose folds of skin that remain.
Feb
1
comment Should the hip rotate before, during or after taking a step during a walking gait
Hinge at hip merely means that there is bending at the joint. I'm curious about step 5. Given that "pushing off" with the foot is an extension of the foot, I don't see how that is possible while also keeping the heel planted. Why are you asking how to walk? Unless you have some sort of odd imbalance (In which case you should be talking to a PT or similar), walking is...well...walking. It's instinctive and doesn't really need to be changed according to some arbitrary "form".
Feb
1
comment White toes on cold sand after sport
Raynaulds is not a syndrome, or a disease. It is a phenomena, and is caused by overreaction of the blood vessels to cold. It is possible to have it occur in just one toe. If there is no real discernible cause, it is primary Raynaulds, and if there is a condition causing it, it is secondary Raynauld's.
Jan
31
answered Going to compete 5km outdoor breaststroke
Jan
31
comment Starting running
@vertti - Might be frustrating, but better than the alternatives. But yes, by all means, go out and sprint and hammer as hard as you can on your injury, let us know how that works for you. Running is a strenuous, high impact activity, taking the buildup slow and steady really is the best way. A couple of 20 second sprints aren't going to do a lot for your fitness, but they can do a lot for furthering injury problems.
Jan
30
answered Starting running
Jan
30
comment Why does my girlfriend get sleepy during exercise?
@borfast - Given that the reason for yawns themselves is still not really understood, and there are myriad reasons that she could be getting sleepy ranging from not breathing enough to nutrition to being sick to...well, you get the idea. We love helping, but this would be nothing more than throwing darts at a board and hoping something sticks. I would really recommend talking to a medical professional if it is something you are concerned about.
Jan
30
comment Is running while overweight bad for your knees?
@KronoS - Actually, if you don't have a bike that fits or have a poor position, cycling can be incredibly bad for your knees. More muscular/structural related rather than impact, but still not good.
Jan
30
comment Going to compete 5km outdoor breaststroke
6-7 times per week, with workouts in the 2-4000m range on average. Emphasize longer sets, such as 5x800m breaststroke, 3x1000m, 2x1500m, and toss in some swims of the full distance. At least once or twice a week, work on shorter sets of faster speed, such as 12x100, 10x200, etc.
Jan
29
comment What interesting simulations/games exist with open APIs for integrating with exercise equipment?
I believe that you can download and use the API for the XBox Kinect module, you could use the recognition routines for that. Other than that, I know that there are people that have "hacked" the hardware of various controllers for different gaming systems to allow for custom routines, there are writeups here and there on the 'net. For some of the bicycle ergometer ones, check out sites like trainerroad.com. They require powermeters that are ANT+ capable, but they are customisable to an extent.
Jan
29
comment Heart rates and what they say about you?
Just as a note: 220-age as a "max" heart rate is one of the worst myths in exercise science. It was made up after an observation of less than 10 participants.