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Jul
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comment Are there any positive effects of green tea (or extracts) as part of a pre- or post-workout regime?
Doubtful that this question can be saved. It is nutrition, but it is also a shopping question.
Jul
30
comment Converting times from treadmill to outdoor running?
A good, experienced runner can almost always tell you that. One of our challenges in college was running 400m repeats (up to 16) and at the end, being able to tell the coach what your time was for each of them. Anything that was off by more than 5 seconds and you ran penalty laps.
Jul
30
comment Converting times from treadmill to outdoor running?
I would caution against basing anything on heart rate. Heart rate is highly variable, and can change based on things like hydration level, caffeine intake, fatigue, nutrition, heat, etc. You could run the same effort level indoors versus out and quite easily have a 10-15 BPM difference between the two. Over time an average can be done, but a one time indoor/outdoor test is not going to be reliable.
Jul
30
comment Converting times from treadmill to outdoor running?
The 1-2% incline is generally recognized as being the best adjustment to accommodate wind resistance (The faster you run, the more you create your own air resistance) when compared to outside running. But yes, there is negligible difference overall.
Jul
30
comment Do Too Many Electrolytes Make You Fat
How do so many upvote this without any close flags? It's pretty much straight nutrition advice.
Jul
29
comment Is there any way to keep your knee problem free in the long run for a distance runner?
The answer that @BackInShapeBuddy linked to is spot on. The biggest thing in running is steady progression. Don't do too much too soon and take care of your equipment (shoes), and you should be fine. My N=1 experience is I've been running since 1983, and my only running related injury was snapping hip in college (1987) from overworn shoes (And a couple rolled ankles here and there...)
Jul
29
comment Weight loss routine
Studies have repeatedly shown that the single biggest factor in weight loss is calorie reduction. While the 3500 calories = 1 lb of fat is somewhat in debate and variable per person, calorie restriction is the main consideration.
Jul
29
reviewed Close Building strength with Spondylosis (L5-S1 degeneration)
Jul
29
reviewed Close What is the difference between a crane pose and a frog tuck?
Jul
29
comment What can I do to limit shin splints?
Have you had any kind of form/gait analysis done? Who prescribed you orthotics, and what kind of shoe do you run in?
Jul
29
reviewed Close What is the difference between a turtle freezes and a peacock pose?
Jul
29
comment What can I do to limit shin splints?
I am a runner. It paid for most of my college. There is a hardness difference, but to a runner, the difference can't be felt between asphalt and concrete. Any perception of this is in your own mind. And your statement that coaches don't let their runners run on concrete/asphalt is erroneous as well. There are countless runners around the world (Teams and recreational) that train on concrete/asphalt regularly with no problems at all. The primary contributors to shin splints are overuse, bad form, poor equipment or ramping mileage up too quickly.
Jul
29
comment What can I do to limit shin splints?
To a runner, there is no difference in the hardness between concrete and asphalt.
Jul
27
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Jul
27
comment Is flexibility training limited by lack of exercise in youth?
And how do muscles get in the way of flexibility? There are quite a few professional body builders that can do front and side splits.
Jul
27
revised Does running reduce the muscle gained by gym workouts?
Corrected some spelling and fixed a few grammar issues.
Jul
27
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Exercise for shoulders strength with no special equipment
Jul
23
comment Is Upright Row a good alternative to Overhead Press for people with rounded shoulders?
This answer here. It could be improved some more if you used exercises that targeted the rear head of the deltoids more than the lateral head.
Jul
23
comment How sports specific is cardio?
@BenCole - Yes. The muscles tire out long before the cardio system is at capacity. I suppose in theory you could temporarily lose cardio fitness if you switch sports.
Jul
23
comment How sports specific is cardio?
Cardiovascular fitness by itself is just the capacity of the heart and lungs to deliver oxygen to working muscles and carry away waste. This can be developed to a good base with any aerobic exercise. What Dave is referring to is sports specific fitness, which has cardiovascular as a component. For example, one of the adaptations in fitness is new blood vessel growth into working muscles. If you do a lower body sport like cycling, the arms aren't getting that adaptation, so if you start swimming, the swimming fitness isn't there even though you may be cardiovascularly fit overall.