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comment Rashes on thigh after running
Whatever is comfortable. Seams may or may not make a difference, and it doesn't necessarily need to be compression. You just have to try different ones out and see what works for you.
Jun
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comment Do I need to compensate for calories spent exercising on a day to day basis?
That is a myth.
Jun
20
comment Weights and plantar fasciitis
So....if/when he does all these things, will squats and calf raises exacerbate PF? It's good information, but it doesn't address the basic question.
Jun
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revised Walking vs Biking a mile
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Jun
18
comment What is a good metric for defining an ideal weight?
@Paul - You're a programmer (As am I). It's no different than planning a program. Main goal: Lose 50 lbs in the next 4 years. Sub goals. Eat a healthier diet, increase fitness, etc etc. Then lay it out. Within 3 months, have cut out 80% of fast food and boxed meals. Within 6 months, have increased mileage on bike by X amount. Etc etc. If you find that you are falling behind on goals, or not meeting milestones, then you need to see if it's you or the plan that is failing. If the plan is too ambitious, scale it back a bit. If it's you that's failing...well, get a workout buddy or something. :)
Jun
18
comment What is a good metric for defining an ideal weight?
@PaulProgrammer - Well, even at the higher weight range, it's still 65ish lbs. Once you get rolling, it's easier than you think. I'm 165 now, and at my heaviest (5'11"ish) I was 209. The BMI tables are pretty good if you're not an athlete or overly muscular, actually. Set a 6 month, 1 year and 5 year set of goals. Much easier that way.
Jun
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answered What is a good metric for defining an ideal weight?
Jun
18
comment gym exercises to maximise basal metabolic rate?
Just a note - The "afterburn" effect, while real, does not last for very long, and burns minimal extra calories. Eat one oreo cookie and you've just about accounted for the extra calories.
Jun
18
answered Walking vs Biking a mile
Jun
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answered How long do I have to train to be a Ultra Trail Runner?
Jun
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comment What to eat during running?
This is very highly individual. The only way to find out for yourself is to run and eat different things, and see how they affect you.
Jun
15
comment Pre-workout - static vs dynamic stretches
The links that backinshape provided are excellent. Basically, if you do static stretching on cold muscles, you run a much higher risk of tearing/straining muscles, and it can impact performance. Dynamic stretching (Motions that mimic the activity about to be performed) in gradually increasing amplitude are good beforehand, static stretching after workouts. However, studies are VERY mixed on if it helps with injury prevention, no evidence for helping relieve soreness. I generally recommend it if a person is has limited range of motion or it is needed for a sports specific purpose.
Jun
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comment Pre-workout - static vs dynamic stretches
-1 for somewhat misguided information and not answering the OP's question.
Jun
13
comment Train for swimming long distances
@Freakyuser- I would suggest looking at/getting "Swim workouts in a binder" series, they have them also for triathletes. It talks about training, has a lot of excellent workouts, and ways to structure training.
Jun
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comment Train for swimming long distances
@RyanMiller - See clarification example in my answer.
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Jun
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comment Train for swimming long distances
@RyanMiller - Rest is determined by effort level. The more intense the effort, the longer the rest. If you have a race pace that you are aiming at for a 3000m race, then you should easily be able to do that set at that pace with rest breaks. However, for familiarization purposes, even doing it at 70% effort is good. If you can complete a 6x500 set on :10, (or really, even at :20) then you should be able to do a 3000m swim straight, even if it is at a slightly slower pace.
Jun
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comment Train for swimming long distances
How far can you swim straight now? And why, if you have a "Great coach", are you not trusting the coaches plan?
Jun
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answered Train for swimming long distances