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Aug
5
comment Are there Common Dumbbell and Barbell Diameters?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about shopping/equipment recommendations
Aug
5
comment Which activities increase flexibility?
And -1. While your muscles may be "looser" in the evening, they are still what is considered "cold". If you want to stretch in the evening, you should do at least 10 minutes of activity using the targeted stretch areas to warm up the muscles and prepare them. Stretching on cold muscles is a good way to injure yourself.
Aug
2
comment When I toe-off my feet splay outwards
@DMoore - Look at his plant foot. It is nearly straight, with the knee tracking straight ahead. Many people point/cock their feet on the follow through. If it is causing issues, then yes something needs to be looked at. If it not causing issues, then it's unimportant. And as I already pointed out, analyzing from a static picture like this can be very misleading, you need a video or to watch in person.
Aug
2
comment When I toe-off my feet splay outwards
@Tom - Actually, no it can't. When my knees point straight ahead, my feet are at a significant outward angle. This is just how my body is built. I attempted to run "straight footed" several different times for extended periods, and it caused pain and other issues until a doc told me to stop, that was just my natural foot position.
Aug
2
comment When I toe-off my feet splay outwards
Do you have references that state it's "always" tight muscles? Body morphology dictates feet angles, there are people that are naturally pigeon toed (point inwards) or duck footed (splay outwards). Encouraging someone with this natural build to run straight footed will cause just as many problems as a straight pointed foot runner having their feet point out.
Aug
1
comment Will eating only protein cause me to lose weight faster without muscle spoiling?
@LegoStormtroopr - Done. It is a good comment, because people don't differentiate, and it's important to specify the type of fat. Most people will hear "Hey, the Inuit do it and they aren't unhealthy!" and start loading up on unhealthy manufactured fats.
Aug
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Aug
1
comment What is the minimum amount of calories?
I'm not! I'm just pointing out erroneous information in the answer.
Jul
31
comment What is the resistance band's elastic length
Additionally as bands age, they lose their elasticity. This can be accelerated by exposure to extreme environments (Keeping it in the garage), or simple unuse. Think of a newspaper rubber band that is old, they get extremely brittle.
Jul
31
comment Will eating only protein cause me to lose weight faster without muscle spoiling?
You need to read your own references. The Inuit diet is high in fats that are monounsaturated and very high in Omega-3. Unless the OP is eating wild caught seal/fish/walrus, it's going to be much higher in saturated fats, which is very common in Western diets. The Inuit diet also varies from 50-75% fat depending on season, the OP is eating a straight 65-70% from fat daily. And, while they may not have the health problems related to fat intake, they do suffer from obesity, which the OP doesn't want either.
Jul
31
comment Do Too Many Electrolytes Make You Fat
Additionally, electrolytes really have no calories. All calories in sports drinks come from some form of sugar, usually maltodextrin or similar.
Jul
31
comment What is the minimum amount of calories?
The body doesn't care about calories for energy per se. Muscles burn glucose. Also, your first dish - if you chop up all the veggies in the fridge, and cover it with egg whites, you're going to get more calories from carbs than protein. One egg white is ~ 15 calories (protein), 1 cup broccoli is 50 calories (carbs). Not sure why egg whites only, the notion that yolks are bad is mostly a myth. Also, the OP states that they have $100 a month, and you say that you spend $100 per week. Not exactly a good recommendation.
Jul
31
answered Will eating only protein cause me to lose weight faster without muscle spoiling?
Jul
31
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.