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comment How big is a “cup” in MyFitnessPal?
The "cup" is a standard US measuring cup. That does not mean that user A didn't cram it completely full, and user B had a lot of space. Your best bet is to look at the US food database and get your calories from there. Slightly more work, but infinitely better results.
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comment What causes fatigue and light head when running?
@MR04 - Not really, no. Not as a daily standard, anyway.
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comment What causes fatigue and light head when running?
When do you run in relation to your mealtimes? As @SeanDuggan says, first thought is low blood sugar, second thought is lack of proper breathing (Barring some congenital defect, of course).
Jul
28
comment Breathing during running
@Alec - I know it's a summary, and I would like to read further, I just don't have access to that particular site. Unfortunately, all the summary says is that they infer there is a link in humans because other mammals adapted it. I would be interested in seeing if they address the fact that humans are the only mammals (that I am aware of) that exercise and run for sport, and if that makes a difference.
Jul
28
comment Is it okay to eat after exercising?
This is a misinterpretation of the timing recommended to consume carbohydrates with some protein to restore muscle glycogen. As can be seen in studies like this, a 3:1 carb to protein ratio is ideal for replenishing muscle glycogen. Supplement companies jumped on this and push the misinformation as @Alec stated. This more applies to endurance exercise than it does to weightlifting types of exercise.
Jul
28
comment Breathing during running
@Alec - Hard to say what's to counter. It was something published in sciencemag (Not a recognized journal) 30 years ago, and the abstract says "Hey, there might be a link in humans because other mammals evolved it". If you have a source or copy for the full article, I'd love to read it.
Jul
28
comment Breathing during running
This is the right answer. Just breathe as you need to. Don't worry about strides, or timing, whatever. Just breathe.
Jul
28
comment Only eating 3X a week but working out 6 days a week?
@Jason - Yes, that's the thermic effect of food. Somewhere around 5-10% of calories consumed IIRC. And he won't burn muscle until he runs out of fat stores.
Jul
27
comment Holding on to a bar (a horizontal pull up one obviously) thicker
Rotate how? Are you able to grab with a hand on either side (much like you would a pole vault pole)?
Jul
27
comment How reliable is this study for the relationship between heart rate and calories burned?
@Frisbee - It's still lactate, ethanol, CO2 and H2O, but it can be converted back into pyruvate or glucose for fuel use. The lactate threshold is where exercise is intense enough that it starts to accumulate in the blood rather than being carried off. This is different for everyone, and can be influenced/increased by specific training.
Jul
27
comment Would this work for a teen looking to get lean?
@Souljacker - When trying to get lean, strict attention to calories is the most important thing you can do.
Jul
27
comment How reliable is this study for the relationship between heart rate and calories burned?
@Frisbee - Lactate is a fuel.
Jul
27
comment What if you only ate vegetables and fruits?
@BerinLoritsch - There are also about 12 or so plants that have complete proteins, although they are technically grains, not fruits/veggies.
Jul
27
comment Rotator cuff exercises not intended to build muscle?
Awesome answer. Wish I could +1 it more than once.
Jul
27
comment Friend is benching 405 through a “secret workout?”
Heavy binge drinking will only depress your testosterone about 25%. Unless you're already near the lower edges of normal, a bout of drinking won't depress it enough to warrant any drug interventions. However, any "anti aging" doctor that lays claim to that specialty would write the scrip regardless.
Jul
24
comment Good shoes for knee pain
Any answer to this question will be entirely opinion based, which makes it a bad fit for the SE model. The models that you list all have different fit and drop characteristics as well. I would recommend going to a running shoe store that does gait analysis and tell them what you want. And, just to toss it out there, I know a lot of older triathletes that swear by the Hoka One One shoes/brand.
Jul
24
comment Taking time off work to weight lift
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's asking about weightlifting camp locations.
Jul
17
comment When is the best time to drink PHD Diet Whey Protein
Probably because they are low quality, one liner answers. Also, if you could summarize/recap the main points of the study, it would help your answer stay valid if the link ever breaks.
Jul
17
comment Does a runner automatically slow down when your body's water content is lower than normal?
Can you clarify what you mean by "ignore dehydration issues"? Most studies I've read show performance impact starting at 2%(ish) water loss.
Jul
17
comment Does a runner automatically slow down when your body's water content is lower than normal?
@CountIblis - How do you do a placebo IV?