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comment FitBit and kayaking
If you read my entire comment, I agreed with you but can't retract until edited.
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comment FitBit and kayaking
The device is tuned to detect acceleration and stop motion. Hence how a bumpy road will register and carpet may not. Also, the website states that it can be used for other activities, it just may lose some accuracy. I do see your point, but the vote can't be retracted unless you edit. :p
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comment FitBit and kayaking
@LarissaGodzilla - "Too broad" and/or "opinion based". IIRC, I think this was already closed and reopened.
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comment FitBit and kayaking
How were you "kayaking" for that 10k? Were you actually floating down a river? Where was the fitbit located?
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comment FitBit and kayaking
You reference it being "smaller" than a step. My wife is 4'9", her steps are about the same size as I would make for a kayak sweep. Also, it's based on accelerometers, so even as the page you reference notes, riding on a bumpy road could be enough to trigger it, or walking on a plush carpet to not register.
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comment Initial weight loss, followed by 2 weeks of inactivity
+1 for two good points on hydration and fat vs. muscle weight. Additionally, after hard workouts, the body may retain fluids for a few days during repair.
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comment Initial weight loss, followed by 2 weeks of inactivity
@Affe - Just to clarify, 1000 calories a day of cardio is not an "insane" level. I am far from fanatic, but I do workouts 4-5 times a week that easily get into the 2-3000 range. Competitive swimmers often eat in the 8-10,000 calorie range just to maintain weight. Competitive cyclists, triathletes, many many endurance athletes at all levels have regular workout days that exceed 1000 calories.
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comment Why is the weight not falling off me?
Also, -1 for too many sweeping generalizations and repetition of debunked myths (Such as "famine mode"). And, citing a wikipedia page (Already a somewhat dubious source) that glaringly states "This page has issues" probably isn't the best place to start.
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comment Why is the weight not falling off me?
My BMI currently comes out to 26.9. Am I fat?
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comment Why is the weight not falling off me?
possible duplicate of How to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time?
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comment What lifts shouldn't I do with a posterior labrum tear?
@GeoreShg - So...the entire sarcasm of the post goes over your head and you focus on a misworded title? Your question is off topic and asking for medical advice. Offering a bounty on a bad question won't help anything.
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comment How to identify what type of body is yours
Proteins are better for one "body type" than another? After 30 years in exercise science and 40 in athletics, I have heard something new. Congratulations.
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comment Is stretching more difficult once the muscle mass is bigger?
@Kneel-Before-ZOD - We are :) I was just talking about the "bulkier you are" perception. I believe Ron Coleman used to do the splits on stage as part of his posing routine.
Jul
21
comment Is stretching more difficult once the muscle mass is bigger?
@Kneel-Before-ZOD - It doesn't. Many bodybuilders are not flexible because they don't work at it. And while gymnasts are not as bulky, their functional strength is often greater than bodybuilders.
Jul
21
comment How to gain weight despite doing lots of endurance training
x2 on the tracking. You appear to only have a vague idea of how much you expend and how much you take in. (Not really a criticism, just an observation. Many people are in the same situation).
Jul
21
comment What are some mind tricks to eat better
VTC as being off topic for several reason. It's general health, opinion based and very broad. There isn't even an attempt at making it workout related.
Jul
21
comment I can control my heart rate “like a muscle”. Is it safe? What could the mechanism be?
How is this exercise related?
Jul
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comment Timing of vitamins & supplements
When do you eat actual food? And do you have anything resembling a workout attached to this?
Jul
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comment What lifts shouldn't I do with a posterior labrum tear?
What does your physical therapist/doctor say?
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comment High intensity performance training
Nobody can tell YOU what YOUR heart rate might be. Also, calories burned on a treadmill is only slightly better than a pure guess.