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comment How much weight lifting will require me to eat protein supplements?
You don't store protein. At all. You store fat. If you eat excess protein for your needs, it will be either excreted or stored as fat. And eating a ton of protein won't "push your body" towards muscle.
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comment Calf cramps after swimming - pain persisting 2 days later
I would have it evaluated. Especially if you have a "baseball" lump, it's possible that you have a persistent cramp that has knotted up the muscle (Google calf heart attack), a possible muscle tear from the cramp, any number of things from very minor to serious. Get someone who knows what they are doing to take a look and diagnose.
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comment Lose weight: run small everyday or long once in a week?
@Rodolphe - Fat loss is more a function of diet and calorie restriction than how much cardio you add, unless all else stays the same. But, I will say that if you run at a pace for an hour once a week that burns 5 calories a minute, or if you run 4 x week for 20 mins at a pace that burns 7 calories a minute, which is better? :) There are a ton of variables to play with. I still vote with the 4-5x per week strategy.
Aug
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comment I am only eating 700-1000 calories a day(roughly)
@RobSterach - That much activity on 700-1000 calories would be unsustainable after a very short time. I believe that this post was deliberately created to troll people and cause reactions.
Aug
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comment Lose weight: run small everyday or long once in a week?
Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it doesn't exist - This makes for poor answers. The rest of your answer is fine, but if you make the statement, then you should support it with a goal. That way the original asker has enough information to make a good decision.
Aug
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comment Should I do additional cardio?
Higher muscle ratios will help lose weight, as muscle burns more energy than fat. Cardio != burning fat as an absolute rule.
Aug
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comment Lose weight: run small everyday or long once in a week?
It makes for an ambiguous answer. "just cause I can't think of one" is sloppy thinking. If you state that it depends on the goal, you should be prepared to at least present one goal that supports running one hour once a week, not just rely on some vague "Well, I'm sure there's something out there".
Aug
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comment Lose weight: run small everyday or long once in a week?
So, if you can't think of one, then how can it depend on the goal?
Aug
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comment Lose weight: run small everyday or long once in a week?
What goal would be best achieved by running for an hour once a week?
Aug
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comment Suggestions for strength workouts DVDs
To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where … every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite ______?”
Aug
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comment I am only eating 700-1000 calories a day(roughly)
Skillful troll is skillful. -1.
Aug
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comment Glucose in takes
This isn't a fitness question. And please avoid cross posting the same question to several sites.
Aug
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comment I am sweating while lifting?
-1. You don't sweat more because you burn more. Otherwise all we would need to do to lose weight would be sit in a sauna. Sweating is solely related to needing to cool the body.
Aug
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comment My legs are more sore than they've ever been?
How long have you been "off" leg exercises? Did you retest your max when you came back?
Aug
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comment Why did Lance Armstrong take steroids?
@RobSterach - Just because the upper body has more receptors doesn't mean it will automatically grow. You still have to subject it to training stresses. Yes, if LA had done upper body bulking exercises, they would have gotten huge as well. However, most of his doping was EPO and blood, testosterone is of limited use in an endurance sport beyond a basic point.
Aug
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comment Why did Lance Armstrong take steroids?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about why an athlete took a banned substance, not about fitness.
Aug
21
comment How significant is the difference between running on a sidewalk vs a paved road?
@AdamHeeg - See the added details, I moved them from comments to the answer.
Aug
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comment How significant is the difference between running on a sidewalk vs a paved road?
The first link shows all the newton forces from various types of running. The second link is a calculator that converts Newtons to PSI. Typical PSI of asphalt is 500-800, concrete 3000+ (Depending on type). The final paper shows ground reaction forces for various strikes, most coming in the 40-60 PSI range. The human foot just doesn't generate enough PSI for there to be a difference between asphalt and concrete. It's apocryphal lore, nothing more.
Aug
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comment Is this a plausible cutting/bulking proposal?
Somatotypes (Ectomorph, etc) have been debunked. They are not considered actual classifications.
Aug
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comment Improvements to a Size and Strength Meal Plan
It would be nice if you could summarize the information in the link, otherwise future answers will be somewhat irrelevant once the spreadsheet changes/goes away.