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Aug
7
comment Experience and references about intermittent fasting
Great information from Dr. Weil on the subject
Jul
26
comment What can cause an unexpected weight gain with constant workouts and calorie control?
@RobertKaucher You don't gain 7lbs of muscle in 1 week.
Jul
25
comment Best way to breathe for long-distance running
@RyanMiller As stated in alesplin's link, Dr. Lieberman indicated that through studies it is not physically possible to supply your body with enough oxygen in an anaerboic setting via the nasal passage alone; which could certainly occur in a long distance run.
Jul
25
comment Best way to breathe for long-distance running
@alesplin The problem is that high-intensity is a measure of scale and varies for each individual. While anaerobic is black and white, high-intensity is not which means that for a long distance run the OP could certainly enter an anaerobic state depending on terrain and a number of other factors. I think we need to state the negatives to breathing in via both mouth and nasal other than warming the air and filtering the air as those two variables can also be directly relational to the environment you're in. Your answer seems to be geared at not entering an anaerobic state during your run.
Jul
25
comment Best way to breathe for long-distance running
If you recall Lieberman’s comments above, the turbulence and resistance created by our nose is incredibly useful, but this benefit diminishes when there is a corresponding need for higher-intensity work output. Ultimately, you’ll have to decide what is more important to you. This is in direct competition of your entire answer.
Jul
25
comment Best way to breathe for long-distance running
@alespin Your link states Your body needs oxygen badly, and in general the least resistant and highest volume throughput entryway for oxygen into your body is your mouth. I always thought I was mentally weak for not holding my mouth shut through a workout, but it seems that my preference for high intensity training put me in a position where nose-breathing was inadequate for my oxygen needs.
Jul
25
comment Best way to breathe for long-distance running
@RyanMiller The down side to inhaling air via both your mouth and nose? I have certainly heard the argument to exhale via your nose as heavy mouth exhaling exhibits fight or flight tendencies but inhalation via both makes sense. Taking in more oxygen is not a negative and when your body requires it both your nose and mouth should be used.
Jul
25
revised Best warm up for running
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Jul
23
comment Best warm up for running
@DaveLiepmann Specific to running, which the OP asked about and specific to stretching (granted this answer is targeting static stretching) was the goal of this answer. Starting a run off slower than normal and increasing your speed over a given amount of time is arguably the best approach to stretching with regards to running.
Jul
23
comment Best warm up for running
@DaveLiepmann Answer added.
Jul
23
comment Best warm up for running
@JohnP Posted an answer with data.
Jul
23
answered Best warm up for running
Jul
23
comment Best warm up for running
-1 Stretching prior to running is an unneeded waste of energy. Walking prior to running? Certainly. Starting your run at a lower intensity than the finish? Absolutely. Butt-kicks? Nope. Walking Lunges? Nope.
Jul
9
comment How harmful is the sun in a late afternoon to a run?
@Eyal I use something like this when I run in the early/late afternoon. I am located in Phoenix and it hits 105+ at that time, full sun. The hat coupled with a long sleeved runners shirt with UVA/UVB protection soaked in water has worked for me.
Jul
5
comment What's a good running goal for getting started?
If the recommendation for cardio health is 15 - 30 minutes, 3 - 5 time a week, how exactly is _ running a 7 minute mile twice a week will keep you in great shape and at a high cardio fitness level_ accurate? It's not.
May
7
comment Alternative push-up methods for sightly fat people
@DaveLiepmann That's what I'm saying. You will also note that the OP clearly stated they can do 5, 10, etc... reps of real push-ups. If you can't do a real push-up; train the needed muscle groups until you can.
May
4
comment Alternative push-up methods for sightly fat people
@J.Winchester Variations to a real push-up yes; however to say someone can't do one is usually far fetched. They generally_can't_ do a large number of reps and shouldn't feel inadequate in that. Do the push-ups and get better, the rep count will increase over time.
Apr
7
answered Best way to breathe for long-distance running
Mar
11
awarded  Yearling
Feb
23
comment Best way to quickly burn sugar
@L.DeLeo The variables (age, metabolism, genetics, etc....) are numerous. This will vary with each individual.