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Jun
3
comment What physical endurance exercise can I fit into a 5-minute routine without any equipment?
Wow that's a quick warmup! I thought that you'd usually need at least 5 minutes for the warm up alone...
Jun
2
comment What physical endurance exercise can I fit into a 5-minute routine without any equipment?
Doesn't tabata need a warmup?
May
6
comment Is weight loss possible without cardio?
"There's always swimming" - one of the things I love about swimming. Bad legs? Focus on pull. Bad arms? Focus on kick. I don't know of a sport that's more flexible than swimming.
Apr
28
comment Is rucking (running with weight in backpack) a bad idea?
Better yet, do your rucking on a soft sand beach if you're near one. Even less impact, and a greater muscular workout.
Jan
27
comment Breathing out during swimming freestyle
Some excellent info here: fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/428/…
Jan
27
comment Breathing out during swimming freestyle
I agree that you breath as much as you need to, but in my swimming days I found that for proper sprints (e.g. 50 m), most would breath minimally - sometimes just 3 times during the race, or around 7 strokes a breath. It's predominantly anaerobic for those short distances, so breathing every stroke would be unhelpful.
Nov
18
comment 8 hours continous sleep but thirsty, or good hydration but sleep interrupted?
Interesting, any citation to back this up?
May
13
comment Pistol Squat Progression?
This is basically an ad for a book, you haven't given any actual exercise recommendations for the progression.
Dec
1
comment Eating Only Cereals at Night?
I'd recommend dropping the sugar without replacing the sweetener.. losing fat while maintaining a sweet tooth makes the job a lot harder. A change of taste is very important - get into complex grains!
Nov
27
comment How do I track improvement in my box jump?
Yeah, plain vertical jumps might just be better. Do you still think it's good to do serious training via box jumping? You definitely can't push as hard doing it, and I think adding weights would be too dangerous. Also that looks like a good contraption, though I imagine with a bit of creativity you could do it for cheap (e.g. black rope, chalk on hands).
Nov
27
comment Is there any research showing how effective HIIT (specifically stationary bike) is for fat loss?
I think making it relative to energy use is skewing the results. Most HIIT I know, e.g. tabata, use a lot less energy than an endurance workout. I'm also skeptical of that result, as I've read more that says lower intensity is better for burning fat.
Oct
22
comment How do I know if I'm training too hard?
Thank you for listing out the symptoms! I pretty much had these memorised during the competitive days, it was so important to keep them in mind.
Oct
9
comment How should I train to increase my push-up maximum from 20 to two sets of 100?
@LegoStormtrooper I've always been taught the importance of training both directions of motion/opposite muscle groups. I really think this should be coupled with horizontal pull ups. From what I've seen from athletes, the best way for them to boost a specialised activity often involves a broader range of activities. Balanced exercise is probably what I mean by holistic. Lifting isn't a must, but I'd say balanced muscle conditioning is.
Oct
9
comment How do I gain weight as a vegan?
@Baarn Personally I'd prefer a radical change to leaving the question as is and have it closed - the answers were very informative to me. I dislike that rule about StackExchange. Look at our highest voted question - "Exercises for Programmers" - that got closed. People clearly love it, yet we decide to reject that format.
Oct
9
comment How should I train to increase my push-up maximum from 20 to two sets of 100?
+1 for "Go ahead and win it, but do it by making yourself awesome instead of valuing foolish grandstanding". Nice job of pointing the OP in a better direction.
Oct
9
comment How should I train to increase my push-up maximum from 20 to two sets of 100?
@LegoStormtrooper Do we really want to be advocating non-holistic fitness? This proposed regime would eventually lead to some muscle problems. Also as you said, it becomes more of an endurance exercise - this makes cross-training more viable. Like some front crawl swimming.
Oct
8
comment How do I gain weight as a vegan?
I've completely reworded this question in attempt to save it. I think the core of it (bulking diet for a vegan) is on-topic and quite interesting, it just needed some drastic changes! Don't know if someone can approve the edit.
Oct
8
comment How should I train to increase my push-up maximum from 20 to two sets of 100?
If you go this way, enjoy the hunchback build that comes from just doing chest workouts...
Sep
13
comment How often does running or weight lifting cause capillary bursts?
Great question, and welcome to Physical Fitness! I'm wondering if this question is edging too much towards medical rather than fitness. I've suggested a new title - "How often does running or weight lifting cause capillary bursts?" - I think it would help make the scope of the question more fitness-orientated rather than medical.
Sep
9
comment What is tabata? How effective is it?
Good to see the link. It's a shame that the uncertainty of the results is so substantial: 53 +/- 5 to 58 +/-3 versus an increase of 7 is far from reliable data. I've just discovered Tabata, and it would be great to see some more substantial research on this craze.