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sports: strength training, running, badminton


Mar
21
comment Alternating exercises from workout to workout?
That was the kind of answer I was looking for, thanks!
Oct
22
comment 2 workouts a day, supplementation
By "workouts" you mean some kind of hypertrophy or strength training I guess?
Oct
19
comment Does muscle strength (rather than muscle mass) also depend on food consumption?
Very good answer! Would be great if you could also elaborate on food affects the neural factors of strength.
Oct
19
comment Position of weight during weighted pull ups
"If you start adding external weight to other exercises, you want to try and keep the weight in line with the motion of the limbs." Could you elaborate a bit on that? Doesn't it rather apply to open kinetic chain exercises?
Oct
18
comment Position of weight during weighted pull ups
This is not an answer to OP's question, is it?
Oct
14
comment Why not just increase the number of sets?
... Or you use bodyweight exercises.
Oct
14
comment Why not just increase the number of sets?
No that's not what I meant :) I meant you should aim for sets of equal number of reps. Once you've reached 5 or so sets, you should increase intensity, meaning weights.
Oct
13
comment Why not just increase the number of sets?
Consider buying a pair of gymnastic rings or a pull-up bar. There are a ton of bodyweight exercises that are easily scalable and as effective for building muscle mass as training with weights.
Oct
13
comment Why not just increase the number of sets?
Ok, but that doesnt contradict with anything i stated, does it? Being able to perform x reps in a single set does not imply you can do arbitrary many of those sets consecutively, especially if your breaks are short. Chose the number of reps per set such that each set has the same number of reps and you finish the last one short of failure.
Sep
28
comment What happens if I substitute different exercises for my warm-up sets?
@Lego Stormtroopr: if I understand you correctly, you would like to utilize your squat warm up as some sort of skill or strength work for the core etc?
Sep
28
comment What happens if I substitute different exercises for my warm-up sets?
@Freakyuser: it's the maximum weight you are able to do 5 reps with.
Sep
25
comment Bodyweight inverted row - where do the elbows go?
Why do you think hitting the lats is "the point of the exercise"?
Sep
22
comment At what speed should I run?
Also note that it is natural that your heart rate constantly goes up during the run, even if you run at the same pace. This effect decreases for experienced runners tough. So don't go for constant heart rate, but rather for a constant pace.
Sep
22
comment At what speed should I run?
Increasing the amount of time you can hold a certain pace is equivalent to increasing you average pace for a given period. If your pace decreases from 9 to 7km/h at the end of a 45min run, this just means you are not yet able to run 45mins with a 9km/h pace. If you don't want your pace to decrease at the end, you could either start with a lower pace (maybe 7.5-8km/h) pace, or run a shorter distance.
Sep
22
comment At what speed should I run?
What are your goals in running? What distances do you want to improve at?
Sep
20
comment Impact of cardio-exercise duration on burned calories
Are you sure the difference ist negligible? I think this is completely non-trivial as well. For instance, the fuel consumption of a car on the first miles is a lot higher than after the car has warmed up. Couldn't it be the case that the body behaves similarly?
Sep
19
comment Is it possible to effectively build muscle mass using resistance bands?
You can even effectively build muscle mass with bodyweight exercises! For them you need almost no equiment (just a pull-up bar, gymnastic rings or something similar).
Sep
18
comment Impact of cardio-exercise duration on burned calories
"Running at a given pace will have the same caloric burn, no matter how you slice it up." I think this statement is non-trivial. Are you sure about it?
Aug
28
comment How and what to drink for 30 min to 1 hour runs, avoiding the marketing hype
especially alcohol free wheat beer is a great isotonic drink!
Aug
27
comment Abdominal excercises (with weight) - Easy on the back and fun to do
Any reason why you require weights? There are a lot of bodyweight exercises that give you a very intense ab workout, like L-Sits, Hanging Leg Raises or Planks.