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Nov
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comment What to do with sore muscles
I agree with the last paragraph but you suggest getting a prescription for pain killers to overcome muscle fatigue? Pain is a perfectly natural response that tells you to 'take it easy'. The way to get rid of it is to give your body what it needs to recover faster which includes, rest, water, electrolytes, and nutrients. Munching on pain killers only dulls the symptoms and may produce additional side-effects, it doesn't fix the underlying problem.
Nov
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comment Any benefits to doing really low or really high number of reps per set?
(cont) The argument from the 'weight lifters' front is that cardio makes you lose muscle gains - and they're right - if you're doing endurance cardio. But not all forms of cardio produce the same result. Look at the body types of marathon runners vs sprinters. Search for the phrases 'anaerobic vs aerobic' 'lactate threshold' 'endurance vs high intensity' 'Type I vs Type II muscle', etc... Keep an eye out for people who are biased in favor of one side.
Nov
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comment Any benefits to doing really low or really high number of reps per set?
@Luciano It's nearly impossible to find a good unbiased source because of the 'religious wars' between the 'weight lifting types' and 'endurance types'. I could probably write a book about it but the gist is. Cardio is bad if you do the wrong type (ie endurance). What you want to do is focus on higher intensity cardio. That will both strengthen your heart making your body more effective at transporting nutrients/oxygen during lifting and also help you better process the byproducts of anaerobic metabolism (ie the type that creates 'the burn'). Fewer byproducts = less soreness.
Sep
6
comment Does working out with a sweatshirt on burn more calories?
No, but you greatly increase the risk of heat exhaustion.
Sep
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comment Does working out with a sweatshirt on burn more calories?
In winter you also want clothes that keep you just warm enough so you don't sweat and/or clothing that wicks away the sweat from your body. In winter, sweat = wet = cold.
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answered What is causing a bad/strange reaction about 1 to 3 minutes after finishing my runs
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answered Why do sprinters have muscular arms?
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May
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comment What is the best pre-workout supplement for long distance running?
+1 to 'I would look to actual food for a pre-workout supplement'. You need lots of stored energy to sustain prolonged activity. Otherwise, you'll hit 'the wall'. Personally, I suggest spaghetti the night before so the energy will be readily available when you wake up.
May
29
comment Am I taking too many vitamins and supplements?
-1 Your body only gets rid of the extra if the vitamin is water soluble. Fat soluble vitamins OTOH are accumulated in your body's tissue and don't get flushed if you take too much the same way that water soluble vitamins do. Google 'hypervitaminosis'.
May
29
comment Is it normal when starting squats to not have flexible enough ankles?
You could be flatfooted, or may have a slight muscle imbalance caused by the shoes you wear.
May
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answered What is the most natural form of Vitamin D supplementation?
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comment Is “Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It” thesis correct?
@Joe lol... Actually, no. I was just responding directly to the passage the OP quoted. Maybe I'll check it out to see if I could learn something new.
Sep
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comment Strengthening neck and shoulders to hold weight on my head
+1 for headstands. Wearing a helmet makes it more comfortable to do for longer periods of time. Kinda like what BBoys use while practicing headspins. While on your head you can also do cor strengthening exercises using your legs.