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comment What are good books on general exercise principles?
@JasonBaker Have a look also at the info in EXRX.
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comment Is it safe to run with thunder storms overhead in an overcast sky when you live near saltwater?
Lightnings striking people are not uncommon at all. I would take the thing seriously. youtube.com/watch?v=MNJRPOltifI
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comment What are good books on general exercise principles?
@EricKaufman That is a book about a very specific thing, i.e. heavy barbell training for strength. It doesn't say a single word about cardio, flexibility, diet (well, all it says about diet is: drink a gallon of whole milk a day and eat whatever you want - no need to be a rocket scientist to see the crap in that dieting advice). It is nearly useless for any other thing. It is even useless for things as close to barbell training as bodybuilding. No machines, no plyometrics other than the (barbell) power clean, no dumbbells, no machines, no martial arts, no swimming. Absolutely nothing at all.
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accepted Progressive, linear steady cardio program with a stationary bike provided with heart rate meter
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comment Progressive, linear steady cardio program with a stationary bike provided with heart rate meter
Thanks. That was long ago however, and I interrupted doing that because my heart adapted very fast and I found myself having to bike so hard that my knees started hurting. I am swimming now. Since my swimming form sucks, my heart pumps very fast and I have to stop quite often, breathless. At the end of the day this is working like sort of HIIT... (nevertheless, my form improves slowly).
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comment Whey protein recommendation
@Teusz If you spend some time looking for (more or less) trustful sources of information about protein & training (biomedical research papers, training guides for the army written by military doctors) you will have a surprise. The importance of whey may be overestimated due to commercial interests. That does not mean you should or shouldn't avoid whey. Try and see how it works for you. But be aware of this fact: protein contains as many calories per gram as carbohydrates. The protein excess you take will end up as fat tissue.
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comment Whey protein recommendation
@Teusz I don't know what to tell you about the whey protein, I just think it is important to have some carbohydrates before your cardio class and avoid being on an empty stomach. People doing heavy barbell work and bodybuilding seem to benefit from a higher protein intake, but I have no idea about your situation. To me, casein taken before bedtime in addition to a reasonably good diet seems to help: I sleep better, don't wake up craving food any more, and I think I have a better recovery between workouts. But it is a very different situation.
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comment Whey protein recommendation
I don't think an intensive cardio class on an empty stomach at the end of the day is a good idea at all. You might be now underperforming, taking away much of the fun of that class, and creating the conditions for a later night craving that may impair your sleep or make you gain fat in the long term. At least drink a fruit juice at the beginning of the cardio class. Or take with you a light sandwich when you depart from home each morning and eat it on the way to the gym. Two slices of whole corn bread and some cheese for instance. It takes 5 min to prepare it at home, and occupies little room.
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comment I lost wight a lot but my waist size is exactly the same! Why?
Dieting without exercising = loss of muscle mass. Your body was programmed thousands years ago, when having energy reserves to survive was far more important that having a beach body. If you simply starve it without sending powerful signals that you need your muscles to survive, it will happily eat muscle and keep the fat. Yeap.
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comment Frequency of shoulder rehabilitation exercises
What were those rehab exercises? Internal and external rotations standing? Please this is a very interesting question.
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comment Whey protein recommendation
Be sure to throw together some honey into your shake. You probably need carbohydrates between leaving the office and your cardio class, more than protein (a light, whole wheat sandwich is not a bad idea either). As for whey, I have found casein more useful at my age (42). It is supposed to release a more steady supply of amino-acids during hours.