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comment How can I stretch hamstrings in isolation?
Care to elaborate on this?
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comment Is there a rule of thumb for setting running goals?
While I applaud you for managing to to train up to a marathon in such a short time, this doesn't really help him decide how often he should be running and whether to use interval trainings or recovery runs.
Mar
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comment Is there a rule of thumb for setting running goals?
Adidas MiCoach has an option on their website to create a training schedule based on your goal and current level of fitness. These workouts seem very balanced and have similar variations as those in @Chris S's answer. Best of all: it's all free (AFAIK).
Mar
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comment What are the recommended exercise types for getting broad shoulders?
are you sure your last sentence is correct? Don't you mean that military pressures do neglect the exercises that help strengthen supporting tissues?
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revised Why do you have to exercise to build muscle?
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answered Why do you have to exercise to build muscle?
Mar
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comment Should I stretch after exercise?
Great to see you didn't take my fancy references for granted and decided to research it yourself! Awesome answer!
Mar
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comment How effective is Zumba in weight-loss and toning?
How long and how intense would you be working out @Kyra?
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comment Is there a specific, efficient way to pedal a road bike?
I honestly don't expect physicists to know more about muscle physiology or anatomy ;-) But your answer is sufficient to answer the question anyway. If they want to know what the best cycling technique is, they should ask another question.
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comment Is there a specific, efficient way to pedal a road bike?
Another thing that should be taken into consideration is that the frequency of rotation has an influence on your efficiency (of your muscles rather than mechanical). So if you were to create an extremely large lever, it would also influence your rotational speed (the longer way will take you longer) and thus might have a 'negative' influence on your efficiency.
Mar
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comment Is there a specific, efficient way to pedal a road bike?
Great answer @Mindcorrosive. There's another factor that's important and that's that the positioning of your foot determines the angles of your ankle, knee and hip (assuming your stuck on the saddle). Changing these angles influences the optimal length of your muscles, which can have a significant effect on your efficiency. Furthermore, some of your muscles are biarticular (spanning two joints) and they require a certain position to be used effectively.
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revised How does one properly 'cool down'?
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comment How does one properly 'cool down'?
I'm slightly annoyed that my answer is lacking any suggestions for weight lifting or more strength based sports. Would anyone recommend them cooling down and how?
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comment Is there a specific, efficient way to pedal a road bike?
Would you care to explain why this is the most efficient way to pedal?
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