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comment Should I stretch after exercise?
Because your mixing up stretching to increase your range of motion and stretching as a misperceived way of reducing injury. I will post an answer tomorrow, but I'm reviewing some articles to base it upon. It's not meant personal, but there's a problem with users extrapolating from their experience to other cases, where it might not hold true.
Mar
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comment Why rest between sets?
Well you would want to rest, because it was intense. Either you can't do anything at all or the muscle doesn't have the energy to do it. As for what kind, there's a difference between taking sprints, bench pressing as much weight as possible or doing arm curls with a 10kg weight. Do you expect me to answer for every kind of workout + intensity?
Mar
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comment Should I stretch after exercise?
I strongly disagree with this unfounded answer. While don't know of any studies focusing on body building or martial arts, nor stretching after a workout; there's no evidence whatsoever that this does help either.
Mar
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comment Should I stretch after exercise?
After what kind of exercise? And what kind of stretching would you do?
Mar
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comment Why rest between sets?
Between what kind of repetitions? What kind of workout? How intensive is the workout? This questions is far too general
Mar
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Mar
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answered How do I properly breathe while swimming freestyle?
Mar
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comment Long term impact of team sports and jogging on my knees
Where in your knees do you feel the pain and how long (distance/time) do you run per week on average
Mar
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comment What to replace large quantities of meat with in my diet?
Insects are a great replacement :D
Mar
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comment What swimming technique is more effective for a cardio workout?
Note: I'm coming from a waterpolo background, which 'overly' focuses on short distance sprints. Therefor, your mileage may vary with the best size of the intervals. I'd suggest asking a different question when you want a more tailored advice on a training program
Mar
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answered What swimming technique is more effective for a cardio workout?
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comment How do I properly breathe while swimming freestyle?
Great question Kronos
Mar
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comment Home Gym: Is an elliptical trainer alone enough?
That would have been good to know beforehand ;-) BTW: another good thing of the elliptical is that opposed to cycling, you're off your butt which makes the workout harder. Also compared to a treadmill, there's no 'hard' landing which is nicer on your knees (and other joints)
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comment Improve breathing and increase lung capacity
How 'fit' are you? Because there's huge difference in lung capacity between a marathon runner and a couch potato! If you're really worried, you could get a check up to have a VO2max test, where they monitor your heart, blood and lungs. That should help you detect any 'bottlenecks'
Mar
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comment Experiences with 'barefoot' running
+1 If only for not too much emphases on going slowly! Besides your 'safe' approach should be a general guideline for everyone. Simply stop if it starts to hurt, else go for it and keep going!
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