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comment Why do I lose the flexibility gained from stretching?
If you don't use it, you lose it!
Dec
7
comment Can I use butterfly as resistance training?
You can make swimming harder by using paddles that increase the surface of your hands or wear a t-shirt which will significantly increase the load
Dec
2
comment How to run without damaging your feet, knees or hips.
@BenCrowell after reading the summary of the thesis, the second part should cover 'exercise related lower leg pain', which covers mostly overuse injuries. Either way, while the main gists of my answer is probably still correct (albeit useless in practice), its probably in dire need of an update given the studies that have been published in the past few years.
Dec
1
comment How to run without damaging your feet, knees or hips.
@Ben I think I fixed the link to the Willems thesis, the university apparently changed its ID. I changed the name to Murphy et al, though I agree its probably not the best citation. Please do note that the answer is over 2.5 years old, there has been a lot of research in this area lately. Also, I think you might like Payne's blog about running research, this time I'm sure the name is correct :-)
Nov
24
comment How to prevent back pain after a long day of standing
Care to summarize some of the information from that link? If the link dies, your answer has no real content
Oct
8
comment Calluses under big toe
Sure it can @MDMoore313, why else would some people get stress fractures from running with them?
Oct
1
comment How to calculate body fat using calipers?
It probably refers to the Illium, which is part of the hip bone (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip_bone)
Sep
25
comment Feet turned out while running
Do you experience pain while running with your toes pointing outwards? If not, then just ignore what the 'experts' say and listen to your body
Sep
24
comment What can I use to monitor my running workout?
Care to add some screenshots and other information you can find about it. I personally haven't used it, but that's more because I already have too many tracking apps
Sep
24
comment What can I use to monitor my running workout?
No problem, I still think its a great app so +1
Sep
24
comment What can I use to monitor my running workout?
I love Sports Tracker too, but could you please add some more information and possibly some images to make the answer more on par with the others?
Sep
9
comment Maintenance of the Flexor Hallucis Longus muscle for Long-distance Running?
What do you mean with 'maintain'? Your body isn't exactly a machine you can grease right on the spot where its a bit stiff. Also, why are you singling out a single muscle? What often happens is that the weakest link gives you problems. If you focus solely on your weakest link, guess who's going to give you trouble next? The second weakest link, so I'd suggest a more holistic approach.
Sep
4
comment When I toe-off my feet splay outwards
@LegoStormtroopr Here's the publication: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3323565
Aug
30
comment How can I fit 7 weeks of C25K training into two weeks?
Simple: you cannot. But that doesn't mean training won't benefit you. Worst case: don't go all out during the race and you should be fine.
Aug
28
comment Barefoot running vs any footwear
I must have misread, though the formulation is rather unclear. But definitely no, while its possible to run in almost anything, I wouldn't recommend it. Especially if they make you run asymmetrically or hinder you, you risk getting injured
Aug
26
comment Is flexibility training limited by lack of exercise in youth?
@DMoore I think that if you edited your comments into your answer, that should go a long way for providing references
Aug
25
comment RunKeeper fails to pick up my heart rate
@JensSchauder I've had problems with this model in the past as well, trying to troubleshoot it is a nightmare, because you're basically shooting in the dark. The Polar Wearlink gives no feedback in whatever mode it is in and even if its pared with your phone, Runkeeper offers no feedback as to whether it actually picked it up (unlike an app like Sportstracker). So its an overall subpar experience
Aug
23
comment Running shoes: are EVA soles that bad?
You can get that kind of protection from much thinner soles. I think that most shoes won't prevent ankle sprains, so unless your ankle is really unstable, you'd be better off doing more stability or strength training.
Aug
23
comment Running shoes: are EVA soles that bad?
While the shoe may be expensive, that doesn't mean the material its made out of is expensive as well. There are other foams that have much better characteristics, but they might be bad for the environment (in such volumes) or simply be more expensive
Aug
23
comment Running shoes: are EVA soles that bad?
Minimal running shoes aren't 'too soft' they are often made of the same material, simply less of it. What's more problematic is the shoe manufacturers picking EVA probably because its cheapest way to make a decent sole. They could make better soles if they wanted to.