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Coaching runners to new PRs! Fascinated by & obsessed with the science behind the improvement.


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comment Exercises to improve speed and running ability
This will help sprint endurance / sprint stamina, thus the reason for the "ladder". It also helps with change of direction.
May
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May
15
comment How to prepare for a race?
@rmx Great to hear! Congrats on the PR.
May
15
comment How to get started with minimal shoes?
Is there an answer that suitably answers your question? If so, could you please accept. Thanks.
May
15
comment How hard should my warm-up be?
Is there an answer that suitably answers your question? If so, could you please accept. Thanks.
May
15
comment Are Five Finger shoes worth their money ?
check this thread too for more info... fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/1942/…
May
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accepted How can I determine my recommended daily caloric intake if I know my BMR?
May
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comment Can I do push ups every day?
I am a firm believer in hard day followed by easy/ rest day AND scheduling a down week every 3 or 4 weeks. Applying that means do less for a week (like cut by 25 percent) and then the next week begin with where you were.
May
14
answered How to prepare for a race?
May
12
answered How to get started with minimal shoes?
May
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answered How hard should my warm-up be?
May
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answered What kind of running shoe is good for my knees?
May
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awarded  Editor
May
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revised What Are The Symptoms of Shin Splints?
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May
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answered What Are The Symptoms of Shin Splints?
May
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answered Are Five Finger shoes worth their money ?
May
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comment Exercises to improve speed and running ability
Squats and deadlifts allow you to create greater force when pushing off the ground which means you overcome gravity easier which correspond to an increase in speed. For short sprints these will help. For endurance based events, they will also help provided they don't cause a corresponding increase in body mass (which would increase the effect of gravity)
May
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answered Exercises to improve speed and running ability
May
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comment Exercises to improve speed and running ability
Will these exercises help to increase speed? Agree they help neurologically but not sure they increase overall speed.
May
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revised How can I determine my recommended daily caloric intake if I know my BMR?
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