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Power duration curve for endurance sports

I have a question regarding the power-duration curve for sports. This curve is power on the y-axis and time on the x-axis. For probably all endurance athletes they will have a exponential declining ...
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Why is the aerobic system not used anymore upon a certain treshold?

When i look at my performance diagnostic for cycling, from a certain point on (~after fat max zone) the amount of fat burned decreases to zero (with increasing wattage) and only carbs are used to ...
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How to achieve high intensity HIIT with equipment available in a gym?

I love doing HIIT with battle rope and sledgehammer. These cardio intensity is the highest two I ever have. I love battle rope most because it has almost no joint wearing. I separate loading to whole ...
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What's the point of aerobic exercise when you can just do anaerobic exercises?

So you should do both aerobic and anaerobic exercises. But the thing is, if I do anaerobic exercises, I am getting aerobic work done as well. Say I go out and do interval training (i.e., anaerobic ...
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Extremely out of breath when working out and how to improve

A bit of background...I have been doing a 3 day a week workout. I use equipment in my basement and I have an 8 month old so possibly less sleep than average joe. I started about 8 months ago with a 2-...
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Mixing anaerobic or lactate threshold training and base aerobic training in the same workout

I typically have 1.5 hours available for a workout once a day. However I can only really manage around 45 minutes of effective high intensity intervals or lactate threshold training in one session. ...
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When is the "220 - age" formula valid to check the HR max?

Going through an answer to Clear cut explaination of threshold training I found a useful answer, where this was stated: Now, since you had a doctor do your HR zones, you may actually have a decent ...
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Blood lactate and glucose

When you exercise blood lactate levels tend to increase as a function of intensity. At the same time, I have seen in a few research papers that blood glucose levels tend to drop as lactate increases ...
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Training @lactate threshold decreases anaerobic capacity

I just read through Steve Magness’ book ‘The science of running’ and came across the following statement : Threshold is the most commonly used workout, and it works extremely well for ST runners, but ...
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Maximum amount of time for anaerobic exercise

I'm a 29 year old reasonably fit man. I used to run regularly but haven't ran much for the greater part of two years now. I do my 10 minute commute on a road bike daily, usually trying to go as fast ...
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Is Anaerobic Threshold a concept or a construct?

If found in litterature loads of papers challenging the concept of AT ( Anaerobic Threshold ). Most of them explain how this is only a construct and how and why previous expert were lead into ...
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Should you eat junk food on the day you work out vs on a non gym day? [closed]

I lift weights 2-3 days a week, spread as evenly as possible throughout the week. Saturday is my "do nothing productive day" which helps me stop burning out (this actually really helps me stay ...
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Aerobic vs anaerobic for better fat loss

I've read in this forum about aerobic and anaerobic training but i can't get an answer for my particular situation. I'm 35 years, male, 175cm , with 79kg, doing 3 or 4 exercises (2xrunning 5km/500 ...
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What effect does restricted oxygen in cardio have on muscle damage & repair?

As we all know, cardio and strength training have completely different effects on your muscles, and your body's response to them. Strength training trains the body to make those big anaerobic muscle ...
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What do we mean by "aerobic" and "anaerobic"?

I'm sure there are lots of us who aren't so clear on the distinction "aerobic" and "anaerobic": exercise, running, conditions, and so on. So: what is the difference between the two?
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Is there a way to approximate the change in the metabolic rate caused by anaerobic exercise? [duplicate]

I've read that if I do anaerobic exercise it can trigger an "afterburn" effect which lasts for at most 48 hours. Suppose I do this every other day which means that the afterburn effect is quasi-...
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Do I lose muscle mass if I do anaerobic exercises throughout my diet?

I'm on a diet for a month now. It consist of 5 meals with a sum of 1700 calories per day (2000 is the stable calorie intake per day for me). My diet has a high amount of protein (3 times body mass) ...
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Metabolic Equations for Anaerobic Exercise?

I know several metabolic equations for estimating VO2 (and therefore calories burned) for steady state exercise, but how is VO2 and caloric expenditure estimated through exercises like power lifting ...
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Get anaerobically fit for a squash tournament in a month

I am a 23 year old healthy male who plays squash at a national level. In 40 days, I have an important tournament coming up. I am in a good shape compared to the everyday guy, but not in a good enough ...
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Why does cardio/aerobic exercise lead to muscle loss?

Recently, I've been reading a lot about how cardio reduces muscle mass and strength. The following is an excerpt from crossfit.com that seems to sum up what I've been reading: Aerobic training ...
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Why do I get lactic acid build up at lower threshholds on different days?

I'm a climber, so I'm talking specifically about forearms. I train regularly and have been for years, so I'm pretty familiar with how my body responds. As I understand it, the "pumped" sensation in ...
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Max Heart Rate for HIIT with weights

I've started doing HIIT with weights and with that have done lots of reading and research. One thing I've read of course is with HIIT you need to increase intensity. When lifting weights should I be ...
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Increase Anaerobic Energy Levels

I am trying to increase the amount of sprinting and cutting that I can do consecutively without getting burned out. I recently started a tough workout program/plan that has me doing jumps and lunges ...
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Should my running be aerobic or anaerobic?

I'm running every other day, and I run pretty hard. I'm looking for the best way to build endurance so that I can run for longer without wearing out, but I'm also liking the amount of calories that I'...
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What does it actually mean "anaerobic pulse zone"?

Can someone put in human terms what does it mean to work out in "anaerobic pulse zone"? Update: I mean anaerobic heart rate in context of running on a treadmill. I'm 26 and while running on 12km/h ...
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