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External factors influencing running performance [closed]

I plan to create a training plan for myself for different running events by aligning with external factors, specific to every event, which contribute to running performance. Is there any reference for ...
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How much does adrenaline/warming up effect strength performance?

Warming up is important for safety reasons, but I'm not asking about that. I would like to know how much psyching yourself up and being pumped with adrenaline affects an athlete's performance in ...
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rounded shoulders in planks

Recently , I record my self doing planks and squats. After I was supposing I am doing them right, I detect that: during planks: my sholders are directed down and they are making my upper back to ...
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Improve workout endurance and results by adding nutrition supplements?

I work out every other day, and do cardio in between, with 1 or 2 days rest in a week. My work out program: 1.5 km treadmill Row machine: 2x10 Chest machine: 2x10 Leg Press: 2x10 Back ...
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What controls heart rate while workout?

I am 31 year old with moderate fitness. I cycle 3 times a week about 40 mins average and my heart rate monitor data shows I average more than many other people on strava. I know beats per minute may ...
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what exercises or physical activities where small framed, tall, long limbed people do well?

What types of exercises or physical activities favor a body type that is: small framed (thin bones, lighter bodyweight) relatively tall (6 feet+) long limbs (arms and legs) At what can a person with ...
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Lower back pain when performing lying leg raise

I was trying to do the exercise "Leg raising" : The problem is that : First it feels very difficult while raising my legs with a sharp lower back pain. Inaddition, during moving my legs up and ...
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Morning or evening exercise? [duplicate]

I looked up which is better and Google seems to give plenty articles supporting either. I'm guessing it depends on the person's work/study schedule, being fat or not, type of exercise, exercise goals,...
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Should marathon races be done at an even pace throughout or at a constant effort?

Even paces for marathons seem to be the norm, but seem to require very intense efforts near the finish. For example Greg McMillan recommends a fast finish long run to be done with an additional ...
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What is the function of myosatellite cells, and how do they relate to performance?

Three questions pertaining to myosatellite cells: What are myosatellite cells? What function do they have in the muscles? How do they relate to performance?
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Am I in a so-called “good running form”?

I ran a 5000 m on the track on Saturday, and two days later, on Monday, I ran a 5 km road race. The results are almost the same (21:44 and 21:48), and I could push my body really hard in both cases, ...
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Is it better to take a nap or work out?

On days like today, when I've only had 5 or 6 hours of sleep, I often wonder if it would be healthier (in terms of recovery, performance, and so on) to skip my lunchtime workout and take an hour nap ...
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Declining performance after almost 4 months of continous exercise. Why is this?

Ive been exercising almost religiously for about 4 months but have observed a declining rate of performance for the past 1 and a half month. I haven't changed anything in terms of diet and sleep ...
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Running vs Insanity vs P90X

I am 25yo 170cm x 57kg and I like run I started running 3 years ago, because I wanted to lose weight, so after few months I get rid of 25kg~, after that I continued running more seriously, and I ...
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Performance standards for curls and other small muscle exercises

The Weightlifting Performance Standards by Dr Kilgore are quite motivating, giving targets to aim for and a sense of accomplishment when a level is reached. I appreciate that these charts are based ...
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What are the performance benefits and drawbacks of toe socks over normal socks?

I bought a pair of Injinji toe socks recently to try them out. To date, I haven't noticed a huge difference in the way I perform my physical activities (mostly kung fu and an occasional run). If there ...
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Failure to do 16 pushups

I'm sporting moderately for about half of a year, dropped lots of weight and got some muscle. The only problem there is, is with pushup repetitions. Previous summer I was doing 10-15 normal pushup ...
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What are the Single or Two ply powerlifting suit benefits?

Are there any long term benefits to using single/two ply powerlifting suits? Or are they just used to allow more weight to be lifted during competitions? For belts, I've noticed better form and ...
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How to find your one repetition maximum?

Are these formulas close to every ones one rep max on varies exercises? and I would like to know how accurate this is for everyone and if you have anything better? Formulas to find your one rep max (...
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Effect of Sex/Male Orgasm on Athletic Performance

"Women weaken legs." -- Mickey from Rocky I I've often heard and have been told from coaches even that one should abstain from any sexual activity, irrespective of whether it is manual or with a ...
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Do athletic socks make a difference to performance?

There are plenty of selections that athletes have in selecting socks. Most of these socks are ear toward moisture whicking material. My question is, do these type athletic socks make a difference in ...