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Fastest form of “consistency” when running

When running, especially in areas of varying inclines, is it faster to keep a consistent pace or consistent effort? In other words, should a runner put more effort into up-hills or slow down to ...
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Getting sub 20min 5k

I am a 75kg/165lbs 179cm/5'10ft 24 year old male that has been running on and off the past couple of years. Recently I have made it a goal to do a sub 20 min 5k as my title suggests, but I am blank ...
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Is speed muscular or technical?

Is a training a muscle to be stronger result in the muscle contracting faster thus making one's limb movements faster? Or is speed entirely defined by structure and techniques like limb length, ...
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Does the pectoral muscle serve any role in the sports practiced in this modern Era?

By sports I mean games of competition where brain and brawn matter, therefore bench press competitions like in strongman or powerlifting are not classified as sport but pure strength game as those are ...
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Ladies Group Sports for those with Weak Knees

Can you suggest an all-ladies group sports that is easy on congenitally weak knees. Even if person is doing knee exercises daily, better to take precautions. For instance, is the group sport ...
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Developing stronger kicks for soccer

I wonder how can you train powerful kicks for soccer? Would kicking a punching bag on the floor help? Would filling a soccer ball with cloth help?
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Why is autologous blood transfusion banned as a kind of doping? [closed]

Autologous blood transfusion, i.e. "storing my own blood to be used by later time", is considered a kind of doping. Why is this practice banned like taking drugs when there is clearly no external ...
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Training set before intensive snowboarding week

I'm going for a one week long trip to learn snowboarding in the Alps. I was told by a friend that after the first day, your body is exhausted, and doesn't recover for several days. I imagine this is ...
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post stretching tightness in posterior leg muscles

I'm a 28yo female, very physically active (circus arts, martial arts, cycling, yoga), and have been for my entire life. I have partial hyperflexibility (arms, lower back, toes), and have been working ...
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What kind of weight training can I start my 12 year old son on?

My son is about to turn 12 years old he is 5'6" tall, he has a long and lanky body with no muscle tone. He plays basketball and most of the time he is the tallest kid on the floor yet he still will ...
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How can I increase my vertical jump?

I am a 5"6' guy who takes active participation in football (soccer) and other activities like gym and calisthenics.The problem is due to my short stature,I need a higher jump to compensate the height ...
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What would be drawbacks (apart from pain) and benefits to go to gym with sore muscles?

I have been lazy... so after a few year break I decided to hit the gym again. I put on only fraction of weight of what I was doing 'back then'... and I couldn't even go through all the exercises, I ...
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Growing up by playing sports [duplicate]

Someone says that if you play basketball or something like that, your lenght will grow up. Indeed, I don't believe this. By the way, I wanted to take your ideas. What do you think about it? Regards
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How to best physically prepare for Snowboarding?

Hello I am preparing for snowboarding season. I'm generally in decent shape but want to target exercises that would prepare me to snowboard comfortably for many hours. Last season my legs especially ...
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Is there any medically verified research around the benefit of Compression Arm Sleeves?

Seem to have gotten popular after some Basketball players who said to have used them from recovery and then continued using them. https://www.customsportssleeves.com/what-does-an-arm-sleeve-do ...
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what activity elevates your center of gravity? [closed]

what sport or workout would elevate your center of mass/gravity? bigger arms, tighter calves. would sprinting be a good exercise for this?
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Is there any sport that helps increase height? [duplicate]

im 13 and i want to be taller is ther any sports can help to increase height cause im Short compared to the same age hope find a sport
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Can you be a professional athlete without the use of steroids/AAS, SARMs, peptides/GH, etc.?

Just as the title states. Is it possible for anyone to have the physical capacity to be a professional-level athlete without ever taking any steroids/AAS/testosterone, growth hormones/peptides, SARMs, ...
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What is a good book for self-teaching, biomechanic and generally well rehabilitation?

Basically, I have lots of injuries and always get them, and would like to prevent them from happening again in the future, I believe they occur due to poor stretching or poor technique. I want to ...
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Full body + upper/lower workout division

My routine is the following: Monday - Volleyball and soccer Tuesday - Workout A Wednesday - Volleyball Thursday - Workout B Friday - Workout C Weekend - rest I was thinking of doing: Workout A - ...
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Is doing full body workouts and other sports too much?

I have 3 days a week to go the gym, while during the weekends I rest, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays I workout and on Tuesdays and Thursdays I play volleyball. My workout routine is a full body ...
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Workout in the morning [closed]

I'm going to start going to the gym before work which is going at 7AM. My question is when do i have my breakfast? Before or after the GYM and if before the GYM how much time do i need to process ...
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How do (pro) hockey players weigh so much, but look so small? [closed]

I've attended many NHL games, and a friend of mine has a cousin who is married to a pro hockey player, although he plays for European teams (not NHL). Anyways, we hang sometimes, and I notice he's a ...
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Relationship between testosterone and muscle growth [closed]

Today I did a testosterone test and the result was 25.77 nmol/L (normal range 9.9 - 27.8). Can somebody tell me what this means in terms of muscle growth? (age almost 30)
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What sports a 30-year-old male can pursue other than endurance sports? [closed]

I am 30-year-old healthy male working in academics from India. Right now working as a researcher and hopefully would be working as an assistant professor very soon. I am a regular gym goer. I have ...
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Fitting sports around weightlifting schedule and work

I'm not too sure how or why but I find myself in a position where i'm slowly obtaining more injuries year-by-year. In college I could go to the gym 4/5 times a week, play football (soccer) or ...
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Strength training gym equipment exercise rotation

I started going to gym with my wife and we are focusing on strength exercise. We do rotations (by doing 5-8 times on max weight we can do for that specific muscle training) on each gym apparatus then ...
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Can one get ripped by just playing a/some sport(s)? [closed]

I've been getting in shape lately. I was kind of fat some months ago and I'm not anymore (thanks to a bit of running, a bit of sports like volleyball, and a bit of eating better). I have a decent body ...
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Regain fitness for basketball after a long layoff

I am 23 years of age and played basketball professionally. Back when I was in practice, I had dynamic and explosive fitness to move quickly with strength. After my 2 year layoff, I have put on some ...
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Playing squash, but overweight, what I should watch out for?

I am planning on playing squash once a week with a friend of mine, so on a casual level, however I am overweight (well squash would help in that sense for me lose weight also) and I go to gym ...
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Skateboarding vs rollerblading [closed]

I'm 6' tall, 230 lbs, early 30s. I'm totally new to skateboarding or rollerblading. What would be a good sport for me to get into ? My work is 4 miles away, I'm thinking about commuting to work this ...
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How to improve my speed?

I'm 14 and play soccer on a team. I am small and not very fast. I'm not fully physically developed yet so I don't know if certain exercises could stunt my growth or cause injuries, etc. Does anyone ...
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Minimum exercise to maintain muscles?

After a year of strength training and cardios, I'm fit and well built. Starting next year I'll be very busy due to work and family and I won't have time to properly exercise. But I don't want to lsoe ...
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Chronic Hamstring Problem

I play soccer once or twice a week and always seem to pull my hamstring once or twice a season. This has been happening for years. Even when I was in college and in shape I was struggling with this. ...
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How long would the training plan from this answer take to get to the level wanted in the question?

Assuming an average woman... a.k.a NOT already strong or very much in-shape for their chosen sport... And following the following training plan: First, get strong with a simple beginner barbell ...
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What can I do for sore nipples? [duplicate]

I've continued to jog after child birth - I use a sport bra. But after jogging for a while my nipples become very sore. Is there any way I can reduce the friction between my nipples and my bra? [...
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Is it harmful not to wear an underwear while running?

Shall we or shall we not wear an underwear while exercising? Though it may boil down to personal preference. But I am looking at it from health point of view. Some say that it's harmful not to wear ...
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Shaking muscle during rest day

The day after a workout, I sometimes develop twitching in a random muscle; my triceps, or today my "upper" abs shake randomly. What causes this ?
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Best way to start excercising after taking a break

If i just started to work out after a 4-5 week break would it be best to start slowly or just pick up my old pace? The 'sport' im referring to is fitness. Im currently debating with myself whether or ...
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Less fitness for longer and healthier life

It is entranced into our minds that physical training improves your fitness and health and you live longer and brighter lives. However, it is also known, though less widespread, that taking more ...
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Relation of physical fitness and age

Why does the physical fitness tend to decline around the age of 30-35? It is obvious that many athletes(football, sprint etc.) tend to stagnate and 'lose' the physical fitness regarding speed, stamina ...
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What exercises can help relieve outter arch strain?

I have a basketball player that I am beginning to train. He was doing distance running and strained his outer arch in one of his feet. Looking for some recommendations on exercises or anything that ...
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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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Making a training plan for medieval swordsmen / reenactment

Some of my friends are into history reenactment and historical fencing. Doing this is quite demanding in terms of fitness, so I wanted to help them develop a training plan to follow. What would be ...
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Heart rates and what they say about you?

A few years ago when training for a duathlon at school (swim, run) we had to train with heart rate monitors on to test what we could run at and how quickly we could drop it back down to a resting ...
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Fitness/Strength Program for return to sport

Background on me: I am 28 years old. I weigh 205 pounds (92 kg) and I am 6 feet tall (1.82m). Not sure what my BMI or fat % is but I am quite muscular but with a bit of fat. More than I'd like on my ...
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Improving Golf-based strength

I'd previously asked this question in the "Sports" beta - Improving Driving Distance, but they seem to think it's more suited for this site and then twisted the question to focus on equipment. I ...
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How early should I eat before Hockey training

I have just started playing hockey, and it is in the evening. So it is after work (about 02:30 hours). I usually get cramps when doing training, so: How long before training should you eat? What is ...
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How can I improve my speed and precision when playing football (soccer)?

I have been playing non-competitive five-a-side football with school and work colleagues for a few years, and have drifted in and out of it as people move away, the weather puts people off, people get ...
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How do I get non-sports people to get exercise or do an activity?

Basically, we ask people to come play football, basketball, run, or even something easy like just throwing the frisbee around and no one can ever make it. They either don't respond at all, or have ...