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If you only have two sessions a week to exercise, what type of exercise is ideal for general health?

There is no peer reviewed data on this, because the question is far too niche and the required period of observation far too long for that to be practical. No-one is running a study where they take a ...
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Should the amount of protein in a diet change based on exercise?

Protein is for repairing and building muscle, and not for energy. This is not accurate. Protein is used for energy, but it is metabolically expensive. The body is going to choose easier energy ...
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Is swimming poorly good cardio?

A few years ago, I found myself in a similar situation. I was trying to enhance my aerobic capacity while learning the front crawl swimming technique. The successful solution I implemented involved a ...
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aerobic exercise in hot weather

The article aptly named Exercise in the heat: challenges and opportunities (Journal of Sports Sciences, 2004, 22, 917–927) has the following to say in the abstract (bolded mine): Exercise in the heat ...
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aerobic exercise in hot weather

Exercising in the heat may present certain challenges and risks to the body, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's inherently harmful. When you exercise, your body generates heat, and one of the main ...
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Ideal distance for a begginer at running?

A 5k race plan is an excellent place to start, something like Hal Higdon's beginner 5k would suite you excellently since you can do 1.5 miles. Your strength training will do you well in protecting ...
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Does exercise improve health without losing fat?

Yes, physical activity is very much capable of improving health or reducing the risk of harms associated with obesity even when weight loss does not occur. However, comparing the effects of exercise ...
David Scarlett's user avatar
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Too much time in zone 5?

You are the expert of your body. How you feel is all that matters really. Consequences of overtraining are CNS fatique, prolonged muscle soreness (not starting to diminish 3 days post-workout), ...
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Does the dichotomy of Cardio vs Strength training even exist?

Cardio's benefit comes from sustained and prolonged elevated heart rate with continuous activity. The result of which allows you to sustain an activity for longer times. Strength/hypertrophy's benefit ...
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Counting sets when doing supersets and multi-bodypart bodybuilding workout splits

These aren't really supersets so much as they're "mechanical dropsets". Meaning, you change the leverages in the exercise so you can do more reps and continue the set, but they work the ...
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Stair climbing: moderate or vigorous?

The CDC defines "moderate-intensity" as "brisk walking". Other than that, they are very vague on what constitutes "light", "moderate", and "vigorous" ...
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What is the relationship between exercise effort, watts, speed, and calories burned?

I'm not fitness expert but I can answer the question from point of view of physics. Watt is unit of power which says how much energy is being put to some system per unit of time. (Watt is equal to one ...
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At what point does running faster give diminishing returns?

It is hardly possible to predict this with any kind of accuracy, but athletic improvements always happen in a curve that flattens out as you get better (i.e. a logarithmic curve). It must be this way, ...
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aerobic exercise in hot weather

Heat [loads your heart] - it requires your heart to pump extra blood to your skin to regulate body temperature. No it does not. The small increase in heart rate that comes with an increase in body ...
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What is better, harder or easier?

Given your age and the information you've shared, a moderate level of training intensity would likely be the most suitable for you. This would correspond to about 40% to 50% of your maximum capability,...
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