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Are BCAA supplements and/or creatine necessary when balancing power and cardio training?

In general I think all the colorful drinks are about marketing. The supplement industry has done a good job of convincing people that products are required pretty much 24/7. A pre-workout before you ...
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Can run in place endlessly, but tire for distance. Why?

The physics of running in place I fear your calorie burn measurements may be off. "Calorie" is a measure of energy transferred to (or work done on) an object when force is applied to the object over ...
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Regain fitness for basketball after a long layoff

Honestly, it's going to be extremely difficult to regain your prior level of fitness. Taking off 6 kilos, in and of itself, is probably going to take you at least 3 months if not half a year, and you'...
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What have you found to be the best, most effective strength exercises to help complete a strict pull up?

There are various options, in order of least difficult to most you might try the following... Lat Pulldowns (Can be scaled to any difficulty) Dead Hang (30-60 seconds) Scapular Pull-ups Inverted Rows,...
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How do I solve this persistent workout problem?

Being a beginner, it is quite common to become breathless before failure - especially on compound exercises. The thing with compound, is that you're not only using a single muscle group but the whole ...
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Strengthening and conditioning to improve flips

Phone the gymnastics clubs and see if they have adult programs. They will help you with progressions -- breaking it down into steps. They have foam pits for your first attempts so if you land on ...
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As a beginner, I'm quite confused as to how much I should eat

There are countless personal factors, such as your genetics, current fitness level, past exercise and daily habits, that will determine your total daily energy expenditure (TDEE). The calculators don'...
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Importance of conditioning for weightlifting

Aerobic conditioning is important for strength training and overall fitness. Though depending on current fitness level, excess conditioning may not be necessary or at worse detrimental. I've ...
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Training like a bull

(Partial answer as proof/studies referenced missing) Benefits of regular heavy training Your body will take on musclemass fast if regeneration is timed right. Your body will adapt after a while, see ...
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Impact of cardio during caloric surplus (Bulking phase)

Would this plan be an optimal solution for increasing muscle mass while keeping fat gains to a minimum and reaping the other benefits of cardio (I would not be eating at a deficit)? Only you can ...
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Are BCAA supplements and/or creatine necessary when balancing power and cardio training?

BMI is not well applicable to athletes. impedance scales are close to useless, except maybe if you take samples over a long period and then use averages. the effects of creatine are described here: ...
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Can run in place endlessly, but tire for distance. Why?

Treadmill vs Outdoor Running There are key biomechanical differences between running on a treadmill vs outdoors. Muscle Demands - Hamstrings & Quads On a treadmill a machine powers the ...
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What is a great way to condition for a high school basketball player?

It's all across the board because there isn't one single answer. There is a variety of tools and methods that will lead to improvements in conditioning. Plus, one person could respond well to one type ...
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Karvonen's formula gives higher target heart rates for deconditioned individuals. How can it make any sense from a health perspective?

It's all made up and arbitrary. Karvonen's heart rate zones are just five evenly distributed ranges from one's minimum to maximum heart rate. So Zone 1 is 0-20% of the way from minimum HR to maximum, ...
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How do I solve this persistent workout problem?

The way we breathe during intense and moderate intensity exercise is one of the most important things we can tune into. Some doctors will say that your breathing is a function of your autonomous ...
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What have you found to be the best, most effective strength exercises to help complete a strict pull up?

This a good video on how to do this: How To Start Calisthenics - PULL UPS | THENX Some of the recommendations on how to achieve one pull-up can be a bit detailed for my taste. They involve different ...
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What have you found to be the best, most effective strength exercises to help complete a strict pull up?

Pull up is quite a challenge for beginners be it boys or girls, compared to other basic bodyweight movements.Even for lifters who've been training for years several pull-up sets of 10 with full ROM ...
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Once a week running progression

I do this. I train strength twice a week and run once a week for cardio. My main goal is to get stronger but I also want to maintain and improve my conditioning. I use a pulse watch that estimates my ...
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Easing finger pain during Pull-ups

I ve been working out for almost 13 years and I started when I was 16. I never wanted to use gloves as I wanted my palms skin to get tougher and I never liked the feeling of the gloves when working ...
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Upper body conditioning goals

What ever the goal should be depends on what you want to achieve more than anything else. You can do numerous things like that "100 burpees in under 8 minutes" goal for your upper body. 'x' amount ...
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Upper body conditioning goals

The very basics are: x number of strict form pull ups. This is a standard military fitness tests and a practical movement which trains your shoulders, wrists (grip), and upper back x number of ...
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As a beginner, I'm quite confused as to how much I should eat

There will always be many formulas out there and no one here is going to provide you with a more authoritative formula. That being said they don't differ that much and you should be OK with any ...
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