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Can one be good at both? There is a reasonable correlation between run and bike speed for athletes who do both, so if you are good at one there's a reasonable chance you could be good at the other. Here is a plot that shows performance for a run-bike-run duathlon. Each dot in each panel shows the speed of an individual athlete in two of the three segments of ...


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I have been running for more than a decade. In 2018, I accepted a challenged to complete a sprint triathlon. I borrowed a CX bike and started training. My only previous bike experience was riding bmx bikes as a kid, which was ancient history. I can definitely say that my running fitness made it much easier to get up to speed on a bike. After only 2 ...


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From personal experience being good at running doesn’t translate to being good at cycling and vice versa. The muscles used are different and the motion/technique is different. I’d be especially careful when going from cycling to running because it’s much more injury prone. If your main goal is to be good at cycling, don’t go running (unless running is the ...


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How did you injure your back and which part of your back? There are quite a few you can do that have no back contact with the floor, such as: planks (many variations), mountain climbers, L-sits, L-sit leg raises/knee raises if your dumbbells are round and can roll, definitely use them for abwheel roll-outs, amazing exercise if you have something to hang ...


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Studies are hard You're seeing contradictions because you're comparing apples and oranges. Actually, these studies have so many dimensions that you're comparing the whole fruit section of the supermarket. Ask yourself: what precisely do you want to know? "Which is better" is not precise enough. Do you mean muscle size? Strength? Athletic ability – ...


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The most obvious distinction between normal and cross push-ups is the difference between the loads placed on the horizontal flexors/adductors of the humerus (the pectoralis major), the humeral flexors (the anterior deltiod), and the elbow extensors (the triceps brachii). Push-ups performed from a cross position maximise tension on the pectoralis major, and ...


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