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Fitness training with varicose veins

My son asked me to take a look at this question. I'm a second-generation phlebologist, myself the son of the man who coined the word "Sclerotherapy" (=injection treatment of varicose veins) in 1939, ...
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Max HR not reached

The maximum heart rate formula is just a predictive model. It aims to give an approximation of the average maximum heart rate for people by age, and it certainly isn't guaranteed to be accurate for ...
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What exactly is Metabolic Resistance Training? How effective is it?

Both MRT and HIIT are forms of anaerobic endurance training, the difference is that MRT fatigues one muscle group and then changes exercises to work a different muscle group while the first one ...
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Is intuitive training as effective as HIIT training?

No. One is a style of training and the other is a philosophy on training. They can co-exist but one can't replace the other. You can do HIIT "intuitively" by only doing the sets that you "feel" is ...
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Sticking it out for longer

You've acknowledged that it is a mental barrier you are facing. The most effective strategy here is going to be to break through it mentally. You say you "usually for some reason...just get off", well,...
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Is there any truth to the maxim "cardio kills gains"?

Yes Strictly speaking, anything other than walking, light stretching, resting, lifting heavy weights, and eating is cutting into your strength and muscle gains. Those attributes are built with ...
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Is keeping my HR greater than 185 for 15 min safe?

Outside of viral internet stories, cardiac arrest during exercise is exceedingly rare. It is estimated to occur between 1 in 40,000 to 1 in 80,000 athletes per year. Even then, it's usually caused by ...
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Is combined strength and cardio training bad?

Combining strength training with cardio in the same workout is sub-optimal. Each modality reduces the effective stimulus of the other by some significant but relatively minor fraction. It's important ...
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When doing HIIT, should one be aiming for maximal effort, or maximal effort that can be supported over the time period?

You're basically describing threshold and interval type workouts, which are the staple of many movement type sports (Running, swimming, cycling, etc). Threshold workouts are done at a slightly ...
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Ear(s) making a muffle sound during high intensity weight training sessions

I've experienced similar symptoms during CrossFit metcon style workouts where I'm breathing heavily in conjunction with lifting moderately heavy weights. The sensation is not unlike the blocked/...
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How long to wait doing HIIT after taking EC stack?

I think the best you're going to get on this is anecdotal broscience. No medical professional in their right mind would advise the use of EC/ECA and HIIT, or even just EC/ECA on their own I'd imagine. ...
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Cheap form of whole-body HIIT

For absolute cheap, I would recommend finding an outdoor fitness trail that has the exercise stations. Usually fairly well planned out with a variety of exercises and activities to hit most of the ...
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Doing HIIT instead of longer workouts

You can perform 3 consecutive HITT training sessions with no problem but you need to pay maximum attention to your diet and resting period for a good recovery for the next HITT session, otherwise you ...
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Lower body fat loss using batte ropes?

The answer lies in your question... I understand that there's no such thing as spot fat reduction So you either don't understand or don't believe it. But that's the answer. You will lose fat from ...
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Interval versus Continuous training for weight loss

According to Harvard Medical School, a 155 lbs (70 kg) person during moderate stationary cycling for 30 minutes loses 260 Calories (cycling outside 12-14 mph or ~20 km/h = 300 Calories). So, even if ...
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How can I keep running and doing HIIT training with tendonitis?

To address your question directly, you should not do any running or HIIT training until your Achilles tendinitis has healed fully. And that recovery should include a tentative and gradual return to ...
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How to achieve high intensity HIIT with equipment available in a gym?

Sprinting Sprinting is the best way to achieve your body's full capacity and work yourself the hardest. It can also be done outside or on a track so if your gym doesn't have a track you can go outside ...
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Tabata calorie burn with 4 minute excersie

I have done some research on internet on my question and I would try to answer my own question, but I will not accept this as an official answers until this gets an appropriate amount of up votes. ...
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When doing HIIT, how long should your intervals be?

Long enough that you're pushing against your limits, short enough that you're doing it the whole time. If you find yourself feeling/thinking at the end of a high intensity inveral "hey, I could have ...
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If HiiT only, How many times a week?

I have completed and trained a number of people in several High-intensity interval training (HIIT) programs. Depending on what you are training for or what your goals are only training using HIIT ...
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How long can the work periods in HIIT be?

What are your goals? My experience (anecdotal and exercise physiology knowledge) says that for more broad ranging adaptions, 4-6 minute intervals are superior to very short term (i.e. 20 seconds). ...
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Joint strength progress

The best advice I can give you for strength, joint integrity and injury prevention is very simple. #1 Train in different rep ranges. One day work in the 1-6 range, next day 6-10 and the next 10-15. ...
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Joint strength progress

This 2010 study might shed a bit of light on your question. It's looking at damage (and then the re-strengthening) of tendons. Microtrauma can occur when the patellar tendon is subjected to extreme ...
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Can HIIT be done at a lower resistance?

Per Wikipedia the defining factors for HIIT are short periods of intense exercise interspersed by periods of more moderate exercise. Depending on the exercise(s) you choose there does not have to be ...
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Should I start taking supplements other than my protein?

There are supplements you can take that will allow you to lose fat faster than without. Just looking at the ECA stack for a minute, from a peer reviewed study: Conclusions: In this 6-month placebo-...
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Does recommence of high intensity training has influence on resting HR?

Overall, exercise generally lowers one's starting heart rate. HIIT may provide superior benefits to continuous training (although some disagree, saying that it's more useful when you're already at a ...
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Increasing resistance vs increasing speed?

Focus On Rotation's Per Minute, Not Simulated "Miles Per Hour" As a certified indoor cycling instructor and road cyclist I can tell you that simulated speed on an indoor bike is generally a bad ...
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Does HIIT induce weight loss without loss of muscle

HIIT isn't really the factor here, I would say your diet is. You need to calculate your TDEE and find out a deficit including the calories burned from HIIT training(which is a lot). I'm an amateur ...
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HIIT vs steady state: long term health effects

I wouldnt take in account the last longitudinal study by default, due to study design. On top of that HIIT is just a tag. Every dynamic exercise with a high enough intesity will provoke hypetrophy of ...
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How to leverage short bicycle ride to work?

You're not going to be able to increase endurance with a 1.25 mile bike ride. HIIT/Tabata would have you pedal at 100% effort - an unsafe practice unless you are on an exercise bike or a closed ...
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