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I am also 47 years old. A few years ago I used to run 10-15 km 2-3 x a week and do no other form of training. After reading the book "Your New Prime" by Craig Cooper I became convinced that was stupid for a man in his 40s. From the 40s and onwards one tends to really loose strength. This may not become an acute problem before in ones 50s or 60s. ...


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Running can conflict with muscle gain if your heart rate remains too elevated. If you want to lose the fat while gaining lean tissue. Cardio should be performed below your first ventilatory threshold. That means you should be able to speak comfortably while performing cardio. And so this for 30 to 60 minutes, as often as you can. I do either fast walking or ...


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Is there a way (or ways) to control the extend to which muscles in general and specifically the calf muscles grow from exercising them? Yes, but nothing I think you'd want to do. How you exercise a muscle affects how it grows (bodybuilders do higher reps & lower weights than power lifters), but not by that much. Power lifters still get pretty big, and ...


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Yes Olympic Athletes Live Longer Than General Population. But this is probably because they take better care of themself after their athletic careers are over. Being in great shape is an important part of their self image and they will go to great lengths to preserve this. However being olympic medal fit in itself is probably not healthy since this inflicts ...


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Having tried it both ways, my experience has been that doing both is optimal as long as your diet and recovery supports the toll on your body taken by both activities. You might have to mix and match rates of exercise and rest days to get the right mix of time on the road / trail and time in the water to figure out what optimization looks and feels like. I ...


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RunDisney events suffer from balloon lady fear. Nobody wants to get dropped off of the back to get swept up by the "Bus Of Fail". So people cheat in many different ways. A common way is to get someone else to run your qualifier for you. RunDisney checks your POT but they don't check it was you who set it. I have had someone admit as much to me at ...


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After the first 5k i feel like i can't feel my heartbeat because it's beating so fast and my lungs sort of start breathing on their own without me controlling it. Since you are able to achieve 10 kilometers in less than 45 minutes, there is nothing really abnormal here. It looks like you were close to your physical limits so your body reacted accordingly by ...


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