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Is speed muscular or technical?

The simple answer is both. Technical mastery is absolutely necessary for the expression of speed. In the most simple exercises, it is important to be able to relax the antagonists and superfluous ...
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Why is autologous blood transfusion banned as a kind of doping?

Because it is a way to enhance performance, in an unnatural way. It basically has a similar effect as EPO: increasing your red blood cells. It can be very dangerous if done incorrectly, which is ...
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What kind of weight training can I start my 12 year old son on?

He's 12, and you're already heading down the vanity path of worrying about muscle tone? He should be playing basketball, and eating lots of food. His body will adapt to the lifestyle, and he'll get ...
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How to best physically prepare for Snowboarding?

Right off the bat I think it needs to be said that snowboarding is largely a technique driven sport. Some high level riders (like Ryan Knapton) are admittedly "too fat and not strong enough", but ...
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What sports a 30-year-old male can pursue other than endurance sports?

At that age, men lose speed but gain endurance. If you look at cycling tours or marathons, most of the guys are over 30. So you should focus on any sport where endurance is more important that ...
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Does the pectoral muscle serve any role in the sports practiced in this modern Era?

Yes, there are many. To list a few, swimming (particularly butterfly and freestyle); javelin, discus, baseball (pitching), cricket (bowling), and other sports that share similar mechanics of throwing; ...
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What would be drawbacks (apart from pain) and benefits to go to gym with sore muscles?

First, love this statement. It's dead on, simple yet so few seem to understand the importance of putting on muscle mass to lose weight. "more muscle mass = more passive calories consumed" Not ...
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Workout in the morning

I wake up at 5, eat a bowl of oats and a couple hard-boiled eggs, drink a creatine/citrulline-malate shake on my way to the gym, lift, and start work at 7. It isn't ideal, but your body will adapt to ...
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Strength training gym equipment exercise rotation

To get strong, lift heavy By constantly moving on you elevate your heart rate and fatigue takes over. Don't think of your muscles getting fatigue but instead think of your whole body. For example, ...
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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 is a good book for self-teaching, biomechanic and generally well rehabilitation?

I suggest you check out "Becoming a Supple Leopard" by Dr. Kelly Starrett. The book itself is a major investment, but you can check him out online, there are plenty of videos that will introduce you ...
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Is there any medically verified research around the benefit of Compression Arm Sleeves?

I would say.... inconclusive. I found this which is a compilation study on the studies of compression clothing specifically for runners: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27106555 In it they ...
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How to best physically prepare for Snowboarding?

Strengthening your body will help with snowboarding, because it will make each force-exertion relatively easier. That said, you may need some "sport-specific conditioning"; for example, repeated ...
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Strength training gym equipment exercise rotation

What you are currently doing sounds like it will keep you very well rounded and fit but not so much specific muscle strength. It is generally agreed that doing multiple sets e.g. 3-5 of a number of ...
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Fitting sports around weightlifting schedule and work

You are right, you can't recover as well as you could when you were in college. Such is the nature of the human body. However, you can do a few things to give your body the best chance at recovering: ...
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Is there a standard indicator for heart rate vs. running speed?

If the heart rates from the smart watches can be trusted, then a short analysis of Strava Leaderboards would suggest a clear no. For the segments I've got a high position, I've seen people above me ...
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What is a upper limit for physical activity?

Impossible to know. We are not copy and pasted, if you have brothers and sisters you might notice that even though you are genetically almost identical you still look completely different simply ...
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What sports a 30-year-old male can pursue other than endurance sports?

I could give you a real life example of my brother that is a 35 year old male and did go to the gym regular but didn't push it hard just did it to make some movement as he is held at a desk 8 hours ...
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Relationship between testosterone and muscle growth

While increasing testosterone levels above natural levels with the use of steroids can help add appreciable mass, increasing T levels within the natural range does not seem to have the same effect. ...
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How to best physically prepare for Snowboarding?

From my experience, the best way to prepare is to target a few main points: cardio (do things like running, hiit, biking, mix it up) core strength (do things like pull ups, sit ups, planks) leg ...
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Getting sub 20min 5k

There are many ways to get there, as your investigations would suggest. And perhaps you will be pleased to learn that long-endurance work is not the most effective way to achieve high middle-distance ...
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How can I increase my vertical jump?

You should perform a combination of heavy weight training (squats, lunges, calves with legpress) and explosive training (box jumps, sprints) to increase your fast power and improve muscle coordination
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What would be drawbacks (apart from pain) and benefits to go to gym with sore muscles?

Soreness you can work through isn't so bad and in general people training all the time will have a bit of soreness here and there that they're okay with. The problem with soreness is that on the ...
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Developing stronger kicks for soccer

I would argue that this is a skill rather than a 'strength' exercise. For instance if you got an olympic weightlifter to kick a football as far as they could, i can't imagine it would be any futher ...
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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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which foot is forward on skatebaord

It is called goofy stance if you use your right foot in front. I am a goofy skater myself. It's the same on a snowboard. I don't think it is that uncommon. Just do what feels natural. See this article ...
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What is a upper limit for physical activity?

Duration, intensity or both? For either, adequate recovery and energy replenishment is needed. "Can running, walking, etc. be harmful in the long term if you exercise too much?" Regular ...
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Growing up by playing sports

A person's overall height is determined by their genetics. You can stunt a person's growth by malnutrition, but a person can not grow taller than what he or she is destined to be. The reason people ...
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Is there any medically verified research around the benefit of Compression Arm Sleeves?

I would think the main reason runners wear them is to prevent getting sun on the arms. Instead of spraying sunscreens, using a protective arm sleeve will make a worlds of difference. https://uparel....
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