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Yes, combining strength workouts with non-strength workouts will reduce the effectiveness of the strength workouts. Of course, that should be acceptable if your goal is broader than pure strength. Per Tom Kurz' Science of Sports Training, page 174: Combining strength exercises and endurance exercises in one workout reduces strength gain without ...


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There is so much disinformation ("bro-science") in the answers and comments. I will start with answering the question: Yes, a protein shake once a day as meal replacement is completely safe. This shouldn't worry you. Do you need the extra protein? Probably not, unless you actually do resistance training (and for long term health you should) it will do very ...


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It won't directly, but it can indirectly. You have to have a decent calorie surplus to grow muscle - otherwise your body can't build on what you've done in the gym, and you won't grow any muscles. Running alongside your workout can burn the extra calories that you were going to use to build muscle. This is probably what your friends are referring to. ...


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Congratulations, you found the secret muscle group, technically known as the "everything". Being slightly more serious, loaded carries are one of the best exercises you can do to improve strength, muscle mass and general athleticism (according to Dan John) You're right in that your core will be worked, but probably a lot more than you'd imagine. If you ...


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You're sore Wednesday because you squatted Monday. Soreness from lifting can easily last two or three days, and even get worse on later days. It's called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness or DOMS. Since waking up this morning, my lower back is very sore. It is as if I did a heavy workout. I don't understand why this happened. This wasn't as sore yesterday. ...


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According to Jack Daniels, the difference is the following: interval training aims to increase your VO2MAX by targeting high intensities, which can't be maintained for a longer period. By design it achieves to maximize the overall volume for those very high intensities because you have breaks between each interval. longer (several kilometres) tempo runs ...


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To keep going for long time periods, you need to stay hydrated and to take in calories, primarily in the form of carbohydrate, and salt, to replace what you have sweated out. You can generally absorb somewhere around 250-350 calories per hour while you are exercising, and if you are working hard, you can sweat a liter an hour, or more if it is hot. I ...


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If you want to win a 5k, walking is a great start, but will probably not get you there on its own. Fast walking will help you build a strong base level of aerobic fitness. Your heart and lungs will develop and improve your capacity for running. After you build this base, your cardiovascular system needs to learn to function efficiently as you approach (or ...


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To answer which one burns more calories, that's pretty straightforward math. Steady state cardio burns calories based upon intensity level x amount of calories per minute . In order to get that number you would need to know your heart rate during exercise and either have the hr monitor calculate the calories burnt totals for you or plug it in to a online ...


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Yes, it's a process called glycogenesis. Your larger issue is simply about calories. While your body can produce glycogen from spinach (as an example), there's only 105 calories in a pound of spinach. Spinach actually has some protein in it as well, and your body will use gluconeogenesis to convert some of that protein into glucose. So while from a pure ...


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Well, yes this improves your general health. You don't need to work out every day to be a healthy person. The only reason many people work out is because a lot of people have jobs in which they sit in an office all day. To make up for the lack of movement we get throughout the day, we go to a gym to work out, or go running or cycling. A few thousand years a ...


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I experience a lot of various problems with distance walking. As far as I have seen, fancy shoes or insoles do not make much of a difference. In some cases, this aid can help, but in some cases, it just reduces the symptoms of deeper issues. The first thing to check - have you build the walking volume gradually? Maybe you just need more time to adapt via ...


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Based on your description this sounds like a very common side stitch (see the wiki entry here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Side_stitch). As explained in the article (which was informative for me even though I have experienced these off and on when exercising for as long as I can remember) there can be a few factors causing this. For me, it generally ...


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If you've seen benefits from it, keep doing it. Regardless of how it compares to other sorts of exercises, if it is working for you, then it is most definitely "valuable exercise". The only point I could attempt to make in support of your friend would be to say that running in place likely will not be as beneficial if you're trying to build up endurance ...


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Sounds possible that you have shin splits http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin_splints They will go away with some time off. This is common with individuals who are new to the level of training that are taking on. My recommendation is to rest for 3 days and start again (rest means you don't have to stop training, just don't do what you have been) As ...


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I recommend reading the information at the National Insititute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases A part of their website that sticks out to me is: Can Back Pain Be Prevented? One of the best things you can do to prevent back pain is to exercise regularly and keep your back muscles strong. Four specific types of exercises are ...


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I am not experienced in this, and I don't have a definite answer, but since this has been asked a week ago and there are no answers yet, I will give the information that I found. Looking through PubMed it's surprisingly hard to find information on this. The keywords which yielded the best results were "treadmill backpack". In particular, I found this ...


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This is a surprisingly tricky question to answer. What is fairly unambiguous is that, for most people, increasing activity will correlate with better health. As a race, we are becoming more sedentary with longer periods of inactivity due to the large numbers of jobs that involve sitting at a desk combined with recreation such as web browsers and video games ...


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It seems that you've already answered above in the question. I'd just like to add at least two thoughts. 1st is that there are several running techniques, such as pose, and evolution running, to mention just two others. I believe that pelvic rotation should play a part in all of them, but perhaps in different ways. 2nd, is that it'd be useful if you ...


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Your request is overly simplistic. That’s why you haven’t been able to find any reliable information. It’s difficult to develop the correlation you want because each of us is an individual capable of losing weight at our own individual pace. Having said that, it is still possible to lose the weight. You’ll need to set a realistic goal, and, expend more ...


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Walking with less weight is obviously easier, so you are now burning fewer calories for the same distance. It does feel easier and you are not getting out of breath any more, doesn’t it? (Good things! I’d like to point out) Try to increase speed and inclination (e.g. walk over some hills or steps) or change the exercise (e.g. running or cycling where you can ...


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The Gait Cycle Gait essentially is a transition between repeated loss of balance and recovery. During movement there is a cyclic transfer between potential and kinetic energy which will minimize the energy cost of walking. Efficient movement involves preserving and transferring the greatest amount of energy (your momentum) to help propel you forward ...


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Unfortunately the answer to your question seems to be: NO. Layne Norton knows more about this topic than most and here is an article he wrote about it: BEST FORM OF CARDIO FOR BODYBUILDING? As you can see walking falls into the same category as endurance running. Interestingly cycling seems to be far better than walking or running. It seems the only cardio ...


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To prevent blisters and the feeling that your feet are damaged after few hours of walking, get some shoes with thick and hard to bend soles. More like light hiking shoes. Don't think to get some soft and "comfortable" but something robust. I'm speaking from the experience. Blisters can occur do to shoes being too tight or too loose - which makes the feet ...


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Try some wrist and or ankle weights - or even a weight vest depending on the climate. You aren't quite going to get the same effect as if you were moving faster but you are going to be making it more effort for a given speed.


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Expert level is walking on top! (Sorry—I couldn't resist.) What you have seen on YouTube is typical, but there is no ‘correct’ or ‘incorrect’ depth at which to walk. There are two general purposes for walking in water: first, to use the buoyancy of the body to remove part of the load from the joints, and second, to add resistance to movement through dynamic ...


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For seven days, just very light trainings/rest would suffice. I think you'll both make it hopefully since the time limit of 12 hours is too high. For the Next Time: Prepare in Advance It's just a bit longer than marathon, here is a 12-weeks training plan for marathon to give you a big picture of how the prep should look like. However, you should not ...


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Physical activity at any time of the day is good for you, only if it is not too close to the sleep time just because one might be too active to fall asleep. Ideally half an hour before sleep time should be the cut off. Some people say that walking after having food interferes with digestion, but I say sitting idle just after having food is even worse. ...


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Hinge at the Hip is a queue to use your actual hip flexors to lift the leg in the socket rather than tilting the pelvis. Go stand in front of a mirror and pick up one leg. See your pelvis shift and you drop on the other side to make room? Now hold on to something with your hands, squeeze your low abs (but not your glutes) and lift the leg again, ...


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