Unanswered Questions

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How to figure out how long to rest in-between workouts?

I'm trying to figure out how to program rest days into my workouts so as to avoid injury. In this video, Dr Stu Mcgill explain, how even if we are working with safe tolerable loads, well under our ...
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Weekly distance buildup for 100k ultra

I'm going to run a 100k next July. I'm trying to plan my weekly mileage, and I'm wondering what periodisation I should do. I'm currently thinking of going for a monthly basis. Increase in week 1 &...
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What type of shoes are comfortable as well as don't break as easily for breakdance?

When I do flares or footwork with a new shoe it only takes a couple of practices for it to start getting torn in these locations. What are some shoe types that are built for breakdance? Shoes that I ...
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Other than for related strength gain, why might abdominal / lower back hypertrophy be desired in both Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting?

I'm going through Everett's Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide For Athletes & Coaches . The following quotes from the chapter Programming & Training caused me to think on the matter of ...
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What actions would stop the signal cascades yielding mitochondria growth during basic endurance training?

I often read it is recommended to either train in HIT or LIT, because that training leads to growth in volume or density of mitochondria. See e.g. https://physoc.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10....
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How best to properly use grip strengthener to increase forearm size?

I have a fairly long commute to work (1-hr each way) and want to be as productive as possible during. Some days I listen to music, but most days I either listen to NPR, informative podcasts, or non-...
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How to think about muscle fatigue?

I'm trying to figure out how to think about Fatigue. A simple model one can start with is that if a muscle is used more, then it's fatigued more. However, suppose one is on leg day and is at the end ...
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New Lactate Threshold after interval training?

I understand what lactate threshold is, and the "normal" procedure for guesstimating it (short of a lab trial with actual measurements) seems to be to run a private 20 minute race after ...
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What is better, harder or easier?

I am 83 years old. My doctor said that I walk for 40 minutes 3 to 4 times a week. I bought stationary bike. What is better, 40 minutes level one resistance or 20 minutes level 2 resistance?
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When learning a strength skill, is attempting the skill outside of workouts a bad idea

I have a pair of gymnastic rings at home and attempted to learn doing pull-ups during the last 2 months. I did 3 workouts a week mainly just doing eccentrics. I also did some body rows as an ...
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What type of spikes should I look for in running shoes?

I have a track meet coming up in a few weeks and the coach is asking us to buy running shoes with shoe spikes. I'm currently wondering what shoe spikes go well with what. For example, how does the: ...
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Does training legs affect recovery of upper body muscles given adequate carbohydrate and protein intake?

Simple question: I have the following exercise regime (each line is another day): Upper Body Legs Back Legs Upper Body Legs Back I do 2-3 different exercise per day with 2-3 sets each. My legs are ...
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Question about the time needed for carb loading in bodybuilding

I am preparing for a photoshoot on Sunday, and have been depleting my carbohydrates and drinking a lot of water while doing glycogen depleting workouts this past week, as I see is often suggested ...
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Physiological ideal endurance event: short interval/short rest OR long interval/long rest

Simplified Version: For an endurance event that is 100% intervals, what is an ideal rest period to maximize things like lactate clearing, glycogen replenishing, etc? Details: There is a cycling ...
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Has a study been done about the benefits of a manual treadmill desk?

I found a study comparing the health benefits of standing desks and treadmill desks [here]. The overall conclusion is that standing desks provide some benefit, but treadmill desks provide a lot. It's ...

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