Ryan Miller
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  • Tucson, AZ, USA
Is there any way I can convince companies I'm in great shape, despite my BMI results?
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I have not had a discussion with an insurance provider, or had the need to have that conversation. But, I have had similar conversations with similar, physically strong people with regards to BMI. I ...

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Should I use observed max heart rate from workouts for zone training?
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You can use max heart rate to determine training zones assuming you can get an accurate max heart rate. There are several calculations you can use to guess a max heart rate zone. However, max heart ...

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Can I use my running shoes' seventh eyelets to fix heel slipping?
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You can... But in my experience, it's better to use that 7th eyelet slightly differently to prevent heel slipping. It is shown in this video starting around 1:47: To the video Steps (images from ...

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Finding the correct Marathon Pace
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Interesting conversation and results. I like to use what is known as the Yasso 800 method named after Bart Yasso. Instead of using your half marathon time, base it off of repeated 800 meter efforts. ...

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How to measure Recovery Heart Rate
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Directly from RestWise.com: Sports science has confirmed the link between variation in resting heart rate and overtraining. But this link is neither easily understood nor directly correlated. The ...

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Is a diet high in fruit as detrimental as one that includes sugary snacks?
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No, not the same. Fruit, in addition to the sugar, also contains fiber. The fiber will slow digestion and keep the sugar in fruits from quickly going right to your blood stream (and thus spiking ...

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How to take advantage of a cable machine when you've maxed it out?
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Step away from the cable machines. Try free weights. Add an aspect of balance with free weights.

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Best warm up for running
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Neuromuscular Activation and Dynamic Stretching Here is an excellent video on a dynamic stretching routine for running. It demonstrates 9 dynamic stretches. I've been using this routine several ...

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Swim technique workouts in a short pool
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You could also try a Swim Tether. I do not have any experience with these devices myself, but know others who use them and recommend them, and not just for short pools. One downside that I can think ...

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What can cause knee pain just below kneecap during a run, and how do I strengthen it?
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A common condition that matches your description is patellar tendonitis. It certainly could be other ailments as well. You can try taking a NSAID for a few days. I will typically take the maximum ...

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How to count laps while swimming?
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Count Yards/Meters, not Laps I suffered from losing count so many times. Then, I started counting yards (or meters). I typically swim in a 25 yard pool so I'll use yards to describe. But if you ...

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Exercises/training techniques to improve back posture during deadlifts, cleans, etc
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One thing you could try is improving your ability to stay in a "Third-World Squat". I do not have any experience in how this helps with the specific movements that you are looking to improve. ...

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Is something with 100 calories but 24g of sugar okay to eat when on a diet?
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Avoid You may think that this drink is only 100 calories. And that may be so. But, what it doesn't tell you is that the significant sugar (24g) will spike your blood sugar causing your body to ...

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Is there a recommended running technique if you're overweight?
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There are many options to try out. Please don't stop - you're on the right track. Before each run session, prepare your body a little bit through some dynamic stretching to prime your muscles and ...

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Fat and protein breakdown
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On average, a person has more than 80,000 calories in fat storage. You'd need to burn through this first before your body targets protein for fat storage.

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Are small workouts worth the time?
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Yes. Combine your 3x20min a week workout with a short walk every day and a healthy diet and you'll be amazed where you'll be 3 months from now.

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What style earphone is most appropriate for jogging and running?
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I've recently been using the Jaybird Freedom earbuds. They have bluetooth so I am not dealing with wires. There are 3 different custom fit buds along with 4 other adjustments. They stay put, fit ...

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Running in boots comfortably down mountain trails
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Shorten your stride, increase leg turnover, land mid-foot. That's about it. Any chance you could run UP the hill instead of DOWN it?

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How Good is a Hand Cycle
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If you can maintain flexibility/motion in your knee with your injury, I suggest water running and/or swimming. Hand cycles may keep your cardio in check, but will do nothing for leg muscle memory and ...

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Unusual heart rates and fitness
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No worries Having a resting heart rate around 55 bpm is not unusual. Frequently experiencing a heart rate over 200 bpm is not unusual. And neither are really an indication of overall fitness. And ...

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When is the best time of day to accurately weigh yourself?
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Consistency, consistency, consistency. It probably doesn't matter what time of day you weigh yourself as long as you weigh yourself the same time every day to track progress. You may find that you ...

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What books or online resources are available for someone wanting to move to a vegan diet?
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In response to your questions: Should I quit meat/dairy/eggs cold-turkey (cold-tofurkey?)? Or is it easier to "ease" my way into my new diet? It won't really be hard to quit cold-turkey because ...

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Looking for good alternate to salt pills during exercise
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There are several commercial products available. Probably the most common are Endurolytes from Hammer Nutrition. You could also check out SaltStick.com. And for a "it's in there" approach to fueling, ...

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Will we hurt our body if we eat lunch/dinner after a workout?
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Check out the last paragraph to my answer to this question. And I would absolutely recommend fueling with 20 minutes AFTER running. This is the time that your body will be best at absorbing fuel to ...

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What is the best source of renewed energy on longer runs?
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Actually, Sustained Energy and Perpetuem from Hammer Nutrition can be concentrated into a paste. With this, you don't really need to drink a ton of water. But, if you are running for a few hours, ...

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Should I eat before my run?
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Simple answer is no. For short runs of less than an hour, you certainly do not need to fuel. On longer runs - even ultra marathons - you do not want to eat immediately before running. Instead, on ...

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Lots of phlegm while doing cardio workouts
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I have a new enemy and its name is CHEESE Believe it or not, this is some what common. It frustrated me for quite some time before I found the cause. DAIRY. I used to have a cup of greek yogurt ...

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Is standing for long hours harmful to your knees and feet?
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Here's an interesting article from the New York Times about standing while working. Over the last 2-3 months, this topic as been showing up quite frequently in fitness magazines, blogs, and tweets. ...

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What is the correct posture to support my weight with my arms while biking?
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You definitely do NOT want to be supporting your weight with your arms on the bike for normal riding. One exception would be while on a time trial or triathlon bike, where it is best to support your ...

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How to recognize a Runner's Knee?
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Could be runner's knee (chondromalacia) or a bit of tendonitis. Rest and Naproxen (Aleve) will do the trick. Always ease into running longer or faster. Don't increase mileage or effort by more than ...

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