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Is it possible to win at the olympics at long distance running by starting training at the age of 19 years? I have an ectomorph body type.

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Is it possible to win at the olympics at long distance running by starting training at the age of 19 years? I have an ectomorph body type.

Yes!: But possible & probable are two different things, not to dash your hopes. Perhaps, rather than focus on winning at the olympics, you can set a goal of personal achievement, say participating in a 1 mile event, then walking a 5k before running a 10k and then moving towards half-marathon & full marathon. Some folks like ultra-marathons. You're a winner just by trying. As nike logo says, just do it! ...Read more

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Will joining the track team at school make a girl's legs big and muscular or thinner?

Will joining the track team at school make a girl's legs big and muscular or thinner?

Different: people build muscle in different ways. The focus should be on gaining fitness and health rather than focusing on the change in appearance. ...Read more

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Can a stress fracture of the intermediate cuneiform bone 2yrs develop a cyst, walk at unusually fast pace at work(8-10 miles a day)on concrete *pics* ?

Can a stress fracture of the intermediate cuneiform bone 2yrs develop a cyst, walk at unusually fast pace at work(8-10 miles a day)on concrete *pics* ?

An xray, : Ct scan or MRI would be able to tell you what the situation of the bone. Is that what normally happens? No. But, if a cyst is present it doesn't really matter how it got there the idea is to deal with it..meaning treat it if necessary. ...Read more

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Which is now the top program at a gym for an overweight beginner?

Which is now the top program at a gym for an overweight beginner?

Exercise: Begin with walking working gradually up to three miles daily distance, then get the time for this under 20 min. Per mile. Three days a week of light weight work in addition to the daily walk would also be good. If you establish this as a habitual pattern you will do well. ...Read more

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Hypercholesterolemia running in a family would start at what age in the kids?

Hypercholesterolemia running in a family would start at what age in the kids?

Very early: Changes in blood vessles is a life long event and familial cholesterolemia can make this worse right from the start. Everyone in your family should know their cholesterol and be very aware of healthy eating habits. ...Read more

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The temperature in the workout gym at our clubhouse reads 78.4. This seems pretty hot for a cardio workout. What do you think?

The temperature in the workout gym at our clubhouse reads 78.4.  This seems pretty hot for a cardio workout. What do you think?

Agreed: Try speaking with the manager of the club. They may have an answer. Perhaps the temp gauge is off or some folks asked for warmth. There is a wide variation in comfort and temp. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Will a prosthetic left eye also look up if the right eye looks up at a tall building?

Will a prosthetic left eye also look up if the right eye looks up at a tall building?

Some do: There are many ways to prepare a eye socket for a prosthetic eye. Some of the ways do impart movement to the prosthesis. It is more common to provide left-right movement only, however. So most prosthetic eyes do not "look" up or down. ...Read more

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Would adjustable dumbbells be the best way to build muscle at home? I can't afford big workout machines, and don't live near a gym.

Would adjustable dumbbells be the best way to build muscle at home? I can't afford big workout machines, and don't live near a gym.

Sure : You can use all sort of weights to help strengthen, build, and maintain muscle. The most important thing is proper lifting techniques and to gradually work your way up to heavier weights. Also remember to add cardio to your routine. ...Read more

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Looking at becoming an cardiac echo tech. Are there many jobs out there? Good schools in socal? Looking to make a decent living. Ekg tech maybe?

Looking at becoming an cardiac echo tech. Are there many jobs out there? Good schools in socal? Looking to make a decent living. Ekg tech maybe?

Good idea: An echo tech is a good job and can make a decent living. Ekg tech won't do much for you-it's not a sole position; you'd have to do other things and it doesn't pay. Consider school to become a pacemaker tech - they do very well and the demand for trained people is increasing as device use is on the rise. ...Read more

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I run cross country and track distance. Above my age level. I run a lot. Is a doctor on here suggested to look up patella femoral syndrome. Relation?

I run cross country and track distance. Above my age level. I run a lot. Is a doctor on here suggested to look up patella femoral syndrome. Relation?

Runner's Knee: Runnerboy, i hope this helps...As a sports specialist, patellofemoral synd in some form is probably the most common knee problem i see in young athletes, especially runners. Typically it's felt behind the kneecap and is a stabbing pain. A good start would be getting on an icing program, 20 minutes 4-5 xs a day religiously. If it limits sports or there is swelling, see a sports specialist. ...Read more

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If you look at the laser scanner at tj maxx is it possible you burned a hole in your retina?

If you look at the laser scanner at tj maxx is it possible you burned a hole in your retina?

No, but: You won't necessarily burn a hole in your retina, but you can easily damage the rods and cones which are the basis for vision. Without them, you don't see. ...Read more

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What does a technician look at during a pelvic ultrasound? Do they look at bladder and kidneys?

What does a technician look at during a pelvic ultrasound? Do they look at bladder and kidneys?

No: The routine female pelvic ultrasound includes evaluationof the uerus , ovaries and area between the ovaries and uterus. The bladder is present on the examination but is frequently not fully evaluated. In some practices a limited view of the kidneys is obtained but this is certainly ot the standard nor is it routine. ...Read more

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