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Olympics question? How do the sprinters vs long distance runners train?

Interesting question: but it may be more appropriate for a site that focuses on athletics. ...Read more

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How often do adductor tendinoses occur in running athletes?

How often do adductor tendinoses occur in running athletes?

No statistics: No clear statistics available for this injury, however, runners make up a large portion of my practice. Based on my personal experience i would say this is a relatively uncommon injury but when it does occur is very frustrating to treat because recovery usually takes several weeks to at times months for complete resolution. One of the biggest issues is trying to get a runner to stop running. ...Read more

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Does using ankle weights while sprinting to train make you run faster?

Does using ankle weights while sprinting to train make you run faster?

Maybe: The weights help to build up and develop the muscles of ankle and calves which could lead to faster running. ...Read more

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For 'runners knee' which running shoe would u recommend - Asics Gel Enhance Ultra 3 Running Shoe or Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 15 Running Shoe?

For 'runners knee' which running shoe would u recommend - Asics Gel Enhance Ultra 3 Running Shoe or Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 15 Running Shoe?

Not just Shoes...: Either shoe will do, but shoes are not the end all treatment for runners knee. There are many more things to consider before fixating on the shoe type. More important is whether you had, presently have or are in a preventive mode for the treatment of the problem. I suggest you seek out a sports medicine ortho specialist to do a proper evaluation and subsequent treatment and exercise protocol. ...Read more

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Kines grad students run senior fitness program. They do fast reps and want us to do things like banana. Should I if deconditioned, lordosis, weak quad?

Kines grad students run senior fitness program. They do fast reps and want us to do things like banana. Should I if deconditioned, lordosis, weak quad?

Ask your primary: Before any new exercise, ask your primary doctor. In most cases, some form of exercise is good, but it should take your general health into account, as well any specific conditions you may have. You need exercise, but it should be safe. It should also be gradually increased in intensity and duration to avoid injury. ...Read more

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RHEUMATOLOGIST Have acquired hypermobile knees&overpronate Wear OrthoticsCan hips bcome overstretched if do exercise of knees&hips 2 strengthen muscle?

RHEUMATOLOGIST Have acquired hypermobile knees&overpronate Wear OrthoticsCan hips bcome overstretched if do exercise of knees&hips 2 strengthen muscle?

Hypermobility Ehlers: You have benign hypermobility which is Ehlers Danlos Type III. This is genetic - an autosomal dominant. Exercise is important and is protective of your joints. You need a directed exercise program and an evaluation. Ask your physician to have you see a Rheuamtologist ...Read more

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Could cardio exercise (martial art, basketball) give you hemorrhoid ?

Could cardio exercise (martial art, basketball) give you hemorrhoid ?

No: Most common precipitating factor is straining at stool. Eat high fiber fruits and vegetables and drink at least 1 Liter water daily ...Read more

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Have patellofemoral syndrome. Rather than wearing brace on both knees when running where can I learn how to properly use athletic tape for knees?

Have patellofemoral syndrome. Rather than wearing brace on both knees when running where can I learn how to properly use athletic tape for knees?

Look up pics: of athletic strapping on the net. The idea is to compress the area just medial to the knee cap to keep it from sliding sideways toward the middle. Use Tr. of Benzoin on your skin if you are repeated taping and removing. ...Read more

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How can you do squats with chondromalacia (runner's knee)?

How can you do squats with chondromalacia (runner's knee)?

Do not squat: You can often get the workout that you need by exercising smartly. Squatting or lunging can cause significant anterior knee pain and it is not good for patients with chondromalacia. You want to focus on quadriceps strengthening exercises that are low impact and keep the arc of motion between 0 degrees (full extension) and around 90 degrees. ...Read more

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What are good exercises do to strengthen previous sports injury (on knee, ankle, calf)?

What are good exercises do to strengthen previous sports injury (on knee, ankle, calf)?

Here are some: Straight leg raises wall squats single leg squat (only 45 degrees) calf raises and calf drops from a step a formal session with a physical therapist could be worth while to get you on your way previous ankle sprains need specific treatment to improve range and proprioception. ...Read more

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What are some exercises that power lifters do for cardio fitness?

What are some exercises that power lifters do for cardio fitness?

Hi/Low Intensity Mix: There seems to be a wide variation among elite power lifters about how much and how often to train. Climbing on a treadmill, interval training with emphasis on plyometrics, swimming sprints all make sense to improve cv fitness while maintaining muscle mass. Many power lifters reduce their aerobic training before competitions to avoid injury and joint strain. ...Read more

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How to get fit, lose weight while playing ice hockey?

How to get fit, lose weight while playing ice hockey?

Just do it!: Encourage stretching, aerobics and strength training to help prepare you for ice hockey. ...Read more

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Can I wear AFOs or leg braces while doing some cardio workout?

Can I wear AFOs or leg braces while doing some cardio workout?

Yes: As long as it does not interfere with your balance or put you at risk for injury including blistering or chafing. You may need to modify what cardio exercises that you do or cross train. If you have specific concerns discuss then with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is using gym treadmills similar to walking outside.?

Is using gym treadmills similar to walking outside.?

Similar...: ...although the surface of the treadmill upon which you run is more forgiving to the joints than the concrete roads and walkways, and is more predictable than the uneven surfaces of trails or under grass. And with a treadmill, you control the hills. ...Read more

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I'm a competitive swimmer aiming for the 2016 Rio Olympics. What are some medication/supplements to enhance endurance and testosterone? I train 10x/wk

I'm a competitive swimmer aiming for the 2016 Rio Olympics. What are some medication/supplements to enhance endurance and testosterone? I train 10x/wk

Natural supplements: are the best way to attempt boosting your testosterone. Medications have side effects and are illegal for the Olympics! Zinc supplementation has been shown to be of some benefit in optimizing testosterone levels Vitamin D and whey protein may also be of some benefit. The most important thing to do is train and eat right. Best of luck! :) ...Read more

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Have mild-moderate Overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotics. OK to wear stabilizing athletic sneakers without orthotics?Same support?

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Have mild-moderate Overpronation/flat feet  & wear orthotics. OK to wear stabilizing athletic sneakers without orthotics?Same support?

Not as supportive: It is okay to wear athletic shoes without orthotics, but you will not get the same level of support for your arch. Custom orthotics conform to your arch and can help limit excessive pronation. The best combination for support is to wear custom orthotics with a stable athletic shoe. This becomes even more important if you participate in high-impact activities like running. ...Read more

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What sprint workouts can I do to run faster?

What sprint workouts can I do to run faster?

Distance: What distance are you training for?? First you must have a good base.Then you must work up to this going slower at first and shorter distances and fewer repeats. A ladder is a good workout. Example:100m x3,recover,200m x3,recover,400mx2,recover,800mx1, recover,then go back down reversing the order.As you get better you can raise pace and repeats, and distance.Sets of only 800's are great.Good luck ...Read more