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Doctor insights on: Distance Running And Sprint Endurance

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Will running distance make me a slower sprinter?

Will running distance make me a slower sprinter?

Depends on volume: If you are well trained (running 2 years plus), and truly sprint specialized (distances 400 m and below) then running distances (say 5 miles or greater) will probably slow you down. This is because 1) distance running can to some degree train fast twitch fibers to act more like slow twitch fibers, and 2) distance running will take from training volume that could otherwise be used for speedwork. ...Read more

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Does running build endurance and leg muscle?

Does running build endurance and leg muscle?

Yes: Running is an excellent exercise for building cardiovascular endurance; if you run distances you will improve your slow-twitch muscle tone and over time as you decrease body fat your muscles may appear more defined; if you focus on sprinting you will engage fast-twitch muscle and may see more of a "mass" effect; if you are trying for body-builder muscles strength training in gym is your best bet. ...Read more

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Circuit training or long distance for weight loss?

Circuit training or long distance for weight loss?

Weight loss: It is a good idea to constantly change up your exercise routine. Interval training regardless of which method you choose has been shown to add additional benefit. ...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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Does performing push-ups really fast help increase aerobic fitness the same way as running does?

Does performing push-ups really fast help increase aerobic fitness the same way as running does?

Not @ all. Running 4: Aerobics, & push ups 4 shoulder stabilizers & triceps. But U need 2 have a good running program, & a strength program 4 the off days. Hook up with an AT-C & get a good problem set up 4 U that meets Ur goals & abilities. ...Read more

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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 does walking uphill and downhill in high heel shoes affect muscle kinesiology?

How does walking uphill and downhill in high heel shoes affect muscle kinesiology?

Its all about the: Achilles tendon. Walking on flat surfaces with high heeled shoes on a regular basis causes shortening/tightening of the tendon. Doing so on hills is a bigger issue between the extra stress on the tendon when going uphill and the strain on the anterior muscles of the leg and overall balance when going downhill. ...Read more

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Does walking at normal speed (a little faster than strolling) helps lose calories? Or does only brisk walking burns calories?

Does walking at normal speed (a little faster than strolling) helps lose calories? Or does only brisk walking burns calories?

Burn baby burn...: All activity your body performs burns calories. Even thinking about burning calories, burns calories. It's just that some activities burn more than others. ...Read more

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Can weight lifting or power exercise better than running or brisk walk for losing weight?

Can weight lifting or power exercise better than running or brisk walk for losing weight?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Could sprint running & hiit intervals substitutes weightlifting for fat loss?

Could sprint running & hiit intervals substitutes weightlifting for fat loss?

Sure: Fat loss? Yes! building strength? Less likley hiit is a great way to tone up. Just be sure to not overdo it when starting out, and remember if your going for fat loss abs are made in the kitchen above all. ...Read more

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Can lhermittes sign be from excessive exercise? Ex.Stair running, sit ups, weight lifting, sprints, etc?

Lhermitte phenomenon: Is a transient sensory symptom described as an electric shock radiating down the spine or into the limbs w/ flexion (forward movement) of the neck, but can occur with the least movement of the head or neck. Most frequently encountered in ms, can also be seen with other lesions of the cervical cord ( tumors, cervical disc herniation, myelopathy and following trauma). ...Read more

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Will 2.6 mile up hill running help burn fat faster?

Will 2.6 mile up hill running help burn fat faster?

Absolutely-Depending: The primary controls of body weight: food choices & quantity. Most calories are burned in repairing & maintaining our body, not exercise per-se. See: nusi.Org. 1 lb fat = 6-12 hrs intense workout. Exercise & building muscle mass can impact body fat over time: the more effort/work you expend (best make it fun so more likely to continue) & what you do most of the time have the most impact. ...Read more

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Is incline walking or sprints better for fat burning?

Is incline walking or sprints better for fat burning?

Yes: Incline walking and sprints will both increase the intensity of the workouts you do. This will boost metabolism of your muscles, making them hungry for energy. Try to incorporate some type of speed workout or incline workout roughly 1-2 times a week. Overdoing it can lead to injuries. ...Read more

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Does weight training build endurance?

Does weight training build endurance?

Specific: Lighter weights with many reps will help build endurance for that specific movement. Curls will not help you run longer. Being stronger in the upper body will allow you to maintain better form longer and keep you going longer (if your legs permit) by not fatiguing the upper body as quickly. Dynamic weight training will build strength over a greater range of movements. Good Luck ...Read more

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I weigh 218 pounds.How many calories do I burn doing cardio(kickboxing, strength training, burpees, sit ups, jumping jacks), etc 40 to 60 minutes a day?

I weigh 218 pounds.How many calories do I burn doing cardio(kickboxing, strength training, burpees, sit ups, jumping jacks), etc 40 to 60 minutes a day?

Handbooks: There are some small handbooks available that can give you a basic reference on how many calories you burn with these exercises, as well as breakdown in most foods. Small, portable, and worth the money. Do a search on amazon. ...Read more

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Does cycling standinh up work muscles?

Does cycling standinh up work muscles?

Of course: Every time you stand up and cycle, your glutes muscles help power the movement. ...Read more

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How does hypokalemia affect leg muscle endurance activities like running and swimming? With low potassium can you still build muscle?

How does hypokalemia affect leg muscle endurance activities like running and swimming? With low potassium can you still build muscle?

Muscle cramps: You need proteins to build and maintain muscle, but you need to right balance of fluids and electrolytes to have good muscle function. When your potassium is low, you are more likely to experience muscle cramps and fatigue. ...Read more

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How do athletes build up stamina before long runs?

How do athletes build up stamina before long runs?

Practice: Stamina is developed over time by increasing fitness, which allows better consumption of oxygen. ...Read more

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Does running have significant mental health benefits over walking and brisk walking?

Does running have significant mental health benefits over walking and brisk walking?

Generally Speaking..: Look at it this way. Exercising offers significant mental health benefits over not exercising. So let's all get out there and do our part. ...Read more

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Can long distance running stunt growth in children?

Maybe : The effect of running depends on the distance and the age of child. A prepubertal child who runs longs distances and does not maintain adequate nutrition may not have the needed building blocks for growth. A separate issue is the effect on bones as far as density and injury is concerned. Excessive running and loss of necessary body fat will interfere with menstrual cycles in girls. ...Read more