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How to train for a sprint triathlon?

How to train for a sprint triathlon?

Planning: Get a good book and plan it out. See triathlon training by michael finch. Check the bookstore and see what works for you. Basically, you need to train each element separately. Then do "brick" workouts where you do 2 or all three in succession. Most popular is ride/run. I recommend a 5:1 or 4:1 ratio. I.E. Ride 20/run 4 or 5. Then, practice the transitions, to become smooth. Slow=smooth=fast. ...Read more

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How to be able to sleep in coach on a long train ride?

How to be able to sleep in coach on a long train ride?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help: Try using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. One tablet 20 to 30 minutes before sleep can produce mild sedation that last for 4 to 6 hours. This can help with sleep. In addition, make sure you are trying to change your sleep habits. ...Read more

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How to train for trail running?

How to train for trail running?

Yes but caution: You should really build up your strength and endurance with non-trail running first, to establish a baseline of fitness and health. Then, as you increase in strength, start hitting hills and slowly challenge the trails. It's better to work in increments to avoid injury. ...Read more

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How much time to train for a half marathon?

How much time to train for a half marathon?

Depends: What shape are you currently in. Do you want to walk or run it. There are many training schedules that you can find on the internet. ...Read more

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How to train for triathlons?

How to train for triathlons?

Read up and plan: Check out the books in the bookstore. Triathlon training by michael finch and the triathlete's training bible by joe friel are good ones. You need to be trained in each discipline first. Then try 2 in succession. This is called a "brick" workout. Usually it is ride/run. I use a 5:1 or 4:1 ratio. I.E. Ride 20miles/run 4 or 5 miles. Start slowly, build up and follow the plan. Race the way you train. ...Read more

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How can I train for a tough mudder?

How can I train for a tough mudder?

Various activities: Id recommend the no 1 priority as building up your endurance Id also work on quad strength for hills along with core strength Some require some climbing activity so that would require building up your shoulder and chest muscles Id also work on balance and do some of your running on uneven surfaces such as trail or fields to help strengthen your ankle area and avoid potential injury ...Read more

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What is a good way to lose weight? I makes it hard for me to walk a long way at for a long time

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What is a good way to lose weight? I makes it hard for me to walk a long way at for a long time

Nutrition & exercise: Best way to lose weight is slowly over time. Don't plan on dramatic loss. Change your eating habits. Research DASH, Mediterranean & vegetarian diets (most studies demonstrating health benefits). Develop habit of doing something every day, even if only for a few minutes. Gradually build up duration & intensity. Check w/your Family Doc to make sure you're otherwise healthy. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to tone abs for a marathon?

How to tone abs for a marathon?

Core strengthing: Cross train with your marathon training. Incorporate pilates, albiet expensive at times with individual classes. I am a runner as well as a cyclist and owner of an indoor cycling studio. So i very much incorporate exercise with my patients. Good luck with the marathon. ...Read more

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How to learn to walk after being in a wheelchair for several years?

How to learn to walk after being in a wheelchair for several years?

Therapy, maybe: It depends on whether the condition that put you in the wheelchair has improved enough for you to walk again. If you have made improvements with the initial condition then extensive physical therapy will be needed. ...Read more

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How to prepare for marathon?

How to prepare for marathon?

Look on line: Depending on when the marathon is there are many schedules on the internet to help meet your goals on a week by week basis ...Read more

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What equipment should I buy to help me train for a mini marathon?

What equipment should I buy to help me train for a mini marathon?

Shoes/clothes/watch: You will need the right shoes and clothes to be comfortable and not get injured. A sport watch is helpful . Need not be expensive -- timex / casio make good inexpensive ones. Good sunglasses are important and sunscreen. I recommend getting the road i.D. As a safety measure. Go to a running store, explain your race and ask about shoes and clothes. Try them before buying. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I give melatonin to my child for a 16 hr plane ride? Will it work?

Can I give melatonin to my child for a 16 hr plane ride?  Will it work?

Age of child: Melatonin can help resolve jet lag so yes you could give it to a child. I would recommend giving to a child older than 5.Generally though, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works well to help with sleep (unless you noes your child does not tolerate it well). Melatonin can help get someone to fall asleep but does not keep them asleep. Ask your doc about other possibilities. ...Read more

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How old does a child have to be to start weight training for sports?

How old does a child have to be to start weight training for sports?

Training vs heavy: Weight training is a variable process with two main issues: the teaching of proper technique and lifts by qualified instructors aso a kid avoids injury; the concentration on power and building muscle mass. The aap recommends use of proper trainers for instruction & the delay of power lifting until skeletal maturity (~final height, shaving, etc). ...Read more

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When is best to teach kids to ride a bike?

When is best to teach kids to ride a bike?

5-6 years old: 3-4 years for tricycle (wear a helmet!). 5-6 for a bike with grainy wheels and assistance. Then progress... ...Read more

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Is that harmful to sit in a chair for a long time? So how often should I leave my chair and take for a walk?

Is that harmful to sit in a chair for a long time? So how often should I leave my chair and take for a walk?

Sedentary lifestyle.: We know that the sedentary lifestyle,Mohicans many people lead for work, is not healthy. It would be wise to get up hourly to pace around a bit and stretch your legs. Even better, do a formal exercise walk in the morning or evening to combat the general ills of the sedentary lifestyle. Some people even put those little bicycle pedals under their desks to pedal while sitting. ...Read more

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How much should an 50 yr walk in a week to stay fit?

At least 30 mins/day: Probably 60 minutes is a better number. It is not just how long you walk but your speed is important too. You should try to walk at a speed of 1 mile in 15 minutes. The most effective exercise is interval training. You walk at 4 mph for 2 min, then speed up to 6-7mph for 1 min, back to 4mph for 2 min, then 6-7mph for 1 min. If you do interval training, you only need to walk 25 minutes total. ...Read more

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What do I do to prepare for a trip I will walk a lot on? Go to gp for exam, start using exercycle, do speedwalking?

What do I do to prepare for a trip I will walk a lot on? Go to gp for exam, start using exercycle, do speedwalking?

Exercise daily.: If you have health problems, or your age puts you at risk, then a thorough exam is a good idea. Otherwise, just get fit. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a really good crawler to want to start walking?

How long does it take for a really good crawler to want to start walking?

Upper limits of : normal for walking is 16 months. Average age is 12 months, 3 weeks. First he has to pull to a stand & " cruise", walking holding onto furniture. Baby-proof your house & be patient. ...Read more

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How to figure out how many calories, do you burn when you go bike riding for a hour?

How to figure out how many calories, do you burn when you go bike riding for a hour?

It depends: The number of calories you burn cycling depends on your weight and how long and how fast you bike. You can find calculators on the internet to help you out, such as this one from bicycling magazine: http://www.Bicycling.Com/caloriemain. ...Read more