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Doctor insights on: Shortest Ironman Training Plan

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What's the best strength training workout video?

What's the best strength training workout video?

Strength Training: It depends on what your goals are for strength gain, muscle development and weight loss. What are your goals? ...Read more

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For the experts - might the insanity workout videos work for me?

For the experts - might the insanity workout videos work for me?

Sure: A regular exercise routine can be beneficial for you and provide many health benefits. Discuss with your physician what intensity and routine would be ok taking into consideration your other medical issues you may have. ...Read more

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I'm about to start training for my first marathon. I've done 3 half-marathons so far. How should I approach nutrition alongside my running training?

I'm about to start training for my first marathon.  I've done 3 half-marathons so far. How should I approach nutrition alongside my running training?

High protein diet: Muscle stress will be severe. Will need to enhance your protein intake. Need good intake of salt and minerals (leafy green vegetable, dried fruits, fruit/vegetable juices) with carbohydrate loading starting 2-3 d prior to a race. Carbohydrate loading for training and during runs can be very helpful. As a woman be careful of just water loading. Recommend use of gatorade-type fluids, high salt diet. ...Read more

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How efficient is running daily on a treadmill for weight loss (generally speaking) ? Optimum duration per day? 21male, 80kg, 5'10

Weight Loss: You need to do at least 40 minutes in your target zone, meaning being a little breathy. Also your diet is critical to weight loss, stick to a plant based diet and get 8 hours sleep as sleep deprivation causes weight gain. Best. ...Read more

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Is the curves workout circuit effective for weight loss? Improved stamina? Overall fitness?

Is the curves workout circuit effective for weight loss? Improved stamina? Overall fitness?

Can be: Any workout can be effective if it burns calories and improves your cardiovascular fitness. Do something you enjoy, because you need to do it long-term, not just for a short period of time. Also, you need to restrict your caloric intake to less than you're burning off in order to lose weight. ...Read more

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What's the doctor's recommendation to incorporate weight training with my cardio training?

What's the doctor's recommendation to incorporate weight training with my cardio training?

Plyometrics: If you are looking at combining cardio and weight training, you may want to consider plyometrics. A fast paced plyo program will keep heart rate up and utilizes body weight and potentially supplemental weight to build muscle mass. Just make sure that you are in good enough shape so as not to hurt yourself with the relatively high impact exercises. ...Read more

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In addition to 2 hours of high intensity interval cardio and 2-3 hours of weight training a week, how effective is slimfast?

In addition to 2 hours of high intensity interval cardio and 2-3 hours of weight training a week, how effective is slimfast?

Hydrate/protien: You need a good helping, after a hard workout, of protien, slimfast has only about 9-12 max. Muscle milk has 23 grams and some protien bars have more. That with good hydration with gatorade or the like during = good. I would balance the amnt of prot against the calories that come with these choices. If use protien sup powdr b sure to read lable and understand all in it. ...Read more

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How can I integrate cardio and strength training into an effective plan?

How can I  integrate cardio and strength training into an effective plan?

Cardio and strength : With any workout program the goal is what is ultimately important. Also where you are starting out help to establish the program. A good general resistance program for strength and endurance is the "body for life" program. I think that a complimentary cardio program would be "high intensity interval " program. ...Read more

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I want to know about L-arginine benefits and muscle gain. I'm doing HIIT (High Intensity Intervals Training) every day, FOCUS T25 Workout.

I want to know about L-arginine benefits and muscle gain. I'm doing HIIT (High Intensity Intervals Training) every day, FOCUS T25 Workout.

See details: Studies are contradictory. Some suggest that L-arginine may increase levels of growth hormone while other studies have not found this to be the case. I would avoid this supplement and focus of your resistance training and a high protein diet. ...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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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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Is interval training the best method of working out?

Is interval training the best method of working out?

Not one best method: It really depends on your goals intervals are certainly helpful especially to build strength and endurance you still need to do distance to build endurance you also still need to work on speed by working on speed drills, plyometrics and flexibility i also believe cross training is very helpful. ...Read more

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Could you recommend a circuit training workout plan for rapid weight loss?

Could you recommend a circuit training workout plan for rapid weight loss?

Weight loss: I put together routines from bodybuilding.Com. They have great articles on circuit training. Now, I have to stress this, abs are made in the kitchen! eating healthy, high protein, mod carb, mod fat will induce a more rapid weight loss in addition to the circuit training then circuit training alone. Rapid weight loss is always rapidly put back on, so find something u can do longterm. ...Read more

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Is circuit training or regular weight training better good for beginners?

Training : Youre new to weight training, circuits are great to isolate and get proper movement, then moving on to weights is a good idea. The best thing you can do is seek out a personal trainer for a few sessions, they'll be able to assess your level o fitness and design plans accordingly. Staying in touch with your trainer then can elevate you to next level and help you reach your goals. ...Read more

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When beginning weight-lifting, should one do endurance training or strength training first?

When beginning weight-lifting, should one do endurance training or strength training first?

Weight training: I think it is best to start with low weights and higher reps combined with flexibility program. Then progress up to strength training with higher weights. ...Read more

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Kinds of food recommended before the gym (cardio training) for weight loss.

Kinds of food recommended before the gym (cardio training) for weight loss.

Small Carb and Prot: Before exercise, if you need to eat (you don't have to), you can have about 5-10 grams of carbohydrates, with 6-12 grams of protein. For fat burning and muscle building, it's most important to have some protein and carb (10-15 gram carb and 20-30 g protein) right after work-out (within 20-30 mins) to help build muscle and burn fat. The carb will help muscles open up to muscle building. ...Read more

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Is high intensity interval training superior to standard aerobics?

Is high intensity interval training superior to standard aerobics?

? What are you..,: Training for? Both are aerobic activities obviously but interval training is very helpful if you are interested in running and training for races... Unless you are talking about high intensity interval weight workout training.... I prefer aerobic workouts 5-6 days a week w/ 2or3 'weight' workouts mixed in.., hope that helps ! ...Read more

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I want to do kris gethin's workout program dtp. I am a career of hepatitis b.Is the supplements given by kris appropriate for me.@bodybuilding.Com/dtp?

I want to do kris gethin's workout program dtp. I am a career of hepatitis b.Is the supplements given by kris appropriate for me.@bodybuilding.Com/dtp?

Avoid like Plague: If you are a teenager, run away from getheen as fast as you can.I have reviewed his supplements.The claims he makes for them are unproven.Studies have shown that they help promote and do absolutely nothing.And several of them have very dangerous potential side effects. No gain and maybe much pain. ...Read more

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Do you know which workout program focuses on interval training?

Many: interval training is the speeding up and slowing down of the velocity of your exercise. It can be any exercises including weights, cycling, running, swimming, etc. It is just alternating fast and slow in a pattern. ...Read more