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Doctor insights on: Sprinters Vs Long Distance Runners

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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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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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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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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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What are the best long distance running shoes for over pronation?

I would recommend : An orthotic to control the biomechanics and worry less on which exact sneaker. ...Read more

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Is running on an elliptical machine better than running outside?

Is running on an elliptical machine better than running outside?

Either is fine.: They're both effective forms of physical activity and cardiovascular conditioning. How about mixing them up - run when the weather is nice and use the elliptical when the weather is inclement. ...Read more

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How popular is a distance device for runners?

How popular is a distance device for runners?

Popular: Heart rate monitors with gps distance devices are affordable and great for helping in training. ...Read more

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What are the differences between short, intense workouts and long but light-weight workouts?

What are the differences between short, intense workouts and long but light-weight workouts?

Muscle type: Short intense workouts target fast twitch anaerobic muscle fibers and are good for building bulk, power and explosive strength. Long and light ( high reps with lighter weight) build aerobic lean muscle and are good for improving endurance and tone. The best workout regimen will include some combination of both. ...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

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Crossfit vs olympic weightlifting vs regular weight lifting, what is better?

Crossfit vs olympic weightlifting vs regular weight lifting, what is better?

Wrong question.: Depends on your goals: Crossfit= strength endurance - you will get lean. Olympic lifts= technical exercise that requires good coaching to prevent injury. Power and strength emphasis - often used as part of program to enhance performance in power sports. Regular weight lifting - this is a general term and rep/rest/weight/exercise schemes varied depending on goals and training experience ...Read more

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Is running outside better than the treadmil to lose weight?

Is running outside better than the treadmil to lose weight?

Yes, studies show: Weight loss is greater with all other things being equal. ...Read more

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Does riding a real bike and riding an stationary exercise bike burn the same number of calories?

Does riding a real bike and riding an stationary exercise bike burn the same number of calories?

Bicycling: No, there can be differences. Here is a chart that can show you the different factors & how it impacts the calories burned. http://www.nutristrategy.com/caloriesburnedcycling.htm. As you check the comparisons, the calories burned were higher with a bicycle (compared to a stationary bike) with other things being equal. ...Read more

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How many calories can bicycling 2 miles at a steady pace burn?

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How many calories can bicycling 2 miles at a steady pace burn?

Calories calculator: Use the calories burned calculator below to see how many calories you burned during your cycling. Here is the link: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calories_burned.asp?exercise=184 ...Read more

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How can I become less stressed when running 400 meters Or running long distances ?

How can I become less stressed when running 400 meters Or running long distances ?

Keep running...: The only way to improve your endurance is to keep doing it... Go slow, alternate running and jogging/walking and slowly decrease the amount of walking you do between running. Make sure to stay hydrated and if you are aiming for very long distances electrolytes can also help. ...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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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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Is running on an elliptical machine better than treadmill for your knees?

Is running on an elliptical machine better than treadmill for your knees?

Yes: It is less pounding or impacts on your knees. However, some people dont like the feel of the position their legs are in during the revolutions of some elliptical machines so you may need to try different types to find the one you like. ...Read more