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  • I am a former soccer player who also jogged then and still does. I had plantar fasciitis for around six or seven years until I figured out what to do. It never went away because I couldn't take a break from the things I love (running!) long enough to let it heal. I have now been totally pain free for about 10 years. Here's…
  • I still feel guilty about it sometimes. My second son was one stubborn child, as second kids often are. The way they see things, they are in a competition. So, he would not sleep, afraid he might miss out on something. And when I say he would fight sleep, I mean he brawled with it, day or night, completely unwilling to…
  • Here's the only thing I might add. I played tennis the same day after squatting and I serious aggravated a meniscus tear and made it much worse. I think it happened because my muscles were fatigued. I had done it more than a few times before with no problems, except that I did not play as well as I might have. But still. I…
  • Many people have the impression that the human body is like a mechanical machine, it wears out with use and inevitably breaks down with age. But it is not. The human body is a living, growing organism. It responds to the stress of exercise by growing stronger. Yes, as we age, we lose a little resiliency, which means we…
  • You are getting the right answers from Duck Puddle and others. It is extremely hard to run and lift at the same time. I find it harder to run the day after heavy deadlifting than squatting. But squatting is tough too. In my opinion, you need to accept that fact that it is much harder to try to progress in two programs than…
  • Exercise is a difficult habit to start. Your body is not used to it and, therefore, the exercise is much harder for a newcomer than an old hand. Acknowledge that and except it. One of the things I HATE about piano teachers is that they tell a kid, "If you want to be good, you must practice an hour a day!" (Bear with me…
  • Definitely join the group when you get the chance. Some of my wife's best friends are people she met through running and still runs with, many, many years later. They get the shakes, chills and the nausea when one of them has to miss. Their runs are a full hour of non-stop sharing, chatting and gossip, after all. Good luck…
  • I think it is the humidity. I live in Sacramento, CA. It is rather dry here. Current humidity: 37% at 86 degrees F. So humidity is not a problem. But heat is. We have multiple 100 degree F plus days here in the summer. And days over 90 degrees F are more common that not. I usually run in the mornings before it gets too…
  • A suggestion: We just bought a rowing machine at the start of this pandemic and the isolating. My wife rows on a team and wanted it so she could work out while the team was barred from the water. I had never really done rowing on an ergometer before and assumed I would find it really boring. I don't! I like the workouts I…
  • When I was having my ACL replacement, I asked my nephew, who had had the procedure a few years previously, how long it took him until he was recovered. He said he was about 90 percent at one year. I think that is pretty accurate. It seems you are getting comment here from people who either did not have surgery (considered…
  • If I may just add: What the others have been telling you is undoubtedly true. However, People who are active tend to be thinner than people who are not. I don't think it is a coincidence. If I spend an hour in the gym, I burn an extra 300 calories. I burn more if I go for an hour long run. Over time, that adds up. Will I…
  • I am going to third or fourth what many have said, with my own subtle twists: Go to a store that specializes in running shoes and try some pairs on. I'd recommend at least three different pairs. No one shoe works for everyone. Features that appeal to me (wide, not a lot of cushioning, low heel) might be deal breakers for…
  • I tend to think of black as more neutral. You don't have to worry about a violent clash of colors with your shorts or shirt, as one might have with a neon orange shoe. (Says a man who owns a pair of bright orange, New Balance, running shoes.) But, in sports, we always thought that black shoes look heavier, and therefore…
  • I do both. Why? Probably mostly because I played soccer most of my life. In a soccer game, many of the individual runs you do are flat out sprints. At the same time, a player can cover up to 5-6 miles in a game. (Professional midfielders will cover 7 miles -- sometimes up to 8 miles -- in a game.) So, it really is a…
  • I rowed, four 2,000-meter intervals. I'm a newbie to rowing, so I am not great. I finished the first one in 8:40, second in about 8:50, and then it all went to hell! The last two were over 10 minutes, I think. But, man, that is a good workout.
  • On a good day, I just enjoy being outside, moving, feeling a breeze ... but I have to be careful because I have a tendency to dwell on the darkness, so on a bad day I fret over whatever is bothering me -- which, of course, I cannot do anything about while jogging.
  • C2 is the standard. Ours is quite easy to move around from one place to the other and to tuck away, if that is a consideration.
  • I think you have gotten some excellent comments here. But, let me just reiterate what was suggested: That you try slowing down your stroke rate, from the 28 strokes per minute shown on your monitor in the picture, to 18 to 20 s/min. By slowing your stroke rate down, you can focus more on your form and power. Why is that…
  • Just to remind you, if the goal is to lose weight, you must cut back your calorie intake. For a variety of reasons, it is difficult to exercise off pounds. It can be a part of a dieting effort. But not the main part. I am sure you have heard that, and know it, already. Swimming is an excellent workout that is easy on the…
  • 10,000 meters rowing. In 2,000 meter increments. Then a 500 meter rowing sprint to finish.
  • Hey, This might get you started. https://wodfever.com/blogs/new-posts/20-crossfit-workouts-you-can-do-at-home https://wodwell.com/wods/equipment/none/?sort=popular Good luck!
  • I used to love running with my kids in the stroller. It was great fun to have a companion. I believe they loved the ride too. Mine were a while ago, so I do not know which strollers are popular now. But there are serious differences, so shop around. Maybe go to the running shoe store where they don't sell strollers and ask…
  • Most people would tell you to, first, get some decent shoes. I suppose you are not going very far. But you do have shin splints. So having a pair of better running shoes couldn't hurt and, if you are serious, you will one day be running the kind of miles where they are necessary. When I first started running, I was a…
  • Okay. Okay. I have to admit. I am too cavalier about distancing during this pandemic. I don't have young children I'd have to worry about. I don't have older parents and am not around older people. So I kinda figure I am going to get it sooner or later ... and well .... I am not irresponsible. But I don't cower either.…
  • There is a simple, small study, just published, suggesting surgical masks are quite ineffective at blocking the virus. https://annals.org/aim/fullarticle/2764367/effectiveness-surgical-cotton-masks-blocking-sars-cov-2-controlled-comparison On the other hand, when someone is infected, coughing and sneezing propels many more…
  • https://shruggedcollective.com/1-quick-way-naturually-increase-testosterone-sleep-w-dr-kirk-parsley-episode-113/ The doctor talks about working with Navy Seals (or some kind of special forces people) and how he found it was really common for them to be low T, mostly because they were sleep deprived and physically stressed.…
  • Another regular donator. It depends. Sometimes I feel it a lot. The next time I don't feel it at all. I have never worked out or gone for a long run the same day after donating. But I have played vigorous tennis. Nothing terrible has happened. As I said, at least one time when I did it I felt that I was breathing harder…
  • I am stunned. Are you a shill? (Kidding)
  • I am in two tennis leagues. Both are suspended, indefinitely.
  • Youtube channel: Lazy dancer tips (HEY! I need to strengthen my feet and ballet dancers have foot strengthening exercises.)
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