Weight training for runners

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Avatar f tn So being able to maintain my weight for 2 months is an accomplishment, if you ask me. I used to gain weight in a week!!!
Avatar n tn Does anyone have any secrets to losing weight with hypothyroid? Have been diagnosed now for a yr and 1/2. Have joined a gym and been eating more veg. and fruit but still can't lose any suggestions?
Avatar n tn April of 2007 I joinned a gym and started a weight training class on Mondays for 1 hour, Wednesday night I would do a step for 1 hour and 30 - 45 minutes of total body works and on Friday's Cardio for 50 minutes. I went up a few lbs so I joined weight watchers a month later. The studio changed the classes for the summer and took my Friday's class away so I replaced my cardio for yoga and Pilates on Tuesday and Thursday for the past 8 weeks and the scale still won't move.
Avatar n tn I ran a marathon a few years ago and shortly after that is when I gained the weight. I have been training for half marathons (I ran one in April 2006) so I have been keeping the cardio up with running 3-4 days during the week and then 5-10 miles on the weekends. Recently I got so frustrated that I went to a dietitican. She claimed that I needed to rev up my workouts by doing interval training and then eating more protein and more times of the day.
177275 tn?1511758844 Additionally, a Missouri Medicine editorial overview of excessive endurance exercise by prominent cardiologists Peter McCullough, MD, of the Baylor Medical Center, and Carl Lavie, MD, of the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, conclude that in marathon runners the chronic stress of endurance training for long periods of time may stiffen the heart arteries predisposing them to hardening and becoming partially blocked.
233488 tn?1310696703 Additionally, a Missouri Medicine editorial overview of excessive endurance exercise by prominent cardiologists Peter McCullough, MD, of the Baylor Medical Center, and Carl Lavie, MD, of the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, conclude that in marathon runners the chronic stress of endurance training for long periods of time may stiffen the heart arteries predisposing them to hardening and becoming partially blocked.
384896 tn?1335297931 Bike riding is nonweight-bearing — the bicycle supports your weight — and that makes it good for pregnant women. Still, biking entails some risks. As your center of gravity shifts, you may be more likely to fall. Your heavier abdomen can also put stress on your back as you lean toward the handlebars. Stationary bicycles are ideal because they pose very little risk of falling.
Avatar m tn I've been doing High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in between weight lifting days and eating primarily proteins, healthy fats, and a small amount of carbs for breakfast and after excersise. I'm trying to lose as much fat as possible in the next two weeks. Is there anything wrong with my current routine and/or do you have any recommendations on how to maximize fat burning for someone not overweight?
Avatar n tn I know that peak flow readings are determined by height, age and WEIGHT. Looking at the normals for my height and age I should be greater than I am because I lower than the average weight.
Avatar f tn Up until now have done other cross training or walking activities, and lots of stetching, rolling of the hamstring. I started jogging three weeks agin, doing a Runners World training program of 5 weeks to a 5k. It is going fine, and while my leg is not 100% I have only minor pain, But....my foot on the leg with the tear gets pins and needles during the run and for a few hours later. Could this be nerve damage, something else? Should I be concerned enough to check with my doctor?
Avatar f tn It all depends on your current weight, height and age. Also, if you do the same thing for the same distance/time/intensity every day, your body will become used to it and it will no longer be a challenge. You have to change up your routine, as well as your calories periodically so your body doesn't get used to the same things.
Avatar f tn Marathoners benefit from a higher carbohydrate load, says Running Planet. Where you are in your training plan also influences a runner's diet. If you are in the long-run stage of training for a marathon or ultra marathon, you will need more calories and carbs. Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, unsaturated fats and low-fat dairy. No processed foods they have extra sodium, sugar and fat and doesn't offer nutrition to working muscles.
Avatar n tn My question is what is the accuracy of this type of finding on EKG? Could 20 years of weight training cause this or would the asthma be a more likely cause?
Avatar n tn I'm in a swimming camp through my school so we are swimming laps in the pool for two hours and then for another 45 minutes we either do yoga, Pilates or circuit training. I'm looking to lose weight and increase my endurance for the swim team season but I just still don't know if it's healthy.
15695260 tn?1549596713 6, 373-390 Most marathon runners are recreational runners, not training as professional or elite athletes. Whether marathon runners have more arthritis versus half-marathon runners or 5K runners, I'm not finding any info to support that. The study I have found specifically looking at marathon runners shows a lower rate of arthritis in marathoners versus non-runners. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Jan 17;100(2):131-137. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.16.01071.
Avatar f tn Thanks for those suggestions. There are some great ideas that I can implement immediately. I do wear excellent shoes, the top Asics and I buy new ones every few months as i wear those shoes all the time. I do not wear regular shoes, I live in my running shoes. I think this shin pain is a chronic issue, rather than an acute one. Even when I let them rest for a few weeks, as soon as I start doing an incline, or up my speed, it is always the same.
Avatar m tn running three times a week (training program for new runners) I eat a good breakfast, a mordate lunch and a healthy dinner. i stopped drinking diet pop and useing sweeteners, and have my tea nudie...i drink 2 litres of water a day. ummm i think it might combination of new water junkie status and the birth control pill i started taking again........i know soon it will come off....
193609 tn?1292183893 = (Total Bodyweight) (Body Fat Percentage (in decimal form)) Lean Body Mass = Total Bodyweight - Body Fat in lbs. So I will use myself for example! I weight 185 and my body fat % is 32.8. So, (185)(.328)= 60.68 185-60.68= 124.32 lbs Based on this, I have 60.68 lbs of body fat and my body without fat weighs 124.32 lbs!!!!
Avatar f tn Same, weight train 5-6 days a week with hiit. I still try to get out and swim or do some pushups but my nausea doesn't let me do much.
Avatar n tn Hello I have been trying hard to lose weight and have been going to the gym 5-6 days a week and now i have got sore swollen ankles, they are sore just a wee tiny bit above the ankle, they have been like this for a week now with not much change, i have stopped doing any high impact exercise but i have still been weight training once a week, i am thinking that they are like this because of the jumping around, before i started working out i wasn't very active and maybe i need different shoes i hav
Avatar m tn According to the researchers, bending over is ideal for recovery for multiple reasons. For one, it slightly moves your body’s primary breathing muscle—the diaphragm—so you can bring more air into your lungs with each breath, says Brilla. The position also allows your abdominal muscles to force out more carbon dioxide every time you exhale, she says. And that’s important, because CO2 is a byproduct of exercise.
Avatar m tn People who are new to working out they should start off their training program with 2 effective abdominal training sessions per week training each of the abdominal sections, start off slow and just do 4-5 sets of crunches at each session. Then, as you feel they are getting less sore and better conditioned for that type of workout, you should add a few more sets to each session or throw in new exercises, like hanging knee raises.
Avatar m tn gov/pubmed/12435654 Training in your tactical boots as opposed to runners will give additional support also gradually increase the amount of kit you are training with, too much too soon is not good.
522699 tn?1250594316 thanks, I am very proud of myself. I really like running because even on vacation you can run. When we are in vacation I go before everyone get up so we don't have to change our schedule for my running. My goal is to make the Boston marathon next year. For my age cathegory I need to do it 3:50 so I have to improve my time by 10 mins. I wish you luck on your training and will think about you on Sep 3. Good luck.
1741471 tn?1407162630 Like dopamine, norepinephrine has a stimulating effect, fosters alertness, and plays an important regulatory role in long-term memory and learning -Endorphins They are your brain built in chemical system that help us go through pain and also induce mild euphoria. Exercise it is the absolute best way for raising our endorphins levels and trigger that feeling of the 'runners high" copy and paste to see how neurotransmitters work [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Avatar n tn I wear a heart rate monitor most of the time and I never had this problem when I was training for my marathon. I was asymptomatic with that HR and the highest I've ever seen it is 210. I've noticed that now when I run, my HR goes to 150-160 within 2-3 minutes and continues to go higher. I finished a 5 mile run the other day and it was 190.
Avatar f tn If you are really out of shape, do mild activities for a prolonged amount of time, for example, go for a slow walk for an hour, rather than a brisk walk for ten minutes and you will burn more fat that way. The longer you get the aerobic system working for, the more fat you burn. The more in shape you become, the more aggressive activities you will be able to do while being able to breathe deeply - oxygen is the key to being aerobic and burning fat.
17326803 tn?1455680408 At that time I mentioned to my doctor that I wanted to increase my running work-out as I was planning to start training for a marathon in the summer.
Avatar f tn If I am 171 cm then 71 kg would be an OK weight. Maybe a couple of kilo's under for good measure. Triathletes, runners, swimmers and cyclists generally have a lower BMI. I guess ultimately it is all about power to weight and ability to perform. My goal weight was always 64 kg. I guess that is a good place to start and I can reevaluate later. I did get some books out of the library. There are a couple with programs and also one where I can write my own. That could be interesting.
700223 tn?1318169294 it is difficult for most runners to keep up. In order to choose the best shoe for you, it is necessary to learn some basic facts about shoes, feet, and running. First, you need to know the 5 basic components of a running shoe: last, upper, outsole, midsole, and heel counter. Last: the last determines the three dimensional shape of the shoe. There are straight, semi-curved, and curved lasts. Last shapes are determined from average foot shapes.