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  • Yes, I agree, DemonCleaner101. I think that if...

    Yes, I agree, DemonCleaner101. I think that if you want to improve endurance and if you can put in the time (a lot of people can't and that's totally understandable because in the end, having a real...
  • This is really the point, underneath it all -...

    This is really the point, underneath it all - "cardio" can be fun and doesn't have to be strictly measured, programmed and even done with too much intensity. I can easily ride a bike outdoors for 3-4...
  • For me, the easiest way to do it is by including...

    For me, the easiest way to do it is by including plenty of very low intensity cardio (HR no higher than 60 % of your max) and by eating slightly less carbs on the days when I don't do any high...
  • Doing 60 minutes of intense (average HR at least...

    Doing 60 minutes of intense (average HR at least 75-85 % of max HR) is not sustainable in the long run for the vast majority of people. While it is indeed irrelevant for fat loss whether you switch...
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    If done with the right technique, without...

    If done with the right technique, without additional resistance (swim paddles etc.) and you've been swimming for some time and you're not swimming very short distances (sprints), then its effects are...
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    Best case scenario - you're overreaching and...

    Best case scenario - you're overreaching and could get back on track in a couple of weeks of rest / much lowered work volume and intensity. Worst case scenario - you're overtraining or possibly...
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    A lot of sports require a mixture of different...

    A lot of sports require a mixture of different physiological capabilities and it is - unless you intend to specialize - necessary to train all of them. What sport do you have in mind? In any of them,...
  • Thread: 5K Training

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    If you provide with the most necessary info, I'll...

    If you provide with the most necessary info, I'll write you a program. I would need at least:
    -age;
    -long distance running (aerobic sports) experience;
    -max. heart rate - if not sure, do a...
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    Check my response to kulike's topic "How to...

    Check my response to kulike's topic "How to improve my running effectively".

    Briefly: first do plenty of low intensity long runs to build a solid aerobic base, then start including lactate...
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    Struggling is what this sport is all about....

    Struggling is what this sport is all about. Regardless of whether you do it right or wrong, it will hurt and you will finish the event completely empty. Since you cannot do anything to improve your...
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    Unlikely, but that shouldn't deter you from...

    Unlikely, but that shouldn't deter you from running if you enjoy it. Since you're a beginner, you should start slowly (in terms of mileage and intensity). Get a heart rate monitor and start running...
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    If you are already very (aerobically) fit and you...

    If you are already very (aerobically) fit and you have a good swimming technique, then yes, you might be able to finish it with 2 years of very dedicated training. Training for it would include huge...
  • Thread: Cycling Training

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    Firstly, work on building a solid aerobic base....

    Firstly, work on building a solid aerobic base. This would translate into at least 6-12 months of long rides at low intensities (where you can comfortably hold a conversation). Ride as often as you...
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    Spot on. Find a coach and work on your technique....

    Spot on. Find a coach and work on your technique. I assume you have problems with freestyle and based on my personal experience, I'm 99 % positive the root of your problem is not breathing out...
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    True, just look at Ovechkin - still one of the...

    True, just look at Ovechkin - still one of the best players in the league with a physique that is far from lean. We should also keep in mind that only the elite players make it to the NHL - you need...
  • Couldn't agree more. I've really come to believe...

    Couldn't agree more. I've really come to believe that the vast majority of kids / youth in competitive sports is drastically overtrained these days, even though such an approach to training is very...
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    I would do a 3-time per week full body training...

    I would do a 3-time per week full body training routine per week (ABA BAB) and focus on something simple, for instance:

    Workout A

    Squats: 3 sets of 8-10 reps

    Weighted dips (or bench press):...
  • This is true - if you want to get fitter for...

    This is true - if you want to get fitter for playing football, spend the vast majority of time running. There is, of course, absolutely nothing wrong with doing other types of cardio as well, because...
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    What discipline? Speaking very generally, speed...

    What discipline? Speaking very generally, speed at distances that are aerobic in nature (anything more than 400 meters) is a function of VO2 max and lactate threshold. So if you do anything more than...
  • If you're looking for long term cardiovascular...

    If you're looking for long term cardiovascular improvement, then start by doing plenty of very low intensity training. For your sport, the best approach would be to run at a slow pace for at least...
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