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Thursday, April 28, 2011

April 28, 2011


Related to exercise, what does the term 'blood pooling' refer to?

  • An increase in blood flow to your muscles
  • An increase in blood flow to your heart and lungs
  • An increase in blood volume as a result of exercise
  • The collection of blood in the extremeties

Explanation

A proper cool-down prevents the sudden pooling of blood (collection of blood in one place, usually the working muscles) and re-circulates the blood back to the heart, skeletal muscles and brain.


True or False: A women who is breastfeeding should get clearance from her doctor before starting an exercise program.

  • True
  • False

Explanation

Pregnant and nursing women should get clearance before starting a workout program. A document called a PAR-Q (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) can help you determine if you need a medical evaluation before starting an exercise program. 






Running hills works your upper leg muscles more than running on flat ground.It also targets the backside, strengthening and toning the booty and the hamstrings.

Another selling point for running hills is that the muscle groups you use to climb hills are virtually the same as those you use for sprinting, so hill work enhances your speed by building strength. In other words, the benefits of running uphill translate to running flats.

If you haven't given up the treadmill, do note that each one percent increase in the elevation angle requires four percent more energy, so the incline forces you to work harder. 

You should, however, be cautious about "hill work" if you have an injury in your calf or Achilles tendon since the running on inclines can aggravate these injuries. Even if you don't, you should still be sure to stretch your calves especially well after your hilly workout.

When running uphill, gaze up to where you're going and not at your feet. Looking forward helps you keep your head up to maintain good posture, making it easier to breathe — and trust me, you're going to need all the oxygen you can get.





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