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What are some abdominal exercises for a person with lack of a left iliac crest, left gluteal muscles, and scoliosis?

I've had a history with cancer, leaving me with no left iliac crest and minimal left gluteal muscles. Due to the surgery I have scoliosis as well. I am 20 years old and want to take care of myself ...
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How do I improve my tracking while flipping?

I have been attempting to get the hang of various flips off of the diving board into the pool. One of the problems I run into is that I'm very bad at tracking where I am in a flip so as to know when ...
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Can dehydration really lower our resting metabolic rate?

Ok, that's it. I've read about how dehydration can "slow down" our metabolism one time too many, so I decided to conduct my own research - and find out once and for all, whether or not that's just ...
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Climbing the stairs in digitigrade fashion - less efficient, harmful?

When going up a staircase at work, I recently realized that my heel barely ever touched the surface of the stairs. At first, I dismissed it, figuring that it just made sense to put the entire foot on ...
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How often should I go bouldering (including a little core strength training)

I recently picked up bouldering contrasting my distance running training quite nicely. From my run training I learned that training about every other day seems to give really good results, but how ...
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Are tricep overhead extensions shoulder healthy?

The thing is, the movement of a dumbbell tricep extension looks so complex that I wonder if it is shoulder safe or not. Can one do triceps overhead extensions without damaging shoulders? And if not, ...
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Holding on to a bar (a horizontal pull up one obviously) thicker

There is a challenge at a beach I go to. Pay 2.5 euros for the opportunity to try and hold on to a bar for longer than 2 minutes. The bar is not fixed, meaning it can rotate. On a fixed bar I can hold ...
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Hemoglobin levels and cardio capacity

I am a blood donor, giving about 0.5L blood approx every 3-4 months. Last time I was in to give blood, I had a short chat with the nurse about Hgb levels in blood, recuperating after the donation and ...
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Stretching muscles while they are engaged

I've heard a theory that it is better to stretch muscles while they are (lightly?) engaged. The reason was said to be that muscle engagement will cause the muscles themselves, rather than the tendons, ...
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Effective cardio regimen for someone Ehlers-Danlos (hypermobility & arthritis) + bad IT band problems

I am terribly frustrated at being unable to effectively work out, and am hoping to get some solid advice as most physiotherapists and trainers don't seem to be well equipped to cope with my ...
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Substitute powerlifting exercises for healing wrist injury

I am doing a Starting Strength-like powerlifting routine and want to continue to improve my strength in the big lifts in the long run. Two months ago, I had a wrist injury from which I apparently ...
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How do I prevent the scraping that occurs when I rotate my leg about my hip?

I recently started taking parkour lessons and after a full day of vaulting and jumping around, the area around my hip flexor (or possible the hip flexor itself, I'm not a doctor) hurts. For some ...
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Exercises to alleviate shoulder cramp

For some reason my shoulders are cramped up since last night. Lacking any other probable causes I blame temperature. Now I've been having trouble moving both my shoulders for a couple of hours ...
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What is a muscle knot?

After starting lifting, or perhaps it was from bad posture at my desk job, I got what I think is a muscle knot and I'd like to know more about them. What causes muscle knots? On both a higher level ...
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Optimal exercise for reducing inflammation markers

What type of exercise (HIIT, weight lifting, aerobic) is optimal for reducing proinflammatory cytokines (like TNF-alpha) and increasing anti-inflammatory cytokines (like IL-10)? CRP levels drop with ...
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Deadlifts are tiring me out faster than squats and bench press?

I am squatting more than I deadlift but yet after as little as 5 lifts of deads I feel tired. I can cruise on the bench all day and it takes over an hour to get tired, and nearly the same with the ...
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How do I get over this hip flexor strain?

While doing squats, I strained my hip flexor in my right leg. This was two weeks ago. I foolishly did a lot of stretching the next few days (especially the lunge stretch), which actually inflammed my ...
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Regaining lost strength and muscles

I have always been strong, broad shouldered and musculus, mostly genetic I think. Though now in my forties, I have less mass than a few years ago. If I want to regain, can or should I train ...
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Meditation (Relaxation or breathing exercises) after exercise - Is it a good practice?

Is it a good practice to meditate or do some breathing exercises (like Pranayam, Analom-Vilom) soon after daily gym exercise? It felt to me that during our gym exercises the heartbeat rate increases ...
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Do the calories from high-GI foods eaten in the morning count towards the energy you have in your evening workout?

I guess I have multiple questions stemming from this one question actually. Example scenario: Let's say a bodybuilder needs 2500 calories to be in a caloric surplus. Of his daily calorie intake, 15% ...
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At what point does the improvement from increasing weekly mileage become marginal?

Firstly, I understand that different runners react in different ways to training, and so a specific case cannot be made to each runner. When starting out running, there is a lot to be gained from ...
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Can you do a lot of cardio to lose weight but keep your muscle mass?

I was wondering, if i do more cardio like + 45 min more on my current 30 min, with proper diet and strenght exercises and calorie intake, could i preserve my muscle mass and just lose fat?
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Identify the muscle group associated with back rounding and straightening

I am trying to improve my deadlifts. One trouble area is the bottom of the deadlift when I just pick up the barbell and my back wants to round--though I resist that. I want to figure out what ...
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Is it possible to permanently lower one's breathing rate?

There's a lot of talk on the internet about lowering one's breathing rate through breathing exercises, but the implication seems to be that this lowered rate is temporary, and that once one ...
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Difference between curls with dumbbells and rods

I generally do normal biceps curls using dumbbells of 10 kilograms on each hand. With that I am able to do 20 curls with each hand at a stretch( I am a beginner). However I tried today lifting a rod ...
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Kickboxing workout structure

What is a good way to structure home kickboxing workouts? I have a punching bag and protective gear and am technically and physically capable of doing most punches and kicks. I am going to start ...
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How can I prevent a slipped disk?

I went to a massage/body therapy place while on holiday for a massage and was told by the guy that I have the beginnings of a slipped disk. They didn't speak English very well but I believe they said ...
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Should the calves be tense when standing still?

I'm becoming more sensitive to my balance and trying to feel an equal weight on both feet while squatting and hip hinging. I've noticed that in the very basic standing position, my left calf ...
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should a static shoulder hold feel sore after?

So I have a bit of shoulder impingement in my right shoulder and I am trying to do some shoulder and rotator cuff stabilization exercises to stregthen and loosen those muscles as Kelly Starrett ...
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Thickness of gymnastics rings

I want to buy some wooden gymnastics rings for my home gym. I have found models with 2.8,2.9,3.0,3.1 and 3.2 cm diameter. Since I have small hands my first idea was to go with the 2.8 cm rings. ...
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combining crossfit with stronglifts - both scheduling and weight intensity

I am in okay shape, so I decided to join a crossfit box. I have been doing crossfit for about months now, and I really enjoy it. However, I find that I am having trouble doing some of the more ...
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What exercises are best for keeping firm/nonsaggy pectorals?

I always remember the nature boy rick flair when I was a young kid and his old man saggy chest... Now i'm getting older and that image bugs me some (so does the mirror). I'm assuming certain types ...
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Dealing with sweat and earbuds

This might just be an idiosyncratic issue, but I'm a heavy sweater, and lately, it's been causing issues for earbud use on my runs. The sweat starts to accumulate in my ear, often making the earbuds ...
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Battle Rope Workouts

There are two Battle Rope workouts I plan to do in the same session: (Workout #1) An HIIT workout as explained here. (Workout #2) Strengthening the core by isolating it using these routines. What ...
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Would you recommend graston technique for achilles tendonosis?

I like to play basketball and when I do I usually play for 2-3 hours. Sometimes non-stop sometimes with breaks. Depends on how much I win, as in basketball its about king of the court. One days where ...
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Dangers of attempted self-correction of foot weight distribution issue?

When I stand normally I feel the bulk of my weight distributed under the big toe joint (the joint closest to the foot proper), and the inside of my heel. I presume this is abnormal. Also, I've had ...
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the gristle in my knee after torn PCL

I have an unsettling gristly noise in my right knee when I squat (only when I squat thank God!) that's related to my torn PCL. I am just now getting my stabilizing muscles reactivated and thus full ...
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Improvements to a Size and Strength Meal Plan

23 year old male, 84kg, 20% B.F. Currently training for size and strength. I've linked my proposed training and rest day meal plans here. All the weights I worked out myself and inputted everything ...
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warming up to increase splits

I'm working currently on increasing flexibility in my adductors (specifically the left leg, since it is stiffer than my right), and eventually would like to be able to do a full side split. Should I ...
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Pilates mat vs reformer ? which is better?

I have a sway in my back. I am new to Pilates and it seems to correct the backache and sway in the back tremendously. But Pilates mat(at home) makes me feel stronger and posture corrects afterwards. ...
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Wrist pain with UHG deadlifts and fat grip pullups

About six months ago, I hurt my wrist whilst doing deadlifts with an underhanded grip (i.e. the position at the top of the deadlift looks like the bottom of a bicep curl). The pain was at the base of ...
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Pain in my chest when doing shoulder shimmies

Long story short, I took some belly-dancing classes a few years back, and recently I've been following along videos with a friend of mine. I'm largely good, except for shoulder shimmies. Every time I ...
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Extended chest pump - 1 and a half days

After a 6 month break after finishing a 10 week (5 day/week) fitness program, I restarted it last week. Last week I only went to gym 2 days out of five (Monday & Friday) and this week all the way ...
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Best diet for lots of cycling and 3 kettlebell workouts a week?

I cycle 140 miles a week and do a high, medium and light intensity kettlebell workout. It seems to me like I need a high carb and high (ish) protein diet to sustain this. Currently I eat anything but ...
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Typical screw and screw anchor for sling trainer?

I happen to have a a screw with an eye sticking idly in my living room ceiling, and I'm thinking about using it to hang a rope for bodyweight rows etc. The screw is 8mmx50mm (thread x length of ...
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Safe weekly amount of crosstraining for over 40 healthy adults

I am a 42 yr old male. About a month ago I finished a running program that has me now well adapted to running 3 times a week for half an hour (the famous C25K, non-commercial and freely available at ...
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What types of bootcamps are best for endurance?

I've been gradually losing weight and building strength after a leg injury a few years ago. I've been running long distances well and feel like I'm toned and ready for something more challenging, ...
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Developing strength and ability, versus attrition

I'd like to increase my strength and ability in more gymnastic areas of fitness, but I also don't want to have long-term pain, either now or when I'm older. I've put my whole body weight on my wrist ...
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Exercises for stiffened shoulder?

I kayaked last week and found out that I can't do a normal stroke on the left side. Exercising on dry land showed that I have some stiffness and pain when I do the paddling movement, which includes ...
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why am i suddently so worn out in cardio?

I started gym 2 months ago and nearly every day except maybe 1 one rest day I will complete 1 hour cardio (about 500 calories, some days even 600-700) and an hour intense weight training targeting all ...

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