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Short of getting coached directly, the best tool for the job is taking video. There are a number of digital video recorders that have at least an hour of video available on the device. When you are training by yourself, you want a video recorder that can stable enough for you to stand up and trust that it won't fall over while you are lifting. You may ...


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There is a certain technique of foot strike that runners use for distance running, and that's known as midfoot striking. Your issue, commonly known as runner's knee, seems to be likely from the biomechanical issue discussed in this article. In essence, if your footfalls are striking hard on the heel, then the entire shock of the impact is traveling ...


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This strategy looks like an emulation of the effect of a slingshot, a device which mainly sees use with people benching heavier weights (300+). I have not used this device, but I've spoken with users and they recommended it, mainly for dealing with shoulder injuries. When a shoulder injury occurs, especially for people benching these sorts of weights, it ...


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I'm willing to bet you don't do single leg work at all. It's not fun, but it is necessary to deal with things like this. Single leg work that supports squats include things like the following: Split squats Lunges Single leg press Bulgarian split squats (one leg elevated on a bench) Pistols You'll want to do as many reps as you can with the strong leg, ...


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I have played around with this subject too, especially when I run in my huarache sandals. They slap the ground quite loudly and you can hear me coming a mile away. I read a good tip to combat this problem. When you're running, try to imagine that you are running on delicate rice paper. Land as if you're trying your best not to tear the paper - run softly, no ...


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For reference, here's a 2013 meta analysis from Chris Beardley on the various muscle recruitments (checked by EMG) during squats. There's not much there that really answers your question directly, but it's still a worthwhile read on the topic, especially because it graphs different levels of involvement across individual muscles in different squat stances. ...


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most probably your using to much of your heel like i used to, when you run or even walk for that matter, always pounce off from cushioned part of the foot underneath the toes (i know you understand what i mean), trust me its nothing to do with some knee syndrome or anything like that, thats simply finding a complicated answer for a simple question. just ...


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Looks like you've got a strain in your trap and rhomboid muscles as a result of a muscle imbalance. The first thing I would do is not arch my back when doing bench presses. Try keeping your legs up on the bench with your feet flat. Also, make sure you are lowering the bar to your sternum and not the upper chest. Otherwise, you may be offloading the ...


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I have read that not all "heel striking" is necessarily bad. It depends on how you're actually landing. Some notables land more incidentally towards the front part of the heel with bent knees and then roll forward.[1][2] As for the rear leg going too far back, again it depends. What is the driving mechanism being employed? Are the quads coming into play too ...


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It sounds as if you should incorporate some stretching(holding for 30 seconds to try and increase your flexibility). Running drills will be the best thing to improve your running style. Also doing some short fast intervals, whilst thinking about your running form will help get your knees up. Ie coming off toes, driving with arms, head up looking forward. ...


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Try taking your shoes off. Or, probably better, buying some zero-drop, low-stack-height shoes (the Merrell Vapor Glove is my personal favorite). This will provide immediate feedback on over-striding and the accompanying heel-striking because it will hurt. As you build up strength in your feet, ankles, and calves, it will probably also help with the ...


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For burpees I believe they are supposed to be forward our slightly toed out as you should be in a squat stance. See Crossfit - How Do I Burpee (http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/faq.html#Exercises8) for explanation of their standard. For tight hips I think this article does a good job of covering some ways to work on this. ...


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Dynammic Stretching Tom Kurz I used this when training in martial arts many years ago. To this day, if asked, I can still kick above my head from cold.


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I do the same pushups (although you have me beat on reps!) for both reasons cited: They're a lot easier on my wrists: there's no twisting, my first two knuckles carry the weight right up the radius. It's good training for all sorts of hand techniques: punching, back fist, blocking, etc. If this is not your thing, please return to point 1. My suggestion ...



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