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There are a few considerations when running at night: Making yourself visible to others, i.e. motorists, cyclists, etc. Providing vision for yourself Where to look when running You don't want to be staring down at your feet. Like mountain biking or other high speed pursuits, you want to be looking a few feet ahead so that you know what is coming for ...


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Squatting shouldn't be putting any stress on your knees that would lead to injury under the following conditions: You perform them controlled, and unfatigued You mirror a low-bar squat posture even in your air squats You only squat so deep as to get the tops of your thighs below parallel You don't use an excessively wide stance This will result in 0 ACL ...


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Muscle strains can be tricky to heal, mostly because people won't take the proper amount of time to let them heal properly. Given a full healing cycle, then you shouldn't have any more risk of reinjuring the bicep than any other muscle in the body. You note that the pain is in the center of the bicep, which almost precludes any tendon involvement, so it's ...


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There is an article in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy by Danish researchers that concluded that: ...running volume may somehow be associated to the development of PFPS, ITBS, and PT while running pace may be associated with development of AT, GI, and PF. So speed would be associated with plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinopathy, ...


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I think what's missing in the discussion area is a bit more context. Taking all sets to failure would include the barbell sets. Taking your barbell sets to failure is not part of starting strength. Why take body weight exercises to failure? Body weight exercises don't cause near the stress on your body as the barbell work. Essentially, you can recover ...


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First of all, if your fingers are constantly under stress and they are not recovering properly, this can lead to nerve damage in the wrist and elbow which is known as a repetitive stress injury. Much of your 'finger' strength in rock-climbing and tennis is generated by your forearm. So increasing forearm strength will increase the strength of your fingers. ...


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I boxed for 5 years - the last two professionally. When I boxed - in the projects - it was at a "real" gym. I have also instructed people in classes and "boxing gyms". And I put that in quotes because I was more personal trainer that used boxing techniques and workouts for my clients. Probably in the same category you are in - you aren't looking at ...


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I am a PhD student in computer science and an amateur Muay-Thai boxer :-) I will not tell you anything about "brain damage" --- because I am not an expert in this topic (though I do not think it is a real problem on the amateur level). I will not tell you that Muay-Thai is a great, fascinating, enjoyable sport, perhaps the best I have ever tried. Because ...


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It could be any number of things causing pain and shin splints. Worn-out/improperly fitted shoes, bad running form, foot-strike, etc. First, I would look into a proper shoe fit at a local and reputable running store. Also, most stores in that category should have a treadmill and video equipment setup that will allow you to review your running ...


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The basic answer is that although there has been quite a bit of medical research on this kind of thing, research does not strongly support any specific advice for avoiding injury as a runner. People used to say that it was important to use good running shoes that provided a lot of cushioning against impacts, and to replace the shoes frequently because they ...


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What lifts shouldn't you do when suffering a muscle tear. Well, until your doctor says otherwise, I'd stay away from: Deadlifts Squats Bench press Overhead press Bicep curls Tricep curls Quadricep curls The frequently unheard of Quinrecp, Hexacep and Septecep curls Running, jogging, walking faster than an elderly person with a zimmer frame I'd also steer ...


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Slow process of diagnosing this: information here is a summary of my treatment and helped by top neurosurgeons, physiotherapists, couches and other professionals. You can read my diary below. We are trying to get me back to games fast. [24th June] general doctor order me 2 weeks of rest with anti-inflamatory painkillers I am doubtful about this because ...


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It sounds like you were pushed just that little bit too hard, but like others have said, it shouldn't be anything to worry about. Maybe you could get to the gym a few times without the trainer, to help increase your fitness. I'm sure after a few weeks of training this sickness will ease off. For a beginner it's ideal if you can train 3 times a week. Even ...


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You should always train them together. Naturally most people have a muscle imbalance, right arm stronger than left arm is a common one but as long as you train them together they'll eventually even out even if physical appearance may be slightly different. Just because you don't feel as though you've pushed to the limit doesn’t mean you haven’t made an ...


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... and strain should be proportional to the square of the speed at which I run. Almost all the load placed on your body is a function of your vertical motion, not speed (horizontal motion). There are two running styles: (1) fewer strides, more distance per stride, significant vertical motion. more damage. (2) more strides, less distance per stride, ...


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The most common thing I could find when searching "ball near navel" was a hernia. A hernia is not normal, but neither is losing all your muscle within a month. The thing is without an official medical diagnosis it isn't clear exactly what it was--because it could also have been a tumor. When dealing with a hernia, you really shouldn't do any heavy lifting ...


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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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Best way I found to fix my Bench Press problem was to start using a Smith Machine. The difference in how the muscles are activated is pretty minimal, see this study A comparison of muscle activation between a Smith machine and free weight bench press. I am now rotating the Smith Machine with a regular Bench Press and I am seeing a significant difference now ...


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There isn't something about you that makes you unique when compared with other strength athletes. If you eat more and train more you are going to progress. This sport isn't rocket science, so I think part of the problem is you are over thinking it. Pick a program with a lot of volume (Texas Method, Madcow, Smolov jr, etc) and stick to it. If you are ...


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I am a half marathon runner and had this recently, this is what I have done: Ice packs for 10 minutes at a time, a few times a day. Take a good few weeks off running and racing in events. See a good chiropractor (my hips and pelvis were out of alignment) each week for 4 weeks, then once a month till problem is gone completely. You can still exercise to ...


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My "cure" for bursitis in my right hip as a runner in peak fitness was to stop running on land for a couple of weeks and instead "run" in the water. I ran in deep water while wearing a flotation vest. I started with ankle weights of little weight and slowly added weight with each workout. I was amazed not only at the recovery from bursitis but also at ...


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For 11 years (age 14 to 25) I ran with typical running shoes on pavement or track surface. Pain developed in my hip, foot, and lower shin (not shin-splints, a different pain). 8 months ago I began running barefoot on grass (just inside the inner loop of the track). It was the best decision I ever made. Zero joint pain. All kinds of foot & leg ...


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You should also be aware of your posture while running. A good posture doesn't load your weight on a certain muscle group. Good posture involves having a reasonably straight spine with not too much straightness and not too much bend. The more you slump, the more your body's muscles need to work to hold you upright. Poor posture not only restricts the ...



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