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If your body is able to withstand the stress exercise places on your injury without worsening your condition, then you should exercise. How are you able to determine whether or not your body can withstand the stress? The only way is to exercise and observe the result. There are obvious risks involved in this. No one can advise you whether or not you ...


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Interesting challenge! I have no experience with deadlifting for disabled, so take this for what it is – pure speculation. Judging by the video though, it looks just fine. Maybe in the lockout she's struggling a bit with her right side but from what I can tell it's due to the strap being a centimeter or two too long. I wouldn't worry too much about this ...


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Don't do exercise that involves the injured areas. I understand that you don't like going so long without doing those exercises, but by continuing to do them when you have pain is most likely going to cause more damage, and then you'll need to stop for an even longer extended period. Nevertheless, continue doing exercises that don't cause pain. The best ...


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I'm in the no-strap no-glove camp. I trained for a while in powerlifting, and if you lift raw you can't use straps. So I'm of the mindset that a deadlift is how much you can lift, and that includes how much you can hold onto. To that end, once I get up north of my 5RM I'll use a mixed grip. I think if you need help holding onto the bar at 5RM or lower then ...


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My personal philosophy for using straps is to use them when I don't want my grip strength to limit the effect an exercise will have on a muscle group I'm trying to work. If I'm doing Romanian deadlifts, barbell shrugs, barbell rows after deadlifts (conversely, I don't use them on Pendlay rows since I reset the bar between reps), or Kroc rows, I'm more likely ...


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Although elliptical machine can simulate running, it is very different than actual running. It's really good to recover from an injury and a great way to get the legs back in shape but to be able to run, you have to start running. In my opinion, you can try the couch-potato to 5K run since it's easy and builds your running abilities quite fast. And ...


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Yes, by all means. When you do bicep curls, your primary goal is to stress your biceps, and as few other muscles as possible. Find a position and trajectory in which you only put stress on your biceps, so that your deltas are involved very mildly, merely to keep your arm position steady, not to help it pull the weight. It is impossible to avoid using the ...



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