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Essentially, what's happening is that the constriction prevents further inflammation of joints and connective tissue, as well as constricting blood flow for a bit. Once the voodoo floss (or bicycle innertube split open) is removed, the blood flows back in to the area. For joints with large amounts of connective tissue, such as elbows and knees, this allows ...


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Your Lower back Pain seems to emerge from you studying too much, which means that you don't have a correct posture or proper seat with support. Although you can alleviate the pain, i recommend checking in your posture to prevent future problems such as chronic back pains. Exercise increases blood flow and boosts muscle activity , hence alleviating pain. You ...


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Most "athletic hair removal" is done to make massages easier, so bandaids come off easier and gashes are easier to clean, sunscreen is easier to apply and more reliably applied, to reduce irritation and pulling in contact sports, and for psychological reasons. I suspect the reason it's difficult to find a study on body hair v. strength is because it's ...


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What's happening physiologically? Your muscles are constricted, and you are reducing blood flow and mobility in the wrapped area. My personal assessment is that it's a stupid idea, and it's another gimmick designed to fleece people of hard earned money. Now, that being said, there are some injuries that need bracing, and there may be a case made for ...


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Cellular oedema would reverse rather quickly after exercise. As far as pump goes, there is one simple explanation, and one complicated one. Cellular oedema due to an influx of Na and H2O probably contribute, but not as much. The simple one is that while exercising, there is local hypoxia and hypertension. This causes the vascular resistance to decrease, ...


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This is a question that has been addressed by many governing bodies. The NCAA policy (page 13) is that MTF transgender athletes can compete after a year of living with their new, lowered-testosterone hormonal profile: A trans female (MTF) student-athlete being treated with testosterone suppression medication for Gender Identity Disorder or gender ...


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I would stretch them out first and try to increase your flexibility. Maybe you are not recovering from your workouts sufficiently. Not knowing you, it is hard to hypothesize, but those are the only issues I can think of outside of an existing injury.


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The general consensus is that testosterone levels start to decline around age 30, with the average being about 1.5% per year. This is one possible reason. Along with this, consider the likely life scenarios. In your 20's, especially for professional athletes, you are in the "hungry" phase, where you are trying for that next contract, pay raise, endorsement ...


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One possible risk is that milk can thicken your phlegm (although it doesn't actually make you produce more), which may create difficulty as you begin to breathe more heavily, because you'll have to either breathe through the phlegm or cough it up and spit it out. More speculative, while I don't see the milk simply "curdling" in your stomach, you might run ...


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There is no magic here. It is simply a neuro-physiological response. Beyond occlusion-- what is happening is a forced gliding of the myofascial structures. With conventional smr and manual therapies tissue displacement compromises effectiveness; with voodoo flossing the compression forces tissue adhessions to forcefully slide against each other with minimal ...


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Voodoo floss added 10 degrees ROM to my ankle after foot reconstruction. I did not pay the floss, nor mobility wod much mind until it brought me back in the fight. I believe.


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According to this article, Muscle growth starts about 1 hr after a workout and continues for up to 24 hours. It is important to have sufficient protein and slow release carbs to ensure maximum muscle synthesis.



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