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To understand how these two sports might conflict, we need to delve deeper into how muscles are controlled. Chad Waterbury had this nice picture showing how a motor unit touches several muscle fibres. I suggest those who don't know what motor units are start reading up a little bit :-) Taking the biceps as an example, this muscle has about 200 of these ...


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Kate has given you a great article to read. I agree with this article as well. As a sports PT, I can tell you that people do not realize how much your core is actually working when you do exercises like squats, deadlifts, clean and jerks, clean and presses, and etc. If your trainer is telling you that your core is weak, you should ask your trainer to ...


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Timed one foot (leg) standing balance assessments are often used to measure static balance. The criteria to stop timing is the loss of position of the: • arms (crossed in front of your chest) • trunk (greater than 45 degrees off center) • movement of the stationary leg • lowering your raised foot to touch the floor Micro-corrections as ...


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Follow the Strong Lifts or Starting Strength novice weight lifting programs, and you'll develop a strong "core". These programs utilize a 5x5 or 3x5 scheme (5 sets of 5 reps, or 3 sets of 5 reps) with incremental loading (you increase the weight 5 lbs per work out). The lifts in these program are: Squat Deadlift overhead press bench press (with proper ...


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It's a little hard to write this out, but when benching "power lifter style", I usually approach like this: Try to drive your shoulder blades into the bench. You want lots of positive and balanced contact between your upper back and the pad. You will be on the toes / balls of your feet, which helps to arch your back. Your feet will be nearly under your ...


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Since I posted this question (2 years ago), I've continued to train with heavy compound lifts and to work on my marksmanship. The latter has steadily improved, and I think I can safely claim that, in the big picture, becoming stronger has not affected my steadiness. I am, of course, a single data point, but both my strength and my shooting scores have ...


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Heavy lifting can cause a muscle-binding effect and limit your flexibility, making it difficult to get into correct positions for shooting or effect your stability. The sports aren't specifically at odds, but you do want to make sure that you don't work to the point of limiting your mobility with heavy lifting. I know a guy who could not shoot for this very ...



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