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Quite frankly, your best bet is to consult a physical therapist so as to avoid injury. Outside of that, one physical therapy site recommends the following: Avoid overstretching Avoid positions or activities involving extreme ranges of motion in the hips Strengthen muscles surrounding the hips, pelvis, spine, and knees (best to be advised by a physical ...


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Extensive bodyweight exercises and repetition of their art for hours at a time is basically the answer. As noted by Dave above, Christopher Somner's writings are generally considered to be the fundamental word on it. His website can be found here. It's prohibitively expensive to get an actual copy of his seminal work, Building the Gymnastic Body, although ...


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Your physical therapist would probably be the best one to answer that question. Because there are different causes of kyphosis, the results of doing your corrective exercises may very well depend on the cause. If the cause of your kyphosis is postural, then strengthening the upper back and scapular muscles while adding flexibility to the shortened muscles ...


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I recommend the olympic style front squat: The front squat is the king of exercises for the thoracic spine. It will give you perfect posture, and will get you strengthening and extending your upper back like nothing else. To perform this exercise, it means getting the flexibility in your lats to keep your elbows up during the lift. Notice how her ...


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If we're controlling for bodyfat and muscle strength per unit size, then the only downside to adding as much muscle as possible is the square-cube law. (And the limits of human digestive capability, I suppose.) This is, of course, absurd: no athlete (even in a non-weight-class sport) simply chooses to continue adding muscle mass ad infinitum. The disconnect ...


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Don't choose my answer. Wait for more knowledgeable people. I just want to give some suggestions. First, building muscle is very difficult. You shouldn't fear becoming bulky, it will not happen unless you do a very specific training and nutrition during a long time. Just exercise and forget about that fear (your muscles may become denser and harder in the ...


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You progress to harder types of push-ups. The general formula is to start with 3 sets of 5 reps, then gradually add until you can complete 3 sets of 8 reps, and then progress to the next type. Push-ups: the standard type with elbows out Marine push-ups: these push-ups are with elbows in, close to your body Diamond push-ups: make a triangle/diamond with ...


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Mostly wires and springs. First of all, they weren't as powerful as you see in the movies. But they did indeed have amazing control of their own bodies. Now, I don't believe Ip Man was especially powerful. Wing Chun was primarily revolved around deflection, and maintaining superior balance while remaining rooted yourself, and Ip Man was especially talented ...



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