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Mar
8
answered Stretches and muscle work for Supination or Underpronation
Mar
5
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Mar
5
reviewed Edit suggested edit on exercise-equipment tag wiki excerpt
Mar
5
revised exercise-equipment wiki excerpt
removed "mechanical" as exercise equipment does not need to be mechanical
Mar
5
comment Proper way to stretch the pectoral muscles
@GetFitChimp gave you good pec stretches. To add to that, if your pecs are pulling to the point of rounding your shoulders, your upper back and shoulder blade muscles are pulled into a lengthened and weakened state. This q/a includes some exercises for strengthening the opposing muscles in the optimal position. See section: "Back, Upper Back and Scapular muscles".
Mar
5
comment 5x5 Stronglift squats and hip replacement
Your physical therapist should be able to give you a good strengthening program to get you ready for your hip replacement and strengthen without compromising your hips.
Mar
5
comment Is protein powder recommended for older people after workouts?
You are welcome. Good luck to your Mom.
Mar
4
comment Apart from size, what properties make for a good exercise ball?
In addition to getting the correct size, consider an anti burst or gradual deflation feature. I don't know about it's comfort but it is a safety feature and especially helpful if you have cats.
Mar
2
answered Is protein powder recommended for older people after workouts?
Mar
1
comment What are the endocrinological benefits of holistic rest in bodybuilding?
@Kate, This article may be helpful to someone answering the question. It describes the anabolic hormones and growth factors involved during the repair stage (pg. 58) and cites the source: William Llewellyn's Anabolics 9th Edition. It does not answer the question regarding holistic rest, but it is the best I could do. It does say that the complexity of interactions goes well beyond the scope of the book and in fact are not fully understood by science.
Feb
28
comment Building strength with Spondylosis (L5-S1 degeneration)
Have you checked back with your therapist for a recent assessment and an update of your exercises to address any changes in your condition? As far as what you can expect, it depends on the individual as you have already noted.
Feb
28
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Feb
26
answered Ankle exercises with bosu ball
Feb
24
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Feb
24
reviewed Leave Open What is the exercise called that works your and inner thighs while on your back?
Feb
22
comment How to improve symmetry in both strength and size
Have you checked out this question and answers about left/right discrepancies?
Feb
19
comment Proper running form - landing on balls of feet?
These answers on running form may interest you: Form, Improving Form, Other considerations, Injury factors
Feb
17
comment How to cope stretching with weightlifting in order to improve posture
Here are some questions and answers you may find helpful about stretching and posture. This q/a addresses daily stretching and general principles of stretching. This q/a addresses stretches and other exercises for posture and gives some suggestions for including them during your work day.
Feb
13
comment Calorie Deficit to BMI ratio - how fast can I lose weight without losing muscle
Also, you may be interested in BMR. Here are a couple of links, but someone else may have a better link: fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/6808/…, and fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/6366/…. Hope that helps.
Feb
13
comment Calorie Deficit to BMI ratio - how fast can I lose weight without losing muscle
Congrats on your progress so far. @info is correct that although your BMI is showing improvement, it is not the best measurement to base your progress upon. Your body fat percentage will give you better information as to whether the weight you are losing is coming from fat or from muscle loss. If your body fat percentage improves then you are on the right track. If your body fat percentage does not improve or increases, then you are likely not getting sufficient nutrients to maintain or increase your muscle mass.