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Feb
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comment Weight Training for Tennis
Not the answer to your question but weighted medicine ball tosses work nicely to combine strength, speed and power needed for tennis. This particular exercise functionally targets the trunk rotators and hip muscles which are important for forehands and backhands.
Feb
1
answered Swimming - usefulness of different styles with fat
Jan
28
comment Are crunches an effective exercise for building the abs?
Also see this q/a about abdominal workouts
Jan
25
comment Is it physically possible to have a calorie deficit for a month and gain 5 kilos of weight while being on diet and training?
@blackace I think that will give you another dimension to see what is going on, because something is not adding up.
Jan
25
comment Is it physically possible to have a calorie deficit for a month and gain 5 kilos of weight while being on diet and training?
If you have your waist measurements you can use a body fat percentage formula. Although not ideal, it could give you an indication of whether or not if your body fat percentage is going down.
Jan
25
comment Is it physically possible to have a calorie deficit for a month and gain 5 kilos of weight while being on diet and training?
What was the change in your body fat percentage during that time?
Jan
24
comment Can I cycle or run with shoulder niggles?
You may find this information of interest about Shoulder overuse injury and swimming
Jan
24
comment How do I do a proper situp?
The q/a gives some other options for abdominal exercises that are more functional than sit ups.
Jan
22
comment Slendertone ab toning belt
You may also want to check out this q/a
Jan
21
comment Slendertone ab toning belt
@Info, I don't think that it is fully accurate to equate TENS and EMS. The purpose of TENS is to reduce pain symptoms using electrical currents of different frequencies and wave lengths. EMS is used to stimulate a contraction of weak muscles and is effective in muscle re-education, especially post injury or surgery. You are accurate to explain that with normally functioning abdominal muscles, EMS devices will not give an effective abdominal muscle contraction as compared to actively contracting your abs.
Jan
20
answered What are good geriatric exercise routines for a 70 year old?
Jan
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Jan
17
revised Safe exercises after L5-S1 disc problem
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Jan
16
answered Overhead Squat Assistance Work
Jan
14
comment How do I squat if I can't keep my heels on the floor?
Here is a video link on proper squat technique provided by @Berin in this answer about how to squat: "Mark Rippetoe has a video where he is doing classroom instruction for the squat. What's important to pay attention to whether you plan to use a barbell or not is the diagram on the whiteboard and the body position during the squat."
Jan
14
comment How do I squat if I can't keep my heels on the floor?
youtube.com/watch?v=kawBY5p29fQ
Jan
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Jan
14
comment How do I squat if I can't keep my heels on the floor?
Here is another question/answer about tight ankles and squatting.