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Aug
19
comment how to train for sit and reach?
This q/a on how to stretch hamstrings will give you good hamstring stretches. However, as pointed out you need to also stretch your gastroc muscles, glutes, adductors and back muscles. Even loosening up your upper back and shoulders can help you gain a bit more reach.
Aug
19
answered How can I gain weight?
Aug
18
comment Exercises for loosening up back muscles
See Exercises for Posture that specifically target the upper back and shoulder blades as well as other muscles that are affected by prolonged sitting.
Aug
18
comment How to properly strap an ankle for soccer
Consider improving your ankle control and agility to prevent injury rather than relying on tape. See Ankle Exercises with a BOSU, Proprioception, Ankle Strengthening, Plyometrics
Aug
18
comment How to improve swimming performance in the gym?
This answer about dryland exercises for swimming includes links for resistance training specific to your swim stroke with swim cords or resistance bands, a vasa trainer, and dynamic gym circuit strengthening and conditioning exercises using intervals. Although most gyms do not have vasa trainers, you can use a total gym to simulate your stroke as you would on a vasa trainer.
Aug
18
comment Pain in lower back when running
Congratulations on your progress so far! If you want to be able to keep up your workouts, get your doctor to check it out and maybe see a physical therapist or physio. The impact seems to be bothering your back whether running or jumping. Getting your problem taken care of professionally will give you the best chance of being able to workout without having to take time off.
Aug
16
revised Methods for self-assessing running technique
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Aug
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revised Methods for self-assessing running technique
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Aug
15
answered Methods for self-assessing running technique
Aug
14
answered How to train for leg explosive power?
Aug
13
comment I haven't worked out in years, how should I go about starting?
Also see beginner fitness tips .
Aug
8
revised What can I do to limit shin splints?
added ankle dorsi-flexion strengthening link
Aug
6
comment How do you effectively train for running while in the water?
@dmoore, you may want to add "I would like some workout plan examples, equipment needed, progressions" to your question.
Aug
6
comment How do you effectively train for running while in the water?
@dmoore, the water running handbook linked to in the Pool Running Question question covers both deep water (where your feet do not hit the floor) and shallow water running (where you can progress to in varying degrees as the injury heals).
Aug
6
comment How can you get your belly to be less sensitive to cold water swimming etc?
Have you tried a partial wetsuit skin, rash guard or surf shirt to reduce skin contact with the water and provide some warmth to your torso?
Aug
6
comment How do you effectively train for running while in the water?
See Pool Running
Aug
6
comment What can I do to limit shin splints?
@Evan, Anterior = front and therefore forefoot. Anterior does not mean supinated (supinated = adduction and inversion which is altogether different). The article you link to reported advantages with forefoot running rather than heel strike (or "rearfoot"): [a training program to instruct them to forefoot strike with an increased cadence] (runblogger.com/2012/03/…) An anterior footstrike pattern is another way of saying a forefoot running pattern and is in agreement with the article you link to.
Aug
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Jul
30
comment Reason for some variations in doing crunches or other ab exercises
I'll agree with the other comments. Here is some additional info on ab exercises.
Jul
29
revised What can I do to limit shin splints?
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