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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
14
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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.
Jan
10
comment Safe exercises after L5-S1 disc problem
I agree with @Grohlier. Physical therapy will give you the best understanding of what you can do safely and what to avoid. Some therapists will take you into the gym to get you started. Also, they can help you address any other joint or soft tissue limitations that contributed to causing your disc protrution in the first place. Good luck.
Jan
9
comment Cardio / HIIT with a collapsed arch
I'm glad you added the pool running. Here is a link to a pool running question that gives some additional information.
Jan
8
answered What are the short term effects of caffeine on workout?
Jan
3
comment Back pain when coughing
@RecursivelyIronic, the difference between hiking and walking can be the position of the spine. As Gapton suggests he leans forward more with hiking. This information can be diagnostic. Gapton states "the doctor and he told me I have inflammation in a part of my spinal cord" placing this question in the medical rather than the fitness realm.
Jan
3
answered How does isometric strength relate to isotonic strength?
Jan
2
comment Back pain when coughing
If you haven't had physical therapy yet, an orthopedic physical therapist can evaluate you, explain your symptoms, and give you a plan to treat it. While you may get some good info online, this question is really looking for diagnostic information which is beyond the scope of this forum. Good luck and congratulations on getting in better shape - that will ultimately help your back.
Dec
31
answered How to asess and correct imbalances in the body
Dec
31
comment How do I lose Weight when I weigh 345lbs?
@jontyc, What someone thinks they want and what they need are not always one in the same. A morbidly obese person requires medical and professional help to lose weight safely and successfully depending on their medical conditions, which Michelle has indicated that she has. While some obese people may have lost weight successfully on their own, it does not necessarily mean that this person can, and it would be irresponsible of us not to suggest consultation with medical professionals - her greatest chance of success.
Dec
31
comment How do I lose Weight when I weigh 345lbs?
@Michelle, I'm curious like Chris as to why your doctor can't talk to you about "nutrition or any form of weight loss." Your doctor can certainly monitor your health. And here is a link to the out of pocket expenses in getting a registered dietician. At 345 pounds, losing weight becomes a priority to avoid additional health problems, some that can be life altering. So, if your insurance is a problem, it would be worth it to you to pay out of pocket for a dietician. You may need to re-work your budget, but health is a priority.
Dec
29
comment Breathing using mouth or nose - correct way while swimming?
"While under water" you should not be inhaling with the nose or the mouth :)
Dec
29
answered How do I lose Weight when I weigh 345lbs?
Dec
29
comment What is an ideal body fat% for young lean males?
Here is a body fat percentage reference chart. The American Council on Exercise gives 2-4% as the essential fat measurement for men. The chart includes body fat percentages for different fitness levels.
Dec
29
comment Glute exercises for someone with knee pain
You may want to take a look at some of the links in the answers to this question.
Dec
28
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Dec
28
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Dec
24
comment How to avoid hyponatremia(drinking too much water) when hiking?
This answer has some information on energy drinks with a link to a Web MD article with the nutritional content of different brands.