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Feb
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answered What can I do to tone up my bottom?
Jan
22
answered What are some good stretches to help with squatting?
Jan
22
comment Is this appropriate training for a person with lumbar L4-L5 and neck C4-C5 protuding disks?
Your therapist should be directing your entry into a gym program. The low back and ab machines are probably way over your current tolerance level. Only do what your therapist says you are cleared to do. As you advance in therapy you will have a much better understanding of what you should and shouldn't do and won't have to rely on what someone else tells you. Also tell your therapist your goals about getting in the gym so that your rehab is directed to that level of function.
Jan
22
answered Profuse sweating during exercise, then chills
Jan
17
answered Post-Running Foot Pain
Dec
22
answered lower back pain after running
Dec
20
comment Ab exercises following permanent back injury
@Dave is right. A serious back injury from a MVA with difficulty standing and walking brings pain and nerve injury to mind. Without more info, I would suggest checking with his physical therapist or rehab specialist for suggestions on how to proceed. You may also check out exs suggested in response to the optimal abs question. Berin also has given some good suggestions. Just remember that exercises in sitting can increase disc pressure and attention to breath is imp. with isometrics.
Nov
17
comment Skinny but flabby, what to do?
@flabby, sounds good. Prolonged sitting can "undo" progress made with exercise, but it sounds like this isn't a big problem for you as you move regularly. I think I agree with Michael's answer. Your waist to hip ratio is in line. So, try working on a better posture and good luck. Changing your posture can make a big difference.
Nov
16
comment Skinny but flabby, what to do?
"Hardening up my core" gives an unhealthy visual imo. The goal is to strengthen, not to harden muscles. In addition to your waist measurements and ratios, how long do you sit per day?
Nov
16
answered How to lose weight if I have lower vertebrae problems?
Nov
13
answered Push ups and (blood?) pressure?
Nov
13
comment Why do compound exercises build more mass than isolation exercises?
Cyper, Well said.
Nov
13
comment How to keep energy up while on diet
P90X has its own meal plan.
Nov
9
comment Benefits of jogging/running versus rope skipping
No offense taken. You are very correct not to blindly trust random info, esp. on youtube where anyone can post a video. In my case, I trust my knowledge and choose specific videos that demonstrate info that I want to share. For some answers, I have to weed thru a lot of poor videos with misleading or simply wrong information. I also try to avoid videos that are just trying to get you back to their site to sell something. For your question, I chose Shana's videos because they are clear, present quality information on form, break down a skill into the steps, and they are not too long :)
Nov
9
comment Benefits of jogging/running versus rope skipping
Actually, anything and everything can cause injuries if you don't do it correctly. Don't focus on injuries. The last video gives some exercises to help prevent injuries and here are common errors to avoid. Basically, you can try an exercise and see if you like it and how your body feels. If it seems like something that is right for you for the long term, then you can get some further instruction/evaluation on your form, alignment and any other exercises you can do to improve the quality of your running or rope jumping. Good luck.
Nov
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comment Benefits of jogging/running versus rope skipping
You are welcome. Keep us posted on how it goes!
Nov
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answered Benefits of jogging/running versus rope skipping
Nov
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comment Benefits of jogging/running versus rope skipping
It just means that you don't have to choose one or the other, but you can run on one day and skip rope on another. Cross training allows you to use your muscles and joints in different ways as you do different exercises. This helps to prevent overuse injuries that might occur if you do the same exercise everyday.