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Jun
15
comment Squatting with bruised knee
Since you are working on form, if the knee allows you to complete the motion with good alignment and without deviating or working around it, you should be ok. However if this is a recurrent problem you may want to have your knee checked out professionally. Pain can cause muscle inhibition which can work against what you are trying to accomplish.
Jun
10
comment Why is my swimming fitness so much worse than my cycling and running fitness?
Also have you considered your breathing along with your technique?
Jun
8
comment Underweight. What should I do?
Did you use the BMI calculator for teens or for adults? If you are underweight you should make sure that your doctor has checked to see if there is a medical reason. Your doctor may decide that you are healthy and your weight is appropriate for your size of frame and age. Or they may do some tests. Also consider not only how much you are eating, but what you are eating that causes your belly to bloat. Ask your doctor for a recommendation for a dietician to help you set up a healthy diet. Good luck.
May
31
comment I have a back pain from sitting. Can I still run?
@used, yes he said he got back pain after 2 days of prolonged sitting if I understand correctly. He (or she) did not say that he/she has tight hip flexors or a tight thoracic spine. Those are assumptions you made. Whether or not a lot of other people get tight hip flexors and a tight T spine from prolonged sitting is not the point when recommending a specific exercise to someone with a specific pain condition. The thoracic rotation exercise and/or running may aggravate the symptoms depending on the actual dysfunction. That is why it is in the medical advice realm and off topic imo.
May
30
comment I have a back pain from sitting. Can I still run?
Sorry to down vote your answer, but it sounds as if you are diagnosing the cause of his back pain and then prescribing a solution.
May
22
comment Fitness plan for an achieving high school freshman
The core exercise you describe that your Dad does sounds like a "plank". This abdominal exercise q/a includes planks as well as other core exercises. Also, for a "high-academic achieving young student" this posture q/a will give you some good exercises to keep your trunk balanced while you spend long hours studying!
May
20
comment Good walking Shoe and Insert
In addition to any answers you may get, this question/answer is about running shoes, but it should give you some helpful information.
May
17
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May
17
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May
16
comment Preventing leg injury when running
Searching this site you'll find several q/a that address shin splints that may help: fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/1923/… and fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/13350/…
May
13
comment Knee pain, but not whilst doing exercise
This question and answer may be of some help to you. Also, check your bike set up and technique when you cycle. Good luck.
May
13
answered How to develop sensitivity of hands and arms?
May
11
reviewed Close Chest workout to decrease muscular chest pain
May
8
comment Calories measured by these skiing like cardio machines in the gym?
They probably base their figures on cross country skiing. If you look at a chart showing calories burned per minute of exercise, you will see that uphill cross country skiing burns about .125 cal/minute/lbs. At 152 lbs. that would calculate to 19 calories per minute.
May
7
comment What is the best way to strengthen your abs?
You can take a look at this q/a with alternative ab exercise and ask your doctor if any of them are appropriate.
May
6
reviewed Leave Open Is it better to keep a fixed bed time or waking up time?
May
6
comment Do any particular exercise regimes consume excess cholesterol?
While not an answer to you question, the "generally accepted strict limits on dietary cholesterol" are being reconsidered by some researchers and public health experts. A number of recent studies indicated that the relationship between dietary cholesterol intake, serum lipid levels, and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk is not nearly as strong as reported previously.
May
4
reviewed Leave Open Weight lifting always leading to illness
May
3
comment How do i determine that i am running properly?
Also see, this question about running assessment
Apr
27
comment How to safely approach the lotus position for someone with tight hips?
Also see this question on lotus flexibility