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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?
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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
2
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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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Jul
29
comment Is there any way to keep your knee problem free in the long run for a distance runner?
This information should be helpful.
Jul
29
answered What can I do to limit shin splints?
Jul
24
comment Why working the Rotator Cuff in the high reps & low weight range? Isn't that wrong?
You are welcome. This article will give you some good information about the scapular muscles, thoracic spine mobility, and exercises RTC exercises beyond rotations.
Jul
24
comment Is Upright Row a good alternative to Overhead Press for people with rounded shoulders?
2 more suggestions to help correct imbalances: 1. Strengthening the lower traps to help control the scapula. It is often overstretched and weakened with rounded shoulders. 2. Stretching - Foam rollers are helpful to stretch out the pecs that pull the scapula forward adding to rounded shoulders.
Jul
23
comment Is Rippetoe's advice about the press terrible and wrong?
The discrepancy in opinions arise from comparing healthy to unhealthy shoulders. Yes, OH presses will strengthen the RTC muscles along with everything else. But RTC "injuries" vary greatly - irritation, partial tears, full tears, degenerative spurs, etc. and may occur in conjunction with tears of the joint capsule. So, although OH presses may be a safe and good technique for some shoulders, it can aggravate others. If the mechanics that led to causing symptoms in the first place are not addressed, the shoulder may not be able to assume the correct alignments needed for an OH press.