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Jan
28
comment Outdoing years of bad habits and getting into shape
For your posture, this q/a has good exercises and info about improving your postural muscles. This q/a about getting started has some information to help you meet your goals. Congratulations and good luck.
Jan
28
comment Can external rotations help an already torn rotator cuff?
Did your client already have physical therapy? If not, that would be a good place to start. All rotator cuff tears are not equal. The tears can be partial or full thickness. They can involve any or all of the muscles so what works for one does not necessarily work for all.
Jan
27
revised How can I train my upper body strength with a shoulder that has a SLAP tear?
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Jan
17
answered How can I train my upper body strength with a shoulder that has a SLAP tear?
Jan
10
comment Is this a good at-home exercise routine for a beginner?
The pelvic tilt and heel raise should be safe unless you have a specific problem that prevents you from doing them without discomfort. You may also want to check this q/a for good exercises for desk work. It includes a link to a posture question that addresses muscles that tighten up with prolonged sitting.
Jan
10
comment Squat form: hips and ankles
Flexibility is one consideration. However, bony structure will also determine your positioning.
Dec
31
comment Please advise me on reducing my overweight, I am quite depressed and lost
Also, check this question/answer that addresses exercise and depression to see if this helps.
Dec
27
comment Determining a target for weight loss
What is a good metric for defining an ideal weight should help. Waist measurements are probably the easiest and best related to health. Body fat percentage measurements takes a little more effort but is also better than weight.
Dec
18
comment Healing severe IT Band Issues
You are welcome - hope it helps.
Dec
17
comment Healing severe IT Band Issues
@Jimsan gave you a nice link that includes ITB/TFL stretches, but also includes important strengthening and balance control. This q/a also includes some other intrinsic and extrinsic factors you may need to address like shoes, running surfaces and specific hip muscle weaknesses with a link to a hip strengthening exercise video for ITBS.
Dec
11
answered Spine pain after crunches
Dec
7
comment Building Core Strength
You already have some good answers so I'll just add these references. The questions are different but the exercises in the answers should be good for building your core strength: Optimal Abdominal Exercises and Posture. However given that you have had surgeries, check with your doctor or physical therapist to make sure the exercises are appropriate for you.
Oct
31
comment Do protein shakes really damage the kidneys?
@Berin, very true. However, apparently healthy people may have early kidney dysfunction without knowing it. Accd'g to the NIH, "kidney disease often has no symptoms until it is very advanced." Certain populations are at higher risk for kidney disease (HBP, family history, diabetes, age etc.). So the better question may be, are we talking about healthy people, or people at risk for renal problems?
Oct
28
comment Workout routine for an overweight person
Congratulations on deciding to turn things around. This question and answers will give you some good advice to get started. Learn what you can from the site and then seek out some professional help to assure that you succeed. Your diet and nutrition will be key. Also, broaden your time frame to increase your success. Good luck.
Sep
12
answered What are symptoms of climber's finger
Sep
10
revised Is there such a thing as a minimum amount of exercise per week?
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Sep
10
answered Is there such a thing as a minimum amount of exercise per week?
Sep
9
comment How to get started with exercising without any previous experience?
@Mark, Excellent!
Sep
7
comment Training plan for a sailor
Resistance bands come in various resistance levels and are great for traveling. Suspension bands (like TRX) are also portable, but I'm not sure about how that will work with the waves you describe. This q/a has good ideas for cardio when traveling. Also this q/a has several good suggestions including FitDeck that was developed by a Navy Seal.
Sep
3
comment Running in the same speed or shifting gear?
This q/a will give you some good info - How to Improve Running