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comment Would short Achilles tendons keep you from touching your toes?
@JohnP, yes I now tend to think in terms of the full fascial network mobility and the concept of tensegrity.
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comment Would short Achilles tendons keep you from touching your toes?
@JohnP, I was thinking in terms of Tom Myers' Anatomy Trains, where limitation of any of the superficial back line (plantar fascia, achilles, hams, erector spinae) can limit forward flexion.
Dec
19
comment Getting back into aerobic shape
Cardio is only one part in getting in shape for skiing. Are you also going to work on flexibility, hip/leg and trunk muscle strength?
Dec
13
comment Dealing with a bulging disc in lower back
Have you had already had physical therapy that did not help?
Dec
12
comment Strenghtening internal neck muscles associated with head going back?
I agree with rrirower about getting professional guidance. Your question is asking about rehab rather than fitness. With a concussion and a neck injury, you may aggravate your symptoms without proper instruction.
Dec
10
comment Lower back pain at night only
You are welcome. Once you get an ok from your doctor, this answer has links to ab/core exercises that should help strengthen (without aggravating the back) like the bird dog, dying bug and planks.
Dec
9
comment Lower back pain at night only
Ask your doctor to diagnose the cause of your pain. Night pain can be a red flag, so it is best to ask a medical professional before trying the do-it-yourself route.
Dec
9
comment Fat gain/shape after liposuction
This site on liposuction says that the body can create new fat cells where the lipo removed fat cells with an increase of more than 10% of body weight. The site's faq should answer all your questions about lipo.
Dec
4
comment Fat gain/shape after liposuction
This is more of a cosmetic rather than a fitness related question. Liposuction is a procedure to reduce local areas of fat for appearance sake. They use compression garments afterwards to compress the skin to your new shape. If you gain weight after liposuction, the fat cells that were not removed can still increase in size.
Dec
3
comment Should an overweight person not do Running and skipping because it can hurt knee joints?
Also consider these q/a: Overweight running bad for your knees?, Walking to lose Weight for some alternatives and Couch to 5K. To lose weight you need to also address your eating habits and nutrition.
Nov
20
comment Is it okay to use a treadmill to lose weight?
Skip the chips and gatorade and start walking/running. The best mechanism to lose a lot of weight is a proper diet and daily activity. Diet is not covered on this site. For exercise, consider this q/a..
Nov
16
comment weight loss/diet plan help
Given your conditions probably the best and most effective plan is to sit down with a registered dietician and learn what the best diet is for you. Re: exercise, several questions address getting back in shape. This one has links for strength training and cardio progressions.
Nov
15
comment Best way to achieve muscle activation in the lower abs?
Any exercises when you have a back problem should be ok'd by your physical therapist or doctor. The ab roller may cause problems unless you already have good control. Emphasis on the transverse abdominis, by pulling your bellybutton towards your spine, when doing any exercise helps. The exercises in this q/a should help you get good postural muscle control, but best to clear them with your healthcare practitioner first.
Nov
12
comment Weightlifting for people with scoliosis
There are varying degrees of scoliosis, so what works for one person with scoliosis is not necessarily good for someone else with scoliosis. That is why you need to listen to your doctors who have seen you. I agree with the above comments that a physical therapist could help you design an appropriate exercise program for you.
Nov
6
comment What is a low-impact exercise routine that slowly progresses towards more normal exercises?
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Nov
2
comment Stiff calf after 20 minutes of cycling
"Dynamic stretching" can be done before exercise, but "static stretching" should be done after the tissue is warmed up. See #5. "When to stretch" in this answer. Here is some info on dynamic stretching.
Nov
1
comment Stiff calf after 20 minutes of cycling
The calf is made up of the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. This q/a about stretching the calf has info that should get you started until you get a full answer to your question. You also need to consider your form.
Oct
28
comment Mom Losing Her Mobility Because of her Weight Gain
Bariatrics is the specialty branch of medicine that deals with obesity. The best thing you can do for her is help her find the right specialists and be supportive of the plan.
Oct
22
comment adductor / hamstring weirdness in the bottom of squat
@Eric, this q/a has some more info on snapping hip that may be helpful.
Oct
20
comment Prevent back issues on the go, i.e. without office chair?
The following q/a may be helpful: Exercises to improve sitting posture. Using an exercise ball as a chair. As far as specific hardware solutions that would be off topic here, but there are cushions that can be used for back support or to sit upon. (Disclosure - the picture is from our site's amazon store.)