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Jul
29
reviewed Close What is the difference between a turtle freezes and a peacock pose?
Jul
29
comment What can I do to limit shin splints?
I am a runner. It paid for most of my college. There is a hardness difference, but to a runner, the difference can't be felt between asphalt and concrete. Any perception of this is in your own mind. And your statement that coaches don't let their runners run on concrete/asphalt is erroneous as well. There are countless runners around the world (Teams and recreational) that train on concrete/asphalt regularly with no problems at all. The primary contributors to shin splints are overuse, bad form, poor equipment or ramping mileage up too quickly.
Jul
29
comment What can I do to limit shin splints?
To a runner, there is no difference in the hardness between concrete and asphalt.
Jul
27
awarded  Excavator
Jul
27
comment Is flexibility training limited by lack of exercise in youth?
And how do muscles get in the way of flexibility? There are quite a few professional body builders that can do front and side splits.
Jul
27
revised Does running reduce the muscle gained by gym workouts?
Corrected some spelling and fixed a few grammar issues.
Jul
27
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Exercise for shoulders strength with no special equipment
Jul
23
comment Is Upright Row a good alternative to Overhead Press for people with rounded shoulders?
This answer here. It could be improved some more if you used exercises that targeted the rear head of the deltoids more than the lateral head.
Jul
23
comment How sports specific is cardio?
@BenCole - Yes. The muscles tire out long before the cardio system is at capacity. I suppose in theory you could temporarily lose cardio fitness if you switch sports.
Jul
23
comment How sports specific is cardio?
Cardiovascular fitness by itself is just the capacity of the heart and lungs to deliver oxygen to working muscles and carry away waste. This can be developed to a good base with any aerobic exercise. What Dave is referring to is sports specific fitness, which has cardiovascular as a component. For example, one of the adaptations in fitness is new blood vessel growth into working muscles. If you do a lower body sport like cycling, the arms aren't getting that adaptation, so if you start swimming, the swimming fitness isn't there even though you may be cardiovascularly fit overall.
Jul
11
comment How do you do knuckle pushups without injuring yourself?
I'd like to see the reason for the knuckle pushups if you have one included in the question.
Jul
10
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
30
comment Safe training regime to work towards center and front splits
martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/1284/… as well as martialarts.stackexchange.com/questions/93/…
Jun
27
comment How to compensate swimming overload in the gym?
About the only group that I can think of really, is the medial (to some extent) and the rear heads of the deltoid muscle.
Jun
27
comment How to compensate swimming overload in the gym?
mmm...it's still not quite right for me. A majority of the muscles involved in the crawl are the same motivators for the backstroke. You don't have to offset a crawl day with a backstroke day to compensate. Most competitive swim programs incorporate all strokes in all workouts, with an emphasis (but not exclusivity to) the stroke/distance at which you are competing.
Jun
26
awarded  Yearling
Jun
25
comment Rashes on thigh after running
Whatever is comfortable. Seams may or may not make a difference, and it doesn't necessarily need to be compression. You just have to try different ones out and see what works for you.
Jun
23
comment Do I need to compensate for calories spent exercising on a day to day basis?
That is a myth.
Jun
20
comment Weights and plantar fasciitis
So....if/when he does all these things, will squats and calf raises exacerbate PF? It's good information, but it doesn't address the basic question.