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Oct
14
comment Increase range of movement in Shoulders
No exercise will "lock in" a joints range of motion. For safe shoulder stretches, look at modern swimming stretching. The shoulder is mainly held together with ligaments/muscle, there isn't much defined structure, so the ROM of the shoulder will come from muscle flexibility more than anything.
Oct
14
comment What exercises will bulk up the pectorals and shoulders while avoiding the arms?
Why do you want to bulk those muscles specifically without the arms? What about the latissimus dorsi?
Oct
14
answered relationship between power and body fat
Oct
13
comment What is this chest pain I get every time I run?
Lets see...I run, I get chest pain. What's my best course of action...TO THE INTERWEBS! Go to a doctor. Chest pain is nothing to mess around with.
Oct
11
comment Is running safe for me
I'm 46. I regularly hit in the 190's on interval training. 220-age was intended as a "safe" level for cardiac rehab patients, and was originally based on a very small sample (< 10 people). And as far as the OP stating if he has a bad heart, he may not know the state of his heart health, very few people know, many assume. Supporting study from an Exercise Physiology journal: cyclingfusion.com/pdf/220-Age-Origins-Problems.pdf
Oct
11
comment Is running safe for me
-1. 220-age is one of the worst myths in exercise science, and you have no clue about the actual health of the OP's heart.
Oct
9
comment restless neck while doing exercise
Also, details on exactly when. Such as "When doing a bench press and lowering/raising the weight I get a strain along the left/right/back/front of my neck".
Oct
8
comment Do fit or muscular people age better?
I would imagine that you could extend that to almost any weight bearing exercise, and to some extent the non weight bearing (cycling, swimming, etc) as well.
Oct
8
comment Calluses under big toe
@prat - That's because it's impossible to tell why you have a callus. Most likely it's because your VFF's rub your feet in a different way and it's a normal adaptation, but there's no way to definitively say "This is why".
Oct
8
comment Calluses under big toe
@MDMoore313 - In my assessment, VFF's are nothing more than capitalizing on a fad. There are millions of runners over the past 50 years that have run just fine in all kinds of shoes, and all of a sudden we all have to switch to minimal shoes and forefoot strikes? Research chi/pose and similar and see the rise in injury rates. People hate hearing it, but the VAST majority of runners self select the best stride/strike pattern for them. And heel striking does NOT mean heel touching first. There are almost NO elite runners where the heel does not touch first.
Oct
8
comment What are good home-exercises for a 7-year-old swimmer to increase stamina, endurance and GPP?
Answered your comment assessment request.
Oct
8
comment What are good home-exercises for a 7-year-old swimmer to increase stamina, endurance and GPP?
5 am is not that unreasonable, it may be forced by pool schedules, etc. Peter's answer/comments are spot on. One of the best things that I had as a young swimmer was the opportunity to not only take standard lessons, but competitive stroke lessons, which refined the basics that I learned originally. I wouldn't be overly concerned if something doesn't "look right", as it is entirely possible that it is effective for her and her body mechanics. While form is paramount in swimming, it's also possible to force someone into a "perfect form" that doesn't fit their mechanics and leads to injury.
Oct
7
comment Calluses under big toe
Impossible to tell without video analysis. However, calluses are just natural reactions to friction, so entirely probably that it's just a normal adaptation to the VFF's.
Oct
7
answered What are good home-exercises for a 7-year-old swimmer to increase stamina, endurance and GPP?
Oct
7
comment What are good home-exercises for a 7-year-old swimmer to increase stamina, endurance and GPP?
Can you post some of the exercises here so that if the link dies the reference is not lost?
Oct
7
awarded  Revival
Oct
3
comment When does musclar atrophy take place?
Overall an ok answer, but endo/ecto/mesomorph body types have been debunked.
Oct
3
answered What book(s) cover supplemental strength and conditioning for an amateur sportsman?
Oct
3
comment What book(s) cover supplemental strength and conditioning for an amateur sportsman?
amazon.com/Athletic-Development-Science-Functional-Conditioning/… amazon.com/Essentials-Strength-Training-Conditioning-Edition/dp/…
Oct
3
comment Would this workout work for making my butt round and toned?
So...out of a pyramid workout of squats, lunges, plies (A type of squat) and kickbacks, you invalidate it all because they do jumping jacks?