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Aug
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reviewed Needs Improvement Can swimming significantly help to improve vertical jump?
Aug
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reviewed Satisfactory Effective three day split for size and aesthetics?
Aug
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reviewed Excellent How do I stop drinking soda?
Aug
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reviewed Needs Improvement How long should i excercise?
Aug
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reviewed Satisfactory squats and alignment of knees
Aug
20
comment When running with toe-first technique, should heels touch the ground?
Just as an aside, true "toe running" (Where the heel never hits) has really only come about in running circles since the advent of Chi/Pose. After all, if some is good, more is better, right?
Aug
19
comment How can I gain weight?
Most of the answers have good advice. However, I will caution you on people telling you that you "look anorexic", or listening to others opinions on your body. Someone will ALWAYS be telling you that you look <insert description here>. If you are eating healthy, exercising and maintaining weight, then you are most likely just fine. If you are worried about it at all, see your doctor and/or a nutritionist. You're still growing, and that's nothing to mess with. Bad nutrition at this stage can have more impact than just weight.
Aug
16
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
16
answered how to train for sit and reach?
Aug
16
comment How important is it that a person be able to touch their toes?
Yes, I'd be skeptical until I saw an x-ray confirming the extra vertebrae.
Aug
16
comment How to properly strap an ankle for soccer
Unless you are injured, I would not recommend random taping of the ankle. Tape jobs if they are not tight can cause their own injuries. Also, if the tape is not completely tight/flat, wrinkles can cause discomfort and blisters. Finally, there are specific taping jobs that are designed for specific injuries (For example the taping job for an inversion sprain is different than an eversion sprain, which is different than a plantar fasciitis support), and to do them wrong can cause injury. And, it's incredibly difficult to tape your own ankle well.
Aug
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comment How to properly strap an ankle for soccer
Braces have their own pluses and minuses. One of them being that they often cause an injury unrelated to what is being protected, because they prevent all movement in a direction which has it's own complications. You also state you are against young athletes wearing braces, but then recommend it?
Aug
16
comment Natural Running - less injuries or not
@TonnyMadsen - I had seen some of that, but not that writeup, thank you. It reinforces my belief that people generally select the strike pattern that best suits them naturally. There are some excellent study links in that article as well.
Aug
15
awarded  Revival
Aug
15
answered Natural Running - less injuries or not
Aug
15
comment Do i really have to eat this much for building muscles?
I would not classify someone that runs every night and lifts weights 5 days a week as "lightly active".
Aug
15
comment Should I run everyday or alternate days and run longer?
@IvoFlipse - Sorry, missed the comment. Even at low intensities, you're still getting about half your energy needs from fat burn. The part about not using fat in large amounts until 30-40 minutes is the misconception.
Aug
15
comment Should I run everyday or alternate days and run longer?
@esker - forum.slowtwitch.com/… - Barry Pollack, aka Baron von Speedypants, BarryP on that forum. All his training links are in that thread, and you can PM him for advice as well once you have enough forum posts
Aug
14
revised Flexibility Training for Taekwondo?
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Aug
14
answered Flexibility Training for Taekwondo?