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answered Very overweight person trying to get fit
Jan
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reviewed Close What is Olympic dumbbell?
Jan
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reviewed Close What core strengthening exercises put the least pressure on the lower back?
Jan
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comment When bending forward to touch toes, why is bad to bounce?
@gideonmarx - Ah, I see what you are saying. The muscles don't actually grow longer, stretching basically gets them used to being able to relax at ROM limits. As you near the "limits" of your motion, your muscles tense up to help protect themselves. This limits the length to which they can go. As they get used to the longer motion, they relax more, which enables them to elongate. I guess the better term would be elongate more fully, as muscles themselves are very pliable (example, unconscious people have much greater ROM). Tendons don't stretch, have around a 5% "give" margin. Does that help?
Jan
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comment When bending forward to touch toes, why is bad to bounce?
@gideonmarx - Pretty much any skeletal muscle in theory. Have a specific question in mind?
Jan
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reviewed Leave Open Plateau on weighted pullups
Jan
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comment When bending forward to touch toes, why is bad to bounce?
@gideonmarx - Elongate basically means to make longer, so when you stretch a muscle, you are trying to make it longer from end to end. If you are actively trying to stretch/make the muscle longer AND activate the reflex at the same time, the nervous system will automatically contract the muscle at the same time you are stretching it.
Dec
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reviewed Reviewed Cardio or Strength training?
Dec
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reviewed Reviewed Why do my legs burn when I go for a walk?
Dec
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reviewed No Action Needed Is 2-hour cardio healthy?
Dec
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answered How to use less abs/core in this exercise?
Dec
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reviewed Close Fitness app advice?
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reviewed Close Best online program for fat loss
Dec
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reviewed Leave Open Can exercises such as squats, lunges and push-ups replace running and jogging to lose fat?
Dec
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comment How does Vo2max dieting differ from normal gym more endurance-training dieting? How much intake is enough?
@Freedo - What are you regarding as a "vo2 max" test? Anything that isn't done under lab conditions with a mask is a guess at best.
Dec
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comment Best exercises to improve cardiovascular system in relation to calorie spent?
VO2 max is not a great measurement, and the equipment needed to measure it accurately really only exists in laboratory environments. You can improve your VO2 max without improving aerobic capacity simply by losing weight. Also, why would you edit out the smoking information? That's relevant to the what you want to do. Just because you don't like being told to stop?
Dec
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answered what device will give a history of heart rate (not just current indicator) by the minute
Dec
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revised I'm 16,120lbs 5'6. How do I get more muscle and get stronger as well?
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Dec
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comment What is the correct plan to transition from normal to handstand push-ups?
Actually, I am interested in new thoughts. However the other question isn't about progression but muscle activation, and your post there doesn't answer the question. This is a brag post linked to a separate (and informative) answer that really belongs with this question.
Dec
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comment What is the correct plan to transition from normal to handstand push-ups?
Since your answer on that question doesn't answer the question being asked, you should replace this answer with that one, not just link back to it.