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Jan
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comment What are the effects of long-term, mass-consumption of sugared, carbonated drinks and what can be done to stop?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Jan
2
comment What are the effects of long-term, mass-consumption of sugared, carbonated drinks and what can be done to stop?
Better phrasing? :)
Jan
2
comment What are the effects of long-term, mass-consumption of sugared, carbonated drinks and what can be done to stop?
@Venture2099 - My mistake. I assumed, that since you have multiple stack exchange accounts, that you might have visited the "What topics" section of the help page. Mea culpa. Pardon me sir, but questions regarding nutrition are not considered on topic unless they relate to the benefit or detriment of your workout program. As it stands, your question is likely to be closed as off topic.
Jan
2
comment can Tai chi have any health benefits for elderly people?
@SeanDuggan - I can see it either way as well, but the tai chi practitioners on the MA site could probably give a much more detailed answer about the art in general and the potential benefits for elderly, as well as the precautions to take. I do martial arts but am only tangentially familiar with tai chi.
Jan
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comment What are the effects of long-term, mass-consumption of sugared, carbonated drinks and what can be done to stop?
@Venture2099 - Seriously? From the help center on questions you can ask: "nutrition as it relates to exercise", fitness.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic, meta.fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/287/…, meta.fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/306/…, meta.fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/560/…, meta.fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/300/…
Jan
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comment can Tai chi have any health benefits for elderly people?
Yes. Although this might be a better fit on the martial arts SE.
Jan
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comment What are the effects of long-term, mass-consumption of sugared, carbonated drinks and what can be done to stop?
@Venture2099 - Actually, yes, unless they relate to a fitness plan. That was decided a long time ago.
Jan
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comment What are the effects of long-term, mass-consumption of sugared, carbonated drinks and what can be done to stop?
How is this related to fitness, other than "I move around"?
Dec
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revised What kind of muscle workout was Mike Tyson was doing?
added 67 characters in body
Dec
29
comment How can one improve performance on the back scratch test (zipper test)?
Apley Scratch (IIRC) only tests to be able to reach C7 (Approx top of scapula) on the "overhead" reach, and T7 (Approx bottom of scapula) on the "underhand" reach. Neither of these require the hand to travel along the spine, merely reaching the opposite side scapula is enough. Being able to clasp hands is defined as hypermobility, and associated with prevalence towards soft tissue injury and instability. If you look at the USMS link I provided above and look at studies on shoulder hypermobility and injury, it's interesting reading.
Dec
29
comment Fitness tracker - Pebble vs FitBit
@EricKaufman - I agree, if the question is about how to use the gear or gadget within the confines of an exercise programm or how to improve an existing program by the use of the item being addressed. This is a shopping recommendation, "Which should I buy, a band or a watch?"
Dec
29
comment How can one improve performance on the back scratch test (zipper test)?
You're recommending a stretch that is known to produce injury and unstable joints.
Dec
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comment Fitness tracker - Pebble vs FitBit
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about purchase recommendations.
Dec
29
comment How can one improve performance on the back scratch test (zipper test)?
This used to be a common swimmer stretch, and is now contraindicated because of injury and overstretching.
Dec
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comment How can one improve performance on the back scratch test (zipper test)?
What's your source? Everything I can find on the GALS screen doesn't include this test. However, safe swimming stretches will help with shoulder mobility. usmsswimmer.com/201001/swimmer_stretching.pdf
Dec
26
comment Why does Dmitry Klokov stagger his feet?
It's also entirely possible that this is his normal bone structure. My right foot points out the way his left does, and my knee still tracks/points straight ahead. Any attempt to "correct" this and point my foot straight ahead soon produces pain.
Dec
25
comment Why does Dmitry Klokov stagger his feet?
@DaveLiepmann - img1.uploadhouse.com/fileuploads/20208/… Still not 100% head on, but this is a standing pose no weights, and his left foot is angled out here as well.
Dec
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comment Why does Dmitry Klokov stagger his feet?
It's possible that's just naturally how his feet are. Mine turn out that much. If I were to turn them "straight", my right leg especially would have a lot of rotational torque.
Dec
22
comment Would short Achilles tendons keep you from touching your toes?
Mmm...yeah, I never really subscribed to that for the connective tissue, as connective tissue doesn't really stretch at the best of times. Valid point for the muscle structures involved, but that's just a difference in interpretation.
Dec
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comment Would short Achilles tendons keep you from touching your toes?
A short Achilles won't impede anything. It remains in a static position. The rest of it is absolutely spot on, though.