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answered Learning to lift my leg higher
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comment Should exercises for the rotator cuff be done at the same time as other shoulder's exercises?
Thanks for the clarification John.
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comment Should exercises for the rotator cuff be done at the same time as other shoulder's exercises?
I don't know if this really answers the question (or I'm missing the direct answer that does). We can open up a different discussion of whether or not there is any preventative value to strengthening the rotator's cuff in absence of injury (lots of resources I have read indicate shoulder injuries resulting from weak rotator's cuffs). The question here is whether those muscles are better trained together with the rest of the shoulder workout, on a separate day or, I guess a third option, the two workouts just don't mix and if you're doing one shouldn't do the other. Thanks!
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asked Should exercises for the rotator cuff be done at the same time as other shoulder's exercises?
Apr
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comment What swimming technique is more effective for a cardio workout?
That is incorrect. When people say losing weight they usually want to refer to burning fat, not sweating. Sweating will lose you water and that's temporary and usually not the actual goal. If anything, a colder training environment will increase the calorie expenditure, since body temperature has to be maintained. You don't burn fat by sweating it off.
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comment Is it possible for an adult to significantly improve passive static flexibility?
This depends a LOT on who teaches it. My class was focused much more on the physical, very little of it was on the spiritual part. But breathing is a huge part of yoga, so it really depends on what's important for you.
Apr
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comment What are the nutritional benefits of saturated fats?
This is very much a religious war, because as I said there is research on both sides of it. If you look, you can easily find numerous studies that will support the fact that saturated fat benefits: cardiovascular health, immune system, bone strength (a lot possibly co-related to Vitamin D), nervous system and others as well. I think any physically active person that has experimented with a greater percentage of saturated fat in their diet has felt the benefits. Not to mention all the healthy foods that contain saturated fats that you wouldn't need to avoid (meat, fish, eggs).
Apr
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comment What are the nutritional benefits of saturated fats?
I thought that the "French paradox" (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Paradox) would've eliminated the scare of saturated fats a while ago, but to my surprise it still lives on. There is, as usual, contrasting research on both sides of the debate, but I found that in recent years, the more robust studies usually indicated no problems with saturated fats. It's comforting to have something to blame, but this is just not the answer.
Apr
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comment What are the nutritional benefits of saturated fats?
Just because your body can synthesize something doesn't mean eating it is not required or recommended. The amount of stuff that your body can produce if needed is really quite incredible and so it's not a good justification to eliminate all of these. Also, I would not recommend a focus on omega-6. There is enough evidence about problems with excess n-6 fats and people usually get more than enough of that through their regular diets as is (usually in excess).
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answered Is growth of a muscle limited to the size of the opposing muscle?
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comment What causes side stitches?
It's pain on the side, usually the right, in the lower part of the rib cage. It's very different from cramps.