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Exercise to "dislocate the shoulder"

I watched this short video on YouTube which is called "Dislocating my shoulder for the first time (gymnastics dislocate)". It looks like this: My questions are: Is the shoulder actually ...
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Current science on increasing running volume while also integrating drills?

For context: this question is about intermediate runners - i.e., not for people starting from zero, nor for sub-3 marathoners, but for runners who have maybe run a year or two and raced some 5Ks, 10Ks ...
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Do the "big 5" barbell exercises lead to injuries in runners?

The background I am training for running and sport climbing; I also have a good barbell rack in the basement and have good technique for the "big 5" barbell exercises (squat, deadlift, bench ...
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How dangerous are kettlebells?

I never paid much attention to kettlebells until I saw a video that said they have numerous advantages over traditional dumbells. Swinging weights around as was demonstrated in the video looks ...
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Increase range of motion on flat bench dumbbell chest fly

Are there any extra benefits, and is it safe to use increased range of motion in the stretched position of the chest fly movement? I have found that while holding my arms straight out is fine, when I ...
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Getting sick while working out

Healthy 41 year old, I've been working out regular for about 2 years now. 6' 193 lbs. When I work out I sometimes get sick. Worst case I get cold sweat, nausea, weakness, need to go to the bathroom. I ...
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How to figure out how long to rest in-between workouts?

I'm trying to figure out how to program rest days into my workouts so as to avoid injury. In this video, Dr Stu Mcgill explain, how even if we are working with safe tolerable loads, well under our ...
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Bent Knee Deadlift replacement

What exercise can replace bent knee deadlifts? My main goal is to strengthen my glutes to prevent lower back injury (I tore some muscles in my lower back years ago). I've been getting subtle lower ...
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Occasional half-marathon distance

I've been running for about six months and have done a few easy 15k runs lately. I find them too boring to be enjoyable, but otherwise not particularly challenging. However, I'd like to be able to ...
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How can you best train your labrum?

I've torn my labrum twice. Same labrum both times, right shoulder. Also- both doing the same exercise, Military Press (or shoulder press). The injuries were 10 years apart. One required surgery and ...
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Triceps involvement in bouldering

Is it quite common for the triceps to become weak from bouldering e.g. with a bicep / tricep muscle imbalance? I've been getting some aches & pains in my tricep recently that I notice mostly after ...
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Strengthening lower traps

In recent months Ive been focusing on strengthening my lower traps, as the left one is especially weak (a number of PTs have pointed this out). I've mainly been focusing on exercises like: Banded ...
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Banded facepulls vs DB rear delt flys

A while back I had a very stubborn case of tricep tendonitis/osis. I rehabbed it with slow-tempo tricep exercises as prescribed by my PT, but it came back a few years later. Another PT said it was ...
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Weight of isolation exercises compared to compound

Let's say I'm doing chest presses with 18KG dumbbells, how heavy should my skullcrushers / DB tricep extensions be? In the past I used to do skullcrushers at around 20–25KG (in total, including the ...
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Can bench pressing an unevenly loaded bar lead to injury?

I am new to fitness and weight lifting. I was doing bench press and asked my(2) partners to load 12.5 kg each side. One of the loaded 12.5 kg right side and other didn't hear properly and loaded 15 kg ...
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How important is it to train glute medius?

I seem to always have weak glutes, and have simply got into the routine of doing exercises like banded clamshells and donkey kicks a couple times per week. If I don't stick to doing them, I then run ...
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How to prevent tendonitis without resting for days?

How can I prevent elbow tendonitis and/or relieve its early-onset symptoms mid-climbing competition? Is there a special way to wrap the arm or something? Or special way to treat it in-between rounds?
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Ways to 'Air Punch' without increasing risk of elbow injury?

Boxing provides cardiovascular exercise. When someone doesn't have a boxing bag or pads, or if they're boxing in VR, they will often 'air punch' (punch the air) instead of punching a bag/pad. ...
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How do you relieve a cramp in an awkward part of your body?

I occasionally get random cramps in weird parts of my body. Parts that I can't seem to find a way to stretch. The only thing I can do is try to massage it or use my vibrating massage ball against it. ...
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Can tired lats make the back weak and cause injury?

After I got back from my bike ride, I was feeling energetic so I did some ring pullups and then attempted some goblet squats. As I finished up the squats I was putting the weight back in a sort of ...
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Playing soccer in morning bad?

I've read that in morning the discs in spine are full of fluid and vulnerable so how much duration must I've wait after waking up to go out and play soccer without having any adverse effects? I ...
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Any risk of injuries from barbell row wider than shoulder grip?

I bought a set of dumbbells that comes with an attachment to combine both dumbbells to be a barbell. If I only add plates on sides away from my shoulder, I can stack the weight to 24 kg max. If I add ...
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Bodyweight exercises too taxing on delts

Been doing calesthenics for 3-4 years and have progressed to intermediate and advanced exercises. However, I find that my deltoids seem to be constabtly overworked. Planche, dynamic handstand ...
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What are the different abdominal muscles and how can they be isolated?

I'm reading about a conditional called Diastasis Recti where the abs separate, leading to a strange 'doming' effect when doing a sit-up/crunch or similar. It's mentioned that someone with this ...
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What shoulder muscles do side-planks work?

Apparently side-planks are a great exercise to improve shoulder stability, but I'm having trouble finding out what shoulder muscles are actually worked when doing it? Am I right in thinking it would ...
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What are the risks and chances of hanging with loose shoulders?

In the climbing scene it is common to train finger strength by hanging from small holds. It seems to be a consensus that hanging with relaxed shoulders is considered to be dangerous and unhealthy for ...
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Why might a AC Tear (Grade III) increase susceptibility to Trapezius strains?

If someone sustained a grade III Acromoclavicular separation and performing all the relevant physio, maintained good on-going general health and fitness and also good shoulder strength and mobility - ...
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How much does nutrition affect muscle / joint health?

I've found over the last few years that the amount of problems I've had with trigger points and muscle tightness has been unbelievable. It has really affected my fitness routine as it means I'm often ...
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How do climbers prevent tricep tendinitis?

For the past year or so, I've been really into sport climbing. I climb 3-4 times a week, and it's been amazing for my grip strength and my pulling strength. One thing that limits how often I can climb ...
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Upper back pain when I do dragon flag with bent knees

I'd like to be able to do a dragon flag, so first I try to do it with bent knees. I can do this, but I feel a sharp pain in my upper back when I am about to raise my body from the floor. Once I am up, ...
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Are wrist wraps at cross purposes with incline DB curls?

My wrist / carpal tunnel tends to get rather angry with me during exercises like dumbbell flies. (Presumably because the weight is supported by just the palms than a stacked forearm, and is under the ...
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Rate my upper/lower split

About me I'm 16 years old, can bench about 45kg, do 16 pull ups, 120 kg leg press for 10 reps, 15 kg barbell biceps curl for about 6 reps I've been looking through all sorts of upper/lower splits, ...
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How to benefit from exercise without any lasting damage?

I posted Why is exercise good for you? But I wanted to dig a little deeper into one specific point. I can grasp the concept that the body responds to the microdamage of exercise by building up the ...
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Why is exercise good for you?

I'm willing to accept the common wisdom that exercise is good for you. But at the same time, I wonder how this can be true. Man-made objects tend to wear out faster with more use. For example, if you ...
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Is it normal when doing yoga to develop calluses on the toes?

I started to practice yoga online for the Covid-19 pandemic and currently I have been practising almost every day already for around half a year. The phalanges proximales and the phalanges mediae are ...
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How can I keep running and doing HIIT training with tendonitis?

I was recently diagnosed with Achilles' tendinitis in my right Achilles heel. I usually run 30 minutes twice a week and do HIIT training 2-3 times a week (circuit training including burpees, squats, ...
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Do some exercises cause injuries? Or is lack of strength the cause of injuries?

When comparing gymnastics leg training to barbell training one assumes that sissy squats cause more injuries. I believe this idea was born from the youtuber Athlean-X, also known as the most famous ...
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How to do the Sphinx Pose for men

I just started practising yoga watching some videos from my home (because of the covid-19 situation). I was wondering how other men approach the sphinx pose and/or similar yoga poses where you have ...
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inflammatory and anti-inflammatory food table

To avoid sports injuries anyone knows if exists (book, ebook, internet..) a nutritional table (detected by recent scientific studies) that lists the inflammatory and anti-inflammatory power of each ...
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Pain on lower outside of knee after running for 20 minutes

I do short runs of about 20 minutes per week (around 2.5 miles per run). Sometimes towards the end or while cycling I develop discomfort on the lower outside of the knee (pictured). The pain is mostly ...
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Avoid tennis elbow when squatting

I took a break from barbell squats. Got diagnosed with tennis elbow, received a cortisone injection, got a medical elbow strap and haven't been doing any heavy back squats in the 3-6 rep range for ...
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When and how often should I train my core/abs?

About me I'm 16, 181 cm. I don't really know the max weight I can lift, because I only have 5 kg dumbells at home. Can do 7-9 pull-ups. For the past two or so months I have been training at home ...
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I can't learn to do splits for almost three years. Can it be due to anatomical limitations?

I've been stretching since summer 2017 (probably, June, I don't recall exactly). My daily stretching takes approximately 20 minutes. Basically, I do the same set of exercises all this time (more or ...
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Warming up and "Greasing the groove" method

"Greasing the groove" or GtG is a training method developed by Pavel Tsatsouline, and made popular through his book 1999 "Power to the People! : Russian Strength Training Secrets for Every American." ...
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Workouts to Strengthen the Rib Cage

A few years ago I used to do Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. During a competitive roll, I popped a rib out of place when my opponent put his knee (and full weight) on my side. That injury took me out for three ...
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Why is it common for doctors / trainers / physical therapists to advise clients against doing valsalva (either partial or full) when lifting?

Are these folks taught in school (or as part of their licensing process) that valsalva is unsafe? Do they advise against it for liability reasons? (e.g., they're more likely to face a lawsuit from a ...
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Best sports to preserve your joints later in life?

I'm getting into sports/fitness a little later in life (I'm a 24 year old female). My 59 year old athletic mom has gotten very bad pains in joints over the past few years and attributes it to playing ...
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Is it okay to take painkillers on daily basis? [closed]

I am cricketer and whenever i come back home after playing cricket it hurts a lot in my lower back and legs. And every day i take painkillers to reduce my pain. Is it okay to take painkillers on daily ...
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Possible to tear muscles with body weight exercises

I don't have a personal trainer, a gym membership, or really any gym equipment (such as dumbbells), so for my daily workout/training (to gain muscle) I have resorted to using body weight exercises. ...
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What is the difference between static stretching vs strengthening the antagonistic muscle?

I was trying to learn more about healthy ways to deal with injuries and I think from this video by Athlean-X and this one from Mike they seem to imply that one should basically never statictically ...
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