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How does stretching improve mobility?

On the internet, I find many place recommend the exercise called Shoulder dislocates to improve shoulder mobility, and for hips, a squat with band around both calves together. I've also heard yoga ...
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Left shoulder higher than the right one. Pull Up [duplicate]

I will just post this screenshot about a video i made today. i saw similar discussion here about it can be just strength problem or it can be a spine problem. If u have any advice (also if u think to ...
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Ankle stretching/mobility in preparation for return to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

I used to be a regular practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. When I started out it took me a very long time to be able to sit on my heels for more than a few seconds. It was uncomfortable on my ...
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When you have both ankle and hip mobility issues, which should you address first?

As I've gotten older and become more sedentary due to remote work, I do not feel as stable/comfortable in a deep squat as I used to be. Looking in the mirror I can tell that it is both an ankle and ...
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Stretches or exercise to to able to sit with knees together?

This is the opposite of asking how to sit cross legged. Years of poor posture and crossing my legs have left me unable to sit with my knees together for longer then a few seconds, after a few seconds ...
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Shoulder Mobility: Standing and Lying Dislocation Exercise Difference

Whats the difference between the Standing Stick shoulder mobility exercise, standing up and lying down? Do they exercise different muscle groups? Trying to understand the difference between doing the ...
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Asymmetric Bar Placement in Overhead Position

Hell there, I have an issue in any kind of exercises involving the Overhead Position (Overhead Press e Overhead Squat). Precisely, at the Overhead lockout position (shoulder blades elevated and arms ...
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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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Workout to fix kyphosis/neck

This has been loosely answered before, but when I look this up online, I get a mix between exercises made for a 70 year old senior to improve shoulder mobility, and other articles that have a big ...
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Routine to fix strength / mobility issues

Over the last couple of years Ive had a host of problems with my joints. Problems caused by tightness, weakness and trigger points... often in those muscles that most people don't know exist until ...
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Routine for improving hip mobility for sumo deadlifts

I have always deadlifted in a conventional stance and have never had problems with hip mobility with my squat. Recently however, I found that when trying to follow “cues” in the sumo deadlift, such as ...
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Flexibility and Strength training, which muscles is are being trained in this video

I lift weights and I do yoga regularly. I did notice I'm a bit stiff so I was looking for some stretching/mobility exercises I could integrate maybe after/before I do weight lifting or even ...
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How to improve shoulder mobility for lowbar Squats

I use a wide grip for bench and have a fairly developed chest. I struggle to get the bar into a good position for lowbar, but don't want to widen my grip as I find I get better tightness with a ...
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Need help regarding hip hinge/straight leg mobility?

Am 5 6" male 61 kg, fit and active. I seem not able to stand straight and bend to reach my toes while keeping a straight back. I feel tight near my hamstrings and my back begins to round and I am ...
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Is variation of movement important in strength training? [closed]

Exercise is the thing we must do to replicate the conditions under which physiology was - and still is - adapted, the conditions in which we are physically normal. In other words, exercise is ...
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Difference in stretching routines that focus on flexibility vs mobility?

I'm trying to find a daily stretching routine to incorporate in addition to my cardio and resistance training. I understand that flexibility is not necessarily the same as mobility. I was wondering if ...
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How should I train strength if I want to stay pain-free and have good mobility?

"My best powerlifting accomplishment in the 275-pound weight class was a 1,000-pound squat, 675-pound bench press, 700-pound deadlift, and a 2,375 total. No, I wasn't strong at all! Sure, I could ...
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How long does it take to increase ankle mobility?

My heels lift up during a regular squat, but no problem during sumo squat or lunges. I've learned this is due to poor ankle mobility, and that foam rolling the calves and some stretches can fix this....
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Improving hips mobility

I had sex recently (for the first time) and, despite of working out regularly, it has been physically demanding (I was forced to use a towel after only few minutes, in order to dry my forehead). ...
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Whole Body Mobility Routine

I'm currently trying to assemble a little mobility routine for myself. I got two, a little more detailled, questions: When should I perform mobility exercises: Before the workout, in order to get ...
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Does foam rolling and "smashing and flossing" work?

I am the lucky (?) owner of a copy of the book "Becoming a Supple Leopard" by Kelly Starrett. In this book on page 139 he introduces a concept that he calls sliding surfaces: "To ensure suppleness, ...
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Are mobility exercises treating the symptom instead of the cause?

I have just started barbell training following the stronglifts 5x5 program. Since I am having some problems with the squat I am taking some lessons from a personal trainer. In the first session he ...
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Which stretches should one do every day to reverse efects of sitting at work?

I follow the starting strength weight training program. One thing I like about it is that it consists of few (4) but effective exercises. In general there seems to be some sort of consensus as to ...
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Why I can't touch my toes and how to fix it?

I cannot bend down and touch my toes,I could reach only till my shins...I am 21,5'6 and play sports regularly.I cannot even reach my toes when sitting. It's not a new problem, I've always not able to ...
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Is my torso short for my legs length? [duplicate]

I can't touch my toes with my finger tips when bending(feel tightness in my hamstrings),and when compared to my friend,the degree of bend was same but for that he could touch his toes,but I couldn't.I ...
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Why do I tend to fall backwards when squatting low?

I have noticed that I can't squat ATG until or unless I hold onto something in front of me.I tend to fall backwards as soon as I tend to go parallel to floor or more.I do increase the depth if I hold ...
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"Triceps" dips completely alleviate shoulder pain?

I'm no expert in glenohumeral anatomy, but I've noticed that if I do "triceps-style" bar dips, I have no pain nor impingement in the shoulder joint whatsoever. This is the version of dips where the ...
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Push-up Range of Motion

What is the normal range of motion (in degrees) expected from the most proximal joint during the push-up movement i.e. shoulder for pushup?
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Foundational Stetches for CrossFit

I feel like there are so many mobility stretches out there for your body, but which ones do you really need to do. To be an all around CrossFit athlete and have continual gains you must improve your ...
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Shoulder mobility exercises cause pain

I've been rehabbing a case of shoulder impingement for several months now (with a few trips to the physio). The actual impingement feels like it is now gone, but I'm having a few mobility issues in ...
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Snatch-grip Shoulder Rotation

When completing a snatch how should one be tensing/controlling their back/shoulders? Should I be looking to inwardly rotate (bend the bar so the plates would end up in front of me? Or should it be ...
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Are there any specific exercises that can reduce pain from kneeling?

I know this question is the perfect setup for innuendo-laden comments, but it is a serious question, so please limit responses accordingly. There are at least a few activities where my natural ...
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Can only squat extremely narrow

I'm having a lot of trouble working on my (high-bar) squat. The only way I'm able to squat to proper depth right now is with a hip wide stance, with toes pointed out very far (45 degree or even more). ...
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Why keep your knee towards the outside in dorsiflexion exercises?

I see this Half Kneeling Dorsiflexion Mobilization exercise a lot as a method for improving ankle dorsiflexion. Here is Start: Ending position: Why is it that it is recommended to have your knee ...
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How can I achieve this position?

I saw this picture: and noticed the straight upper and lower back. My hamstrings were tight, I stretched them a lot and I am able to touch the ground almost with the palms of my hands, but I think I ...
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I can't perform a squat without falling

I am unable to perform a squat with both feet flat on the ground. Here is a picture of the maximum depth I achieve without falling (while holding the table). I wonder if it is a problem of ankle ...
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In need of calf stretch ideas for someone with minimal use of legs?

I have just started walking a little bit again with the help of crutches and braces after 5 years in a wheelchair but my calfs and knees are extremely tight and hurt after just a few minutes of ...
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Is stretching bad for building muscles?

I want to get a better mobility and flexibility. Therefore, I am going to start stretching several times a week. However, I don't want to get super skinny because of it. Does the stretching have ...
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How can I get a better mobility and flexibility?

I want to get a better mobility and flexibility. A first goal I have is touching my feet with outstretched legs. Also, I want to be able to lift the outstretched leg into a horizontal position while ...
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Knee and muscle mobility following injury [closed]

I am a footballer at a high level and I am undergoing problems with regards to growth. In November 14 I shattered new bone in my knee due to growth I was out for 10months and returned September Last ...
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Olympic Squat Mobility

How can I achieve a similar flexibilty like this (not talking about the weight, just empty bar for example)? I like his squatting style alot and would like to be able to get into the same bottom ...
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Cheaper alternative to rogue fitness band? [closed]

I would like to get a (or some) band to do some mobility exercises, like those used often in mobilitywod.com. The brand I regularly see cited is Rogue Fitness, but it seems very expensive. Around $...
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Increasing ankle (dorsiflexion) mobility

I have my own method for this and I'd like either confirmation that it's an acceptable solution or a reason why it's not and better alternatives. The reason I'm framing the question like this is ...
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How can one improve performance on the back scratch test (zipper test)?

The Apley Scratch Test (aka zipper test, or Back Scratch Test) involves trying to touch your middle fingers behind your back, with one arm reaching back over the shoulder and the other reaching up ...
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Mom Losing Her Mobility Because of her Weight Gain [closed]

My mom has gained so much weight over the last few years that she's having a really hard time getting around. She's a really great mom, so I don't want to make it sound like she's not as good of a mom ...
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Which type of Yoga focuses more on flexibility?

I am currently doing the Strong Lifts program (pretty similar to Starting Strength). My hips and shoulders are giving me trouble when doing squats and the overhead press. I want to increase mobility/...
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How do I squat if I can't keep my heels on the floor?

I was told that I was doing the squats incorrectly because I was lifting the heels. I was told to try and do them without lifting the heels but I can't lower myself more than a few centimeters. The ...
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General mobility help for Strong Lifts?

I've seen a lot of remarks in different places about mobility work to help you to achieve the full range of motion in your lifts. Are there general mobility workouts that one can do to help them with ...
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