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Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage

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Does the presence of muscle soreness necessarily mean that the workout that caused it must have been effective?

Not taking sports injury due to incorrect posture into account, if the muscle is painful or sore after you do a workout, does it mean that your workout is effective?
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Does taking painkillers reduce muscle gain?

When I have muscle soreness after training, I generally take a light OTC painkiller/anti-inflammatory. To me, it just makes sense to not be in pain if you don't have to be. I have had friends tell me ...
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Chest trauma during dips on horizontal bars during workout, pain in the upper part of anterior chest wall, hard to breath deeply [closed]

Sorry if it's considered off-topic here, I hoped there will be plenty of people to share their experience, as I now know that's a very frequent trauma during this kind of exercise (should I knew it ...
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Humidity rashes and bumps between legs and upper tighs [closed]

I live in Florida and it is very humid throughout the year. I wear loose clothes like shorts etc but even with that I get humidity rashes/bumps on my inner upper thighs. I am failing to understand ...
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How to strengthen and remove knot near Brachialis and Biceps Brachii?

I have a knot near the Brachialis and Biceps Brachii. It's been there for a few years now and haven't been able to get rid of it. I've done arm workouts, theragun, foam rolling, and stretches. ...
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Shoulder discomfort

When I'm doing incline curls with my elbows behind my body, or lat pulldowns and I'm at the very top of the movement, or when I'm doing cable chest flies, I feel a discomfort or irritation throughout ...
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Shoulder pain when benching heavy

I have recently been pushing my bench weight to the point where I'm just barely able to push the bar up on my last rep of the set. I've recently noticed that I've been getting a sharp shoulder pain in ...
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Should I use more rosin if aerial silk training makes my finger joints hurt for days?

I've been getting into aerial silk, 2 trainings per week. I have never done much sports where one is required to hold up their body weight by their hands for extended periods of time (and sometimes ...
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Work around ligament light pain

Related to this question, but not the same. Case: You have a light ligament pain and you strength train. A medical professional has cleared you out for exercising. What's the path that minimizes the ...
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Strange Lower Back Tingling [closed]

This may be piriformis syndrome, but according to the article from squat university it’s not, because the twisting motion and hyperextending motion cause the tingling. Yesterday, I did beltless front ...
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Squat with hip pain [closed]

I have an abductor strain/inflammation and wondering what kinds of exercises I could do for my legs to continue bodybuilding. I've seen adduction strains online but I can't find any tips on abduction. ...
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why can't I squat with my feet flat? [closed]

I don't know why I can't squat. I'm young (9) Hopefully There's not something with me. I hope I can help myself. And fix what's wrong with me.
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Doing Turkish Getup with Toe Pain

I have been trying to perform proper Turkish Getups, so I have been practicing the different parts of the movement (usually with a small empty box instead of weight so I can learn the technique first)....
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Hip pain when doing a back squat or front squat

I have hip pain in the side of my leg when I back or front squat. It generally feels just very tight or small pain when I first start a workout cycle, and after a couple weeks the pain gets bad enough ...
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Biceps pain during chest work

I have been working in the gym for a long time, 2 months due to my quarantine, I did cardio and some light exercises at home to stay active. I went back to the gym about 2 months ago, the first 2 ...
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Why do dips hurt the sternum for beginners, but German hangs don't?

Often, when beginners try dips for the first time, they feel a pain in their sternum. I have felt it too: I was able to do more than 60 push-ups in 60 seconds and bench 120 kilograms years ago, but my ...
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When not doing fitness for a few weeks pains starts coming out here and there - why?

Have been noticing this for sometime, when I do regular weekly fitness like going to the gym I face post-workout inflammation or sore muscles but this is all very much expected and I noticed that if I ...
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Fixing posterior shin splits while running

After months of running, I have discovered that I have a problem with the way I run, or with the way I step when I am running. This wrong way of running has made me always suffer from (posterior ...
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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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Shoulder pain at top of pull-up

Most of what I find online is shoulder pain when one's body is at the bottom of a pull-up. Each set I do is 8-10 reps, and I've been doing about 7 sets every day for a few months. Prior to that, I ...
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What are the common causes for asymmetrical hips during the figure-four stretch?

In this photo I am relaxed and standing on one leg. I am not pushing or holding my knee down. I should have taken the picture without my hand resting on my knee, but I didn't. This position does not ...
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How to strengthen wrists to prevent pain while lifting

I do Crossfit for about two months, during these two months, we have tried as many techniques as possible, like deadlift, snatches, clean and jerk, power clean and thruster. Ever since I tried ...
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Strength training with arthritis & headaches - looking for resources

I would like to find resources for reducing exertion headaches while having arthritis in my neck (C2-C3). I was diagnosed with this 10 years ago and I don't do the kind of strength training I would ...
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Sternum pain after dips, other upper-body exercises

I'm wondering how best to treat/avoid a sharp sternum pain I get after I do dips or other upper-body exercises. I'm a male, 30 years of age, and it's happened a few times over the past 6-8 months. I'...
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How to prevent or mitigate DOMS [duplicate]

So I realize that DOMS isn't really bad. It comes from working your muscles in a different way. But assuming I'll be doing the same workout either way, is there a way I can prevent sore muscles? I'...
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Why do muscles get sore after workouts?

Why do muscles get sore after working them hard? I notice this especially when I just start working out after not working out for a while.
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Preventing shoulder pain after weight lifting?

What are the best strategies to reduce the risk of shoulder/back pain after weight lifting? It doesn't feel the same as soreness, I feel like maybe it's from either poor exercise performance/form or ...
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What muscle or tendon pronates the foot when running?

I've been running for the past five or so weeks, and have gone on a couple long (for me: 10k) runs in the last 2 weeks. I developed a pain on the inside of my left ankle (non-dominant) that sometimes ...
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Exercises for Neck Pain [closed]

I've had non-specific, subclinical neck pain for about four years (otherwise, I'm in great physical shape.) I'm sure the pain is because of my computer use - like I'm doing at this moment. I'm ...
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Being a beginner why do I have long after pains in my calves and below after Jogging? [closed]

I am 27 years old and have recently joined MMA. They always start with the warm up jogging. We do the warmup jog in inside the MMA joint with those soft mats without any footwear. Since I am the ...
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What can be the cause of pain in almost my whole lower body/lower legs while running? [closed]

I ran for months without having any pain. Some days I had some muscle strain, but that is normal. Because of my personal circumstances, I stopped running for a while. The last weeks before the stop I ...
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Should I run while sore?

I would say I ran about a mile-ish in under 15 minutes, which is very slow. I'm overweight and out of shape, so I was not surprised to feel sore after it. Although, many other people are not sore, it'...
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how many days it will take to get pain away? [duplicate]

I have joined the gym yesterday as a beginner. In the gym, what they asked me to with machines I have done. From that moment my joints and neck are getting sore and today this pain increased. So my ...
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Beginner runner - severe shin pain

I started with the treadmill a few weeks ago and every time I run the muscle to the outside of my shin (Tibialis anterior?) becomes extremely tight, rock solid, and painful after only 5 minutes. This ...
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Is Thumb position important in dumbell exercise

While doing any dumbbell or barbell exercises, is it okay to place the thumbs 'outwards' instead of curling them on the grip? For instance, when doing a hammer curl, can I put my thumbs outwards, ...
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Almost dysfunctional after training?

I recently started training again after a couple months off. I have a good diet with the correct macros for growth and I'm making reasonable progress but I have a problem that after I train I become ...
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How can I get rid from feet pain? [closed]

After a hard day sometimes, I feel pain in my feet . Specially in night I feel that my feet are suffer a strange pain. How can I get rid from this pain?
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Prevent wrist pain

Currently I'm working on several calisthenics exercises which put a lot of stress on my wrists (such as stradle planche to handstand). I already do warmups and stretches before I start doing worksets. ...
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Legs hurt while running despite rest period

I'm a relatively new runner and have managed to keep it up for about a month now of doing 2 miles or so every two days. I'm 5'11 and weigh 80.4kg However, I've come across a problem I cant seem to ...
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Leg Extensions and Curls less harmful to your Knee with Light Weights

I want to change my workout routine a little and do Leg Extensions and Curls. Since I'm already lifting heavy on other exercises, I want to do the two with relative light weights but thererfor high ...
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Triceps Pushdown - Why Pain in Shoulders [closed]

I was Doing Triceps Pushdown & I am getting more pain in shoulders instead of Triceps, If i put less weights, than i dont get shoulders pain, so is it better to reduce weights or may i continue ...
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Relieve muscle tension between the shoulder blades

I got some pain between the shoulder blade and spinal for a week now. It's not really a strong pain, but it really bothers me over time. My doctor did feel my muscles there and said its a muscle ...
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How can i solve my shoulder pain during exercises in gym? [closed]

My name is Aaron, and I'm 23 years old. I've been doing exercises for 1.5 years but I have one problem related to pain. When I am doing exercise of biceps, my shoulder starts hurting prior to biceps ...
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No Pain when training abs [duplicate]

After the first two times I trained abs I had pain for weeks, but since then I haven't encountered any noticeable muscle pain. Do I need to stimulate the pain/ache sensation to get abs or will they ...
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Why do I get a sharp pain in my shoulder when I do pike push-ups? [closed]

I've been doing pike push-ups for weeks, but, for the past couple of days, I have been getting a sharp pain in my left shoulder when I do them. After checking my form, I have seen that it is proper. ...
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Recurrent pain in the abdominal area after workout [closed]

I often get a very localized pain in the right side of my abdomen after working out (doesn't seem to matter which muscle group was worked). The area becomes sensitive for days, forcing me to stop ...
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Upper Spine Pain after Overhead Press [closed]

I was overhead pressing on my 3rd and last set of 135, on the last rep I tried to push it up in a strict manner, I got it up to about my forehead, it want budging, so I let it back down and switched ...
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Started running after 5 years of doing nothing [closed]

I've been working as a software developer since 5 years ago, and since then I've spent at least 9 hours daily sit down with the computer. I'm not overweight, but I've some abdominal fat that I want to ...
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Why do I develop leg muscle pain 3x faster when cycling only SOME days?

I'm trying to pinpoint why on some days I can cycle on the same stationary bike, with the same settings (saddle @ "E", handlebars height at "7"), for 20 minutes, while other days I can only cycle for ...
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Avoid hurting toes during push ups

I have a disability affecting my legs. For many years I excercised with a bench and weights to get at least some workout. At the moment I can't. So I figured I could at least do some simple things ...
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