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What bench press variations/alternatives spare the shoulders?

Gironda press and underhand grip barbell/dumbbell bench press come to mind, but do these really take off all the strain from the shoulders? Or perhaps decline bench? I think I’ve messed up my ...
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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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What muscles are targeted by this rehab exercise? Trying to find an alternative with higher resistance

I hurt my back a couple of months ago, and began having pain in an area between by spine and my left shoulder blade. By pure chance I discovered an exercise last week which immensely relieves the pain....
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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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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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Strengthening internal rotation / Subscapularis

What are the most effective ways of strengthening the Subscapularis muscle? I know most places on the internet say this isn't necessary, because apparently the subscap is always too strong and often ...
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Single leg stand exercise

Am I right in thinking that this exercise can be used to strengthen your feet aswell as your hips? In the past I was given it by a physio due to my problems with flat feet / plantar fasciitis. The ...
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does strength gain (without muscles getting bigger) lead to greater flexibility?

I notice that after injury people lose their flexibility. Rehab exercises will strengthen the injured muscle and also make the recovering person more flexible. But is this also the case when a regular,...
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How can I build strength in my back without doing power movements?

I am a reasonably experienced weightlifter and lift relatively heavy weight for my body weight. I have generally been doing free-weight back squat and straight leg deadlifts with dumbbells. However, ...
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Is there such a thing as having weak shoulder internal rotators?

I've always been more focused on keeping my external rotators strong, as I heard that it is normally those that are weak... and that the internal rotators are generally the more strong / dominant ones....
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Chest strengthening without weights or press ups

After 6+ weeks of no exercise and lockdown I found that just 10 press ups brought pain to my main neck muscle. So I have a painful sternocleidomastoid but I want to strengthen my chest (well, ...
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Recommendation for exercises one can do during Shin splints

Please recommend some exercises which I can do if I've got shin splints. I want to keep my body fit during my recovery, so any exercise is a welcome. I don't have access to a pool or a bicycle so that ...
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Rehabbing stubborn tendonosis

I've had tricep tendonosis for over 4 years. I've seen numerous physios and put countless hours of my own research into it. Most of my rehab efforts have been with slow tempo / eccentric exercises. ...
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Nordic Hamstring Curls (without bending arms)

I have quite a unique problem, in that I'm struggling to rehab my lower hamstring tendinopathy because of a tendinopathy in my elbow (tricep). The physio prescribed me eccentric / Nordic Hamstring ...
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Trying yoga with multiple injuries

I've had an abundance of injuries from the gym over the last couple of years despite having spent an awful lot of money on physio sessions and personal trainers... a lot of these injuries were my own ...
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Is there any medically verified research around the benefit of Compression Arm Sleeves?

Seem to have gotten popular after some Basketball players who said to have used them from recovery and then continued using them. https://www.customsportssleeves.com/what-does-an-arm-sleeve-do ...
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Side laying flexion: what muscles worked?

I had a case of shoulder impingement a while back and it got 85–90% better with physio, but then found this exercise online which appears to be helping to finish my recovery: It really feels like it'...
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What is a good book for self-teaching, biomechanic and generally well rehabilitation?

Basically, I have lots of injuries and always get them, and would like to prevent them from happening again in the future, I believe they occur due to poor stretching or poor technique. I want to ...
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How quickly will my VO2 max fall off if I stop all exercise?

I have been exercising regularly for about 2 years and completed my first half Ironman earlier this year. I am currently recovering from ACL injury (from recreational basketball game). It has been ...
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Knee Injury Recovery (possibly MCL) [closed]

I injured my knee during running (I'd say overuse). When resting, I can feel it only when extending the knee, maybe at 150°. It's inner knee pain, close to the kneecap but not under it. From googling, ...
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What are some abdominal exercises for a person with lack of a left iliac crest, left gluteal muscles, and scoliosis? [closed]

I've had a history with cancer, leaving me with no left iliac crest and minimal left gluteal muscles. Due to the surgery I have scoliosis as well. I am 20 years old and want to take care of myself ...
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Frequency of shoulder rehabilitation exercises

I injured my rotator cuff muscles on my shoulder, due to over intensity while bench pressing. The pain has now mostly subsided, so I've started rehabilitating it with rotator cuff exercises and was ...
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Switching from elliptical machine to running on road

I've been recovering from a knee injury for the past few months that I got playing football (soccer). Initially, when my knee was too sore to run properly, I started using the elliptical machine to ...
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Train biceps while minimizing the stress on the lateral epicondyle

How to train biceps while minimizing the stress on the lateral epicondyle of the humerus? (proper moves, use of rubber tubing, elbow support brace, etc.)
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Upper body workout following a groin pull

What kind of upper body weight lifting and strengthening exercises can I resume if I pulled my groin 1 1/2 weeks ago? I think it is about a grade 1 groin pull, maybe 1.5
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Correct form for eccentric squats on slant board for treating patellar tendonitis

In the book by Martin Koban "Beating Patellar Tendonitis" the correct form for eccentric squats on a slant board for treating patellar tendonitis involves having the shins as vertical as possible with ...
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Leg workouts without squats or lunges

I had hip surgery over a year ago, upshot being that I can no longer do any exercise that compresses my hips - like running, jumping, squats, lunges with weights, etc. etc. etc. I'm 43, so this is a ...
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combining isolation exercises with a 5x5 program

i am looking to start doing a 5x5 (stronglifts, specifically), but i have a grade 2 AC joint separation in my shoulder from a while ago. my physical therapist had me doing isolations to help ...
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Any exercises to strengthen and lift foot arches?

I have fallen arches and wear orthodics. I haven't regularly worn sandals or even low-top shoes in about eight years. A podiatrist gave me a series of exercises involving a tennis ball to strengthen ...
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How soon after a minor calf injury shoul I start stretching and strengthening?

I suffered a minor calf strain playing indoor cricket yesterday. I iced the muscle for around 4 hours after the injury. It has pulled up stiff and a little sore this morning, although I wouldn't ...
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Glute exercises for someone with knee pain

I have comparatively weak gluteal muscles and need to start strengthening them up. Unfortunately, due to knee-issues, my doctor doesn't want me doing exercises where my knees go to or below parallel (...
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Loosening tight muscles?

I have some extremely tight upper back muscles that seemingly no amount of stretching can loosen. What are some alternate or supplemental approaches I can take to loosen tight muscles outside of the ...
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Teres minor rehab isolation exercises

I've determined that tightness/weakness in my teres minor is at least partially repsonsible for the clicking in my shoulder when I rotate, apparently in its function as an antagonist. I have thera-...
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