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Technique is right but wrong muscles are activated?

Today I was having a check up by a orthopedician (tests were all good btw), and he tasked me with keeping my entire arm straight, and pushing against his hand with my fist in various orientations. As ...
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How high should I pull the bar when doing the upright row?

I am actually trying to do the cuban press based on this video, and one of the starting steps is to do an upright row to get the dumbbells into position. My question is, how much should I move my ...
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How exactly should a spotter help someone get the barbell up when doing the benchpress

I got so far that I should stand to the side of the head of the bencher, but how exactly am I supposed to the rerack the bench in case it gets stuck? Should I try to do a deadlift or a bicep curl or ...
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weight training after meal

assuming I dont care about absorption of energy and looking at this from a purely safety standpoint: any safety issue if I do weight training after a moderately heavy meal (70% - 80% full)? i heard ...
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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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Rollerskating or rollerblading and falling into water, drowning dangers

What if you accidentally fell into a lake or pool in rollerskates or inline skates? (I've seen some videos of people skating next to a lake and it makes me nervous as heck) I'm wondering if you'll ...
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How do people who work out on their own handle safety when lifting weight bars?

It's a classic scene : in a gym setting with a number of people around (not all of them actively engaged in exercising), a person who wants to lift a weight/bar asks somebody to watch them, or spot ...
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Is it common to test out a parkour route to make sure it's safe first?

I enjoy practicing parkour by exploring and being on the move. But at the same time I'm conscious of my inexperience and safety as well. I much more enjoy linking several moves together and creating a ...
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DIY strap safeties

Disclaimer I'm not an engineer (ok, I am, but not that sort. And even if I was that sort, I'm not your engineer. Give me money and we'll talk.). None of this should be taken as advice. Not even &...
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Excercise Band Excerises

I need some advice on safety and resistance band exercises. I have a resistance band, and it is smaller than me because I saw one person doing an exercise in which the resistance band was on their ...
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Safety in heavy landmine squats and presses

What are possible safety risks when doing heavy landmine exercises like variations of squats, presses or thrusters and how to avoid them? Since you are standing at the end of the barbell and because ...
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Ultra Marathon Safety (Not Peeing)

So just recently I ran a marathon without training and that went smoothly. However I didn't pee the entire race and had read this could potentially be a hormonal response where the body shuts down ...
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Length recommendation of safety spotters for a home gym

When planning my new home gym I stumbled over the question of how long safety spotters should be. For example the kingsbox royal series seems to be a reasonable option to me but has only 51 cm safety ...
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Stable shoulder position in bench press vs pushups?

When performing the bench press, usually you are advised to pinch your shoulder blades back and down in order to get your shoulder joint in the most stable/safe position. Also it's pretty common to ...
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Is it safe to use nicotine to enhance performance?

Nicotine seems to be a performance-enhancing drug, like caffeine. But because nicotine is associated with smoking, it seems dangerous to try a nicotine patch to get better gym results. Is it safe? ...
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Exercises recommended for patients suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

I suspect that I have CTS (in my right hand) because of most of the symptoms (of the same) do match, and as a result, I haven't been to the gym in a week. I train regularly for 5-6 days a week with ...
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How should squat form change based on proportions?

I recently learned that good, safe squat form could change based on body proportions, specifically the factor femur/spine length ratio. How exactly does one measure them both (from where to where, I ...
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What is the safest wrist angle for pushing exercises?

When doing push exercises, such as the bench press and military press, what is should the angle of the wrist be to prevent injury? Should the wrist be straight or should it be bent like the following ...
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How to safely release the bar in the power rack when doing squats?

I'm using a power rack to squat and press. So far I still haven't missed a rep (I started Stronglifts a few weeks ago), but I'm wondering what exactly would be the safest way to release the bar into ...
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Is it safe to lift after a bout of insomnia? [closed]

Basically went to bed at midnight and didn't fall asleep until almost 4, so I got maybe 3 hours of sleep last night. To make matters worse I skipped my workout (Stronglifts 5x5) yesterday because M/W/...
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Are any treadmills designed to slow down safely in the event of power loss?

I saw a video of a treadmill stopping when the power was cut, and it slowed down pretty quickly - maybe within about 2 seconds. I can imagine that if I were jogging in "autopilot mode" at 20km/h and ...
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Is it dangerous to run fast on the treadmill?

I've been getting into running fast (18 km/hr for about 2 minutes last night) on the treadmill, it's a bit of a rush. I get bored pretty easily so I find it entertaining to push myself, the running ...
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Is it safe to exercise while in the shower? [closed]

I've had the idea of doing squats while I was in the shower to be able to do exercises simultaneously with another task. Given the size of my current shower room, I won't be able to do other exercises ...
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Typical screw and screw anchor for sling trainer?

I happen to have a a screw with an eye sticking idly in my living room ceiling, and I'm thinking about using it to hang a rope for bodyweight rows etc. The screw is 8mmx50mm (thread x length of anchor)...
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What should be the correct time to wear a belt (if any)?

My current body weight is 57 KG (125.6 pounds) and am 179 cms tall. I am on stronglift 5*5 and my squat weight has reached 110 pounds and deadlift at 155 pounds, while the weights for other ...
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How to breathe in lifts requiring tight core (squats, deadlifts)

I am a bit confused about the correct breathing technique in lifts that require core strength. Take the squat as example: 1) Some people say that it is very important to breathe in at the top of the ...
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Alternative exercise to "Cuff dribbles"

I have just read an article in bodybuilding.com about a balanced shoulder workout to build shoulder muscles in a healthy and safe way. Here is the link: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/the-science-of-...
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What is the best way to light a night run?

I am soon to move to the country and, as it is almost British winter time, I am a little concerned that my regime will be seriously affected by the lack of street lighting. I am considering my ...
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Should I do yoga if I have flu symptoms?

This morning I started to have flu symptoms, soar throat, sneezing, etc. Should I stay home or the yoga class might improve the symptoms?
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What are ways to exercise abdominal muscles without harming your back?

I am frequently hearing of new research finding how bad sit-ups and crunches are (example). So what are safe ways to exercise the abdominal muscles? For example, are planks proven to be safe?
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What is safer for your spinal disks: short, high-load sets or longer sets with less weight?

I remember to have read somewhere (and it seems to me reasonable) that you might damage your spinal disks by repetitive excessive stress with not enough recovery time (yes, correct form for the ...
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When should a barbell be collared?

I've been strength training now for 10 weeks and have never bothered with spring collars because the weights have been light and the collars are a pain when doing 4 different warmup weights, then the ...
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