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A tendon (or sinew) is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that connects muscle to bone and is capable of withstanding tension.

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Training for tendons

I've heard that slow tempo resistance exercises are a good way to improve the strength / health of your tendons... I've first-hand experience of this too in the past when I had tendinopathy problems. ...
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If high volume of work at high frequency stimulates muscle growth, why does computer work cause RSI?

Typing for 8 hours a day places the muscles and tendons under much more stress than any strength training or stretching routine a physiotherapist might prescribe to someone suffering from RSI. And yet ...
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How can I as an middleaged non athlete implement lower body plyometrics in a safe and time efficient manner?

The lower body portion of my current strength program is: Wed: 3x5 Back squat 3x8 Bent over rows Sat: 3x5 Back squat 1x5 Deadlift I want to incorporate a little bit of moderate plyometrics. Not so ...
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Running shoes to avoid tendinitis

I like to run long distances (7-17 miles) on the trail, but occasionally or partially I also run on the road. I have got pain similar to tendinitis in my left ankle, and I started looking for new ...
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Is deloading useful for recovering?

I think I'm I have a tendon or ligament à bit hurted at the bottom left side of my left chest because for 1 month I've rushed at weights (I've increased it to fast). Should I decrease the weight and ...
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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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Elliptical & patellar tendon

I have mild patellar tendinopathy, and would like to still get cardio in. I have an elliptical, but wonder the best way to leverage it while minimizing stress on the patellar tendon/quad. I know with ...
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One arm workout

Until 2 months ago I was in the best shape I had been in over a decade. My gym closing was a small setback but the big issue now is my left arm. I tore a tendon in my elbow in late march and it’s ...
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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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Can tight hip flexors cause tight hamstrings?

Today I noticed that when I sit like this: My left leg goes comfortably all the way down, but my right leg won't. It won't go down past 45 degrees unless stretched. Does this mean that the right hip ...
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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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Proper dead hang form - elbows locked out or slightly bent?

I would like to understand whether it is/isn't a good idea to completely lock out (completely straighten) the elbows while hanging from a pull up bar - either at the bottom of a pull up or just while ...
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How and when to train tendons?

Everybody knows you should not increase your performance to rapdily in climbing, because your strength grows a lot faster than your tendons and you risk injury. So how should I train to let my ...
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Isometric finger training - individually vs collectively

Bit of background - my training goals are ultimately geared towards climbing and max strength. Endurance and Hypertrophy are things I'm not interested in. Right now like most climbers, I train using ...
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Strenghtening Achilles tendon @home.

I've twisted my ankle once, it was terribly bad, I was immobilized for many month (lack of proper rehabilitation made it worse, in my country of origin you get only 'necessary' medical services from ...
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Why can I run for 6 miles without any problems, but standing still in one place for more than 10 minutes makes my knees sore? [closed]

I frequently run, both outdoors and on treadmills, often around 3-6 miles. This feels great, both during and after. However, for about two years now my knees have been bothering me: a sort of mild ...
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Strength training for calf muscles to avoid achilles tendonitis

I am a long time distance runner turned amateur triathlete who has had a long time achilles tendon problem in both legs. I first injured my achilles in college about 15 years ago, and since that time ...
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Fingers, hands and wrists specific stretching exercices

I am looking for some specific exercices for fingers, hands and wrists to improve the flexibility and not the strength. This is because I suffered of a bad tendinitis mostly to the flexor tendon of ...
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tingling feeling in arm muscles while working out [closed]

When I'm working out with a new weight that i'm not used to (I actually do calisthenics, but I use a weight vest) towards the end of my work out, when I'm really feeling it, I notice that as I'm doing ...
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RSI-prevention wise, should I be using my pink finger or my ring finger for pressing keys/buttons? [closed]

Recently I've started playing a game called Beatmania, where you repeatedly press 7 different buttons and also here and there spin a disc. It's possible to press the buttons with a lot of different ...
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Exercises that don't involve forearms

About 10 days ago I started feeling a strong pain in my right forearm in certain movements. I consulted the doctor and he said it's presumably a stretched tendon, the expected healing time is up to ...
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Would you recommend graston technique for achilles tendonosis?

I like to play basketball and when I do I usually play for 2-3 hours. Sometimes non-stop sometimes with breaks. Depends on how much I win, as in basketball its about king of the court. One days where ...
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What exercises can someone with Ligamentous laxity do for supple and strong muscles

I have been diagnosed with Ligamentous laxity. I have practiced numerous sports, but have hurt my joints repeatedly. I need exercises, preferably using my body weight. I also want to focus on ...
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Is doing the whole rep range from 3 to 15 reps before adding weight a waste of time?

I start every exercise with 3 sets of 3 reps, then I add between 1 and 3 reps each workout, so that it takes me very long to achieve 3 sets of 15 reps. Then I increase the load and start again with 3 ...
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Effective cardio regimen for someone Ehlers-Danlos (hypermobility & arthritis) + bad IT band problems

I am terribly frustrated at being unable to effectively work out, and am hoping to get some solid advice as most physiotherapists and trainers don't seem to be well equipped to cope with my ...
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Joint strength progress

Normally my workouts are HIIT style, so there are not many reps. So far I am quite satisfied with my progress, but after some minor injury on my knee in am wondering if lowering weight and increasing ...
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adductor / hamstring weirdness in the bottom of squat

I've been squatting for several years and have done regional level competitions and some quasi-formal training and coaching. Normally I can get any additional answers I need from other fitness friends ...
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Which muscle or tendon inserts on the front of the thigh and bears more load when the knees are flexed than extended?

This muscle or tendon feels maximum stress when supporting body weight with the knees flexed 90 degrees or more, but flexing the quadriceps with the leg straight doesn't involve it at all. It can ...
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What is the difference between trained and untrained muscles? Should untrained people do muscular training differently?

Are untrained muscles (and related tissues like ligaments and tendons) different from strong trained muscles, except for being less strong? Similarly, should “untrained” people train different in the ...
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What are symptoms of climber's finger

I am a new rock climber at the age of 30 and I have been climbing (and bouldering) twice a week for two months now (one session bouldering and one session in the wall). I have lately been feeling ...
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Specific weigthlifting protocol to strengthen tendons, regardless of hypertrophy or any other goal

This question was indirectly embedded within other more general questions I made in this site, for example here and here. But the scope was more general. I would like to do this specific question here ...
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On the influence of the total number of sets, particularly with regard to tendon progress

I am staying away from the "as-much-as-you-can". Now, in the dumbbells part of my workout I simply mimic a linear load progression at fixed number of reps, á la SL5x5. I just use smaller increments ...
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Wristpain after doing pullups

A while ago I started working towards making my first pullup - I have been doing negatives for quite some time. Recently I decided Ill try to make a pullup, and I did. Over the course of a week or two ...
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How do I promote connective tissue health/strength?

Muscles can be trained and grown. Stretching can prevent injury to muscles, joints, and connective tissue. But can connective tissues (tendons, ligaments) be trained and strengthened like muscles can,...
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How can Kinesio tape provide support for tendonitis

I have a mild case of Posterior Tibial Tendonitis, the physio has applied some Kinesio tape for support whilst it heals up. My understanding of tendons and muscles was that there wasn't much friction ...
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Avoiding Tendinopathy (suggested rest interval to prevent chronic pain)

tl;dr - Starting to feel slight tendon pain. How long should I rest before it's OK to hit the gym hard again. Background: I recently decided to end my winter hibernation and got back into rock ...
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Is it a good idea to do really a lot of push-ups?

Is it a good idea to do really a lot of push-ups? I'm currently doing 70-80 in one series, but after long training I'm hoping to do much much more. Of course every exercise is good for muscles and ...
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Why do my forearms and the tops of my hands hurt?

It feels as if the tendons on the top of my hand and in my forearm (just near the wrist) are very tight and it is painful. I started noticing it in wrestling two years ago and it was very painful but ...
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What's the benefit of a long tendon and short muscle belly in the forearm?

In bodybuilding the benefits of long muscle bellies are fairly self evident, just look at Ronnie Coleman's out of place biceps and compare them to Sergio Oliva. For any sport requiring strength ...
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Tightness in tendon - what can I do to fix it?

I have been running for about two years now, on and off, and recently I have had a mild - but annoying - pain behind my right knee. I went to an orthopedist, who gave me a cortizone shot, but told me ...
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How Can I Heal/Prevent Jumper's (Patellar Tendinitis) Knee?

About me: 29 years old 170 lbs Active (mountain biking, skiing, basketball) In the last year or so I've started to develop symptoms of what I think is Jumper's Knee (pain right beneath the kneecap ...
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Do short Achilles tendons disturb my squatting?

I have trouble maintaining proper form while performing below-parallel squats: I can't bring my knees forward enough without lifting my heels from the ground. My trainer claims that this is caused by ...
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