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Don't Sit All Day Sitting hunched over a desk or laptop all day is not good for you. At a minimum, take regular breaks throughout the day: walk around the building, get some water, stretch your arms, roll out your neck and ankles, do a few lunges, sit in a third world squat for thirty seconds: Configure a standing desk, but don't stand all day either: ...


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To be blunt, if you've practiced for 2 years without result, you're probably not doing things correctly. There are plenty of good programs out there, but that's only half the battle. Are you eating correctly? do you get enough sleep consistently? What is your current program? How often do you train? I would say that you are at a stage where you shouldn't ...


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There are commonly established and accepted definitions of motion for ambiguous joints that are related to the planes that the body is separated into. These planes are the sagittal, frontal and transverse. The sagittal plane basically divides the body into right and left halves, and any motion that goes forward and back is motion in that plane. So as you ...


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This won't really be an answer but it's most likely mobility. Being physically incapable of a front rack (without injury) would be extremly rare. The usual mobility culprits are thorasic spine, shoulders and forearms. There's plenty of mobility drills online for you to try. Personally i'd recommend trying front squats with the front rack position until you ...


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I think that's your biceps femoris, as it connects to your lateral hamstring tendon. Posterior view of your leg (looking at your leg from behind). You'll note the vastus lateralis (huge outer section of your quad) is on the same side, so we're talking the outer (lateral) side of your leg. Getting the words straight, tendons connect muscle to bone as where ...


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You would probably benefit from having a physical therapist's or chiropractic evaluation. If you prefer to try to figure it out on your own search the site for piriformis for more information. Since you've identified the bumps as the PSISs, and you reproduce your pain by rotating your foot (actually the hip into internal or medial rotation), look at the ...


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Here are some studies that suggest how much can various types of exercise increase vital capacity of the lungs and in what time. Study 1 Effects of swim training on lung volumes and inspiratory muscle conditioning (Journal of Applied Physiology, 1987) Lung volumes and inspiratory muscle (IM) function tests were measured in 16 competitive female ...


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In broad terms the quadricep and hamstring/glueteus as well as the psoas and piriformis are responsible. Yoga: Cat Camels, Pigeon Pose. Stretching: Deep Lunge, Toe Touches, Butterfly Stretch.


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The vastus medialis is made up of two parts. It has a long part called the VML - vastus medialis longus And it has a more distal part closer to the knee which you appear to be describing called the VMO - vastus medialis obliquus. (Whether or not they are actually one muscle or separate is not fully known.) This VMO video explains why the muscle may not ...


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It is simply because the superficial muscle is the external most muscle that gives the body its contour. While deep muscles are deeper in the body closest to the bone.


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The rotator cuff muscles are shoulder muscles, in terms of functionality. However in that video, Jeff was talking about muscle hypertrophy for appearance rather than function, and so included the external rotator cuff muscles, as those muscles are visible when viewed from the back. The infraspinatus and teres minor perform external shoulder rotation, and ...


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First of all, we can not tell whether you have gyno or not while your BF is greater than, say, 15%. Only when you lose decent amount of fat will it be possible to tell whether it's gyno or not. Your diet is very unbalanced. You consume almost no meat at all. You do consume lots of nuts, almonds and beans, all of them contain plenty of carbohydrates which ...


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I believe you are overcomplicating things. You have a little bit of man boobs. You also have a bit of a gut. As you mention you may have to much estrogen in your body relative to testosterone. Training large muscle groups with heavy weights (think squat and deadlift) causes a surge in testosterone. I would suggest you follow the Starting Strength program. ...


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There is indeed variance between individuals' proportions, but your ability to touch your toes, relative to your friend's ability, is no measure of your torso length relative to your legs' lengths.


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Yes, facial muscles are capable of growing. However, training them is different from standard strength training. Because of their location and function, it can be hard give them a good challenge without some know-how. A quick google search of "training facial muscles" will yield some examples of such exercises. Because the training style will differ from ...


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The answer depends upon our definitions of the terms ‘muscle’ and ‘lengthwise’. If ‘muscle’ refers to a single muscle head, and if ‘lengthwise’ refers to distinct longitudinal points on that head from origin to insertion, then no, we cannot load (differently) different areas of the muscle lengthwise. Our muscle cells are composed of bunches of myofibrils, ...


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You should absolutely be doing some compound exercises for legs and lower back in order to improve posture. A 5-degree bend at the knees isn't going to empower a straight spine and a strong back, which are the primary facilitators of good posture. Squats and deadlifts are our saviors here. For even more engagement, you might even want to try some olympic ...


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