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Triceps exercises that don't put much pressure on the elbow joints

Without seeing your form, it’s hard to determine what may have caused your problems. Typically, it’s your elbow that tends to react to the load if your form is incorrect, or, the weight is too heavy. ...
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Ball vs heel strike when walking or light jogging?

The Gait Cycle Gait essentially is a transition between repeated loss of balance and recovery. During movement there is a cyclic transfer between potential and kinetic energy which will minimize the ...
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After 2 years cannot do push or pull up - is it more than a strength issue?

What you should be doing is increasing the strength of the muscle groups you use during a pull-up or push-up. For instance, do lat pull-downs or inverted rows to work your back muscles to the point ...
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Is full or partial range of motion better for chin-ups?

If you want to use a range of motion you need to use that range of motion. If you don't go all the way to the bottom of a chin-up then you won't grow strength in that end range of motion, you won't ...
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Couch to 5K twice a week

I'm going to keep this as simple as possible. Hopefully some of these answers will help others in similar situations. Injury: If you have a injury then you should ask ONLY your doctor what you can do ...
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Ball vs heel strike when walking or light jogging?

As Mike described - depends. When you walk - typically you start with heel. There are some phases like foot locking. When walking that is effective, as things developed during evolution. When running -...
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Joint strength progress

The best advice I can give you for strength, joint integrity and injury prevention is very simple. #1 Train in different rep ranges. One day work in the 1-6 range, next day 6-10 and the next 10-15. ...
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Joint strength progress

This 2010 study might shed a bit of light on your question. It's looking at damage (and then the re-strengthening) of tendons. Microtrauma can occur when the patellar tendon is subjected to extreme ...
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What workout regimen is appropriate for the recently malnourished?

Now I feel bad, my suggestion for the question wording was kind of rude and changed its focus. A BMI calculation shows your diet wasn't minimal in calories -- you weren't underweight -- just in ...
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Learning about fitness for skiing

Here's a good summary of muscles involved in skiing (in my experience, it is based on importance): Quadriceps. Hamstrings and Glutes. Inner and Outer Thighs. Calves. Abs and Back. Arms. If you ...
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Why is the wrist hurt when push up with sharp leveraged edge?

Compare the angle of your hand to your forearm when gripping a sharp edge vs gripping a bar. I think you'll find you are bending your wrist farther backward (maybe even "bottoming out" the joint) when ...
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Can weight training cause arthritis?

Let's compare the body with a machine. There are machines that work a lifetime without fail, and there are some that fail in a year or so. Why? Right maintenance is the answer. By maintenance it means,...
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Safe use of minitramp to develop hip and lower leg/for mobility in older deconditioned subjects

The question as to whether it is "worthwhile" is very subjective. As for safety issues and how to mollify them: Most exercises you do on the mini trampoline require you to maintain your balance. If ...
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What are some exercises which are effective yet easy on the articulations

You are spot on, George. The fitness industry pushes people in two directions: Either it is "stuff you'd recommend to a 60 yo obese person", or it is the hardcore boot camp class that wears down your ...
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Will creatine prevent initial joint soreness when starting exercise?

Creatine does not reduce muscle damage or soreness, or enhance recovery.1 If you're experiencing joint pain during initial sets, and it goes away as you continue doing sets, that just sounds like you ...
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Should I use more rosin if aerial silk training makes my finger joints hurt for days?

IME, yes, rosin lowered the required gripping force dramatically. Which meant I was putting less force on my finger joints, which meant they didn't get hurt as much or as often. TBF, I wasn't going ...
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Routine to fix strength / mobility issues

Yes, yoga can help. The main reason for all your muscle issues is, for sure, sedentary way of life & stress. I would recommend you to start with gentle morning routine to strengthen your muscles. ...
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Routine to fix strength / mobility issues

There is a crazy amount of ‘information’ on the internet about different physical syndromes and rehab techniques. Likewise, physical therapy is big business. Instead, I think you could do gentle ...
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Why do some weights(dumbbells/barbarbell.. Etc) make our joints pop compared to another equipment with the same weight?

This is kind of vague, but my first thought would be that even if they show the same weight, they are not the same weight. When weights are made they are made with a tolerance, usually the more ...
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Training for tendons

The process of rebuilding tendons is referred to as collagen synthesis. In order to trigger collagen synthesis the tendons must experience tension. However the collagen synthesis shuts down after only ...
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What are some exercises which are effective yet easy on the articulations

An earlier comment states, "exercise most likely will not cure but also will not cause or exacerbate such static postural deviations". However, the paper cited is from 2001 and is out of date, at ...
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What are some exercises which are effective yet easy on the articulations

Pretty much all exercise is safe, and the notion that exercise wears away your joints is a myth. Exercise, even vigorous exercise, has been found to have either no effect or a positive effect on joint ...
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Routine to fix strength / mobility issues

Yoga, daily warm-ups/stretching, and careful strength training focused on full ranges of motion have been my most beneficial solo practices for me to prevent, notice, and fix minor mobility issues ...
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What would be best squat stance and toe position for a person with weak knee?

If you're having knee trouble with the squat then it's generally a good idea to minimize knee drift. */Which isn't necessarily the case with people squatting who don't have knee issues. I just want ...
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What would be best squat stance and toe position for a person with weak knee?

Well, to begin with I would work on strengthening the knees. A simple exercise you can do is to put one foot forward and focus most of your weight on it, as you tighten the quad. You're kind of ...
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What would be best squat stance and toe position for a person with weak knee?

It’s a matter of getting everything aligned properly. Which is hard to explain with words alone, but getting your knees in the right position will require you to get your hips and ankles in the right ...
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"Continuous Passive Motion" (CPM) for Joint Healing, Effective? How?

So I had this concept mixed up for years. ROM Exercises: PROM, AAROM AROM (Passive, Active-Assistive, and Active) are all techniques to Maintain the current available ROM. They do not increase ROM ...
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weight training and Muscle imbalance (?)

I think it would be a good idea for a physio to have a look at you to see if you truly have a muscle imbalance. If you can afford to pay, see if you can find a sports physio. If not, go to the ...
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How can I keep my shoulders and wrists from dislocating when doing yoga?

Seems like you could try strengthening the muscles around the joints, but then again I'm no authority, and as previously suggested, I would talk with a seasoned teacher, or maybe even better a sports ...
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