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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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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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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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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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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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Training for tendons

As you mention, heavy slow resistance training is commonly used in the rehabilitation of tendon injuries. As is isometrics (2). BTW complete rest is not considered a good idea. However powerlifters, ...
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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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Is a cross trainer helpful for jogging?

In the meantime I talked to two sport coaches I met and they said it is a terrible idea to use a cross trainer to prepare for running. The cross trainer does train your general fitness, but it doesn't ...
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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

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 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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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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