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Does the presence of muscle soreness necessarily mean that the workout that caused it must have been effective?

tl; dr; No, not necessarily. Muscle soreness after a workout is usually due to Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), or small tears in the muscle. As noted in this article on Stronger by Science, it's ...
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migraine after work out

Most of the migranes are hereditary. Biological states may cause increases in free fatty acids and blood lipids, increased platelet aggregation, decreased serotonin levels and increased prostaglandin ...
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Does taking painkillers reduce muscle gain?

Moderate or occasional doses are probably fine, but further research is necessary. If a negative relationship between NSAIDS and gains exits, then it is probably dose dependent. This study from Krentz ...
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Arm placement on treadmill

Shin splints most commonly occur when there is a disparity between the velocity of the driving leg and the velocity of the ground. Put more simply, they are caused when the leg contacting the ground ...
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Is Thumb position important in dumbell exercise

That 'outwards' sort of grip is commonly referred to as 'suicide grip' for obvious reasons. While it may not be dangerous on many exercises, on the Bench Press for example it can be very harmful (even ...
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How to strengthen wrists to prevent pain while lifting

TL;DR: Try using proper wrist position, check your form, lift for technique, don't overwork an injury. My wrists started hurting when I started weightlifting (about eleven months ago) during bench ...
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Running injuries when competing

Do not do any self-diagnosis. Consult a musculoskeletal specialist and get yourself diagnosed. Never assume anything, as similar symptoms may be because of different reasons.If given proper attention ...
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Almost dysfunctional after training?

Once a week, 4 sets 5-8 reps and 3-5 exercises depending on if I'm fatigued or not If you are doing this on the same day was as when your training your chest, then this is too much volume in a ...
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What muscle or tendon pronates the foot when running?

The posterior tibialis controls pronation but the actual “foot roll” comes at the end of a very long kinetic chain. Each running step is initiated (or should be) in the glute and travels through the ...
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What are the common causes for asymmetrical hips during the figure-four stretch?

The issue seems to be that you've got varied flexibility between the two sides of your hips. I'm not certain if one is more flexible than the other or if one is more inflexible than the other but it ...
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Pain on lower outside of knee after running for 20 minutes

I agree with JohnP, hard to say. But I suggest you give running a break. Try barefoot walking lunges, they can reveal if your balance/step is good. What to do: rest, roll, stretch, strengthen, see a ...
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Preventing weird wrist pain

It depends which part of the wrist you want to reinforce. I suggest to strenghten your hand muscles and your forearm muscle. Any grip based exercise will be good. Armwrestlers use these type of ...
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Exercises recommended for patients suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Speaking from anecdotal evidence, depending on the severity of the symptoms, there's no need to restrict your gym time or routine. Again, that's going to depend on what your tolerance for pain/...
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migraine after work out

This happened to me once. I was staying at a hotel, and decided to go to the gym to work out. I had never had anything like a post-workout headache before. I had never had anything like a migraine ...
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How can I stop a burning sensation in the legs during/after walking?

This is likely a reaction from lack of oxygen due to shortage of breath. Your cells need oxygen and when they are starved, there is a build up of adenosine triphosphate that can cause a burning ...
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Pain after overhead press

I would take it easy, or do different exercises, until the pain goes away. If it persists, then I would go see the doctor. The impact from running can aggravate neck injuries. Stick to lower body ...
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Back Pain after workout and Remedies

Back pain whether it's upper back pain or low back pain frequently is caused by weak abdominal muscles. Since your abs are the front anchor of your spine, if they are weak, then the other structures ...
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Why do I get a sharp pain in my shoulder when I do pike push-ups?

Go to therapist / doctor. If you don't want - try tests like this one - to identify your problem. Then read/watch/find out how to fix the problem. Usually doctor is much better option - like that two ...
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Leg Extensions and Curls less harmful to your Knee with Light Weights

The reason why the leg extension is particularly harmful to your knee is the way your leg is partially loaded on the seat, and the rest isn't, causing a "break point" that can be compared to how a ...
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Burpees get fit plan

It's highly likely you got DOMS from performing a high volume of an exercise you are not used to. Searching for "DOMS" yields a lot of already-answered questions on the topic. If your pain is ...
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How boulder more efficiently to prevent elbow pain/injury?

Bouldering places a lot of strain on the ligaments and tendons of the arms and fingers, moreso than weight training alone. It becomes particularly evident when you realise that you're having to hold ...
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Almost dysfunctional after training?

The reason for this is the workout itself. You trained so hard that your muscles get very weak for the moment. The only way I see to avoid this is to train less. Maybe start by doing one set less on ...
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Beginner runner - severe shin pain

I am also a victim of the same situation and with a similar body structure as yourself. Few things that are helpful in my case are always warm up before running. Not just a couple of minutes of warm-...
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Beginner runner - severe shin pain

I would venture to guess that you have, as you noted, tibialis anterior muscle pain. That muscle and its associated tendons are responsible for dorsiflexion or put more plainly it helps you lift your ...
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Should I run while sore?

Getting a feel for what is normal soreness, and what is an injury developing is a difficult and important skill for a runner. If you are new to this, then build up distance slowly. A few general ...
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How to prevent or mitigate DOMS

Stay consistent enough and DOMs will start diminishing over time. I personally don't really get them anymore after years. They'll be a minor inconvenience at worst if I do get them. The exception ...
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Strength training with arthritis & headaches - looking for resources

Welcome to my world! Like you I'm in my thirties (okay so it's more late thirties these days) and I have osteoarthritis in my neck (C1 -> C7), and I know all too well the headaches that come with it! ...
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Strength training with arthritis & headaches - looking for resources

@yake84 I experience neck pain myself, but not headaches. Gwendolene Jull is the expert on neck pain and cerviogenic headaches. Listen to her here. I encourage you to read her scholarly research ...
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How to strengthen wrists to prevent pain while lifting

I had this problem too. Let it rest. I also didn't want to stop training, I had a big momentum, so I bought wrist hooks for deadlift, to be able to keep training and go around the wrist injury, but ...
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Doing Turkish Getup with Toe Pain

Unfortunately, the way you've phrased the question makes it sounds like you're asking for medical advice, so it risks being closed. Saying that though, it's also an issue I've had in the past, so I ...
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