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Lower back pain when performing lying leg raise

If you feel sharp pain in the lower back, then you need to adjust the exercise. The reason why lying leg raises are often painful, is that the lower back gets pinched and compressed as the weight of ...
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Should marathon races be done at an even pace throughout or at a constant effort?

While I don’t have a specific answer for marathon running, I can relate it to a somewhat similar requirement. I feel the methodology utilized would share some of the same characteristics. As a ...
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What is the function of myosatellite cells, and how do they relate to performance?

Myosatellite cells are basically inactive structures that are found in mature muscle cells. Depending on the stimulus, they can develop into different things in the muscle. As I understand it, they ...
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Lower back pain when performing lying leg raise

Well I see nobody wants to answer this so I will give it a try: 1.No.It is not normal to feel back pain no matter what exercise you do.(And I experienced people saying they had the same pain you had ...
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What controls heart rate while workout?

Its all about conditioning. You have not stated for how long have you been cycling and am assuming not very long. The person you mentioned might also have sub 50 resting heart rate while yours would ...
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Can air pollution negatively affect your physical performance?

Absolutely pollution can affect physical performance, particularly if one has an existing respiratory condition. It might be a bit anecdotal but I can vouch that this is the case from my own ...
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rounded shoulders in planks

Nothing to be concerned with, that’s a normal compensation while doing planks. A couple things are going on here: When you raise your glutes, your shoulders begin to point downward as you're moving ...
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what exercises or physical activities where small framed, tall, long limbed people do well?

My first thought on reading this was climbing! Arguably the ideal body type for climbing is a small frame (light bodyweight), long limbs (ideally, positive ape index) and long reach. Look at someone ...
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Should marathon races be done at an even pace throughout or at a constant effort?

General Answer If you want to economize I'd say that you'd be best at keeping not pace, but the same effort all along. If someone states that you should be running faster at the end, the question ...
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Am I in a so-called "good running form"?

As noted, "good running form" is subjective. Being in the 21:40 range for a 5k is nothing to sneeze at, as you are looking at slightly over a 7:00/mile pace which is not bad. Can it be improved? Maybe,...
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Am I in a so-called "good running form"?

Good running form is definitely subjective. That much is inescapable. I would really pose it as how do you feel after your runs? No one here can really say if your 5k time is "good". In general that ...
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