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How quickly will my VO2 max fall off if I stop all exercise?

The negative effect on VO2max due to detraining varies a bit with different studies, with losses ranging from 4-14% when training is stopped for less than 4 weeks [1-8]. Obviously, the longer the ...
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Is there any medically verified research around the benefit of Compression Arm Sleeves?

I would say.... inconclusive. I found this which is a compilation study on the studies of compression clothing specifically for runners: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27106555 In it they ...
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What is a good book for self-teaching, biomechanic and generally well rehabilitation?

I suggest you check out "Becoming a Supple Leopard" by Dr. Kelly Starrett. The book itself is a major investment, but you can check him out online, there are plenty of videos that will introduce you ...
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Banded facepulls vs DB rear delt flys

As far as how it relates to your tricep tendonitis, it's hard to give any specific indication for which exercise is better or worse. What I will say is that the facepull is quite different from the ...
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Weight of isolation exercises compared to compound

Is it best to keep to a lighter weight with isolation exercises in general? No, you shouldn't be lowering the weight there out of fear. You should make sure your tendons are in order, and then treat ...
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How important is it to train glute medius?

How important is it to train glute medius? I would say, follow the advice of your physiotherapist. You say you run into trouble when you don't stick to your exercise, so these seem to be working for ...
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How can I build strength in my back without doing power movements?

I'm going to assume from your statement that you herniated your L4/L5 disc that what happened was you began experiencing back pain, went to see a health professional of some kind, and they referred ...
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Is there such a thing as having weak shoulder internal rotators?

Had the same problem, fixed it with arm wrestling here and there with my friends, about whenever I meet them. No one ever has strong internal rotators, at least what most people intended as internal ...
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What bench press variations/alternatives spare the shoulders?

Reverse grip bench press is much less stressful on the shoulders. The motion can feel a little awkward and you will likely have to use less weight, but definitely less stress on the shoulders.
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What bench press variations/alternatives spare the shoulders?

do these really take off all the strain from the shoulders? No. No shoulder exercise does that, because the entire point of a shoulder exercise is to apply stress to the shoulders. That's what ...
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Chest strengthening without weights or press ups

I have had this same issue in the past, for me pushups were just extremely uncomfortable and I was never able to hit my strength limit before I had to stop. First of all, using a punching bag for some ...
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Is there any medically verified research around the benefit of Compression Arm Sleeves?

I would think the main reason runners wear them is to prevent getting sun on the arms. Instead of spraying sunscreens, using a protective arm sleeve will make a worlds of difference. https://uparel....
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