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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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Frequency of shoulder rehabilitation exercises

What I learned from having shoulder impingement in both of my shoulders at the same time: 1) Face Pulls: Probably one of the best things you can do for your shoulders. A great exercise for ...
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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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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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Frequency of shoulder rehabilitation exercises

I had similar problems, my physiotherapist instructed me to do my (light) rehab exercises 15*2 reps, each day.
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Train biceps while minimizing the stress on the lateral epicondyle

Issues with the lateral epicondyle (the bony bump on the outside of the elbow) are a result of a few problems: Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) Fracture Cubitus Valgus "Minimizing stress on ...
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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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Correct form for eccentric squats on slant board for treating patellar tendonitis

The reasoning behind keeping your shins vertical is this: Moving the shin angle to 90 degrees relative to the floor allows the shin bone and the thigh bone to roll atop one another, reducing stress,...
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How important is it to train glute medius?

Coming from someone who has injured their Glute medius by having chronically weak muscles and sitting at a desk job---- It's essentially the equivalent of a rotator cuff shoulder muscle. It is a very ...
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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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Upper body workout following a groin pull

I yanked an adductor the other day. Just speaking from my own experience, it played out a little like this: Deadlifting was okay. Overhead pressing, bench pressing, pullups, and dips were all fine. ...
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