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Helping ease my back pain when I'm studying 13 hours everyday, even weekends

I am a programmer myself and often spend about 10-13 hours a day in a chair and had similar problems. My solution - a full body 20 minute workout everyday, with emphasis on more 'active' physical ...
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At the top of the deadlift (i.e., when you have picked up the barbell), are you supposed to roll your shoulders back?

Yes, it's the right thing to do. Your shoulders should be retracted at the end of a deadlift rep. Those videos have the answer. The deadlift is not finished until you achieve full (but not over-) ...
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At the top of the deadlift (i.e., when you have picked up the barbell), are you supposed to roll your shoulders back?

The 2019 IPF Technical Rules Book includes these items which will lead to your deadlift being disqualified in a competition (see Page 9 of this PDF): "Failure to lock the knees straight at the ...
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Do handstand push-ups hit all the three shoulder heads?

No, it doesn't hit all three shoulder heads (assuming you mean the anterior, lateral and posterior deltoids.) Breakdown of handstand push-ups. Mechanically I don't see how you can work all of the ...
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Helping ease my back pain when I'm studying 13 hours everyday, even weekends

First you need to realise that sitting all the time is not just bad for your back, but also bad for your learning. Break the learning into chunks of about 20min. Use the breaks for exercise. This ...
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"Triceps" dips completely alleviate shoulder pain?

Think of the humerus as a lever. Top of the lever being the shoulder, bottom of the lever being the elbow.            As the bottom goes backward, ...
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Lower trapezius usefulness?

Scapular depression is a small part of the lower traps. They also, Upwardly rotate the scapula Retract the scapula Image found here. Unsure of original source. Upward rotation tends to be hard for ...
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Best swim crawl to enlarge the shoulders

The shoulder muscles that contribue to the broad shape are primarily the deltoid muscles. This is the muscle that forms the bulk of the shoulder muscle mass, with three heads (Anterior, medial and ...
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Helping ease my back pain when I'm studying 13 hours everyday, even weekends

Yoga's cat pose is perfect for this. 2 minutes of it before going to sleep. And then 2 minutes of extended cat's pose with stretching opposing arm and leg. Another exercise is pull-ups (or just hang ...
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Helping ease my back pain when I'm studying 13 hours everyday, even weekends

I'm a web developer, and I have to work for more than 10 hours a day. So in my opinion the best thing to do for any desk job or long periods of studying is taking small breaks, like 5 minutes every 1 ...
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What activities are good for your posture?

An illustration of your problem: your weight training may improve or worsen the problem. It depends on which exercises you do and how you do them. First thing is you want to "stop" training ...
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Shoulder training technique

You don't have to bend your elbows for a db raise. EXRX, as an example notes: Grasp dumbbells in both hands. Position dumbbells in front of upper legs with elbows straight or slightly bent. When ...
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I can't figure out which muscle is weakest/tight

I'd highly recommend seeing a local Physical Therapist. A full evaluation is required to properly diagnosis and plan a corrective exercise regimen based on your unique situation. I've included ...
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What time shall I eat Protein? (a regular cyclist who wanna gain shoulders)

The most important thing is that you eat enough throughout the day. The only time window that is of any significance is the 1 or 1 and a half hours after working out. Consuming quality foods at this ...
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Do I need to squeeze my back when I am doing overhead(military) shoulder press?

A very common movement impairment is using the lower back to compensate for a lack of overhead shoulder mobility. Here is a person with their hands above their head:      &...
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What is this exercise called and what is it's purpose

It is a form of external rotation and works on the rotator cuff. Related exercises covers the topic in more detail, but I'll emphasize using light weights as the muscles involved are comparatively ...
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What is this exercise called and what is it's purpose

Your intuition that the muscles moving the barbell left and right are not working against gravity is correct - these are the internal and external rotators of the shoulder, and the only resistance ...
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Why is shoulders internal rotation often seen as the devil?

Shoulders internal rotation is seen in many exercises (bench press, pull ups, barbell row etc) as the devil, whilst external rotation is suggested without limits. It should be noted that this isn't ...
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What is accomplished by standing dumbbell lat raises that isn’t accomplished by starting Arnold presses?

What is accomplished by standing dumbbell lat raises that isn’t accomplished by starting Arnold presses? Targeted hypertrophy Some times when you're doing an exercise that targets multiple muscles, ...
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Identification and effected muscles of excercise

It's the straight arm lateral pulldown. It primarily targets the latissimus dorsi, but as it's a compound exercise movement it will engage a variety of other muscles. I'm not sure why this person is ...
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Squats preventing shoulder impingement healing?

I'm not a doctor and can't diagnose medical stuff, go see an actual doctor / physio, etc, etc, etc. Consider that a disclaimer, this is all my opinion. Have a look at your grip width. If you're ...
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Best swim crawl to enlarge the shoulders

I have broken down the main strokes into their activated muscle groups. Note, you will have to do a lot (and I mean a lot) of swimming to see a big increase in your shoulders. It would be more ...
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Is Upright Row a good alternative to Overhead Press for people with rounded shoulders?

From my personal experience, I have found that a correctly-performed overhead press (OHP) directly helped to correct my own shoulder impingement. I would agree upright rows are absolutely NOT a good ...
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High weights at shoulder barbell press

The barbell overhead press used to be one of the lifts contested in Olympic Weightlifting, and competitors pressed more than 200kg overhead without any incidence of injury. (The press was later ...
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Helping ease my back pain when I'm studying 13 hours everyday, even weekends

This article from Business Insider talks about a study that concluded that 52 minutes of work followed by a 17 minute break was the work cadence that the participants' best employees used. You can ...
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Exercises for an overweight person to decrease weight who is also suffering from back ache due to long sitting hours

First things first (and I cannot stress this enough) is you need to get your back pain evaluated - there can be many different causes for it and if there is an underlying medical issue you risk ...
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giving the left shoulder a rest. can I train squats and\or the right arm?

can I still have benefits buy training only the right side plus squats? Let's first deal with the question of only training the right side. I would heavily caution against training one side more ...
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Frontal Elevations VS Military Press: Differences in terms of muscles used, hypertrophy and speed of progression in terms of number of repetitions?

Front raises are an isolation exercise designed to target the anterior deltoid. Shoulder pressing is a compound exercise which also involves the triceps and lateral deltoids.
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What activities are good for your posture?

Used to have rounded shoulders, extreme lordosis and nerd neck. Fixed everything just by doing weighted planks for one month. It is counter intuitive but if you study the anatomy of the human back you ...
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Why should the shoulder blades be protracted (at the top) in push - ups while in bench press not?

All resistance exercise involves forces being applied to the body in two distinct positions, with the forces acting in opposite directions. In any standing weighted exercise (squat, overhead pressing, ...
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