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Excessive joint mobility and muscle flexibility can cause instability and lack of strength at end ranges of motion. Most people need to improve their range of motion because they are so immobile. But for people who are extremely mobile, pushing to further ranges of motion can cause problems. For many sports, tasks, and health in general, we want to maintain ...


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I roll my eyes a little bit at "core" exercises, because your body works as a full whole so if you're doing proper full body exercises your "core" (which isn't some agreed-upon anatomical term) will not only be trained, but will be trained proportionately. This is a huge deal and can't be overstated: a lot of training is down right dangerous and counter ...


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I am a veteran runner (and I have also suffered ITBS when I began to run). Even worse, I have what's called "Morton's Toe" so that I am not even supposed to be running according to orthopaedics and podiatrists I am very sceptic in regard to stability additions to shoes for beginners and gait analysis. The reasons for that is common sense: When you ...


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It's a little hard to write this out, but when benching "power lifter style", I usually approach like this: Try to drive your shoulder blades into the bench. You want lots of positive and balanced contact between your upper back and the pad. You will be on the toes / balls of your feet, which helps to arch your back. Your feet will be nearly under your butt,...


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In short. They do complex exercises, not isolated. That way many muscles are trained at once, however with particular focus. So perhaps that is an answer. As a side note - I'm quite skeptic, when it comes to articles - "train as ...". To be like an army ranger, I need to do a lot more physical activity. I'm working at the office, sitting whole day. So for ...


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The difficulty of renegade rows comes from your body resisting twisting on itself and falling on the ground when you pull one arm up. Rotation and contra-rotation of the body is controlled by latissimus dorsi, spinal erectors, external and internal obliques, lower abdomen and by pulling the opposing scapula the trapezius. Teres and rhomboids can help too. ...


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First of there is a medical condition called hypermobility . So yes to much mobility is not a good thing. Regarding the effects of stretching on strength I found these papers: (1) "Maximal strength decreased after static stretching (213.2 6 36.1 to 184.6 6 28.9 kg), but it was unaffected by ballistic stretching (208.4 6 34.8 kg). In addition, static ...


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"The reasoning is that having looser muscles can actually make you weaker to some degree and even reduce explosive strength." This is simply not true. Flexible, and loose are 2 different thing. Flexible means how easily your parts move away from the zero potential, and back. A loaded spring is flexible, but does it lose it's explosive power? No. If you ask ...


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