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How and when to train tendons?

There was a study done along these lines in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research in 2010, where they did strength training for 3 months and then detraining for 3 months to measure the ...
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If high volume of work at high frequency stimulates muscle growth, why does computer work cause RSI?

The "repetitive" part. Repetitive motions can be interpreted by the body as an injury, which in turn can lead to inflammation, which can increase muscle tension, which can decrease ...
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How and when to train tendons?

Note: This answer pulls from a variety of sources, books, observations and personal experience and opinion, none of which are cited scientific studies I'm going to address this in two parts, how ...
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Exercises that don't involve forearms

To avoid stretching of the forearm, you should also try to avoid extension of the wrist under load. When performing most upper-body exercises, it's important to maintain straight wrists (regardless of ...
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Fingers, hands and wrists specific stretching exercices

I did different martial arts and as part of the warm up routine we would always do hand/wrist stretching. As it would be a bit difficult to explain them via words, I looked for some videos and found ...
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Training for tendons

As you mention, heavy slow resistance training is commonly used in the rehabilitation of tendon injuries. As is isometrics (2). BTW complete rest is not considered a good idea. However powerlifters, ...
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How does over stretching hamstring injury work?

In stretching, there are two reflexes at work, which are actually the fastest reflexes there are because they are relayed over the fastest (thickest) nerve fibres in our body (Type I a/b sensory and ...
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What does the science tell us on how to improve tendon strength?

I'm not an expert but I've been quite interested in this subject since finger's tendon strength is quite a choking point in rock climbing progress (for me at least). I came across this study trying to ...
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How can I as an middleaged non athlete implement lower body plyometrics in a safe and time efficient manner?

To strengthen your tendons you do not need to resort to plyometrics. Tendon loves load. Your usual workout will have already strengthen it as they work in conjunction with your muscles and bones to ...
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How do climbers prevent tricep tendinitis?

Are you sure that it's triceps tendonitis that you're experiencing? Medial epicondylitis ("golfer's elbow") is much more common among climbers, which makes sense, as this is where the origin ...
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Elliptical & patellar tendon

You can consider swimming. Sometimes the issue may arise from muscular imbalances around the knee. Personally I have tight quads and weak hamstrings. So it gave me some knee issues. Now I’m working to ...
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One arm workout

The good news is that about half the neural development that you get on one side is theoretically transferable to the other, even if you do not so much as touch a dumbbell with the injured arm. With ...
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Proper dead hang form - elbows locked out or slightly bent?

For a 'dead hang' the elbows are 'locked out.' Just as they are in an 'active hang.' Some people are for some reason concerned about locking their joints out but it's perfectly safe. You have to do ...
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Proper dead hang form - elbows locked out or slightly bent?

It's a bit of both, you want to use the combination of your skeletal and muscular system. Climber in particular find themselves frequently needing to rest one forearm, or simply use one arm while the ...
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Isometric finger training - individually vs collectively

I am only repeating what appears to me to be kind of a consensus of articles and videos on the internet (see the research and blog of Eva Lopez for example): Most people claim that 4 finger half ...
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Isometric finger training - individually vs collectively

I think first you should really focus on "your strength" point. Are you more confident in collective or individual fingers gives you more freedom? Based on that your regime should be followed. I am ...
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Why can I run for 6 miles without any problems, but standing still in one place for more than 10 minutes makes my knees sore?

Like the comments, it's impossible to say exactly what is happening over the internet, but, you're also asking for experience, and here is mine: It could be that your knees just aren't used to ...
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Strength training for calf muscles to avoid achilles tendonitis

In my experience, load management is what is most important to tendon issues. First, reducing the load (running and rehabilitative exercises) to a manageable amount. Then, slowly increasing it. ...
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Strength training for calf muscles to avoid achilles tendonitis

The Achilles is not just about the calves, it's also about the feet. Feet exercises such as picking up a golf ball with your toes and dropping it into a cup, or scrunching up a towel will help. If ...
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tingling feeling in arm muscles while working out

When people describe a feeling in limbs as "tingling" or "pins and needles", they're usually talking about the phenomenon known as paresthesia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paresthesia If you check ...
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Effective cardio regimen for someone Ehlers-Danlos (hypermobility & arthritis) + bad IT band problems

@Logos - as far as any exercise recommendations from the internet without an assessment giving recommendations is quite simply reckless. There cardiovascular effects that need to be fully ...
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