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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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What exercises can someone with Ligamentous laxity do for supple and strong muscles

Quite frankly, your best bet is to consult a physical therapist so as to avoid injury. Outside of that, one physical therapy site recommends the following: Avoid overstretching Avoid positions or ...
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Is doing the whole rep range from 3 to 15 reps before adding weight a waste of time?

The biggest problem I see with this approach is that you spend a lot of time in opposite ends of the volume spectrum. Look at total reps over time: 9 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 45 That's eight ...
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Joint strength progress

The best advice I can give you for strength, joint integrity and injury prevention is very simple. #1 Train in different rep ranges. One day work in the 1-6 range, next day 6-10 and the next 10-15. ...
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Joint strength progress

This 2010 study might shed a bit of light on your question. It's looking at damage (and then the re-strengthening) of tendons. Microtrauma can occur when the patellar tendon is subjected to extreme ...
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What exercises can someone with Ligamentous laxity do for supple and strong muscles

Don't choose my answer. Wait for more knowledgeable people. I just want to give some suggestions. First, building muscle is very difficult. You shouldn't fear becoming bulky, it will not happen ...
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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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Is deloading useful for recovering?

Deloading is excellent for nervous system, and recovering the body as a whole between 6-8 week spouts of constant weightlifting. its 9-14 days of not lifting, or halving the weight used. As a recovery ...
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How do climbers prevent tricep tendinitis?

I had tricep tendonitis (tendonosis in my case, to be more specific) for years and have only recently got over it. Whilst you're looking to prevent it in the first place, I imagine you could do the ...
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Training for tendons

The process of rebuilding tendons is referred to as collagen synthesis. In order to trigger collagen synthesis the tendons must experience tension. However the collagen synthesis shuts down after only ...
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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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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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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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Which muscle or tendon inserts on the front of the thigh and bears more load when the knees are flexed than extended?

The vastus medialis is made up of two parts. It has a long part called the VML - vastus medialis longus And it has a more distal part closer to the knee which you appear to be describing called the ...
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