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Higher heel elevation means that you can push your knees further forward before reaching the limit of your ankle flexibility. Knees further forward make for a more upright squat. If you're practicing Olympic weightlifting, then you'll generally want your squats to be more upright, since you need to catch the clean with an upright torso. Olympic lifters also ...


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Optimal is different from people to people and I can hardly find credible scientific literature. They usually extrapolate from couple of hundreds people experiments, questionable training experience (people with sedentary lifestyle can improve a lot just with better eating and suboptimal training), etc. If there would be a one-regimen-fits-all, no coach ...


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I have occasional flare ups of discomfort in my wrists as well, here's what I have found: carpal tunnel syndrome If you suspect you have carpal tunnel syndrome you can try to test this using Phalen's test. To do this place the back of both hands together in front of your chest with your fingers pointing down. Maintain pressure through the back of your ...


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You lose muscle if you work out and don't give the body the building blocks to build itself up again after tearing it down. The body gives a somewhat clear sign that it's starting to "eat itself" when the sweat starts smelling like ammonium. Given that, if you stop straining your body, and only do super soft practices such as restorative and/or yin yoga, ...


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