DForck42
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My knee is clicking when I do squats - should I worry?
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The very first thing to do is to make sure your form is correct. Nerd Fitness has a very excellent article on doing squats that you should check out. Here's a short summary, but I definitely ...

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Exercises that make the 'Core' strong
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Follow the Strong Lifts or Starting Strength novice weight lifting programs, and you'll develop a strong "core". These programs utilize a 5x5 or 3x5 scheme (5 sets of 5 reps, or 3 sets of 5 reps) ...

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Chest exercises make my triceps burn
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I honeslty don't know if it's a muscle imbalance, a form issue, or other. What I would do though is deload to the point where your triceps aren't burning and then slowly progress up from there. This ...

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Why are my traps not growing?
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I've seen a pretty big improvement in my trap development since starting strong lifts. Breakdown of the program's lifts: squats: don't activate your traps much from my knowledge bench press: ...

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What are the ball bearings in dumbbells and barbells for?
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From some of the videos I've seen, you want dumbbells that have the weight free from the handle that you hold onto for certain lifts, like the snatch. This allows you to throw the weight and not have ...

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What exercises are recommended during day to relax my legs?
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I usually try and get up every 1-2 hours, for 1-5 minutes. If you drink water at work then that's a good reason to get up and move and it helps stretch your legs out and promote blood circulation.

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Should I concentrate on leg lengthiness exercises first or leg thickening exercises first?
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I'd work on making myself physically fit if i were you. After about the age of 25 people's bone are pretty well done growing. If you are younger there are some things you can do, such as exercise ...

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Should I get rid of my office chair ?
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There is an infogrpahic on medicalbillingandcoding.org that goes thorugh all of the various issues that sitting causes. Highlights: Increases risk of death by up to 40% Calorie burning drops to 1 ...

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Is warm up exercise necessary for load-bearing and high impact exercise?
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From what I've read, warm ups are good for getting your body warmed up and your muscles ready for stress. Think of your muscles like rubber bands. When a rubber band is cold, it has a tough time ...

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Is there a web site for planning your own workouts and following up on them?
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Fitocracy has some functionality like that, in that you can schedule workouts for the future and then follow up and put in that you actually did it. I'm not sure how far into the future you can go ...

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Knees are sore when running for the first 10 minutes but fine after?
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Another thing to look at is your footware. Nerd Fitness has a pretty interesting article on running barefoot or using shoes like the Vigram Five-Finger. The idea is that, as a species, we developed ...

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Knees are sore when running for the first 10 minutes but fine after?
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Over on the nerdfitness.com forums a lot of members state that doing proper squats (no machines) have helped eliminate their knee pains. The logic is that the squats help strenghten the muscles ...

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