Chris
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What are the correct names of these deadlift exercises?
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The top one with the male is called, "Doing a dumbell deadlift with terrible form". The bottom one, with the woman, is called "A dumbell deadlift with decent form". Notice that ...

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What is the benefit of doing isometric exercises followed explosive movements?
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If you enjoy this programming concept, go for it. However, keep in mind that in the fitness world, the gurus are under constant pressure to produce new tricks. How about squat jumps with a ...

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Why is (said to be) safe to posteriorly tilt the pelvis in hip thrust?
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The idea that a posterior pelvic tilt in a hip thrust will increase glute activation is a myth promoted by YouTube gurus who try to get attention by adding bells and whistles to exercises. This ...

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Does this exercise stretch hip flexors?
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Obviously, this is a stretch for the hip adductors, but the question is whether there is any way it could also stretch the hip flexors. Personally, I just don't see it. Here is what you might be ...

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Flexibility and Strength training, which muscles is are being trained in this video
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In regards to that video: The woman speaking is aerialist and contortionist Haley Viloria. Look at this Youtube video at 1:08s and you will see that she is clearly hypermobile. She didn't have to ...

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is the squat a complete exercise for the legs?
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Am I missing something, or are all these exercises bilateral? You definitely want some unilateral exercises in your training. Some proponents of unilateral exercises are Mike Boyle and Brent ...

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Is "Hyperbolic Stretching" a real thing?
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You shouldn't waste your time on this. It is a scam. I'm not even going to click that link because I don't want them to sap any of my limited energy. I'm at a point in life where I hang up the ...

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Squat progression to one-legged/pistol squats
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Here is a story about pistol squats. One day a week, I take an adult ballet class ("adult" means we aren't very good). The instructor is a young guy and great dancer in a local company. After class ...

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Is there a Fullbody Training which can be done in 5 Minutes or less?
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"Is there a Fullbody Training which can be done in 5 Minutes or less?" No. Sorry.

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Neck circles during warm up / neck circles during dancing, healthy, unhealthy, proof?
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I can't help you in your search for research studies, but I can explain why your instructor wants to do head circles. Head circles are a sexy accent in stripping choreography. As an example, in this ...

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How important is exercise quality
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Since you asked about quality, I'd like to add something to your list, which is posture. I danced ballet for about ten years, and in ballet, bad posture isn't acceptable. When I was too old for ...

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Is there a database of stretches?
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Check out https://www.gotrom.com/ or https://stretchtherapy.net . As a disclaimer, I have not subscribed to either of these paid sites. I have been stretching for years, and I have put together my ...

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Is this a valid stretch?
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It doesn't sound like a stretch, but rather just a simple movement. There isn't anything wrong with simple, mindful, gentle movement such as you are describing. That's what Tai Chi is, and might I ...

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What are the stretches in the Blogilates "Journey to Splits" program?
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If your goal is to do the front splits, this poster is a terrible way to do it. This poster is just a random collection of yoga poses. If you want to get into the splits, look up Kit Laughlins ...

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Why is getting up from a burpee so hard?
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@Claudix The fact that you have gone to the effort of writing to this board with your concern tells me something clearly: Your body does not like Burpees. Specifically, it does not like the part ...

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Why is getting up from a burpee so hard?
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Just something to think about: Burpees are a controversial movement. They are, as you mention, very hard, and they are also very hard on your body. Many people don't believe the payoffs of the ...

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Looking for a good rotational exercise to add to Starting Strength program
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Answer: Half Kneeling Pallot Press.

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Difference in stretching routines that focus on flexibility vs mobility?
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"I'm trying to find a daily stretching routine to incorporate in addition to my cardio and resistance training..." Unfortunately, there are no decent stretching routines available to the public. ...

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How should I train strength if I want to stay pain-free and have good mobility?
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@Andy I've done a fair amount of Yoga, but the worlds of yoga and weight training, in my experience, don't mix very well. I once went to a yoga class that incorporated weights, and the ...

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If I stretch one muscle, should I also stretch other related muscles?
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This might answer your question: In my opinion, the five most important muscles and areas to stretch are: First, your hip flexors. Second, your Pectoralis Minor. Third is the extension of your ...

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Why do we Clench our teeth when exerting?
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NOTE: I received some down votes to my answer. So I have added evidence that supports my answer below. You clench your teeth to raise your blood pressure. I'm fairly knowledgable about ...

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What are the principles for a correct headstand / sinsasana?
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"..., I do feel something in the neck that annoys me, almost the beginning of a pain." Hello Stephanie, you should take seriously this "almost" pain. Your cervical spine is important to your ...

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Starting Strength without a power rack in a home gym
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If you want a power rack, then by all means build one. However, please keep in mind that there are many different ways to get in shape, and you don't necessarily need a squat rack. Currently, squats ...

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core strengthening for weak lower back
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I am answering this followup question: To my understanding, muscles can only pull, so that sounds like they ...putting more pressure on the disc." You are right that muscles can only pull. And yes, ...

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core strengthening for weak lower back
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It sounds to me as though you need to move beyond the standard gym exercises that you have listed and learn segmental stability exercises. Let me explain. I'm going to be quoting directly from this ...

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Strength training with arthritis & headaches - looking for resources
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@yake84 I experience neck pain myself, but not headaches. Gwendolene Jull is the expert on neck pain and cerviogenic headaches. Listen to her here. I encourage you to read her scholarly research ...

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How to efficiently stretch Pec Minor (Pectoralis Minor) for rounded shoulders
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I have been stretching for years, and stretching the pecs is one of the most pleasurable of all stretches. I haven't observed you doing your stretch, but you might be making a common mistake: When ...

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Is there any point to doing Intermittent Fasting, while working out in the morning and having a serving of Pre-Workout?
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What you are doing is actually Time Restricted Eatting. This is often confused with Intermittent fasting. The distinction is important. I've been doing Time Restricted Eatting for a few months. ...

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What exercises can help my hands and wrist get stronger?
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Bottoms-up kettlebell. It will definitely increase grip strength. For example, one exercise I do is that I start in a squat and swing the kettlebell from the floor to the bottoms-up position as I ...

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Why does every calorie tracking app give a different target calorie count for the same goals?
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Forget the apps. Last I checked, the research shows that these things don't help people lose weight. For example, see this: If you're rooting for smartphones to solve all our health problems, you'...

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