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Nordic Hamstring Curls (without bending arms)
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Do supine leg curls instead with a TRX/Rings/Slider/Physioball. I also wonder about your training volume given that you have both a busted hammy and tendonitis.

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Bar bell position when coming down during deadlift
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Right, the reason it travels touching the shins is because the resistance is close to your center of gravity. Drift like that means the bar is moving away from the center of gravity, which could mean ...

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How to tighten abs while working out
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Easy peezy! If I were to punch you, and you were ready for it, you would 'tense' up and hold your breath correct? 'Tightening' your abs work much the same way. Don't push the stomach out, or ...

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How much and why will my muscle mass slow me down in the different running categories?
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The current theory states that there's two types of muscle mass, sarcoplasmic, and myofibrallar. Sarcoplasmic is mostly fluid, nigh useless. You can elicit sarcoplasmic adaptation through high reps, ...

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Breathing technique Swings
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That's it. Typically a good rule of thumb is to breath out when the weight is traveling against gravity.

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Why does the body burn muscles instead of fat in a calorie deficit body?
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Ok, firstly you're dealing with the human body. You have several different paths to turn to when it comes to producing energy, but they boil down to three: ATP-PC Pathway Glycolytic Pathway ...

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How old should children be to train with weights?
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Taking Eric and Dave's answers into consideration, we must understand that children's bodies are still developing. They won't have what we consider complete neuromuscular control over their bodies ...

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Sprinting and weight lifting
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Sprinting sessions typically are once to twice a week. When sprinting, you want to work with either low intensity (<75%), or high intensity (>95%). Don't try and skirt the middle, as you won't ...

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To lose fat in ketosis should I avoid fatty foods?
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Although I disagree with taking on a low carb diet (with special medically advised exceptions), I'd advise you to absolutely consume fat, particularly healthy plant based fats, like nuts and avocados. ...

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Exercises to improve speed and running ability
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It was briefly touched on in another answer, but it really comes down to fundamentals. Too often we think we can just throw a kid into a sport and expect a certain level of performance when the ...

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What doctor/specialist can assess fat and body composition?
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You must keep in mind that bodyfat is essential to the human body. It's not necessarily a bad thing, and there is certainly a minimum requirement for good health. For example, it's absolutely ...

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can only lift lower body and core
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Just because the session is short does not mean you can't get anything done. There are massive challenges in programming for a post recovery surgery, and I honestly think you would be far better ...

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Any input on fixing running form with resistance training?
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So continuing with my education, I've learned that resistance training isn't really going to help, unless I was unfamiliar with running in general, and I was blatantly weak in many areas. That is not ...

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After a strenuous workout, do your lungs need time to rest and repair? If so, what is being repaired in your lungs as you rest them?
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They're not damaged. A really simplified way of thinking about your lungs burning is that you are using parts of your lungs that are not accustomed to being so exposed to an outside environment. You ...

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Where does the myth come from that doing heavy squats means you have high cardiovascular endurance?
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Anaroebic training does have a positive effect on VO2, or oxygen consumption. The body adapts in this way for a few reasons. Firstly, intravascular pressure increases during heavy lifts, like when ...

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What happens when you tend to lay in bed all day?
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You are asking about the effects of a sedentary lifestyle. This is certainly related to physical fitness, or rather a lack thereof, contrary to what some of my fellow members here feel. There are a ...

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If I am at risk for health condition caused by overweight/obesity, what's the fastest way to cure myself (reduce weight/fat/etc)?
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Not sure why this is getting downvoted, but there is no surefire, fast, "urgent" way to get healthy. There are no shortcuts to becoming healthy or fit. Thinking otherwise is dangerous. This is also ...

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Is there a way to approximate the change in the metabolic rate caused by anaerobic exercise?
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Afterburn is the layman's term for EPOC, or Excess Post exercise Oxygen Consumption. EPOC is your body converting from higher yield energy systems back to lower yield energy systems. Think of your ...

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Arch pain that won't go away
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I will not diagnose, but it certainly sounds like plantar fascitis, or inflammation of the plantaris. This is likely due to over use. You can also try a tennis ball in the same fashion as the water ...

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Losing fat on upper pubic area (FUPA)?
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This is a very common question, and what you're asking about is spot reduction. Bottom line is, spot reduction is a myth. You likely have more KG of fat than you think-5kg equates to .06 percent, ...

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Spine pain after crunches
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The reason your spine hurts is because the hip flexors, typically used during sit up style exercises, are attached to your spine. Your core is hanging on for its dear life during extended sit up ...

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How are the packs formed in the stomach?
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Are you talking about a "six pack"? That's essentially one muscle, called the Rectus Abdominus. They are always there. You can induce hypertrophy, an increase in size (of the muscle cells), but ...

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Run even if it pains? - chrondomalacia patellae
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It's a little vague, but I understand your concern. Your PT's concerns and recommendations are VERY valid. They want you running because they don't want you to become sedentary. The lack of ...

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How much fish oil should I take for sore knees
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Fish oil will purportedly help with inflammation, but the problem lies in finding out how much is enough. More is not necessarily better. If you are injured, and it sounds like you are, your best ...

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Will whey makes me lose muscle ?
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As a sprinter, you are using mostly anaerobic energy systems. The adaptations that your body will produce in response to your sport means an increase in fast-twitch muscle fibers, which are typically ...

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Help with getting over plateau?-weighted pull ups
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Also consider doing two arm pullups, but shortening the length of pull on one side. This is achieved by doing a wide grip on one side, but standard on the other. When you shorten/contract one side ...

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