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Body twisting exercise after back injury
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According to Dr Stuart McGill, twisting your spine is generally safe without a load, not safe with a load (discussed around 20:00 here). However, things may be different for people with bad backs: ...

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Practical steps for preventing lower back issues (e.g. "throwing out" back)
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The "thrown out" feeling is the body's emergency response to the situation "this joint has been forced beyond its range of motion! It's unstable and needs to be stopped now!" It activates all kinds of ...

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Flat feet causing knees to point in
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I fail to see why the base of the foot being flat should cause the leg to tip over, rather than being a normal leg that just has more of the sole of the foot on the ground. If your hip, knee, and ...

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I can not sleep after gym at night time
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The difficulty in falling asleep is because exercise raises your body temperature for two hours and you need a lower body temperature to sleep. I feel like weight lifting might produce less of this ...

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How do I know how many calories I take daily?
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One extremely simple way for a single person is to record the total calories on all the food packages you purchase when you get home from the store. Over a few weeks, the packages you buy and finish ...

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Can anyone please suggest a decent online community to keep track of daily fitness?
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Use Fitocracy. It lets you log the workouts you do to keep track of your progress, and also publishes your workouts to a feed that your followers will see. So you can "journal" by adding a note to ...

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Do programs from books like You Are Your Own Gym and Your Body Is Your Barbell work?
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I did not have good results after six weeks, but I feel my movement patterns have gotten better. Found a lot of little snaps and twinges that I got rid of. Identified some major stabilization issues ...

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Is warmup before lifting really necessary in real world outside the gym?
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You will need warmups even when it's not a maximal effort. At age 38 I have had pain for days from lifting a 40-pound bike. I think learning how to warm up to prevent this was one of the most ...

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Should I be worried about my fitness in old age?
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You are not going to be doing plyometrics when you're 70. And with the exception of muscle nuclei, most of the adaptations your body makes to exercise decline so fast that you will not really be far ...

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Exercise to isolate the leg stability muscles used when walking backwards
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brianmac.co.uk said that LIEBENSON, C (2006) Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Practitioner’s Manual says "if a lack of coordination is seen when walking backwards it indicates the gluteus maximus is ...

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How to avoid calf activation in isolation leg curls/extensions?
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The gastrocnemius is a two-jointed muscle, with its origin on the condyles of the femur. Knee flexion is part of what it does. This is why you usually have to dorsiflex the ankle during lying leg ...

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How to avoid your muscles from showing?
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Among Bret Contreras' recommendations for thin women who feel too muscular are these: Less squats, lunges, and deadlifts – do them, but go light. Don’t obsess about progressive overload. Feel the ...

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Is there a table of effort needed when running uphill and downhill?
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The page Teemu found links to http://jap.physiology.org/content/93/3/1039. Here is what I get by eyeballing Figure 1, Metabolic energy cost of walking or running as a function of the gradient, figure ...

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Should one keep track of workouts and if so how?
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The situations where keeping track is better than not include being away from a lift for a long time and forgetting how much you can do having a short memory but wanting to do more than you did last ...

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When a muscle can flex so tight it's painful, is anything wrong?
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Sometimes, this does go away if you train the muscle with weight so your nerves and muscle fibers can work better together. (personal experience) Another possible cause for painfully tight flexing is ...

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For lying leg curls, should the pelvis tilt or be neutral?
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According to rdlfitness.com, you should not tilt your pelvis. Tilting the pelvis forward risks hyperextending the spine if the hips come off the bench. Tilting the pelvis backwards shortens the ...

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If I were to weigh all the food and water I take in, and weigh all of the human waste I produced could that be used to determine weight gain or loss?
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You exhale about 0.4 pounds of carbon atoms each day, which you can't keep track of. See also https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/2605/how-does-mass-leave-the-body-when-you-lose-weight .

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What are the benefits of women going panty-less underneath work-out pants?
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One internet poll reported that around 33% of women do this. The practice does have at least one benefit in that workout clothing -- especially bike shorts -- is much better at wicking away moisture ...

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How can ballet dancers deal with ingrown toenails?
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Commenters on /r/ballet said, do NOT cut them very short, they will just keep growing back. You have to let them grow to the point where they don't hurt as much and keep them at a length that ...

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Why does Dmitry Klokov stagger his feet?
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Jean-Patrick Millette on Firstpull.net calls this an example of individualization of technique: Elite lifters do have what we might consider kinks or a special routine/behavior towards the lifts. ...

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taking creatine in line with take a diureic
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LiveStrong.com states that Diuretics are drugs formulated to remove excess water from your bloodstream to ease the pressure against the walls of your veins. Creatine also redirects fluids into the ...

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Should I be doing dips or push ups?
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Both bench dips and regular dips have a reputation for being bad for your shoulders. So if you start to feel any impingement, quit. Push-ups, on the other hand, if done as the push-up plus variant, ...

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What do people mean by injuries that occur when you are lifting weights?
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"Injury" in the context of weightlifting typically refers to repetitive strain injuries. Lifting heavy weights is meant to stress the muscles, but too much stress (high weight or not enough recovery) ...

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Fitbit Flex accuracy in counting steps
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The very reason you use an elliptical (low impact on your joints) makes it difficult for the accelerometer in the FitBit Flex to detect the difference between strides. It wouldn't count steps right ...

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What are some free dynamic workout routine generator apps?
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You may want an app, but to me it sounds like what you're looking for is a coach. Your requirements read like the list of services Fitocracy's online coaches offer (example -- I am not affiliated with ...

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can Tai chi have any health benefits for elderly people?
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This CDC Paper Tai Chi Principles for Fall Prevention in Older People lists some reasons why tai chi would be more helpful for older people than it would be for you: Increasing age is also ...

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Not straight angle in Sumo/Plie squat hinting of inflexibility in groins, hips, back or elsewhere?
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I found plie squat kind of deceiving because watching someone do it from the front makes it looks like their legs are near 180, but every instruction I found online has you put your feet out at 45-...

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Dealing with torsional knee stress during Dance Dance Revolution
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The knee is a hinge joint that will never respond well to rotational forces. Gray Cook's joint-by-joint approach to training states that lack of stability in the knee is usually caused by lack of ...

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Correct form for eccentric squats on slant board for treating patellar tendonitis
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The reasoning behind keeping your shins vertical is this: Moving the shin angle to 90 degrees relative to the floor allows the shin bone and the thigh bone to roll atop one another, reducing stress,...

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Seeking suggestions for lifestyle changes beneficial for upper body strength
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Children love being lifted like kettlebells or "boinged" around the house like an overhead press. As the children grow, you'll naturally increase your resistance. If you don't have children, acquiring ...

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