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    Warm up YES - static stretching - research says - NO NO NO - here's why

    Static stretches are likely NOT what is helping anyone not get hurt lifting.

    The research consistently shows that static stretching - especially before things like power lifting is - well - a bad...
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    Stop lifing in pain. why if there is pain...

    Stop lifing in pain.

    why if there is pain such that " when I got up to 195x10 with deadlifts it just about killed me"

    would you keep going?


    Pain, fundamentally is a signal to change:
    it...
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    if you have no pain, and a certified...

    if you have no pain,
    and a certified lifting/movement coach has looked at your movement to make sure you're not screwing up some other part of your body to do your squat, do your squat.
    there's...
  • have you looked at this sticky? shoulder...

    have you looked at this sticky?
    shoulder bulletproofing?
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=138178583
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    Yup and how do you know you're pain free? ...

    Yup
    and how do you know you're pain free?

    effectively, use the guidance above to test if you are "pain free" - and do NOT move into pain.
    move as much as you can as often as you can
    in as...
  • sounds like the answer is no. you want an answer...

    sounds like the answer is no. you want an answer "something specific"
    that's fine.

    Ironically despite all you've written it's really not the right detail to help a coach help you tune what you're...
  • Thread: Trapped nerve???

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    Nice take, dmacdonal9 Can get a tightening...

    Nice take, dmacdonal9

    Can get a tightening sensation tho without a sprain.
    a "trapped nerve" also causes usually some loss in srtrength and sensation.

    But ph4edrus - a simple rule of thumb:...
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    what makes you think it's not DOMS?

    what makes you think it's not DOMS?
  • simple heuristic: no pain, no pain. test a...

    simple heuristic:
    no pain, no pain.
    test a movement without load -
    check out its range of motion
    check out speed
    find out where the pain is.
    work around the pain - never into the pain....
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    let's get clear on the dl: What's a load with...

    let's get clear on the dl:
    What's a load with which you can do deadlifts without pain? A bar? a broom stick? two dimes? just the movement? what?

    mc
    @mcphoo
  • Thread: Broken elbow

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    bummer about the elbow, but your nutrition plan...

    bummer about the elbow, but your nutrition plan
    may be better and easier than you think.

    the concept of a 'bulk' has really gone out of favour in enlightened professional circles for sport and...
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    agree that there's a bunch of things that could...

    agree that there's a bunch of things that could be contributing to pain or reducing likelihood of getting this again.

    - i'm not a big fan of box squats esp for beginners, because working the full...
  • would it help to know some basics about what...

    would it help to know some basics about what creates muscle growth / lean body?
    - so that you can debug your own efforts a bit better?

    mc
    @mcphoo
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    Test your Nutrition Knowledge - for science

    Want to show off that you're smarter than the average mechanical turker about nurtrition/food knowledge?

    Want to help science build a better tool to help people get up to speed like you faster?
    ...
  • Fixing a recurrent groin/adductor pull/strain: work the movement

    THe following post is about how sometimes -with a chronic or long standing physical niggle - it takes time to debug what's going on in our bodies to find a solution.

    The moral of this post is to...
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    Pain - well discomfort - can be an interesting...

    Pain - well discomfort - can be an interesting way to get at analysis of what's going on if that pain goes from a current accute issue to chronic.
    more here
    just fyi...
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    most of you still complaining about pain describe...

    most of you still complaining about pain describe pretty much passive only approaches to recovery.
    it might be time to look into an active approach.
    overview here:...
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    if your doc says you're good to go, see a...

    if your doc says you're good to go, see a movement coach (best) or start practicing dynamic mobility.
    here's what i'd recommend in the train along dvd/manual world...
  • Sticky: if you read this thread you'll see neither of...

    if you read this thread you'll see neither of those approaches is one of the several recommended approaches for dealing with long term back issues.

    best
    mc
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    any work that doesn't induce pain and lets you...

    any work that doesn't induce pain and lets you explore ranges of movement is great.
    really - let pain be your guide. if there's pain, reduce load, speed, ROM in that order - retest after each

    If...
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