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    You didn't trap your sciatic nerve. You put your...

    You didn't trap your sciatic nerve. You put your lower back into spasm which in itself is very painful and can also irritate nerve roots. Your spine has natural curves in it, a thoracic kyphosis...
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    I think those who say that behind the neck...

    I think those who say that behind the neck presses wreck your shoulders are simply wrong. Sure, the movement may place more stress on your shoulder joint than dumbell presses, but any exercise done...
  3. Thread: tennis elbow

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    The best treatment is rest. Tennis/Golfers elbow...

    The best treatment is rest. Tennis/Golfers elbow is inflammation of the nerves at the elbow where they are put under stress when the arm is flexed and extended. A mild anti-inflammatory such as...
  4. Thread: Blood Clot

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    Don't take the aspirin, that is ridiculous. Any...

    Don't take the aspirin, that is ridiculous. Any "clot" you have that you can see on your face will not embolize to your heart or lungs. Aspirin is useful for decreasing the ability of your platelets...
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    It's not the number of sets you do but the...

    It's not the number of sets you do but the intensity with which you do them. For chest, I do 2 or 3 work sets per exercise. After 2 sets of all out effort on the bench press, I'm fried. Sometimes...
  6. Thread: Bad neck sprain

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    You've basically put your traps and erector...

    You've basically put your traps and erector spinae muscles into spasm. Rest, mild heat, and massage will help. It may take a while to get back to feeling normal but any exercise that you may tend to...
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    A seriously pulled muscle can take weeks to...

    A seriously pulled muscle can take weeks to recover. The number one thing right now is to rest it. You'll be using your calf plenty just by getting around during the day. The RICE protocol is good...
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    Sounds like you may have gotten a bacterial...

    Sounds like you may have gotten a bacterial infection on top of your viral illness. If you are coughing thick green/yellow stuff up, see a doc to determine if a course of antibiotics is appropriate....
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    This issue isn't with the antibiotic, its with...

    This issue isn't with the antibiotic, its with the sinus infection you are fighting. You don't realize it but your body is spending a tremendous amount of energy fighting the infection, that's why...
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    I find that wearing headphones and putting on a...

    I find that wearing headphones and putting on a good CD not only keeps the distractions down, but break out The Anvil of Crom during your squats once in a while and you are bound to get an extra rep...
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    I use a hack squat machine after doing regular...

    I use a hack squat machine after doing regular free weight squats. The addition of hack squats has definitely helped fill out the lower portion of my quads. It also allowed me to feel more...
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    I like the pencils who load up >315 in the squat...

    I like the pencils who load up >315 in the squat rack and then proceed to give their patellar tendons a workout with their 5 inch ROM squats while yelling like their are actually doing something....
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    I've been ussing WBB #1 for about 8 weeks now in...

    I've been ussing WBB #1 for about 8 weeks now in conjunction with a bulking diet. Very happy with the results so far, I've put on about 10 pounds. If I was more strict with the diet the gains could...
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    The heat of the shower can cause your blood...

    The heat of the shower can cause your blood vessels in the skin to dilate in order to dissipate heat. Combine that with increased blood flow to muscles from working out, and your intestines from the...
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    I agree that standing calf raises will hit both...

    I agree that standing calf raises will hit both heads of the calf but the gastroc will reach failure much sooner than the soleus in that position. I guess I was wondering if the developers of WBB1...
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    WBB1 Calf Routine

    I'm curious as to why there are 4 sets of standing calf raises in the WBB1 routine. The majority of exercise have 2 exercises with 2 work sets per exercise. Is there a reason why calves were not...
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    I used to do 3 work sets per exercise and thought...

    I used to do 3 work sets per exercise and thought the same thing, that 2 wasn't enough. I've tried WBB1 for the past 2 weeks and have been pleasantly surprised. I usually do a warm up set for the...
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