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Welcome to Fitness!
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Back Pain General
I have had back pain in the past from lifting heavy things at work with a fucked posture. It ended about a month after I quit, and that was two years ago. Now my back pain is back and different. It doesn't ache all day like it use to. It only hurts at the bottom of a weighted squat. I tried stretching, but that has had no effect. I tried slowly working up the weight starting with the bar, but that only made it worse. Now it hurts to sneeze. What the fuck is going on /fit/? I wasn't lifting when I hurt my back, and I don't see how I could of possibly hurt it.
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What activities do you do during a fast? I'm starting a 60 hour fast now, with only water and sugar free energy drinks being the only things I'll consume. During this time, I will be trying to distract myself from hunger.
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Shit ankle mobility
I've been doing a good bit of squatting for since the start of the year, albeit admittedly with quite a few lengthy breaks due to a lack of self-motivation, and preoccupation with other things. I had been squatting for 3 times a week, and started off with the 5x5 program, later altering it to a 5 set x 8 rep in order to work a bit on endurance as well as pure strength, as I found that building strength alone, without much endurance was kneecapping me when lifting heavier weights. The best I got to is 5 sets x 8 reps at 100Kg, before I started to ponder on my technique, which I knew was kinda shit, but for the most part just went along with it anyways. To put it simply, I can barely break parallel without falling over, and my back is way more horizontal than it should be when squatting down. I looked into it and came to the conclusion that my ankles are restricting my mobility greatly, specifically my right ankle, which is way tighter than my left.
I looked online for some guides, and found a few exercises and stretches that are supposed to help, like the weighted dorsiflexion ERC, and another one, whose name I can't remember, but is basically putting your foot as flat as possible against a wall, and pushing your leg in, decreasing the angle between the leg and wall, and stretching the muscles that way. However, I can't seem to get them working. I tried the first exercise, and placing a weight and pushing the knee out seems to not do anything; it just forces me to lift my heel, and trying to resist that just prevents any movement or stretches. The second exercise seems to be a bit more effective, although I feel stretching in the calves, much higher than I think I should, and am unsure if I'm doing it right. Are there any better/more effective exercises/stretches that can improve ankle flexibility, am I doing it all wrong, or should I keep going with the wall stretch thing?
Pic related is the second exercise, more or less.
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Remember your spine anon
Chiropractic adjustments and spine stability may hold the key to an improved life. Flow of blood, energy of soul and mind. Increase in awareness.
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So this is going to be a pre-2012 /fit/ but with fuck all people?
How many of you guys lift more than 1/2/3/4
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Im strongest on this board worship me
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/fraud/ - dead imageboard edition
whats up faggots
up the dose
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Skateboarding Thread - No Wrestlers Allowed Edition
Claiming this board in the name of Skateboarding.
What tricks are you're learning, anon?
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We have a /FIT/ board, guys.
Let me be the first to celebrate here and welcome u all by doing 40 pushups and 20 pullups for starters.
Who's with me?
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This really is all i have tho