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    Green smoothies

    I juiced vegetables religiously for about 2 years. In conjunction with a good diet, I didn't really notice any benefits one way or the other, although I did get a few nasty migraines when I first started. Vegetables are obviously excellent sources of vitamins and minerals, which we all need a...
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    More "ummph!" to your groundstrokes: how?

    Personally, I have little doubt about technique being the most important factor, and by a significant margin. However, proper training will accomplish two important things: 1. Improve motor control in general and, in turn, make it easier to develop better technique. 2. Increase the power with...
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    "Pain Free" by Pete Egoscue

    I think the best you can do is to become as familiar as possible with the limitations and potential consequences imposed by whatever structural deviations you might have. This may simply mean fine tuning your technique and/or fitness training, or depending on the severity of your issue, perhaps...
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    Has anyone ever tried fasting?

    Hi Mikail, Would you mind sharing the name of the documentary? I'm interested in watching it. Thanks
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    Lower back stiffness the following morning?

    When you do this stretch, it's good to put a rolled up towel under your low back to help prevent you from flexing your lumbar spine to get more range of motion. And don't forget about your quads, glutes, and hip flexors!
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    Lower back stiffness the following morning?

    There are a lot of muscles besides the hamstrings that attach to the pelvis and can therefore alter posture and cause back stiffness or pain. In addition, how can you know for sure that your symptoms aren't related to your herniated disc? Unless you had some kind of traumatic accident that...
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    Broken Machine Alpha Pioneer DC Plus

    Can anyone explain how to separate the part of the cylinder that holds the drop weight arm from the part that holds the string clamp? I assume this is what needs to be done to get at the clutch spring? Thanks
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    Olive oil.. heating (cooking)

    The susceptibility of a fatty acid to oxidation is based on how many double bonds it has. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (most prevalent in vegetable oils) have 2 or more double bonds. Monounsaturated fatty acids have only one. Olive oil is mostly monounsaturated and is therefore less susceptible...
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    Has anyone ever tried fasting?

    Detox is a broad topic. Intermittent fasting promotes autophagy (breakdown and replacement of worn out cell components) which I suppose can be considered a type of detoxification. It also promotes detoxification in the sense that some toxins are stored in body fat, and anything that promotes...
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    Reason for back pain?

    The low back is more suited for stability than mobility. When someone has tight hips or a tight thoracic spine, range of motion at the lumbar spine tends to increase as a compensation. Over time, this makes the lumbar spine more susceptible to injury, and whether it's picking something up, or...
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    exercises in front of the computer?

    I spend a lot of time in front of the computer too. Here are a few things that can help to mitigate the negative effects. Get a stand up desk so you're not spending all that time sitting. Move around to avoid being in the same posture for more than 20 minutes or so. As much as possible, be...
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    Are You Taking the Wrong Vitamin E?

    Unless one has a specific need for increased vitamin E intake, I'm with SystemicAnomaly in regard to relying on a good diet. While some of other tocopherols and tocotrienols do have certain effects, alpha-tocopherol is the primary form of vitamin E that has biological activity. The research...
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    Cross Fit Training

    Strength Strength is arguably the most important component of fitness, and it is one of the hardest to develop. Therefore, it would be a good thing to focus on during the off season. You can start focusing more on metabolic conditioning once spring approaches. The first thing I would do if I...
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    A shoe like the Asics Resolution 2, but narrower

    Can anyone recommend any shoes that are light and flexible like the Asics Resolution line, but more narrow? The Resolution 1 was great, but the newer models are unfortunately (for me) wider. I've already tried the Barricade 6 and CC Genius, both of which I thought were too bulky. I was...