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When to stretch as a sportsman

There are three main types of stretching that the general layman will be familiar with. There are a couple of others, but they are extreme techniques, and generally not used by the everyday athlete. ...
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When doing static (traditional "lean and hold" type of stretching), how long should we hold the stretch?

The general consensus on the internet and among various physical trainers is that static stretching in 20-30 second segments is sufficient to increase range of motion (ROM) in a muscle. This is ...
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Does a fungal infection transmit in swimming pools?

There are many factors that influence the transmission of infectious agents, and in the case of public swimming pools: the number of bathers the condition of the pool care taken to disinfect the ...
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Are there health risks associated with dropping to very low fat levels, as athletes often do?

There is a well documented association between strenuous exercise and menstrual irregularities in women. Some authors have argued this should not be considered pathological since the effect is ...
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Can breaststroke be harmful for the back?

In most cases, swimming is good exercise. Light swimming is also a therapy for people with joint and back pain. The breaststroke is not usually the recommended stroke for therapy because, if done ...
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When to stretch as a sportsman

Although stretching is not the only answer, you should certainly do some pre-exercising. In a state of inaction, your muscles contract and tighten, and also lose heat. This makes them brittle and ...
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Why can't artificial tendons withstand heavy lifting?

I am sensing some mix up here. Your are asking about artificial tendons but your quote is stating about joint replacements. Basically your equating apples and oranges. Joint replacements or joint ...
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Sport in the time of pandemics - what is the risk

The long and short of it is that the novel coronavirus can be experimentally aerosolized where it can persist in the air for several hours but a number of studies have failed to detect virus in ...
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Subconcussive brain trauma

This all falls to a matter of degree - most importantly mechanism of injury. I'll explain the physics in allegorical terms first and then explain as it relates to medicine. The mechanism refers to ...
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Are football (soccer) players more likely to have bow legs (genu varum)? What can be done to alleviate it if that's the case

It looks they are relevant according to these two researches: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4538725/ Results: Both soccer players and controls had genu varum. However, the ...
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Different types of nociceptors in muscle vs connective tissue?

Your question focuses on the location of the receptors (the part of the nociceptors that is reacting to mechanical, thermal, or chemical stimuli). An equally important part of a nociceptor is the ...
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Playing badminton after tooth extraction

That will be hard to predict, as it varies from person to person. I've had one of them extracted and could train the next day (a different sport, korfball, but with similar impact on your body as ...
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What happens when a person gets the wind knocked out of them?

Winded (Solar Plexus Syndrome) Blow to abdomen region Compresses solar plexus or nerves behind stomach Diaphragm contracts and spasms. Which also may explain the rushing out of air. Yes.It is how ...
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Why can't artificial tendons withstand heavy lifting?

The cite relates to joint replacement, a procedure of removing the painful joint surfaces and replacing them with an artificial joint (usually made of a soft synthetic material) which are placed in ...
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Can breaststroke be harmful for the back?

In general hydrotherapy is advised and can improve mobility and help relieve discomford and promote recovery from injury. If you've neck or back problems, you may find that breaststroke aggravates ...
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