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by Otama
Sat Sep 30, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lower Back and Abdominal Exercises
Replies: 7
Views: 9535

A normal sit up imposes in excess of 700lb of compression on your lumbar spine or around 3300N. Its interesting that the NIOSH limit for lumbar compression is 3300N! Ideally if you are wanting to train the anterior abs then avoid any lumbar flexion. Performing a curl up will do this. By the way ther...
by Otama
Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: determine broken bones?
Replies: 1
Views: 3243

Seek prof help

Go get it checked out at least by a GP who may or may not refer you for a further exam.
by Otama
Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:48 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Too much Protein???
Replies: 14
Views: 21551

I am no supporter of protein supplementation but Im not opening that can of worms. Instead just wanted to respond to a point made...."A lot of calories are wasted converting protein to energy. It's a good way to get full. make sure you have your protein needs and plenty of calories, but not get fat....
by Otama
Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Knee Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 3990

What exercises were you doing initially? What other symptoms are present (effusion, discolouration)? Ever happened before? Any pain at all? Is the crepitus (crack) associated with a pain?
by Otama
Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Soar Heel
Replies: 8
Views: 7724

Slight possibility of it being PF but given you only get symptoms in that odd position then unlikely unless it is only just progressed. You are tending to trap the sciatic nerve when you do that movement though and that can cause some unusual sensations.
by Otama
Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stretching for flexibility
Replies: 19
Views: 18948

Well I would have to disagree on the need for your knees to move beyond your toes even with less than a 45 degree rotation of the hips. I have never been confronted with that need in performing or teaching a flat foot squat. The rotation about the hips and subsequent anterior movement of the upper b...
by Otama
Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stretching for flexibility
Replies: 19
Views: 18948

Technique the issue

Going by your post I would say flexibility isn't your limiting factor but technique. In particular you mention inflexibility about the ankles, knee pain and the need for dorsiflexion. Ankle flexibility plays little role in squatting unless your technique is on the bad side of ugly. The same can be s...