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    Probably not a smart idea to dive right into...

    Probably not a smart idea to dive right into running with VFF for distance before doing some serious rehab for your foot. Especially with enough pronation to create bunions. Do some strengthening...
  2. Just a thought, but try easing back the volume,...

    Just a thought, but try easing back the volume, intensity, or duration of your workouts. Seems like you are doing too much if you are looking for remedies for muscle soreness. Workouts aren't...
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    Poll: If it works for you and you don't have any...

    If it works for you and you don't have any consequences from drinking that much milk...I say go for it.
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    You sound like you have what is known in the...

    You sound like you have what is known in the Osteopathic world as somatic dysfunction influencing your digestive issues. I treat this stuff on a regular basis with very good success when modern...
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    I had snap peas 2 weeks ago and they destroyed my...

    I had snap peas 2 weeks ago and they destroyed my stomach. Never had problems with green beans.
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    I go through a ton of eggs like everyone else...

    I go through a ton of eggs like everyone else posting. Usually go 6 at a time and go through 2 dozen a week. I don't do a lot of bacon, personally. It is delicious, but I feel bacon is kinda...
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    Looks like you are missing some hip flexion. When...

    Looks like you are missing some hip flexion. When you hit the bottom your low back rounds out bit, when that happens all bets are off since stability has been compromised. Much more noticeable in the...
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    Do you stretch your hip flexors out much? Nasty...

    Do you stretch your hip flexors out much? Nasty hip flexors will inhibit glute max contraction placing increased load on the SI joint. So if this is the case I'd say take a rest on the push-ups for a...
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    There is no chance in hell you can say the...

    There is no chance in hell you can say the homepage image is demonstrating a heel strike. There's only 2 images of the gait cycle and no ground surface to provide frame of reference.
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    Sound like you have pretty straightforward foot...

    Sound like you have pretty straightforward foot and ankle dysfunction preventing unrestricted dorsiflexion of the ankle. Simply put, the joints in your foot and ankle aren't moving the way they...
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    sounds like you bruised the soft tissue and...

    sounds like you bruised the soft tissue and swelling is present from the inflammatory process (stiffness). probably will take a few days to fully heal (may even take a week or so). id suggest to keep...
  12. Have you noticed any changes in strength or...

    Have you noticed any changes in strength or endurance with exercises involving your quads/legs (squats, leg press, leg extension, deadlifts, lunges, running/sprinting, etc)?

    I ask because each...
  13. If your knee is bent that makes sense that the VM...

    If your knee is bent that makes sense that the VM and VL are not fully contracted (super hard) because they are not being recruited as heavily as the rectus femoris, TLF (which attaches to the ITB),...
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    all i know is if im out mountain biking for a...

    all i know is if im out mountain biking for a couple hours i need a big ass sweet potato after (shit even a beer or two despite knowing my stomach will rage later) or i feel like a bag of ass until i...
  15. I concur that this tests/stretches your...

    I concur that this tests/stretches your hamstrings (called a straight leg raise or leasegue's test/sign). You should be more interested in any differences between the hip joint angle between right...
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    I'd say best bet is to find a physical therapist...

    I'd say best bet is to find a physical therapist that competently practices osteopathic manipulation/manual therapy (strain counter-strain, muscle energy, myofascial release, and manipulation) to...
  17. Thread: new shoes

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    I own a few pair of barefoot shoes. VFF KSOs,...

    I own a few pair of barefoot shoes. VFF KSOs, Merrell Trail Gloves, and Tera Plana/Vivobarefoot Oaks (work shoe). Love 'em all. Though, I've personally had some trouble with the Merrells because the...
  18. You can probably get away with doing most lower...

    You can probably get away with doing most lower body exercises. You can use any sort of machine based leg exercise and maybe exercises like lunges and squats holding a dumbbell with your uninvolved...
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    Just because no one mentioned it check out...

    Just because no one mentioned it check out mobilitywod.com for total body mobility needs. Stuff is great. I would also suggest the minimalist footwear idea just to improve intrinsic foot strength as...
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    Yeah if you did something to your pelvic...

    Yeah if you did something to your pelvic floor...you would know. So I highly doubt that is involved, though I wouldn't be surprised if it is weak or something like that which can also cause problems....
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    I am PT and I love treating back pain, so I'll...

    I am PT and I love treating back pain, so I'll give it a shot.

    Hard to say the etiology of your back pain. Back pain is the most difficult type of injury to treat because there is so many layers...
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    You are very welcome!

    You are very welcome!
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    Pandadude, I could definitely see low-bar squats...

    Pandadude, I could definitely see low-bar squats causing shoulder issues. I wouldn't necessarily say the hand positioning itself poses the problem, but goes along with said thoracic cage mobility,...
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    Just shave it. I'm 29 and have finally accepted...

    Just shave it. I'm 29 and have finally accepted that baldness is my future (started to significantly go at 24). It looks a lot better short and I got a nice tan on the scalp to boot...just need to...
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    Hey bud, I'm a PT and definitely agree you are...

    Hey bud,

    I'm a PT and definitely agree you are having referred pain from your shoulder. Most likely an impingement syndrome of said supraspinatus. It is usually a multifaceted problem involving...
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