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A 16-year-old female asked:

what muscles are used in a pike jump ?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
All of them: Neck, arms, hands, shoulders, chest, upper, mid, and lower back. The abdominal muscles and all of the muscles in the legs and feet. Why?

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Can jumping on a trampoline make you gain muscle?

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