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I'm a rower, and need to gain muscle weight, what's the best way?

I'm a rower, and need to gain muscle weight, what's the best way?

Muscle gain: It's a simple concept but hard to do. Resistive exercise and protein in diet of 2mg kg of body weight each day. Legs, back, abdomen, and arm exercise against resistance daily. 3 sets of as much weight as you can lift for 12 reps on each exercise. 30 -45 minutes a day is adequate. No easy route except Anabolic steroids that you should not do. ...Read more

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Rower-hipflexor/groin/lowerback/upper glute pain.Swelling in groin area. Clicking sometimes.Have been resting for a week&icing but still in pain?

Rower-hipflexor/groin/lowerback/upper glute pain.Swelling in groin area. Clicking sometimes.Have been resting for a week&icing but still in pain?

Sacroiliac joint: A loose and subluxing sacroiliac joint (sij) of the pelvis can pop, cause sciatica, and pain that radiates to the low back, hip, and groin. Rowing, mopping, lifting while twisting, making beds, etc. Arouses painful ligament stretch of the sij; as does having sex in the missionary position. Any young female with this pain pattern should study the brighton criteria for joint hypermobility syndrome. ...Read more

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Hip clicking \u0026#40;but no pain when it clicks\u0026#41;. Pain in the groin area, under my hip, and sometimes towards the back\u0026#40;glutes\u0026#41;? Avid rower and young athlete

Hip clicking \u0026#40;but no pain when it clicks\u0026#41;. Pain in the groin area, under my hip, and sometimes towards the back\u0026#40;glutes\u0026#41;? Avid rower and  young athlete

Sacroiliac joint: A female teenager with a chronically pained hip region and a "snapping" sound emanating from that region needs to be checked for pelvic joint (sacroiliac joint) subluxation. The lumbar spine does not snap, but the sacroiliac joint does. See an osteopath for a diagnosis. Check the brighton criteria to see if you have benign joint hypermobility syndrome. ...Read more

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I am a rower and i run a lot. I have a pain at the back of my heel. Doctors tell me its calcium depositing on Achilles tendon. What should I do?

I am a rower and i run a lot. I have a pain at the back of my heel. Doctors tell me its calcium depositing on Achilles tendon. What should I do?

Night splint: For when your sleeping to help put a sustained stretch on the achilles. A heel lift or orthotic in the shoe to preload the achilles. If all conservative tx fails, there is always a surgical option. ...Read more

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I had catheter ablation for atrial flutter at BW. How long before I resume normal exercise. I was a rower & am used to strenuous workouts. I am 62.

I had catheter ablation for atrial flutter at BW. How long before I resume normal exercise. I was a rower & am used to strenuous workouts. I am 62.

A flutter ablation: I would give yourself time to heal. Atrial flutter ablations are not simple and benign procedures. I would make sure you stay in a good rhythm and give yourself a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Ok so I'm a rower and my feet hurt every time I use a rowing machine but not in a boat. It hurts in the balls of my feet and along the arches?

Ok so I'm a rower and my feet hurt every time I use a rowing machine but not in a boat. It hurts in the balls of my feet and along the arches?

You would need to : Provide more info such as what do you wear on your feet when you are in the boat if anything vs the machine? Is their any difference? Also, what is the difference between the boat and the simulator in terms of how the feet are positioned? ...Read more

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Hip pain under right hip bone, groin, and sometimes lower glute. Snapping if moved sometimes but not painful snapping. Young athlete and rower?

Hip pain under right hip bone, groin, and sometimes lower glute. Snapping if moved sometimes but not painful snapping. Young athlete and rower?

Let me explain: Rowing injuries are primarily overuse related. The knee, lumbar spine, and ribs are most commonly affected. The injury incidence is directly related to the volume of training and technique. Hip injuries also related to either overuse or wrong technique. It sound to me you developed some inflammation in that (groin). ...Read more

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How do I prevent blisters all over my butt/legs when I work out and sweat heavily 5-6 hrs a day? (I am a rower)

How do I prevent blisters all over my butt/legs when I work out and sweat heavily 5-6 hrs a day? (I am a rower)

Tough one: This is tough because of the activity that you do that involves humidity. If you have a choice of what you can wear, choose more breathable materials and when you shower, gently exfoliate with a loofa. I hope this helps. ...Read more