Do squats compress your spine?

Squatting, done properly, compresses the spine — but we have evolved to tolerate spinal compression. Assuming you don’t bounce off something hard at the bottom of the squat, the spinal compression forces are extremely low and should present no risk unless you have a pre-existing spinal injury. Can squats damage your spine? When performed properly, …

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Can you do pull ups two days in a row?

Two days in a row is fine, but if you’re doing that every day you need to mix up the muscles you’re working and cycle in some rest. Your muscles grow when they rest so make sure they get that too. Can you do pull ups 2 days in a row? If you do pullups …

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