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    • gilbutre
    • By gilbutre 8th Sep 17, 8:51 PM
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    Body building: what product for joint health?
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    • 8th Sep 17, 8:51 PM
    Body building: what product for joint health? 8th Sep 17 at 8:51 PM
    Looking for a product available in the UK for joint maintenance that also received widespread validation from the body building community in general. Any suggestion?
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 8th Sep 17, 8:55 PM
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    Cod liver oil?
    Advice; it rhymes with mice. Advise; it rhymes with wise.
    • theoretica
    • By theoretica 9th Sep 17, 5:00 PM
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    Great care about excellent technique.
    But a banker, engaged at enormous expense,
    Had the whole of their cash in his care.
    Lewis Carroll
    • AirJoe
    • By AirJoe 20th Sep 17, 3:45 PM
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    • 20th Sep 17, 3:45 PM
    Fish oil, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, good form and not neglecting mobility work.
    • Robinio
    • By Robinio 2nd Oct 17, 9:50 AM
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    Essential fatty acids, in general are good - cod liver oil is the one many people go for.

    Apparently Glucosamine is good, as well - so have a look into that
    • dunroving
    • By dunroving 13th Oct 17, 6:21 PM
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    • 13th Oct 17, 6:21 PM
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    • 13th Oct 17, 6:21 PM
    Fish oils are relatively inexpensive, and have some supporting evidence. It also will give you a shiny coat (if you are a dog). ;-) I take it for its other benefits and haven't seen any noticeable effects on my joint health.

    Glucosamine/chondroitin is more expensive. I took it for quite a long time but really didn't notice any benefit.

    One thing to always remember is that the research evidence, even when it is "statistically significant" (bleuch) doesn't mean the effect is substantial, and of course it is an overall/average effect. Just like anything, there is a lot of individual variability - so, try it and if it doesn't work for you, stop wasting your money. Nothing works for everyone.

    As others have said, use good technique and avoid overtraining.
    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 15th Oct 17, 11:27 AM
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    • 15th Oct 17, 11:27 AM
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    • 15th Oct 17, 11:27 AM
    If you are looking for bodybuilding machines then you can choose treadmills. Treadmills are good for exercises help in joint maintenance in time of workout. But when you use treadmills please follow instructor's guidelines.
    Originally posted by jeniferanderson
    I would suggest a treadmill would only be good for building muscle if you lift it over your head!

    Bear in mind that when you start lifting you can pack on quite a lot of muscle and increase your strength quite quickly, your supportive tissues (ligaments and tendons) take longer to strengthen and respond differently to stimulus. Do your research and consider a week every couple of months of lighter weights and high reps to help injury proof yourself.
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