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An alternative dumbbell exercise to an upright row

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Eval: Pain for a year at your age deserves further evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon. At least an xr & possibly an MRI or ultrasound would be helpful to... Read More

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Get another dumbbell: You can do bench presses with two, depending on their weight. You can do flies by exxtending your arms while laying on your back and raising the dumbb... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Changing up the workout routine is good for stimulating different muscles and muscle fibers within muscles. Make sure to allow for a time period of r... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 33 years experience
Couldn't hurt: Moderate exercise is rarely harmful for any condition. Listen to your body and don't push your exercising too far, too fast. Consult your doctor for t... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Lunges!: Lunges carrying the dumbbell with either or both hands is very effective. Better with two though!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
No: While dumbbell exercises can be very beneficial, they can also put stress on joints if not done properly. It sounds like you are putting stress on the... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: You need to get to the gym and begin strength training. If weight is a problem a low carbohydrate diet needs to be started. If you can afford one, a p... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leon Katz
Bariatrics 29 years experience
Other options: One good option is isotonic exercise (pushing against a closed door). Any exercise specialist can give you more info on this or get a book at the libr... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Ling
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Both: Both will cause your rate to increase which leads to good aerobic activity.
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Dr. Julie ann Harrigan
Hospital-based practice 19 years experience
Examples: How about how exercise and sunshine which provide endorphin release and accumulation of vitamin D can treat people with minor depression and is the ma... Read More

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