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30 Minute Upper Body Workouts
Exercises: Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may upper body abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Consider Barbell Bench Press; Barbell Bench Press, declined; Dumbbell Flyes; Dumbbell Flyes, inclined bench; Chest Dips; Cable Crossover; Floor Flyes, ...Read more
A good weight lift-: -ing program using free weights or machines. Join a reputable health club & hook up with an AT-C. They would B able 2 set up a program that fits your needs & abilities. ...Read more
Pushups: Not sure what you're looking for exactly, but if you're looking for quick things to do with just 10 - 15 minutes during lunch at work, you could do pushups and dips using chairs. Also you could bring some light weights or bands to do biceps curls, triceps extensions, rotator cuff strengthening, etc. ...Read more
Find partner: Workouts, whether upper body( in your case), lower body or cardio can be a 'drag' after a while. My best advice as a sports medicine physician and endurance 'athlete' is to find a work- out partner w/ similar work- out goals as you and train together... If unable to do so then work w/ a certified personal trainer who can keep your work- outs more fun and goal/ oriented. Best of Luck! ...Read more
What is a good workout for a man to build upper body strength who has limited time because of a baby?
Pushups: If you don't have time to go to the gym, the classic push-up will hit your chest and triceps. In addition, maintaining good form (straight back) is good for your core. If you add a door mounted chin-up bar, you can do pull-ups to hit your back and biceps. ...Read more
Please tell me, could i just do pull ups to increase my upper body strength and size without any other workouts in between?
Can you tell me if i could just do pull ups to increase my upper body strength and size without any other workouts in between?
Here is the problem: with that plan - you will have some muscles that have been worked out far more than others. Consider adding in weights and other exercises to increase that upper body strength and to build big guns. ...Read more
One Size: Won't "fit all" people. That said, the "best" program is the (1) safest one for an individual (relating to one's medical condition), the one (2) most likely to engage consistency, & the one (3) that targets all aspects of fitness (aerobics, endurance, strength). So, (1) discussion with an md; (2) reflection on one's favorite; (3) search within healthtap's existing answers for program ideas. Enjoy! ...Read more
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Please tell me what are some body weight only workouts that will make you stronger in the upper body?
Any push or pull: Push-ups. Planks. Chair assist push-up and bench dips. ...Read more
I regularly workout my upper body(chest,shoulders,and back) at the gym. Is it possible that it makes me heavy on top to slouch?
No: The mass you develop on the upper body would not be enough to bend your torso downward. If this continues I would see a physician to make sure you are not having any degeneration of the thoracic spine which could cause a change in position ...Read more
Approximately 20 minutes again on the lower and upper body. these strength training workouts arent hiit and don't involve cardio. lose weight?
Best program is-: -calorie deficient diet, adequate hydration, protein intake, & a weight training program set up by an AT-C @ a health club that fulfils Ur needs & is adapted 2 Ur abilities. 1 day weights next day CARDIO & repeat. This way U will become fit, stronger and healthier. Takes persistence & dedication. Push Ur self as able. ...Read more
Hurt ITB (partial splits, weight went on it while I fell). Can walk, just hurts after. Any risks carrying weights in the gym to work out upper body?
None I can think of!: As long as you can do activities within limits of discomfort, which you can easily tolerate, & the discomfort/pain is not getting worse, in the knee, then you can continue to move your knee joint as well. Certainly no harm in doing upper body workouts. If getting worse, see your orthopod. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numbness/tingling in middle n upper back that comes and goes. No pain. More prominent after doing upper body workout. Any stretches i can do to help?
Probably okay: Need to see a physician to be sure nothing else going on but most likely no concern. What type of exercise causes it? Does it happen mostly when doing work lying on a bench or sitting against a hard seatback? Any tingling "numbness" in arms? Too many questions to address this problem in this forum. ...Read more
Use a trainer: The important muscles to build are the latissimus, pects major, trapezius, deltoid, biceps and triceps. Please make sure that the training is under supervision from someone experienced in training. ...Read more
I had an uedvt 1.5 months ago. On warfarin. Symptoms better, just mild aching. Is it ok to work out my upper body again?
UEDVT: That question should be asked of the dr. Taking care of you who knows your particulars as well as having performed a physical exam pertinent to the situation. Out in the cloud you can only get generalities not specifics to your situation. ...Read more
I am over 50 and have been steadily gaining weight. I stopped going to the gym a few months ago because even after a light work out my muscles would take days to recover and immediately following upper body workout my hands would shake uncontrollably and
How long should I wait to work out my upper body after having a first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome?
More info needed: A lot depends on how much surgery was required. You should discuss with your operating surgeon to have your questions answered by the person who was doing the surgery. Good luck. ...Read more
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