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Doctor insights on: 400 Meter Sprint Workouts

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Are elliptical machines better than treadmills for basic aerobic workouts?

Are elliptical machines better than treadmills for basic aerobic workouts?

You can get an effective aerobic workout with both an elliptical machine and a treadmill: In general, you can let your fitness goals determine whether you choose an elliptical machine or a treadmill — or a different piece of exercise equipment. However, elliptical machines might offer some advantages over treadmills. For example: Using an elliptical machine can be less stressful on your knees, hips and back than is running on a treadmill. Walking on a treadmill, however, exerts about the same force as using an elliptical machine. , Unlike treadmills, some elliptical machines are equipped with movable upper body handles or poles, similar to ski poles. These allow you to exercise both your arms and your legs. , Most elliptical machines can be pedaled in reverse, which allows you to work your calf and hamstring muscles a bit more than does forward motion. . Using an elliptical machine is generally considered low impact. An elliptical machine might be a good alternative to jogging, whether on a treadmill or outside. An elliptical trainer shouldn't cause knee pain if you're using it correctly. You may experience knee pain, though, if you have an underlying knee problem, such as degenerative arthritis. With certain knee injuries, using a stationary bike might be a more appropriate option than using an elliptical machine. Talk to your doctor about what exercise is right for you if you have any injuries or health concerns. And what if you're training for a 5K run or other road race? A treadmill is probably a better tool to prepare you for running events. But even if running is your main aerobic fitness activity, cross-training with an elliptical machine or other low-impact exercise equipment can help keep you fresh and prevent overload injuries. If you use an elliptical machine, remember to maintain good posture to help ensure the most effective workout. Keep your shoulders back, your head up and your abdominal muscles tight. Look forward, not down at your feet. And don't lean on the handles — let your lower body support your weight. ...Read more

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Calories every day and exercising 4 times a week (burning 400 - 450 calories). Will i maintain weight?

Calories every day and exercising 4 times a week (burning 400 - 450 calories). Will i maintain weight?

You need enough: Calories to maintain your metabolic rate. Calculate your weight in pounds and multiply by 10 to determine your baseline. Then add the activity amount of calorie burning each day, 10% for minimal activity and more for vigorous activity (at least 30%). It appears you are able to determine your activity caloric burning so add that amount to your baseline on those days. Adjust based on loss/gain. ...Read more

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Insanity workout fit test, calories burned?

Insanity workout fit test, calories burned?

Thanks for asking!: Workout is good! not insanity workout! it is good to be fit! not fat! but not with insanity workout! ...Read more

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Do you know which workout program focuses on interval training?

Do you know which workout program focuses on interval training?

Many: interval training is the speeding up and slowing down of the velocity of your exercise. It can be any exercises including weights, cycling, running, swimming, etc. It is just alternating fast and slow in a pattern. ...Read more

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6'3 162 pounds. Trying to gain weight/muscle. Eating more calories, working out, use pre workout, then protein shake after. Skip cardio? Just lift?

6'3 162 pounds. Trying to gain weight/muscle. Eating more calories, working out, use pre workout, then protein shake after. Skip cardio? Just lift?

Abs: Actually you are within a normal wt for your height. Now if your bone structure is small you are within normal weight. Continue to exercise this is good for you and you will build muscle mass. Bake sure you eat heLthy. You are young and your metabolism is good. ...Read more

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Do isometric exercise burn calories?

Do isometric exercise burn calories?

Not a lot: Exercise is burning. it uses oxygen. See if your breathing rate goes up with it. Personally weight lifting yes, and isometric hardly at all. ...Read more

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Will I lose body fat more by performing my aerobic workouts at a low intensity?

Will I lose body fat more by performing my aerobic workouts at a low intensity?

Yes & No depends: Keeping your heart rate between 120 & 160 keeps u generally in a fat burning zone.Intensity is part of 3 others that need to b looked at in the acronym fit: frequency, intensity&time.Adjusting these does diff things for diff people.U r doing very well when u look at exercise as a way of controlling wt loss/gain.Keep up the hard work eat right & drink atleast 64oz's of at rest water/day. ...Read more

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With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on that area such as seated military press, etc for 6-8 weeks. If it was more of a soft tissue injury, than basically you would just try to keep your activities to such a level that your pain is not aggravated, but could increase them as tolerated. ...Read more

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Which type of walking reduce body fat fast ? Slow walking to 1hr or speed walking to1/2hr (eg; 3.0 speed at treadmill to 1hr or 5.4 speed to 1/2hr)

Which type of walking reduce body  fat fast ? Slow walking to 1hr or speed walking to1/2hr (eg; 3.0 speed at treadmill to 1hr or 5.4 speed to 1/2hr)

Weight loss: It is not about the type of walking but rather the calories burned. Using your example you will have walked 3 miles in one hour slow walking and 2.7 miles in a 1/2 hour fast walking. Because you went farther slow walking you would have burned more calories and therefore, lost more weight from the longer walk. ...Read more

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Can weight lifting or power exercise better than running or brisk walk for losing weight?

Can weight lifting or power exercise better than running or brisk walk for losing weight?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Is 18 minutes of fast jogging 5 days a week enough to maintain cardiovascular wellness, weight and fitness?

Is 18 minutes of fast jogging 5 days a week enough to maintain cardiovascular wellness, weight and fitness?

Jogging: Depending on your goals this can be sufficient for maintenance of cv wellness, weight and fitness. I am assuming that you are running a 6-8 mile an hour pace as you describe a fast jog. If you are limited to 18 minutes you may want to vary intensity at time and "run" followed by fast jog. Interval training has been found to increase cv fitness, lower body fat, and improve fitness above "jogging. ...Read more

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Would calisthenic workouts help build muscle?

Would calisthenic workouts help build muscle?

YES: "bodyweight training" is absolutely beneficial. Look at pictures of 1982 heisman trophy winner herschel walker from the university of georgia who went on to play in the nfl. His entire workout regimen consisted of nothing but calisthenics. Amazing results and very affordable ! ...Read more

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How can I become less stressed when running 400 meters Or running long distances ?

How can I become less stressed when running 400 meters Or running long distances ?

Keep running...: The only way to improve your endurance is to keep doing it... Go slow, alternate running and jogging/walking and slowly decrease the amount of walking you do between running. Make sure to stay hydrated and if you are aiming for very long distances electrolytes can also help. ...Read more

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I am running daily 27 minutes on treadmill @ speed of 5.5 km per hr. Will it be helpfull for me ?

I am running daily 27 minutes on treadmill @ speed of 5.5 km per hr. Will it be helpfull for me ?

Yes.: That sounds like it should be fine. Check your heart rate during exercise - your should be about 160 for maximal cardiovascular benefit. If it's higher than that, but not higher than 180, then great. If it's lower than that, you may need to up your pace a bit. Any cardiovascular exercise will be beneficial for weight maintenance and health. ...Read more

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Managed high BP. healthy diet. Exercise regularly - HIIT. Prediabetic. Cholesterol borderline.Why heart rate increase rapidly after a short day nap?

Managed high BP. healthy diet. Exercise regularly - HIIT. Prediabetic. Cholesterol borderline.Why heart rate increase rapidly after a short day nap?

Heart rate is: regulated under autonomic control and function. Aging, glucose intolerance, medications, physical condition and hydration can all have effects on the autonomic system resulting in variability to the heart rate response to various activities. Sleeping can additionally affect the autonomic responses. I suspect this is normal physiology for you and represents your body's response to these factors. ...Read more

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How will lifting 40 lb weights vs.10 lb weights increase my calorie burn? I exercise regularly but want to drop weight quicker. Will this speed it up?

How will lifting 40 lb weights vs.10 lb weights increase my calorie burn? I exercise regularly but want to drop weight quicker. Will this speed it up?

Build more muscle: increased muscle mass = increased muscle tone = increase caloric usage/burning = drop more weight. Don't rush weight loss....it must be done in a scheduled manner and people may lose things in different ways. Please stay strong and you result will show. ...Read more

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Will walking daily for 90 minutes help lose weight?

Will walking daily for 90 minutes help lose weight?

Absolutely: Exercise is very helpful for weight loss. Walking daily also has multiple other health benefits. For more information on weight loss, see: http://helpdoctorwtlosstips.blogspot.com/ ...Read more