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Do running, brisk walking and doing sit ups also exercise the pubococcygeus muscles in men?

Do running, brisk walking and doing sit ups also exercise the pubococcygeus muscles in men?

Probably not: Those exercises are good for your body and overall health. There might be some indirect effects on your pubococcygeus. Not sure why you think you need to exercise your pubococcygeus. ...Read more

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What workouts should I do at the gym to build muscle?

What workouts should I do at the gym to build muscle?

In 400 characters : or more - we can't begin to that subject justice. Consider working out with a personal trainer or consulting with one of the sports medicine specialists on Health Tap Prime. ...Read more

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Does Cardio and strength training exercises in the gym break the Hymen?

Does Cardio and strength training exercises in the gym break the Hymen?

Not that I am aware-: -of. as far as I know only vaginal penetration will do this, and not all females have a hymen or a complete one as this would not allow for period flow. these actually need surgical incision. ...Read more

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What exercises, at home, are best at toning my abs?

What exercises, at home, are best at toning my abs?

Core exercises: To tone your stomach, working on your core both back and full ab exercises are important you also need to eat a low glycemic diet, decrease soda and alcohol which often cause a gut that does not respond to exercise. Losing weight if necessary will help too. ...Read more

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Approximately 20 minutes again on the lower and upper body. these strength training workouts arent hiit and don't involve cardio. lose weight?

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

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Can strengthening your abs at the gym help you not get inguinal hernias?

Can strengthening your abs at the gym help you not get inguinal hernias?

No.: Inguinal hernias occur at natural weak points of the abdominal wall. We believe that chronic "wear-and-tear" can lead to a hole forming in the muscle in susceptible people, which manifests itself as a hernia. Therefore, what you think may be helping you can actually increase the risk of a hernia developing. In contrast, obesity is a risk factor, as well, so your best bet is aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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What exercises using machines at the gym are best to use to strengthen the lower back ?

What exercises using machines at the gym are best to use to strengthen the lower back ?

Too many to describe: There are numerous exercises that one go do in the gym for the back. Speak with a personal trainer at the gym or search on-line for the specifics. ...Read more

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What is ok to do with lower back pain at the gym, bike, treadmill, and/or elliptical?

What is ok to do with lower back pain at the gym, bike, treadmill, and/or elliptical?

All of them?: The exercises you mentioned when done correctly can all give you your desired result. I usually suggest alternating your cardio machines, thereby decreasing repetitive injury - for example do 15 min on each. Also pls make sure you are doing the correct exercises on each, if anything hurts stop and avoid running on the treadmill - u can always increase incline instead. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Weights gym safe disc bulge L 4 5 mirror doing leg press that seated and squats and lunges I no got build up core?

Weights gym safe disc bulge L 4 5 mirror doing leg press that seated and squats and lunges I no got build up core?

Back pain: Lunges and squats really put a lot of stress on the low back. You risk converting a bulging disc into a herniated disc. Isometric exercises are better to build the core muscles. A weight lifting belt can protect the low back if you have to do the lunges and squats. Consult with a personal trainer to avoid further injury to the low back. ...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 is now the top pec building exercise to do at home?

Which is now the top pec building exercise to do at home?

Push ups: A regular home exercise program with push ups will help build your pectoralis major. Start gradually but work up to doing at least 3 sets of push ups (anywhere from 15-25 at a time). ...Read more

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Should I do pranayama(breathing exrecises including Kapalbhati) before or after doing workout and lifting weights in the gym?

Should I do pranayama(breathing exrecises including Kapalbhati) before or after doing workout and lifting weights in the gym?

Exercise: Surely breathing and stretching before and after cardio or weight lifting is excellent. You will have to gauge how long before and after your workouts you have to dedicate. Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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Do I have to lose the belly fat before doing ab exercises to tone the abs?

Do I have to lose the belly fat before doing ab exercises to tone the abs?

Abdominal exercise: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you lose stomach fat, if any. To lose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to lose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included). ...Read more

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Are crunches and situps the best core exercises or am i better off doing a variety of core exercises?

Are crunches and situps the best core exercises or am i better off doing a variety of core exercises?

Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in 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! ...Read more

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Would adjustable dumbbells be the best way to build muscle at home? I can't afford big workout machines, and don't live near a gym.

Would adjustable dumbbells be the best way to build muscle at home? I can't afford big workout machines, and don't live near a gym.

Sure : You can use all sort of weights to help strengthen, build, and maintain muscle. The most important thing is proper lifting techniques and to gradually work your way up to heavier weights. Also remember to add cardio to your routine. ...Read more

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Will bench press exercises help in pushups and also rotator cuff surgery?

Will bench press exercises help in pushups and also rotator cuff surgery?

They can but: You need to get clearance from your surgeon to know if your are ready for that intensive training. ...Read more