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Does abexercises like ab crunches,leg raises,bicycle crunches..& squats increase intra abdominal pressure & break hymen? I m virgin.

Does abexercises like ab crunches,leg raises,bicycle crunches..& squats increase intra abdominal pressure & break hymen? I m virgin.

Possible: The hymen can be torn during exercise. Wether the hymen is torn or not does not determine if a women is a virgin, as it can easily be torn by tampons, fingering, and exercise. Some women are born without a hymen or just a fringe of tissue. ...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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OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OK to avoid them: First it may help to work with a certified personal trainer to modify an overhead exercises so that they are more "tolerable". Otherwise, no exercise that is done overhead is "necessary". Be reassured that you can readily find alternatives that will be suitable without compromising your the benefits you are receiving. ...Read more

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Is 40 push ups, 125 crunches 25 sit ups 5 planks and 25 leglifts before i sleep a good workout?

Is 40 push ups, 125 crunches 25 sit ups 5 planks and 25 leglifts before i sleep a good workout?

That is awesome: But any vigorous exercise should be finished at least several hours before sleep. Too much stimulation can make it difficult to fall asleep. ...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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Shin feels like stretching rubber band when moving ankle. Hit with hard ball. Att tendinitis?

Shin feels like stretching rubber band when moving ankle. Hit with hard ball. Att tendinitis?

Not achilles.: Sounds like a good bruise from getting hit wiith the hardball. There is little tissue covering the tibia so not much protection there from injury. Ice followed by heat would be a good way of clearing this up. ...Read more

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Upper spin & right shoulder blade are super tight & painful. Walking in elliptical machine helps but next day comes back. Help?

Upper spin & right shoulder blade are super tight & painful. Walking in elliptical machine helps but next day comes back. Help?

Stretching Technique: If you are young and healthy you might benefit from specific stretching techniques. Try pulling your arm across your chest with the opposite arm until you feel the stretch and hold for a count of five then take a deep breath and relax. Repeat the process 5 times per set 2 sets per day for 3 days. If the pain presists or is getting worse have you doctor examine you. ...Read more

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Do exercises such as squats, lunges, push-ups, planks, and jumping jacks help with weight loss?

Do exercises such as squats, lunges, push-ups, planks, and jumping jacks help with weight loss?

Yes: Along with cutting calories , don't eat junk food if you eat 2500 cal and burn only 2000 , in spite of your exercises you will gain weigh , to loose 1 lb of body fat you gave to burn 3500 calories , not easy task ...Read more

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Can I lose weight by doing home exercises from an app with diet? Eg: knee highs, jumping jacks, push ups, crunches etc. 310lbs 5'3" 22 yrs female.

Can I lose weight by doing home exercises from an app with diet? Eg: knee highs, jumping jacks, push ups, crunches etc. 310lbs 5'3" 22 yrs female.

Yes, but at your: height, weight and age, you'll have to consider more of a lifestyle change. The major trick to losing weight is to eat less calories than you burn, eat good foods (not junk), drink plenty of water and exercise. There is considerable debate over what constitutes "good" foods, e.g., Paleo vs. low fat diets, but regardless, stick to these basics. You might need to be in a weight loss program. ...Read more

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Love trekking nd rock climbing. Which graft (patellar or hamstring) would fit me best?

Love trekking nd rock climbing. Which graft (patellar or hamstring) would fit me best?

Both work well: Both grafts in addition to a cadavre grafts can work well. More importantly, the way the procedure is performed and the postop rehab are more important than the actual graft used. You would probably require at least six months of rehab postop before returning to rock climbing. ...Read more

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Will toning my stomach (pushups, situps, pullups, etc.) help my stretch marks?

Will toning my stomach (pushups, situps, pullups, etc.) help my stretch marks?

Nothing: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. ...Read more

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Can loose skin on thighs tighten up with strength training exercises & cardio?

Can loose skin on thighs tighten up with strength training exercises & cardio?

No: But you are young. If you dropped a large amount of fat, leaving skin stretched out, the skin may slowly shrink to accommodate to a slimmer body. Exercise is very good for you. I hope you keep it up. ...Read more

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Is reverse grip bench press better than normal grip?

Is reverse grip bench press better than normal grip?

Depends: It's not the standard, but it all depends on the muscle groups you are trying to workout ...Read more