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Are indoor cardio machines hardd on your body?

Are indoor cardio machines hardd on your body?

IT IS ABOUT THE: Indian, not the arrow... Anyone of us can potentially make something safe very dangerous. Proper use, for an appropriate period of workout time is healthy. If you push your luck, you may get hurt. Just like anything else in life! ...Read more

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Will pushups situps and jogging make me fit?

Will pushups situps and jogging make me fit?

Good start.: It's certainly a good start to tone some muscle and burn some fat. As this routine gets a bit predictable, though, you may want to add some exercises or try some other cardiovascular method to mix it up and keep your motivation high. ...Read more

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Elliptical machine - rid of belly fat?

Elliptical machine - rid of belly fat?

Burns calories: Exercise burns calories. Eat less and you will lose weight, it is simple. Crunches get the abdominal muscles in shape, which can give tone to the muscular abdominal wall. This holds the fat in better (so to speak). ...Read more

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Will using the gym's rowing machine make my upper-body look like olympic swimmer?

Will using the gym's rowing machine make my upper-body look like olympic swimmer?

Not quite: It can make you look more like a rower (as opposed to swimmer) http://www.Carlosdinares.Com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/aus-quad-2011-wc.Jpg. ...Read more

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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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14000 wbc, 3.1 potassium, hemocrit 39.2 abs nuetophil 8.7 abs monocyte 1.1 on blood test while having chest pain. echo, stress,coronary CT angio clear?

14000 wbc, 3.1 potassium, hemocrit 39.2 abs nuetophil 8.7 abs monocyte 1.1 on blood test while having chest pain. echo, stress,coronary CT angio clear?

Abnormal: A WBC of 14,000 and a potassium of 3.1 are both abnormal and should be addressed. Neither are indicative of heart disease. The low potassium can, however, cause a rhythm disturbance. ...Read more

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Please answer! what muscles does the machine press work compared to free weight bench press?

Please answer! what muscles does the machine press work compared to free weight bench press?

See below: if you are using machine for bench press you tend to isolate out several muscles. if you are using free weights, you need many more muscles to stabilize your upper body. therefore you get a more "total body" workout when you use free weights in general. ...Read more

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Are rollerblading and biking good cardio workouts for reducing body fat and toning your abs?

Are rollerblading and biking good cardio workouts for reducing body fat and toning your abs?

Yes: Both are both excellent cardiac workouts which will help with weight loss. Both also tone the legs. Good luck! ...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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Will cpap machine work at 7, 000 feet?

Will cpap machine work at 7, 000 feet?

Check first: Altitude significantly alters delivered CPAP pressure unless a unit has pressure-compensating features. Check with your doctor, and also check with your CPAP supplier on your specific machine. Some machines are good to 7500 ft. ...Read more

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Will doing situp and others abs exercise reduce tummy fat and build six packs as well?

Will doing situp and others abs exercise reduce tummy fat and build six packs as well?

Yes: Try planks. You hold yourself as if you were going to do push ups but don't go down. Hold as long as you can, then you can work on side planks to define the obliques. ...Read more

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Can elliptical machine firm thighs and butt in 20 days?

Can elliptical machine firm thighs and butt in 20 days?

You should: Be able to see some improvement in 20 days of exercise, particularly if combined with a proper diet ...Read more

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Which machine supports the lungs and heart a echmo machine?

Which machine supports the lungs and heart a echmo machine?

Many: There are multiple machines they can do this. For example the tandem heart, ecmo, and ventricular assist devices. ...Read more

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Help please! is ab crunch machine good to lose belly fat?

Help please! is ab crunch machine good to lose belly fat?

Any: Any form of exercise that burns up calories will help you lose weight if combined with a calorie restricted diet. Avoid fat and junk food. See a registered dietitian for help. It takes 3500 calories to burn up one pound that you don't eat. Good luck. Your body will determine where it wants to burn up the fat. All you can do is tone up the muscles under the fat. ...Read more

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