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Activities For Kids To Increase Upper Body Strength
Please tell me, could i just do pull ups to increase my upper body strength and size without any other workouts in between?
Yes: Pullups are a fairly comprehensive upper body strengthening exercise. ...Read more
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
Climbing: Push ups, pull ups, etc.Get a more detailed answer ›
First find the maximal weight you can lift well once (1RM).
Then do reps at about 80-90% of that amout using the muscles you wish to increase. Recommend hand held dumbells. 10-12 resp followed immediatly by 6-8 reps then 4-6 reps.
http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/tank-top-workout-upper-body-exercises ...Read more
Exercise: There are specific exercises that improve upper body strength, like push-ups, and several that can done with weights (whether fancy ones or improvised ones at home). Women don't have as much upper body strength as men, but it can be greatly improved with targeted exercise. Ask a trainer at a gym. Or read on book on weight-lifting. Best results come with doing the exercises every other day. ...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
They ARE hard: You may simply weigh more than your upper body strength can handle. I'm very glad you are trying and training. A good preparation is a pushup variant with one or both knees on the floor. The hated pushup is probably the single best exercise for developing your upper body. ...Read more
For exercise, I do upper body strength training one day. The next day I do lower body cardio. Should I do lower body strength training after 40 y/o?
One Size: Won't "fit all" people. That said, the "best" program is the (1) the 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 a md; (2) reflection on one's favorite; (3) search within healthtap's existing answers for program ideas. Enjoy! ...Read more
Not : Bad. Good sport if done consistently.Get a more detailed answer ›
Approximately 20 minutes again on the lower and upper body. These strength training workouts aren't 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
I have difficulty walking and I lack upper body strength. I don't have control over my meals. What do you recommend for getting healthy?
Get control: Eating a healthy diet is critical and a bad diet can not be overcome with any degree of exercise. So if you can't get control of your diet, as you say, understand that you need to. An exercise bike or water aerobics are two alternatives for exercise in patients who have difficulty walking. ...Read more
20 male, tall, no anomalities. But my hands are too thin & lack muscle mass lyk in girls. I lack upper body strength & can't even take a 1push up?
See your doctor: It is possible you have a primary muscle disorder. See your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Have cervical spondylosis w muscle spasms in upper back and neck. Should i be doing any upper body strength training or not?
Yes you could: Anything with comfrot you could do.Get a more detailed answer ›
NotMuch, RealFoodYes: Meat is high animal protein+fat. Sat. Fat is healthy, ancel keys & us gov. Long promoted con(s) to the opposite. Protein powder will likely be a higher cost & you don't know where the stuff came from, exempted by dshea act of 1994. The key to muscles is exercise, focused coordination & pushing limits, slowly/carefully, not the gimmicks. Study peter attia & review my other answers on healthtap. ...Read more
Get: A personal trainer if you are not familiar with lifting. ...Read more
I know that a waist-heavy waist-to-hip ratio has increased risk but does a lot of fat on the upper body (chest primarily) have similar risk?
Get a 'Feel' For It: Sounds like that might be male gynecomastia (better known as 'man boobs'). If so, it's a complicated issue. Part genetic(good luck with that!), part diet (in general losing weight), part exercise (calorie expenditure, especially interval training and resistance training)and avoiding a myriad of foods, products and activities that may alter your estrogen/testosterone ratio. You've just begun, laddy! ...Read more
Both my children have red bumps on their upper body's front and back and they itch. It has been there for 2 weeks what is it? I have tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and changing washing detergant, but it's not getting better
Please: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Does lisinopril cause increased passing of urine? My renal consultant advised I try stopping my 2.5mg dose for a short while to eliminate it as cause of upper body itch. Since doing this I noticed I sleep better. Not sure whether it is just that I'm sl
My kids & I have red bumps 1week mayb bug bites, upper body. Really itchy more at night. Dr. Gave us meds for scabies & bedbugs? I'm confused! Help
I am also confused : By this. Don't know what med you were given unless it is for itching. Bed bugs don't require any specific medications to get rid of them. Creams to treat scabies include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. Itching is worse at night w scabies. If the medication your are prescribed does not work — would encourage you to see a dermatologist for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
I'm so thin. From last many years only my height increase. It looks very bad, my legs are longer than my upper body. Plz please help me :(?
My child has a tremor in his upper body (both arms). He is 8.
He saw a neurologist and he was recommending a mri. Any idea what causes this?
Tremor in the young: Causes thinking of include neoplastic, developmental and inherited (storage disease, wilson's etc). Mri is a good first step to rule out a brainstem tumor or structural problem e.g. Congenital brain malformation, aqueductal stenosis. If negative, CSF studies next to rule out an infectious or inflammatory process. Familial essential tremor can manifest early in life but is a diagnosis of exclusion. ...Read more
Can a kid have pityriasis rosea without a herald patch? Patches of a fine rash on whole upper body, random smaller red circle patches on tummy/arms.
Depends: Depends on what your goals are — to strengthen, rehab from injury, build muscle, overall conditioning. There any many exercises, with or without weights or therabands, and gym machines to use, from rows and lat pulldowns to help with upper back, biceps curls, triceps for upper arm, exercises for the chest, delts, etc. ...Read more