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Doctor insights on: Activities For Kids To Increase Upper Body Strength

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How can I increase my upper body strength?

How can I increase my upper body strength?

Basics!: Chins. Pushups. Curls. Overhead presses. Lat pulls. Shoulder shrugs! Bench press. Dips! ...Read more

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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?

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

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How can I build upper body strength?

How can I build upper body strength?

Get: On a lifting program, crossfit, pullups, pushups etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could build upper body strength?

Can you tell me how I could build upper body strength?

Particular exercises: 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

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Which kind of diet should I be on if I am looking for upper body strength?

Which kind of diet should I be on if I am looking for upper body strength?

The same for lower..: The same for lower body strength. Plenty of protein, vegetables, with low starches and sugars. Plenty of water. The is no selective diet for strength training of a "portion" of the body! ...Read more

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Is there a way to build upper body strength?

Is there a way to build upper body strength?

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

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What is a good workout for a man to build upper body strength who has limited time because of a baby?

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

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I find push-ups so hard to do. Does this mean I have really weak upper body strength?

I find push-ups so hard to do. Does this mean I have really weak upper body strength?

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

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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?

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?

Workouts: As long as your doctor says you are healthy enough to do so, it is good to vary your workouts. Please keep focus on health more than the number on the scale. Healthy food plan and sleep are part of the healthy lifestyle. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the top workout program to gain upper body strength?

What is the top workout program to gain upper body strength?

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

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What is the icd-9 code for decreased upper body strength?

What is the icd-9 code for decreased upper body strength?

Weakness ICD code: I did not see a specific one for decreased upper body strength. I see 728,87 for Muscle weakness (generalized). ...Read more

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Approximately 20 minutes again on the lower and upper body. These strength training workouts aren't hiit and don't involve cardio. Lose weight?

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

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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?

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

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20 male, will protein powder help me to gain muscle and upper body strength?

20 male, will protein powder help me to gain muscle and upper body strength?

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

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How to increase upper body height only?

How to increase upper body height only?

Impossible! : Your growth is determined by your genetics. There is no way you can control it much less control one area such as above the waist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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 :(?

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 :(?

See an MD: There is a growth spurt around your age when you tend to gain height rather than the weight. See your doctor to make sure you do not have any condition which needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Yes: Usually the herald patch comes on first and could go away if the rash lasts longer than a few weeks. The fine rash does not go along so much with PR but the small red patches do. This could also be a form of dry skin ...Read more

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How do I gain weight in my upper body?

How do I gain weight in my upper body?

Lot of exercise: Resistance exercise upper body will help gain upper body weight. ...Read more

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What exercises should I do for upper body?

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