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Wanting a good supplement for workouts i.E. Pullups, pushups, sit-ups?

Wanting a good supplement for workouts i.E. Pullups, pushups, sit-ups?

Bodyweight exercises: Pullups, pushups, and bodyweight squats when performed with proper technique are excellent exercises. You can learn more at this site: http://www.Alkavadlo.Com/. ...Read more

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What are disadvantages of stationary bicycle machines?

What are disadvantages of stationary bicycle machines?

You pedal: and pedal but they never take you anywhere :) Stationary bikes are good aerobic exercise and good for your heart. Fantastic for building strength in the thighs Disadvantage: they do nothing for the upper body vs say a stairclimber or Nordic trac. At the gym I do various upper body exercises and finish with 30 minutes on the stationary bike. Good luck. ...Read more

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Doing multiple pushups helps lose man boobs?

Doing multiple pushups helps lose man boobs?

No: Gynecomastia (aka man boobs) are accumulation of breast tissue in men. They are not a function of fat and working out your pectoral muscles will not eliminate them. If you truly have gynecomastia, it will need to be corrected by a plastic surgeon once the underlying causes have been ruled out. ...Read more

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Are dumbbell flys effective?

Are dumbbell flys effective?

Depends: Dumbell flys will exercise your deltoids and pectoral muscles in particular. This is effective if your goal is to increase the strength of these muscles. ...Read more

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Crossfit vs olympic weightlifting vs regular weight lifting, what is better?

Crossfit vs olympic weightlifting vs regular weight lifting, what is better?

Wrong question.: Depends on your goals: Crossfit= strength endurance - you will get lean. Olympic lifts= technical exercise that requires good coaching to prevent injury. Power and strength emphasis - often used as part of program to enhance performance in power sports. Regular weight lifting - this is a general term and rep/rest/weight/exercise schemes varied depending on goals and training experience ...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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Could lifting weights count as strength training, or is doing squats, crunches, kickbacks, etc strength training?

Could lifting weights count as strength training, or is doing squats, crunches, kickbacks, etc strength training?

Strength training: Training your muscles for increased strength and endurance should be a gradual process to avoid injuries. Lifting your own body weight such as in pushups, pullups, squats, lunges has similar benefit for staying fit. A good healthy diet plan is a must. Avoid junk calories and focus on nutrition with veggies and fruits. Stay regular and consistent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are dumbbells better than barbells for weight training?

Are dumbbells better than barbells for weight training?

Just different: Both are beneficial for weight training. Dumbbells allow greater range of motion and require the use of accessory muscles more. Barbells are more restrictive, but strengthen your primary muscle groups and are generally less likely to cause injury. ...Read more

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Does doing push-ups, pectoral exercises make breasts smaller?

Does doing push-ups, pectoral exercises make breasts smaller?

No.: Breast overlies the muscle and is not connected to it. Muscles get larger with training, but breast remains the same size. ...Read more

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Are hindu push ups bad on your rotator cuffs?

Are hindu push ups bad on your rotator cuffs?

Possibly: Hindu pushups, because of the larger range of motion required by the shoulders, will place more stress on the shoulders than normal pushups, so if you have had prior problems with your rotator cuff, you will need to proceed with caution. ...Read more

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Invasilign technology advantages and disadvantages?

Invasilign technology advantages and disadvantages?

Orthodontist helps: To decide whether invisalign or regular metal wire orthodontics are better, one needs to see an orthodontist. Most will give a low cost (or sometimes free) initial consultation. The invisalign is clear plastic, so hard to see on adults who don't want to have the "braces look", but some types of badly positioned teeth are harder to move without traditional wires, which can control individual teeth. ...Read more

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I'm a 17 yr old teenager n I want build lean muscular body. I practice push ups, pull ups , sit ups n Hindu dips. Doing Hindu dips decreases height?

I'm a 17 yr old teenager n I want build lean muscular body. I practice push ups, pull ups , sit ups n Hindu dips. Doing Hindu dips decreases height?

No: Hindu dips will not decrease your height. You are doing many of the right things to have a healthy boy. Consider adding an aerobic exercise like walking, running, biking or swimming 30-60 minutes a day to your exercise plan. Good health to you. ...Read more

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Advantages and disdvantages of laser lumbar discectomy surgery?

Advantages and disdvantages of laser lumbar discectomy surgery?

If the selection: for such surgery is done properly it's advantage is that it can be done using MINIMALLY INVASIVE approaches (eg small incision "band-aid surgery")

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Are there any cons to strength training compared to aerobic exercise?

Are there any cons to strength training compared to aerobic exercise?

Do both: Ideally you should be doing both, since strength training will maintain muscle mass, while aerobic exercise maintains cardiovascular health. Only doing one or the other would miss out on the benefits of each one. ...Read more

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What are the advantages & disadvantages of self ligating braces?

What are the advantages & disadvantages of self ligating braces?

Pros and Cons: self lighting braces eliminate the need for separate elastomeric ties (safety ties) and the time it takes to put them on and take them off. This means shorter time in the chair for you. The latching mechanism makes the brackets a bit thicker so there is a bit more for you to get used to. All modern orthodontic brackets can produce excellent results. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pros & cons of using invisalign?

Pros & cons of using invisalign?

Pros & cons: Clear Aligners less visible and smoother. Braces 25-55% more effective, work faster, teeth more stable after treatment. The choice of appliance is less important then the choice of provider. Make sure you are seeing a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist, with 5,000+ more Orthodontic training, and who does nothing but Orthodontic care. ...Read more

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What are some good hand held dumbell exercises for toning your arms?

What are some good hand held dumbell exercises for toning your arms?

Dumbell exercises: Scroll down to the dumbell arm exercises - http://www.dumbbell-exercises.com/workout-routines/#3 ...Read more