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Doctor insights on: Aerobic Exercises To Do If Your Leg Hurts

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What muscles do you need to exercises to increase your vertical jump?

What muscles do you need to exercises to increase your vertical jump?

All leg muscles: To be able to increase your vertical jump, you will need to exercise and strengthen all the muscles of your legs. This includes the gluteal muscles, the quadriceps, and the calf muscles. Regular muscles training and practice will help you achieve your goal. ...Read more

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If I do leg workouts like squats and leg presses and calf raises. Do they make me faster if I do them?

If I do leg workouts like squats and leg presses and calf raises. Do they make me faster if I do them?

Presses for speed: Doing strength exercises will augment your speed to some degree. There is no substitute for old fashioned sprints and intervals on the track though. ...Read more

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What to do if need exercises to gain calf muscles and quickness!?

What to do if need exercises to gain calf muscles and quickness!?

See below: to increase your calf strength you can work on stairs and toe lifts for quickness you should work on quick feet exercises like kareokes and other agility skills not sure what youre training for but don't overdo your calf at the expense of your quads or hamstrings Also if you build up your calf too much you might lose some quickness? ...Read more

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Do exercise balls help build strength in back if you have disc issues and cant do impact exercise?

Do exercise balls help build strength in back if you have disc issues and cant do impact exercise?

Core strength/stabil: Sitting on an exercise ball can help improve core strength & stability. Check out http://www.gearfire.net/10-reasons-to-use-an-exercise-ball-as-your-chair/, http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/reaping-the-benefits-of-using-an-exercise-ball.html & http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Health-Benefits-Sitting-Exercise-Ball-20350907 for common themes of benefit. ...Read more

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What should someone do to build/tone your glutes and thigh muscles?

What should someone do to build/tone your glutes and thigh muscles?

Squats and lunges: Squats and lunges are excellent exercises to do this. Other legs exercises are also very help helpful. ...Read more

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What do you need to rest your muscles after exercising?

What do you need to rest your muscles after exercising?

What or why: I think you meant why. Again, this all depends on the amount, intensity, etc of your exercising. If you are doing intense weight training then you need more rest for the muscles to recover, if you are doing more cardiovascular exercises then the rest can be much shorter. Muscles are broken down under intense training and need time to recover or you will not gain the benefits you are looking for. ...Read more

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What are some good cardio exercise to do if your feet hurts?

What are some good cardio exercise to do if your feet hurts?

A few: Swimming, or use a machine called an upper body or arm ergometer, which will give you a cardio workout using your arms only. If cycling doesn't hurt your feet try that. ...Read more

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How do you exercise your lower back without straining your spinal cord?

How do you exercise your lower back without straining your spinal cord?

Use the web: And look up low back exercises. None of these are likely to put significant pressure on your spinal cord. ...Read more

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How do you exercise your lower back without straining your spinal cord?

How do you exercise your lower back without straining your spinal cord?

Pilates or aqua exer: Pilates puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core or center, and improving coordination and balance. Or aquatic exercise. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. If you have a spinal cord injury, check with your doctor first. ...Read more

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What are good ways to need to stretch or exercise my leg to fix my knee?

What are good ways to need to stretch or exercise my leg to fix my knee?

It depends: It really depends of what specific problem you have with the knee. ...Read more

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Do you use different muscles when you do leg lifts as compared to doing sit ups?

Do you use different muscles when you do leg lifts as compared to doing sit ups?

Yes: Sit ups work the abs and do not work the legs, leg lifts work the legs predominately, with some ab involvement. ...Read more

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Right leg getting better workout than left leg. What exercises can I do to even it out?

Right leg getting better workout than left leg. What exercises can I do to even it out?

The way to get: Around this is to incorporate unilateral(one sided) training. This will allow you to focus more on the weak side without allowing the stronger side to compensate. For basically every exercise out there, there is both a bilateral and unilateral version. ...Read more

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How to do 100situps if you have muscle pain!?

How to do 100situps if you have muscle pain!?

Be careful here: If you exercise and have pain at the time of exercise, probably ok. If pain persists/worsens for more that 20-30 minutes after, you may be overdoing. If the pains are low back (lumbar), limit sit-ups to nearly "isometric" (with- out much motion). Here, assume a sit-up position, but only elevate the shoulder blades off the surface. Hold this position for 12-15 seconds. Gradually work up to 20 reps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain in legs after jogging. trying to improve my posture. need help?

Leg pain: Try simple stretching before running . Decrease the length of time you r running as many times the pain indicates u r doing too much i.e. Too long ,too fast . Try starting going at a pace consistent with a fast walk and stop after 10 minutes. Do this 3-4 times a week , increase only by 10 % per week ...Read more

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What exercises can you do to improve your rock climbing skills?

What exercises can you do to improve your rock climbing skills?

Rock climbing: Check out: http://www.nicros.com/training/articles/top-5-finger-strength-training-exercises/ Also - there are some great utube type videos that demonstrate exercises. Take care. ...Read more

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How do you stretch your back after doing ab workouts?

How do you stretch your back after doing ab workouts?

Supine: Laying supine and bringing your feet and knees all the way over your head to floor behind your head works well. ...Read more