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Aerobic Exercises To Do If Your Leg Hurts
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Squats and lunges: Squats and lunges are excellent exercises to do this. Other legs exercises are also very help helpful. ...Read more
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
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
It depends: It really depends of what specific problem you have with the knee. ...Read more
Work: Or go to a gym and look for them. ...Read more
Take it easy: Don't over due the kicking or pushing off the wall on turns. ...Read more
Yes: Sit ups work the abs and do not work the legs, leg lifts work the legs predominately, with some ab involvement. ...Read more
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
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
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
Supine: Laying supine and bringing your feet and knees all the way over your head to floor behind your head works well. ...Read more
I want to do a body toning, yoga routine. I know to avoid heavy lifting so what exercises are good an wont inflame it more?
Incomplete: You didn't mention what the condition is that you do not want to aggravate. ...Read more
If you can you lift your big toe by itself, flex your fingers backwards to touch arm, do backbends, etc--what do you have?
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