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Doctor insights on: An Alternative Dumbbell Exercise To An Upright Row

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Sir I have pain my left shoulder since 1 year during exercise upright row. I quite but I have still little pain . Now i started workout still pain .

Sir I have pain my left shoulder since 1 year during exercise upright row. I quite but I have still little pain . Now i started workout still pain .

Eval: Pain for a year at your age deserves further evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon. At least an xr & possibly an MRI or ultrasound would be helpful to guide treatment. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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I have one medium size dumbbell and i want to improve my chest because its so small or thin. What is the best home exercise for me?

I have one medium size dumbbell and i want to improve my chest because its so small or thin. What is the best home exercise for me?

Get another dumbbell: You can do bench presses with two, depending on their weight. You can do flies by exxtending your arms while laying on your back and raising the dumbbells to the middle of your chest. Also, you can do pushups in a variety of ways! the dumbbell exercise is analogous to the picture! ...Read more

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Can i workout with kettle bell and dumbbells on alternative days to gain muscle weight?

Can i workout with kettle bell and dumbbells on alternative days to gain muscle weight?

Yes: Changing up the workout routine is good for stimulating different muscles and muscle fibers within muscles. Make sure to allow for a time period of rest to allow the muscles to repair themselves. ...Read more

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Is exercise advisable for pancreatic patient to increase weight 1kg dumbbell each Age 19 Height 5.8' weight 56kg.Have iidiopathic recurrent acute panc?

Couldn't hurt: Moderate exercise is rarely harmful for any condition. Listen to your body and don't push your exercising too far, too fast. Consult your doctor for tips and for what to avoid. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Doing arm raises every day with the big dumbbell but hurts the shoulder joint/ is this the best exercise to tone the chest?

Doing arm raises every day with the big dumbbell but hurts the shoulder joint/ is this the best exercise to tone the chest?

No: While dumbbell exercises can be very beneficial, they can also put stress on joints if not done properly. It sounds like you are putting stress on the shoulder joint and this should be avoided. Push ups are good exercises to tone the chest but can be modified to your level. If you are not sure how to do exercise the right way, seek out a personal trainer or physical therapist. ...Read more

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How can I tone up and get fit? Exercise bike and some dumbbells. I'd like to work on my abdomen, thighs, bum and arms. Suggestions please?

How can I tone up and get fit? Exercise bike and some dumbbells. I'd like to work on my abdomen, thighs, bum and arms. Suggestions please?

See details: You need to get to the gym and begin strength training. If weight is a problem a low carbohydrate diet needs to be started. If you can afford one, a personal trainer at the gym can help you get started. The next best option would be partnering with a friend that frequents the gym so you can train together. ...Read more

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What's a good alternative exercise to weight training?

What's a good alternative exercise to weight training?

Other options: One good option is isotonic exercise (pushing against a closed door). Any exercise specialist can give you more info on this or get a book at the library. Also, swimming is another good option. ...Read more

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Hello, i'm doing a debate for a school project on why people should not take medications. So far it's been pretty challenging but I need good explanations. For example, so far i have that there are other alternatives such as exercise which can help treat/

Hello, i'm doing a debate for a school project on why people should not take medications. So far it's been pretty challenging but I need good explanations. For example, so far i have that there are other alternatives such as exercise which can help treat/

Examples: How about how exercise and sunshine which provide endorphin release and accumulation of vitamin D can treat people with minor depression and is the main treatment for conditions like Fibromyalgia as medications are seldom helpful in the latter. ...Read more

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How can I cure primary open angle glaucoma naturally by exercise or alternative safety ways please ?

How can I cure primary open angle glaucoma naturally by exercise or alternative safety ways please ?

Not possible: There are no natural products, no natural treatment , no exercises etc. that will modify glaucoma in any way. There is effective pharmacologic and surgical treatment and you should follow the advice of your ophthalmologist for the preservation of your important vision. Naturopaths and chiropractors have no role to play at all in this condition. ...Read more

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Massively lighter period 2 months in a row, big pain on first day. Could change in diet and new exercise be cause?

Massively lighter period 2 months in a row, big pain on first day. Could change in diet and new exercise be cause?

Lighter period: The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause & implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my BP to shoot up to 170ish / 110ish or higher along with dizziness during only mild exercise like push-ups / dumbells? Concerns me.

Is it normal for my BP to shoot up to 170ish / 110ish or higher along with dizziness during only mild exercise like push-ups / dumbells? Concerns me.

Normal vs. Healthy?: Big difference. Normal only means usual, common. Healthy=a very different issue. Basic issue: any BP reading from only a single heart (Systolic) & another single beat (Diastolic) within limits of accuracy of measurement system being used; digital meters least accurate (literally guess). Situation, as described, too vague for good answer. Exercise tends to result in ↑SBP, varies with exercise, etc. ...Read more

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How much should I be restin in between exercise? I'm 16 5'4 1/2-5'5 and 125-126 LBS. I do 360-370 push-ups (not in a row) daily. 200-300 sit-ups 4x wk

How much should I be restin in between exercise? I'm 16 5'4 1/2-5'5 and 125-126 LBS. I do 360-370 push-ups (not in a row) daily. 200-300 sit-ups 4x wk

Ans: Your musculoskeletal system is still forming be careful as to the excessive exercise you are doing. You can do sets of exercise but yours are much to excessive. ...Read more

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In terms of exercise training is it feasible for an individual following a type 2 diabetic lifestyle to use a pre-workout? Or are there any other better alternatives?

In terms of exercise training is it feasible for an individual following a type 2 diabetic lifestyle to use a pre-workout? Or are there any other better alternatives?

Exercise: Exercise, any exercise is good for you, with or without a pre-workout.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Am doing exercise by dumbells at 3.5 kg and after i finish i feel a pain for a certain time in my right elbow, any solutions ?

Am doing exercise by dumbells at 3.5 kg and after i finish i feel a pain for a certain time in my right elbow, any solutions ?

Very common: The most common forms of elbow pain from overuse, or repetitive motions are muscle, or tendon sprains. Very common with doing single joint exercises with weights. You must lay off this exercise for a while and opt for full body exercises like pushups, pull-ups and bodyweight rows until your elbows are feeling a little better. For additional advice see: http://bit.ly/1sSZbfu ...Read more

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P waves usually biphasic in V1 but become only upright with exercise? T waves in leads V2-3 also change with every ekg.

P waves usually biphasic in V1 but become only upright with exercise? T waves in leads V2-3 also change with every ekg.

Lead placement can: make a significant difference in the morphology of the EKG waveforms just as body position can. Sitting or lying while resting makes a significant difference from standing while exercising. None of what you describe sounds worrisome at all. ...Read more

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For 3 days in a row at different times of the day i've gotten severe dizzy spells. . Could just be because of my new exercise regimen?

For 3 days in a row at different times of the day i've gotten severe dizzy spells. .  Could just be because of my new exercise regimen?

Unlikely: Impossible to say without knowing the details of the exercise program. However, it is unlikely and you should see your primary care doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My dad can't exercise because of his disk but needs to so that he can get the disk treatment and help diabetes. What alternative method is there?

My dad can't exercise because of his disk but needs to so that he can get the disk treatment and help diabetes. What alternative method is there?

There are other: Ways. He has to be on a proper diet, and can use stationary bike for little impact and can also use form of hand/arm ergometer. Ask around, especially the exercise places for these things. Good luck. ...Read more

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Costochondritis, sedentary, exercised 2 days in row, 2nd day stretched upper body 1st. Recumbent bike. No shortnss breath. How long might this last?

Costochondritis, sedentary, exercised 2 days in row, 2nd day stretched upper body 1st. Recumbent bike. No shortnss breath. How long might this last?

Give it a couple day: Lay off the offending exercise, take a day of rest between workouts. Sounds like U just jumped in & gave it all U had. Not the way 2 start. Ease into a program than fits Ur goals & abilities. If serious about an exercise program join a health club & get program from an AT-C, 1 on 1, then join a semi private group, & B consistent, meet new friends & because U R paying 4 it, ,U R motivated 2 con't. ...Read more

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What are some good alternatives to steroids, that help alongside diet and exercise to make large muscle gains? Thanks.

What are some good alternatives to steroids, that help alongside diet and exercise to make large muscle gains? Thanks.

Steroids are NOT: An alternative. They are illegal and dangerous. The only way to gain muscle is through exercise. There are no supplements or pills that will help do anything except waste your money. Talk w/a personal trainer; join a gym, but don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Medical #: do people really ever have hypertension where no titrating of prescription(s), diet or exercise lowers the pressure? Alternatives?

Medical #: do people really ever have hypertension where no titrating of prescription(s), diet or exercise lowers the pressure? Alternatives?

Resistant: Hypertension can be difficult to control:
1. Lifestyle (continued overweight, high alcohol or salt intake)
2. Underlying severe essential hypertension. Many people with essential hypertension need 3-5 prescription drugs daily. More powerful diuretics (furosemide, spironolactone) may have a dramatic effect.
3. Rare secondary hypertension due to meds, kidney or adrenal disease.
Hope this helps you. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain prevents bench pressing and dipping. Can overhead press, upright row, lateral raise without pain. The pain feels deep in the shoulder.

Shoulder pain prevents bench pressing and dipping. Can overhead press, upright row, lateral raise without pain. The pain feels deep in the shoulder.

Orthopedic surgeon: You may have to curtail your weight lifting in order to allow possible sprain of the shoulder to heal. See an orthopedic surgeon if symptoms persist or worsen as there could be deeper shoulder injury like rotator cuff tears present. ...Read more

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Removed ovaries and tubes May...bladder dropped.. awaken night feeling back labor in any position ..relief sit upright. I am 72 and exercise.

Removed ovaries and tubes May...bladder dropped.. awaken night feeling back labor in any position ..relief sit upright. I am 72 and exercise.

Evaluation: Based on these symptoms it is difficult to determine what might be going on. A good place to start the evaluation is with an Obgyn. They can evaluate your bladder and do an examination. Then they can order any appropriate testing that might be helpful in determining the cause and treatment ...Read more

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Marijuana helped keep me focus during exercise and I got healthy and lost weight, I like stimulant while exercising, need legal alternatives?

Marijuana helped keep me focus during exercise and I got healthy and lost weight, I like stimulant while exercising, need legal alternatives?

Breathing exercise: Doing breathing exercise - one type of yoga will improve brain to stay focused. Sage as tincture will improve oxygen levels in brain. B complex improves focus - probiotic generated b complex is better assimilated by the body. Chloroxygen tincture is made from stinging neetle add to water daily improves oxygen levels in brain - anything that improves oxygen to brain - awareness, walking will help ...Read more