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Doctor insights on: Barbell Bench Press Chest Exercises For Bodybuilding

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Bench press or dumbbell press for upper chest, which is better?

Bench press or dumbbell press for upper chest, which is better?

Both : Are good. Better may include which one you could perform in the correct way. ...Read more

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Will bench press exercises help in pushups and also rotator cuff surgery?

Will bench press exercises help in pushups and also rotator cuff surgery?

They can but: You need to get clearance from your surgeon to know if your are ready for that intensive training. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is dumbbell bench press almost equivalent to barbell bench press?

Can you tell me how is dumbbell bench press almost equivalent to barbell bench press?

Dumbbells are harder: Dumbbells require each arm to recruit more surrounding shoulder muscles to help balance the weight which means you are working harder (given the same weight). The bench press is a great exercise as well, but it does work a more specific muscle group and is intrinsically more stable because both arms are linked in trying to balance the moving weight load. ...Read more

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Weights gym safe disc bulge L 4 5 mirror doing leg press that seated and squats and lunges I no got build up core?

Weights gym safe disc bulge L 4 5 mirror doing leg press that seated and squats and lunges I no got build up core?

Back pain: Lunges and squats really put a lot of stress on the low back. You risk converting a bulging disc into a herniated disc. Isometric exercises are better to build the core muscles. A weight lifting belt can protect the low back if you have to do the lunges and squats. Consult with a personal trainer to avoid further injury to the low back. ...Read more

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OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OK to avoid them: First it may help to work with a certified personal trainer to modify an overhead exercises so that they are more "tolerable". Otherwise, no exercise that is done overhead is "necessary". Be reassured that you can readily find alternatives that will be suitable without compromising your the benefits you are receiving. ...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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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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My both elbow joints are clicking while doing any triceps workout or bench press/ shoulder press or pushups for 1 yr. I have no pain..Is it normal?

My both elbow joints are clicking while doing any triceps workout or bench press/ shoulder press or pushups for 1 yr. I have no pain..Is it normal?

Normal clicking: Clicking in a joint can be due to lots of different things. Nearly 99.9% of the time though if it isn't painful you aren't doing any damage. Clicking can be caused by tendons slipping over the joint or a bony prominence or the joint capsule rubbing on the joint or tendons. If it becomes painful you need to back off. ...Read more

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With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on that area such as seated military press, etc for 6-8 weeks. If it was more of a soft tissue injury, than basically you would just try to keep your activities to such a level that your pain is not aggravated, but could increase them as tolerated. ...Read more

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Could weighted push ups put mass in chest?

Yes: push ups are an overall good exercise for chest, upper extremities and core ...Read more

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Can i workout by doing chest exercises to improve pigeon chest?

No: At your age you will not alter the shape of the chest but depending on your muscle mass size you may end up minimizing the appearance of your sternum. ...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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Are sit-ups (when holding a weight), squats, or deadlifts bad for you?

Are sit-ups (when holding a weight), squats, or deadlifts bad for you?

No : No, none of the activities you listed are bad for you when done properly. When you first start exercising, you may want to ease yourself into activity. Make sure that you know the proper technique for each movement and remember to stretch before and after working your muscles. Have a great workout! ...Read more

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Please answer! what muscles does the machine press work compared to free weight bench press?

See below: if you are using machine for bench press you tend to isolate out several muscles. if you are using free weights, you need many more muscles to stabilize your upper body. therefore you get a more "total body" workout when you use free weights in general. ...Read more

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Will woking out on chest, biceps and triceps help gain weight?

Will woking out on chest, biceps and triceps help gain weight?

It should.: If you're referring to weight training to build these muscle groups, then yes, you should gain weight. Muscles will hypertrophy (grow) from weight training, and that growth should result in a weight gain. Keep in mind that you may need to hit the weights for at least 6 weeks, before appreciating any gain in muscle weight. ...Read more

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I have mild MVP with trivial MR. Everything else normal. Can I do weight training in gym like chest and shoulders weight exercises like bench press?

I have mild MVP with trivial MR. Everything else normal. Can I do weight training in gym like  chest and shoulders weight exercises like bench press?

Yes: With what you are describing (and I am assuming you are having no symptoms of chest pain, irregular heart beat, shortness of breath) then should be no problem. IF however you develop any of the above symptoms you need to stop the offending activity and see your cardiologist. Dr R ...Read more