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Benefits Of Knuckle Pushups
No: If the teenager is still in active growth, be careful re heavy power lifting as it can cause growth plate damage. However, most 17 yo boys are done growing. ...Read more
Ankle wrist weights: They increase your strength .Get a more detailed answer ›
Will larger reps of smaller weight ex: 5reps of 20sets of dumbbell curls at 10lb have the same muscle growth as lifting 2 reps of 5sets at 30lb?
For muscle growth,: Fewer reps of heavier weights are more effective. ...Read more
Dropped a can on upper knuckle of left thumb. Pain & numbness on side of knuckle, limited mobility& swelling between index & thumb. Is it fractured?
Only x-ray can tell: If this just occurred, then it's reasonable to give this a couple of days of observation, rest, icing and possibly anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen. Only an x-ray can answer the question of whether a fracture is present or not. A contusion/bruise can certainly look like this. ...Read more
How do you build wrist strength? The only thing i've done is curls up/down while arm on edge of bed - 3pound weights. Any other effective techniques?
OK: That is a good start. Also rotate wrist 90 degrees and do same curls (now up/down) that actually are l--r side-to-side motion. When can do large #reps, then move to 5lb weight. ...Read more
Multiple: Daily weight lifting will eventually increase your muscle mass, which not only improves your strength and makes you more functional for daily activities, but also increases your baseline metabolism which makes it easier to lose weight. In addition, regular exercise has been shown to cause endorphin release, which improves mood. ...Read more
6mos postop tfcc repair-when i try to flatten palm-pinky curls up, index finger straight but higher than other fingers & palm looks curled & achy. Pt?
Will excision of the radial head surgery improve rotation of my hand? Is there any chance of loosing strength of my arm after this surgery ?
Yes: After excision of radial head, your rotation of the forearm should improve. Unless there are complications, you generally should not loose strength in the arm after you have made complete recovery from the surgery . In the long run you should do well. ...Read more
Can be weak: "aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical strength"( taken from wikipedia) it has a philosophic and spiritualmunder pinning. ...Read more
Do weightlifting stunt growth in teenage boys with arm work, squats no deadlift kinda thing, does the body use energy on muscle instead of bone growth?
Not Really: There are areas of bone growth at the end of long bones, called epiphyseal plate(s). This is where we get "height" and "length" of our extremities. It has been shown if young males, particularly, engage in heavy resistance exercise too early, before these plates have fully developed, the length of these long bones can be muted. It is not excessive, meaning a 6'5" male will not become 5'11". ...Read more
I have a pulling pain between the thumb knuckle and the wrist when opening safety gates, jars etc working hand movements ?
Inflammation: It sounds like inflammation of the tendon...did you injure it in some way? Have it seen by your doctor if it persists. In the meantime there are some simple things that may help. Homeopathic Arnica, Rhus tox and Bryonia (all three at same time) can help with the pain. Stopping gluten can also help...over time..that is not a quick fix. I have great success with Traditional Chinese medicine as well ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benefits: Incline walking and sprints on the treadmill will both increase the intensity of the workouts you do. This will boost metabolism of your muscles, making them hungry for energy. Try to incorporate some type of speed workout or incline workout roughly 1-2 times a week. Overdoing it can lead to injuries. ...Read more
Sir while playing cricket,the bowler bowls one handed.So the muscles of other hand don't get much exercise as other hand...is muscle difference seen??
Post-op clavicle surgery
-8 days out, out of a sling, gaining back r.O.M., limited pain.
Question-is there any risk of safely excersing?
Yes.: While your fracture has been fixated with an implant construct, your bones have not yet healed. It is absolutely possible to loosen the implant during your exercising and could potential cause you to require further surgery. This is a good question for the orthopaedic surgeon who took care of you. He/she can prescribe a graduated return to activity that ensures safe healing of your fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is fun and comfortable too. Watch for broken glass and trash though. http://www.helloonline.com/healthandbeauty/health-and-fitness/201107075682/beach-walking-to-health/. ...Read more
Can a foot fracture (3rd/4th metatarsal) occur if one's job duties consist of HEAVY PUSHING/PULLING of containers (consisting of bulk mail/magazine)?
Several things: The martial arts can help a person develop strength, flexibility, coordination; it can also help with stress and confidence. These should be weighed against potenital risk for injury. Check with your primary doctor before starting, especially if you have any chronic medical conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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