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Doctor insights on: Benefits Of Push Up Workouts

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Could push ups and pull ups increase punch speed and power for when doing MMA?

Could push ups and pull ups increase punch speed and power for when doing MMA?

Probably not much: Might help with power but not speed. Generally the power in a punch comes from the hip rotation and not the arms (ask a karate or kung fu instructor to explain/demonstrate this - or try punching without rotating your hips!). Speed comes from being relaxed as you initially throw the punch and not tightening your arm until just before impact. If your muscles are tense you can't throw a fast punch! ...Read more

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What type of full day work out includes bicycling, weight lifting and strap weights?

What type of full day work out includes bicycling, weight lifting and strap weights?

Overuse: Full day workout ? Must have a goal / purpose for this. Only ones i know of for this are endurance athletes -- triathlon, cycling, running. Certainly ok to mix and match, but should lead to goal with purposeful steps along the way. Be sure to take in calories while doing the workout. Also, recovery time critical -- don't cut this short. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are push ups and pull ups enough for strength training?

Are push ups and pull ups enough for strength training?

Just for your arms.: Push ups and pull ups if done properly will strengthen your back, shoulders, chest and forearms. You can add properly done lunges or knee bends, squat thrusts, windmills, jumping jacks, sit ups or calf raises to round out your workout. Search the web for "Calisthenics" to get more specific information and to use the pictures to make sure you are doing them properly. ...Read more

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Will running slim and tone my legs or bulk them up with lots of muscle?

Will running slim and tone my legs or bulk them up with lots of muscle?

Tone: ↑muscle, ↓fat: however food choices & quantity are major issues powerfully influencing outcomes. For slender legs, go LCHF to promote nutritional ketosis, i.e. burning body fat for energy. Study Mary Enig & Sally Fallon's book EatFatLooseFat, DietDoctor.com, Gary Taubes, http://goo.gl/RPGWXs, NuSI.org, FatChance.html, http://goo.gl/DKvdSI, http://goo.gl/mpd4Y6, http://goo.gl/gGXn9f, http://goo.gl/cypKOp, etc. ...Read more

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Would doing 200 push ups 4 days a week build a chest. And does jumping jacks and mountain climbers help the lower abdominal. ?

Exercising: Yes, your muscles will develop if you do this many push ups and other exercises. You probably noticed that weight lifters need to do more than push ups to get very strong- they lift heavy weights and look at their nutrition closely. If you are as dedicated as you say, you will probably notice some changes in a couple weeks. Good luck ...Read more

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What is the purpose of lifting your arms up high and exhaling in exercise videos?

What is the purpose of lifting your arms up high and exhaling in exercise videos?

Breathing: Lifting your arms up increase the capacity of the lungs to inflate providing more oxygen to your system, where it is needed for exercise. ...Read more

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Started lifting weights and doing some push ups. Will any of my activity cause my breasts to change (get smaller or bigger)?

Started lifting weights and doing some push ups. Will any of my activity cause my breasts to change (get smaller or bigger)?

No: Doing pushups and weight lifting may result in larger pectoralis muscles, which could cause your breasts to protrude more, giving the illusion of breast enlargement. The breasts themselves would not be expected to change. ...Read more

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What're some exercises that will bulk up my triceps?

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What're some exercises that will bulk up my triceps?

Compound exercises: The best exercises tend to be compound exercises (biceps curls and triceps extensions). These target multiple muscle groups yielding the greatest muscle hypertrophy. ...Read more

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Approximately 20 minutes again on the lower and upper body. these strength training workouts arent hiit and don't involve cardio. lose weight?

Approximately 20 minutes again on the lower and upper body. these strength training workouts arent hiit and don't involve cardio. lose weight?

Best program is-: -calorie deficient diet, adequate hydration, protein intake, & a weight training program set up by an AT-C @ a health club that fulfils Ur needs & is adapted 2 Ur abilities. 1 day weights next day CARDIO & repeat. This way U will become fit, stronger and healthier. Takes persistence & dedication. Push Ur self as able. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of cardio exercises over strength training?

What are the benefits of cardio exercises over strength training?

Multiple: The advantages to a daily jogging / aerobic program are these: increased aerobic fitness , better leg muscle tone, and increased endorphin release which usually results in better concentration powers and ability to relax . Strength training with weights increases muscle strength, endurance and general body habitus. Good Luck! ...Read more

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What are the benefits of treadmill incline sprints?

What are the benefits of treadmill incline sprints?

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

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What are the risks of starting a muscle building workout and diet when obese?

What are the risks of starting a muscle building workout and diet when obese?

Health status: Your previous health status prior to beginning a workout regimen will determine your risks. Discuss your specific health conditions with your physician prior to beginning a new workout regimen. ...Read more