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Doctor insights on: Benefits Of Push Up Workouts

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Are freestyle push ups a good way to work out?

Are freestyle push ups a good way to work out?

Push ups = good: Whether you do wide grip, narrow grip, isometric, incline or decline pushups, they are a good form of exercise. Pushups work your triceps, shoulders, abdominals, back muscles and chest. Doing pushups can help with strength and metabolic rate. However, it is best to a varied exercise routine. ...Read more

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What workouts should I do to be able to build up my strength for push ups and curl ups?

What workouts should I do to be able to build up my strength for push ups and curl ups?

Push curl: I do not want to be captain obvious here but realistically you should be doing push ups and curl ups. You can star easy with puh ups by doing them on your knees. And curl ups by testing your feet on a chair with your knees flexed behind you. ...Read more

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I bought a pull up/push up bar and 10 lb dumb bells. What's the best exercises i can do with those to workout my back?

I bought a pull up/push up bar and 10 lb dumb bells. What's the best exercises i can do with those to workout my back?

Be careful: After you have built up your "core" with the typical exercises, you can try these advanced techniques: http://www.Dumbbell-exercises.Com/exercises/back/. ...Read more

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Which foods are best at restoring nutrients lost during intense workouts? Also, how can you benefit from taking cold showers?

Which foods are best at restoring nutrients lost during intense workouts? Also, how can you benefit from taking cold showers?

Variety & water: Eat a meal with a variety of foods within an hour after a workout. Don't wait long. Your muscles will not rebuild as well, and you'll lose some of the benefit of your hard work, if you don't feed them soon after a workout. The variety of foods should include carbohydrates (including perhaps 35g of simple carbs/sugar to get glycogen back into muscles), protein for building muscle, fruits, vegs. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can push through a workout with asthma?

Can i tell me how i can push through a workout with asthma?

May not be able: If one has an asthma flare during exercise then one should stop and use their rescue medication. Depending upon the response to the rescue medication one may not be able to "push through" a workout. ...Read more

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I been doin push ups an ab workouts will it help me gain any weight?

I been doin push ups an ab workouts will it help me gain any weight?

Hard to say: To gain muscle with exercise, you'll need to also increase your protein intake -- especially after workouts. Best to get a trainer who can assess your starting point and your goals, and work with you to achieve them. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of stretching muscles as part of your workout?

What are the benefits of stretching muscles as part of your workout?

Let me explain: Stretching before a workout helps prepare your muscles for more vigorous exercise. Stretching is not warm-up exercise, but should be done after you warm up. Do about 10 minutes of light cardio exercise, such as brisk walking or jogging, before stretching your muscles. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of going for a long run the day after a race or an intense strength/speed workout?

What is the benefit of going for a long run the day after a race or an intense strength/speed workout?

Not for recovery: It is a myth that a recovery workout will help your recover faster. But, some people say still do it because you are pushing yourself when your body is already tired. There is evidence of benefits of exercise in the so called "fatigued state", but for the casual athlete these benefits may be minimal. ...Read more

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Hello my age is 19.my BMI is 17.9. What are the benefits of workout in gym for me? your assistance will be helpfull for me

Hello my age is 19.my BMI is 17.9. What are the benefits of workout in gym for me? your assistance will be helpfull for me

Eat protein: Your BMI indicates you are underweight. However, this may be ok for your genetics ("normal" BMI is lower for people of Asian or Indian ethnicity than European or African background). Still, your goal is obviously to grow bigger, stronger muscles, not to drop weight. I advise you to be sure you are getting in 80 grams of complete protein daily and at least 14 grams within 1 hr of lifting weight. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and a guy. I just started adding chin ups to my daily chest workout of 100 push-ups a day. I do 15 chin-ups. Can I do this daily?

I'm 17 and a guy. I just started adding chin ups to my daily chest workout of 100 push-ups a day. I do 15 chin-ups. Can I do this daily?

Sounds fine: Teens are often able to do large amounts of exercise without getting any problems. For example, 100 daily push-ups, 100 daily chin-ups, and 100 daily sit-ups can be done every day and usually make the person stronger, without any problems. ...Read more