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Benefits Of Quad Muscle Exercises
Quad exercises: The muscles of the quadriceps femoris include the rectus femoris and the three vastus muscles (medius, intermedius, and lateralis). They primary function to help extend the knee, but the rectus also helps flex the hip. Exercises that strengthen the quads include leg extensors, squats, lunges and leg presses. Cardio exercises that condition the quads include running, cycling, and stair climbing. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Been told quad exercises help knee pain, but now i've read that you need to work muscle around actual knee, what is best advice?
Did sprints 10 days ago in the cold. Still feel soreness (continue to exercise daily). Did i strain my quad muscles? How long will i be sore?
Probably: If you did sprints and now feel discomfort in your quads w/ walking and esp.Stairclimbing than you did. Muscle strains( depending on severity) of the quads in your age group can take 2-6 weeks to heal.Best to avoid sprinting or fast jogging for ~4-6 wks to avoid re- injury. Gl! ...Read more
Try a few: how about some properly done squats, lunges and leg presses. don't forget your hamstrings - hamstring curls also work on your calves- stairs climbing I also like cycling to work on your quads and endurance at the same time ...Read more
Multiple: Leg strengthening can be accomplished by a multitude of exercise such as simply walking, jogging, or running. In the gym there are also a number of different options. Seeing a reputable physical trainer might be a good place to start. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i rest my back or is there exercises i can do to stop this pain in my lower back and leg muscles?
Depends: If its an acute problem rest and alternate heat and cold as tolerated. If its chronic muscle strengthening may be helpful to prevent future problems. See a doc or physical therapist to get specifics.You need to make sure you dont have a ruptured disc before doing any therapy. Make sure if your doing routine execise that you are doing them properly and its not the cause as well. ...Read more
Stretching: Maintenance of normal tissue through stretching and massage; eat a high carbohydratre meal 2-3 hours before exercise. Also ingest adequate fluid, carbohydrates and electrolytes. There are no proven strategy for prevention of exercise induced cramps but regular muscle stretching and maintaining good posture might help. ...Read more
Leg exercises and hip stretches etc. To hopefully perhaps strengthen the muscle there, can it stop my hip from clicking?
Its possible.: Be sure to stretch your hip flexors, quads, buttocks, hamstrings and low back. ...Read more
Leg muscles jellified & gave up on me 5 mins into workout...also bad chest...is it because I'm very obese & not used to exercise?
It very well could: be related to significant physical deconditioning and exercise intolerance .... severe obesity wouldn't be helping either. I assume you mean chest "pain" or "discomfort" as that was cut off. It would be uncommon at 19 even with severe obesity to have obstructive heart disease that you most commonly worry about with those symptoms. Nonetheless, you should still review this with your doc. ...Read more
Hip pain from doing leg exercises and when I have pain it's like spasms in my hip could I have pulled a muscle or have a torn muscle?
More than exercise: Exercise means to most people using your muscles, and this can cause the spasms and cramps. Stretching, flexibility exercises, hot packs, even topical creams are the remedies. But you must know why you are getting these cramps. There can be many reasons, from simply poor nutrition to serious diseases. See your doctor! a simple thing to try, as long as you are healthy is magnesium citrate. ...Read more
Common: It's not normal, but it's quite common. ...Read more
Fascia: It is likely that you are tightening a muscle that has an injured attachment to your body, and as you pull or contract the muscle the pain seems to radiate all along the length of the fascia cord that is injured. It is not a pinched nerve from a spine problem, and it does not come from your spine or arthritis or a disc in your lower back. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I tore the muscle in my lower leg just above my tibia bone to muscle was 17 have had to be sewn back together what exercise can I do.
Talk to your doc: This kind of question really needs to be shared with the doctor who did the surgery and/ or your family doctor who know the details of your injury and the procedure to best advise you. Without this information advise can be misleading. ...Read more
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