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Benefits Of Upper Body Cardio Workouts
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
Exercises: Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may upper body abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Consider Barbell Bench Press; Barbell Bench Press, declined; Dumbbell Flyes; Dumbbell Flyes, inclined bench; Chest Dips; Cable Crossover; Floor Flyes, ...Read more
Find partner: Workouts, whether upper body( in your case), lower body or cardio can be a 'drag' after a while. My best advice as a sports medicine physician and endurance 'athlete' is to find a work- out partner w/ similar work- out goals as you and train together... If unable to do so then work w/ a certified personal trainer who can keep your work- outs more fun and goal/ oriented. Best of Luck! ...Read more
Pushups: Not sure what you're looking for exactly, but if you're looking for quick things to do with just 10 - 15 minutes during lunch at work, you could do pushups and dips using chairs. Also you could bring some light weights or bands to do biceps curls, triceps extensions, rotator cuff strengthening, etc. ...Read more
One Size: Won't "fit all" people. That said, the "best" program is the (1) safest one for an individual (relating to one's medical condition), the one (2) most likely to engage consistency, & the one (3) that targets all aspects of fitness (aerobics, endurance, strength). So, (1) discussion with an md; (2) reflection on one's favorite; (3) search within healthtap's existing answers for program ideas. Enjoy! ...Read more
Best 2 join a health: -club & C an AT-C & have a program set up 4 Ur needs &abilities. Do weight training one day then do cardi the next. Do some 1 on 1 sessions so U understand the program, log in Ur reps, weights so U can follow Ur progress. If doing intensive lifting, B sure 2 keep hydrated, as well as protein supplement if needed. Cardi the next day muscles need time 2 recover. ...Read more
What is a good workout for a man to build upper body strength who has limited time because of a baby?
Pushups: If you don't have time to go to the gym, the classic push-up will hit your chest and triceps. In addition, maintaining good form (straight back) is good for your core. If you add a door mounted chin-up bar, you can do pull-ups to hit your back and biceps. ...Read more
I regularly workout my upper body(chest,shoulders,and back) at the gym. Is it possible that it makes me heavy on top to slouch?
No: The mass you develop on the upper body would not be enough to bend your torso downward. If this continues I would see a physician to make sure you are not having any degeneration of the thoracic spine which could cause a change in position ...Read more
Numbness/tingling in middle n upper back that comes and goes. No pain. More prominent after doing upper body workout. Any stretches i can do to help?
Probably okay: Need to see a physician to be sure nothing else going on but most likely no concern. What type of exercise causes it? Does it happen mostly when doing work lying on a bench or sitting against a hard seatback? Any tingling "numbness" in arms? Too many questions to address this problem in this forum. ...Read more
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