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Doctor insights on: Benefits Of Workouts To Strengthen Quads

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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 some good exercises to strenghten hip flexor muscle?

What are some good exercises to strenghten hip flexor muscle?

Lack of strength?: Or too much muscle tone leading to a spasm? You need to find out by doing hip extension. If your spine hurts during hip extension the psoas is in a spasm. It this case, psoas strengthening exercises will only make back pain worse. ...Read more

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Does any squat variations help strengthen the quads and help you jump higher?

Does any squat variations help strengthen the quads and help you jump higher?

Need a coach to help: In general squats will strengthen the quads. There is more to increasing the vertical jump then just strengthening the muscle. To lift a weight the muscle develops force slowly ( over about 0.5 seconds ) but a jump is more about explosive force were force is developed rapidly. There are a number of training exercises in which this is practiced, because of injury risk should work with a coach. ...Read more

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Are there any cons to strength training compared to aerobic exercise?

Are there any cons to strength training compared to aerobic exercise?

Do both: Ideally you should be doing both, since strength training will maintain muscle mass, while aerobic exercise maintains cardiovascular health. Only doing one or the other would miss out on the benefits of each one. ...Read more

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What are good exercises to strengthen rotator cuff muscles?

What are good exercises to   strengthen rotator cuff muscles?

Resistence: The main function of the rotator cuff muscles are to stabilize the shoulder, so it is not easy to replicate this with exercises. However, we tend to emphasize high repetition, low resistance "external rotation" sets with the shoulder down at your side. This limits damage to the muscles while exercising them. Incorporating shoulder blade (scapular) exercises also help. ...Read more

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Any websites for providing calisthenic exercises and stretches and balance exercises for ligaments,tendons,joints, and muscles?(NOT THERAPY,THOUGH)

Any websites for providing calisthenic exercises and stretches and balance exercises for ligaments,tendons,joints, and muscles?(NOT THERAPY,THOUGH)

Free exercise sites: Here are a few references: https://www.learnvest.com/2013/01/10-free-workout-sites-youll-love/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-smith2/free-online-workout_b_7722024.html https://www.freetrainers.com/ ...Read more

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What exersises are best for building muscle to support the knee?

What exersises are best for building muscle to support the knee?

Knee stabilization: Exercises include straight leg lifts, laying on your back, and on your side as a good way to start. Then typically the exercises progress to focus on vastus medialis, quadriceps and hamstring strengthening. Avoiding leg extension exercises with weight that start below 30 degrees flexion at the knees, ( this includes squats) as these can stress the joint. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to strenghten a damaged hip flexor muscle?

What are some good exercises to strenghten a damaged hip flexor muscle?

Stretch first!: With any muscle injury, rehabilitation starts with stretching the muscle, then start strengthening. Hip flexors can be worked with a straight leg raise while lying on your back, with the knee bent or straight, with or without an ankle weight. Isometrics can be performed in the sitting position by pushing down on your knee with your hand while lifting the knee. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for seniors to build strength?

What are the best exercises for seniors to build strength?

Many types: Seniors can benefit from low weight, high rep exercises to build strength. Also, building core strength is essential to maintain strong bones. Also, balance exercises are important to prevent falls. Tai chi is a great example of how to do core exercises without weights and balance exercises at the same time. ...Read more

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What are the best core-strengthening exercises for beginners? For better balance, strength, and preventing injuries.

What are the best core-strengthening exercises for beginners? For better balance, strength, and preventing injuries.

See below: There are many great core strengthening exercises. I would recommend a visit with a physical therapist or personal trainer to learn proper technique. One of the best exercises are called planks. To do this lay on your stomach and lift your belly and legs off the ground with your forarms and toes on the ground. Try holding this postion for 15-30 seconds at a time. ...Read more

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What type of exercise will strenghten the psoas muscle?

What type of exercise will strenghten the psoas muscle?

Many exercises: Psoas crunch one leg drills psoas stretch and other type of exercises. Look that link up. ...Read more

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What exercises are best for building your core arm strength?

What exercises are best for building your core arm strength?

Arm workouts: " core" arm strength , or rather, exercises that can build up your arms: wrist curls/ extensions, biceps curls and triceps extensions , . For your upper arm and shoulder do military press and inclines.Ask a good personal trainer for a regimen that would best 'fit ' you! good luck! ...Read more

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What are the favorite exercises to lose tummy fat and strengthen abs?

What are the favorite exercises to lose tummy fat and strengthen abs?

Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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What are good exercises for strengthening quad muscles?

What are good exercises for strengthening quad muscles?

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

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What are the benefits of doing kegel exercises?

What are the benefits of doing  kegel exercises?

Strengthening: Kegel exercises serve to strengthen the pelvic musculature and are beneficial for both urinary and sexual function and there is no harmful effects from doing them. ...Read more

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What are good exercises to strengthen weak ankles?

What are good exercises to strengthen weak ankles?

Peroneal tendon: Strengthening excersises, achilles tendon stretches and strengthening. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to strengthen the wrists?

What are some good exercises to strengthen the wrists?

Several exercises: Try exercises like gripping a stress ball or a formal grip strengthener, farmer's carries, wrist curls and reverse wrist curls. ...Read more