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Doctor insights on: Brain Gym Exercises

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Which bodybuilding exercises should beginners do?

Which bodybuilding exercises should beginners do?

Build a great base: Bodybuilding can be a fun pursuit, and lean body mass is an important feature of optimal health. Your first "lifts" can exclude any plates, dumbells or machines. Build a strong base by establishing core strength and breathing technique. Planks, birddogs, wall squats, split squats, push ups, crunches and leglifts are just a few. Core strength will support proper technique and great results. ...Read more

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Do brain training exercises such as lumosity really work?

Do brain training exercises such as lumosity really work?

Yes: Studies have shown that mental activities such as reading, puzzle games, etc can help prevent mental deterioration and conditions like alzheimer"s. ...Read more

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With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on that area such as seated military press, etc for 6-8 weeks. If it was more of a soft tissue injury, than basically you would just try to keep your activities to such a level that your pain is not aggravated, but could increase them as tolerated. ...Read more

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Do running, brisk walking and doing sit ups also exercise the pubococcygeus muscles in men?

Do running, brisk walking and doing sit ups also exercise the pubococcygeus muscles in men?

Probably not: Those exercises are good for your body and overall health. There might be some indirect effects on your pubococcygeus. Not sure why you think you need to exercise your pubococcygeus. ...Read more

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Would calisthenic workouts help build muscle?

Would calisthenic workouts help build muscle?

YES: "bodyweight training" is absolutely beneficial. Look at pictures of 1982 heisman trophy winner herschel walker from the university of georgia who went on to play in the nfl. His entire workout regimen consisted of nothing but calisthenics. Amazing results and very affordable ! ...Read more

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Muscle building exercises online?

Muscle building exercises online?

Yoga: To my mind, the type of muscle tone and well being created and maintained by yoga practice exceeds the common physical culture of body muscle power building. Strength is good, but agility is better. ...Read more

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What strength training exercises can I do without lifting weights to tone up and lose weight?

What strength training exercises can I do without lifting weights to tone up and lose weight?

There are options: You could do isometric exercises. This means that you use your own body to create resistance. Imagine pushing against a door that is already locked, this generates muscle contraction but you aren't lifting anything heavy. Also aqua aerobics is a good option. You will have resistance from the water but again you don't have to lift anything heavy. Talk to your primary doctor to get their blessing. ...Read more

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Is a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Is a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Yes: You are nicely combining three different forms of aerobic conditioning exercises. Rowing and cycling activities are heart friendly as well as joint friendly; good exercise for the cardiovascular system without beating up your joints. Of the three, the treadmill has more impact on your knees and ankles as you run. Would advise keep in the treadmill flat as opposed to inclined. Easier on the knees. ...Read more

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Could lifting weights count as strength training, or is doing squats, crunches, kickbacks, etc strength training?

Could lifting weights count as strength training, or is doing squats, crunches, kickbacks, etc strength training?

Strength training: Training your muscles for increased strength and endurance should be a gradual process to avoid injuries. Lifting your own body weight such as in pushups, pullups, squats, lunges has similar benefit for staying fit. A good healthy diet plan is a must. Avoid junk calories and focus on nutrition with veggies and fruits. Stay regular and consistent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will neck stretching exercises actually work?

Will neck stretching exercises actually work?

Absolutely: Movement and stretching is very useful to help disorders of the neck and spine. ...Read more

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Would muscle building exercises help prevent rotator cuff injuries?

Would muscle building exercises help prevent rotator cuff injuries?

Maybe: Some rotator cuff tears are traumatic in nature and can occur despite any preventative measures. The majority are degenerative or overuse injuries, and maintenance of certain shoulder and scapular musculature may help prevent slow underlying damage. In short, it can probably help, but everyone is unique and not all conditions will be preventable. ...Read more

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Do you know which workout program focuses on interval training?

Do you know which workout program focuses on interval training?

Many: interval training is the speeding up and slowing down of the velocity of your exercise. It can be any exercises including weights, cycling, running, swimming, etc. It is just alternating fast and slow in a pattern. ...Read more

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How do isometric exercises work?

How do isometric exercises work?

Muscle length static: Isometric exercises by definition work the contracting muscle with resistance while the muscle maintains a static length. A plank is a great example, whereby you hold a fixed body position by contracting a host of core muscles. Strength and endurance increase measurably with repeated isometric exercises over time. (abdominal core muscles being worked isometric ally to point of fatigue in picture). ...Read more

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What calisthenic exercise works out biceps?

What calisthenic exercise works out biceps?

Curls: The most common exercise would be a bicep curl. This can be done with various equipment to add resistance. You may use dumbells, bar weight, cables/ resistance bands. You may wish to look at http://www.Bodybuilding.Com/exercises/finder/lookup/filter/muscle/id/15/m. ...Read more