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How do I build up my forearm muscles? Is there an exercise that strengthens forearms without using gym equipment?

How do I build up my forearm muscles? Is there an exercise that strengthens forearms without using gym equipment?

There some easy thi-: -ngs.buy a hand exerciser @ a sport shop like Scheels. Also use a piece of wood & a twine, add a weight 2 it & use your hands 2 roll it up, and let unwind slowly. Add wt as you gain strength. Also buy a free weight barbell that you can use. Practice in the store. Need 2 do a series of 15, breif rext and do total of 3 series. If you can't finish 3rd series flex/ext.of wrist start add wt as U=R able ...Read more

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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


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Hi, how do I tell the difference between chest pain (rt side) from coughing a lot/cold or weight lifting muscle(did chest and back exercize yesterday)?

Hi, how do I tell the difference between chest pain (rt side) from coughing a lot/cold or weight lifting muscle(did chest and back exercize yesterday)?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Muscle pain after starting lifting weights. Mainly in knees from lunges. Can i tell instructor no?

Muscle pain after starting lifting weights. Mainly in knees from lunges. Can i tell instructor no?

Yes you can: The location of pain is important to know. Yes. You should attempt to limit your pain. If persists see your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Is biceps workout and triceps workout build muscles? Plz suggest i'm doing this but i don't want muscles only want to reduce arm fat..!

Is biceps workout and triceps workout build muscles? Plz suggest i'm doing this but i don't want muscles only want to reduce arm fat..!

Good for you!: Exercise can help you burn calories (lose fat), keep you flexible, and maintain strength. You can exercise without building up popeye kind of muscles. It's a matter of how much you do. Congrats on making healthy changes! ...Read more

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Hi there what would cause your body have muscle aches and joint pain feels like muscles aren't repairing from gym the traps and neck shoulder sore?

Hi there what would cause your body have muscle aches and joint pain feels like muscles aren't repairing from gym the traps and neck shoulder sore?

Overtraining : 41 year old gentleman with aches and pains from gym. Allow yourself done time to heal from the gym and step back from the intensity until you find a comfortable range your body can handle. Exertional rhabdomyolysis is a serious condition caused by over exertion. Myalgias can also be caused by acute inflammatory disorders, medications, myosotis , and other maladies. Please see your MD for full exam ...Read more

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Have neck oa. Getting upper back spasms with overhead strength training (5lb). How else can I strengthen my arms and upper back?

Have neck oa. Getting upper back spasms with overhead strength training (5lb). How else can I strengthen my arms and upper back?

Several Options: You many consider having a functional evaluation with a physical therapist to provide a regimen to minimize any neck mediated symptoms and also evaluate your overall functional mobility for areas of improvement. You may also find doing these exercises supine rather than upright may take some stress off your neck. ...Read more

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Rounded shoulders causing shoulder and neck pain. Is wearing a posture brace to bring the shoulders back a good idea? Will it weaken muscles?

Rounded shoulders causing shoulder and neck pain. Is wearing a posture brace to bring the shoulders back a good idea? Will it weaken muscles?

Exercise is better.: It is far better to exercise and strengthen the muscles in your shoulder and back to correct posture. See your doc, and get a referral to a physical therapist if necessary and to be sure you don't have scoliosis or another problem of the spine that is affecting your posture. Stronger muscles will help no matter what the cause, though. ...Read more

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What is a good holistic workout for the arms, chest, glutes, thighs, and back?

What is a good holistic workout for the arms, chest, glutes, thighs, and back?

Best workout: Yoga Works every muscle in your body including your brain. Have fun ...Read more

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Better to focus on stretching or building muscle for back pain? New job turning, changing and lifting adults killing my back. Need quick results!

Back pain: Having a strong and flexible back is always a good thing, but consider the role of proper rest on a comfortable mattress as a therapy. You also need to contact your supervisor at work since your back pain is work related and you are entitled under workman's compensation law to be treated for you problem without you having to pay. ...Read more

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My 21yo has some numbness in arm after pec stretch and pec massage, just worried! These were advice from physio for rounded shoulders and headaches. ?

My 21yo has some numbness in arm after pec stretch and pec massage, just worried! These were advice from physio for rounded shoulders and headaches. ?

Probably normal: It's normal for there to be numbness after massage or stretching. Sometimes the nerve gets pinched, a nearby muscle inflamed. As long as there is no weakness and the numbness gets better there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Traveling and carried a backpack. Sharp pain under shoulder blades. What muscles can I strengthen to not have this pain? 50 years old and fit

Traveling and carried a backpack. Sharp pain under shoulder blades. What muscles can I strengthen to not have this pain? 50 years old and fit

Serratus anterior ms: Pain in the shoulder blade region from wearing a backpack likely due to those muscles that stabilize the shoulder girdles exposed to posterior pull on shoulder by force of a back pack. Interestingly, the back pack force which arouses pain is the exact exercise force useful to instill muscle development to discount future painful muscle spasm. Go low and go slow as they say. ...Read more

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Cleared by cardiologist. Throbbing dull pain under left shoulder blade with left arm numbness after eating and workouts. Weight lifting or 2 mile run.

Pain: I am glad your pain is not related to your heart. However, you still have a problem Pain that is in shoulder blade area and worsened with activity associated with numbness would make me think thoracic outlet syndrome or some type of neuropathic pain at neck or shoulder. ...Read more

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Female, 42 can a heart attack start in the right arm, going up and across chest, chest feeling compressed and pain in shoulder and neck, with tirednes?

Female, 42 can a heart attack start in the right arm, going up and across chest, chest feeling compressed and pain in shoulder and neck, with tirednes?

Yes: Yes, you are a little young and the wrong sex for a heart attack. However, your symptoms are right. If you feel pressure on your chest, err on the side of caution and get it checked out. Pronto. ...Read more

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What causes muscle cramps in my arms (biceps and triceps) after working out?

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What causes muscle cramps in my arms (biceps and triceps) after working out?

Lack of ATP: After your workout, you've depleted your muscle stores of atp, which is the energy unit your body consumes. Atp is required for the muscle to relax. The cramps lessen as your body regenerates atp. ...Read more

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Will woking out on chest, biceps and triceps help gain weight?

Will woking out on chest, biceps and triceps help gain weight?

It should.: If you're referring to weight training to build these muscle groups, then yes, you should gain weight. Muscles will hypertrophy (grow) from weight training, and that growth should result in a weight gain. Keep in mind that you may need to hit the weights for at least 6 weeks, before appreciating any gain in muscle weight. ...Read more

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What is the best workouts to gain arm and chest muscle?

What is the best workouts to gain arm and chest muscle?

Muscle Hypertrophy: First you can build muscle at any age! dr. Walter frontera has demonstrated this even in 80-90 year olds. If you want bulk like a body builder you must do multiple sets of 8-12 reps of a medium weight with little rest to hypertrophy type 1 fibers(endurance). If you want power you should do high weights with low reps and 2-3 minutes rest. Strength is somewhere in between. Variable is essential. ...Read more

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I read more muscle burns more fat. have man boobs. checked=not Gynocemastia=fat. Would building muscle in pecs burn fat locally at chest? Benchpress?

I read more muscle burns more fat. have man boobs. checked=not Gynocemastia=fat. Would building muscle in pecs burn fat locally at chest? Benchpress?

Nope: Bench press is of course a specific pectoral exercise you want to rotate into your weight training, however, it will not " burn fat locally." Weight training plus cardio combined with healthy diet are key. You just have to lose the weight! ...Read more

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What is the best workouts to gain arm and chest muscle?

Muscle Hypertrophy: First you can build muscle at any age! dr. Walter frontera has demonstrated this even in 80-90 year olds. If you want bulk like a body builder you must do multiple sets of 8-12 reps of a medium weight with little rest to hypertrophy type 1 fibers(endurance). If you want power you should do high weights with low reps and 2-3 minutes rest. Strength is somewhere in between. Variable is essential. ...Read more

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What are some tried and true ways to get great looking abs and chest and arm muscles?

What are some tried and true ways to get great looking abs and chest and arm muscles?

Swimming: For great abs, arm, and chest muscle development gaze upon the bodies of champion swimmers. Model their training and discipline. ...Read more

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When I lift my right arm I get pains in the side of my right chest and right back pains. Kinda feels like my muscles ? What could it be ?

When I lift my right arm I get pains in the side of my right chest and right back pains. Kinda feels like my muscles ? What could it be ?

Scapular problem:: You likely are dealing with scapulothoracic dyskinesis. See your doctor for proper evaluation, treatment, and referral to a physical therapist. Go to http://www.orthobullets.com/sports/3134/scapulothoracic-dyskinesis for further details. ...Read more

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Best way of building muscle in arms?

Best way of building muscle in arms?

Resistance training: The best way of building muscle is by careful resistance training, including weights, programs like cross fit, isometric exercises and others. If you are starting a new work out program after being inactive for a long time, you should check with your doc first to make sure you don't have any issues to worry about. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to build chest muscle without getting your arms big?

Is there anyway to build chest muscle without getting your arms big?

Exercise...: Do exercises that are meant to increase the size and strength of the pectoral muscles (both pectoralis major and minor). This will enlarge the muscles of the chest much more so than the arms. ...Read more

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I'm 18 & on duromine, just today I have pain in my left arm& chest. Everyone is saying I have probably pulled a muscle ?

Let me help you : Did you pull a muscle? If you did that the answer, if you did not you have to look for the cause of that pain. One reason could be side effect of the medication you are using. Good luck. ...Read more

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When l lift my left arm it hurts where the chest muscle connects to the front of shoulder?

When  l lift my left arm  it hurts where the chest muscle connects to the front of shoulder?

Stretch : May have pulled a pectoralis muscle ... Should improve in 1-3 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chest and arm muscles to atrophy if you stop working out with weights?

Double the time: I agree with the original answer. The concern is not true atrophy but the loss of power and performance. The typical rule is it takes twice as long to get back to where you were as the duration of the absence. So if you missed 2 weeks, expect a 4 week interval of hard work to get back to where you were. ...Read more

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Hi, Due to anxiety problem, can your muscle be very tensed? My chest muscle and arm also my back muscle is very tensed..

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Due to anxiety problem, can your muscle be very tensed? My chest muscle and arm also my back muscle is very tensed..

Yes: Muscle tension is one of the most common symptoms of anxiety. Some things that can help this in the short-term are regular exercise, healthy diet, a daily meditation practice, progressive muscle relaxation, breathing slowly and softly (extend the out-breaths). Here's an article I wrote about the general approach to reducing anxiety: http://davidgodot.com/relaxation-stress-management/ ...Read more

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I was just suddenly sick with sever pains in my chest feeling like being crushed also pain down both arms. And my arm muscles tighter to the pocouldii?

You need to be seen: Crushing chest pain could be a serious emergency. You have very complex pain problems and only someone who knows you could treat this new pain problem. If that person is unavailable, then you could seek help with someone else today and ask for consultation with your pain specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can tight chest and back muscles affect arm movement?

How can tight chest and back muscles affect arm movement?

Arm & trunk moves: Your arms don't stop at your shirt's shoulder seams. Big muscles connect your arm and trunk: pectorals in front, latissimus dorsi to the small of your back and trapezius to your mid-back. Rotator cuff muscles and deltoids cap your shoulders. Shoulder blade stabilizers and neck mobilizers also play a part. Joint restrictions, too. Tightness in any can bind your arm. ...Read more

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Can chest muscle strain causes arm numbness?

Can chest muscle strain causes arm numbness?

No: You need to uncover the cause of the arm numbness. Some thoughts with chest symptoms, could be pectoralis minor syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, but other nerve issues could be considered. A neurologist may be needed. The muscle strain is most likely secondary to the arm issue. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to go run while my chest and arm muscles are still sore from working out?

Is it healthy to go run while my chest and arm muscles are still sore from working out?

Yes in my opinion: I think it is a great idea to alternate muscle groups in the course of a fitness program. The soreness is likely attributable to anaerobic metabolism or Lactic Acid buildup. If it does not resolve within a few days, it could be due to injury. In the meantime i see no contraindications to aerobic or lower body workouts performed in a reasonable fashion. ...Read more

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Is it normal for chest, shoulder and arm muscles to hurt after 24 hours of frequent vomiting?

Is it normal for chest, shoulder and arm muscles to hurt after 24 hours of frequent vomiting?

Not uncommon: Not uncommon. Can be related to the vomiting itself or sometimes related to a viral illness that caused the vomiting and also can cause associated muscle aches known as "myalgias" ...Read more

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