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Can I do push ups with a hernia?

Yes: You should limit you activity based on how you feel. See a doctor for an exam at some point to confirm the diagnosis and get advice about your specific case. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
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Mono (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more


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Can you do sit ups and push ups with scoliosis?

Can you do sit ups and push ups with scoliosis?

Absolutely: Scoliosis usually doesn't change your level of activity. In fact it's probably very good for your back to do core strengthening such a sit ups and pushups. ...Read more

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Can I still do push ups with tennis elbow?

Can I still do push ups with tennis elbow?

Yes, if not painful: Usually the result of repetitive stresses. I would position your hands in a postion that does not produce pain. You can also stretch those mucles by holding the arm straight out in front of you you and use the other than to gently bend the wrist down toward the floor to feel the stretch across the top fo the forearm mucles, hold for 30 seconds and repeat x3. Consider a brace with activity. ...Read more

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Help! i can't do push ups nor sit ups because of my elbow. What workouts can I do instead?

Help! i can't do push ups nor sit ups because of my elbow. What workouts can I do instead?

Joint inflammation: Damage to the joint soft tissue or cartilage can cause pain and inflammation start 1 lb and 2lb weights to strengthbiceps triceps and shoulder flexor muscles. ...Read more

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Can I do pull ups with umbilical hernia.

Can I do pull ups with umbilical hernia.

As tolerated: Activity with an umbilical hernia should be as tolerated by pain and discomfort. If it gets larger, or causes pain, should be ale validated by a general surgeon. ...Read more

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I have been told I have an early stage inginual hernia on the right - can I continue to do squats and play squash? Can I do pull ups and push ups?

I have been told I have an early stage inginual hernia on the right - can I continue to do squats and  play squash? Can I do pull ups and push ups?

All-Good: There is no need to restrict your activities provided that you are not having pain. However, prolonged exertion may contribute to your hernia enlarging and reaching a point where it will require repair. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are push ups, pull ups and chin ups good exercises?

Can you tell me are push ups, pull ups and chin ups good exercises?

Yes: They help strengthen the muscle that strengthen the arms and the chest but alone it is an unbalanced approach to exercise that should include your core muscles and lower extremities. ...Read more

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How much push ups should I do in a day?

Depends: Do you want to be in the guinness book of world records? Or do you just want to be fit? There is no requirement to do any, so you can start from there and work your way up. Seems like you might do 20 or so a few times a day.. ...Read more

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Ab workouts such as sit ups and planks hurt my back and neck, so what exercises can I use?

Ab workouts such as sit ups and planks hurt my back and neck, so what exercises can I use?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. If you hurt that much, recommend getting imaging studies to see whats up. ...Read more

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I bought a pull up/push up bar and 10 lb dumb bells. What's the best exercises i can do with those to workout my back?

I bought a pull up/push up bar and 10 lb dumb bells. What's the best exercises i can do with those to workout my back?

Be careful: After you have built up your "core" with the typical exercises, you can try these advanced techniques: http://www.Dumbbell-exercises.Com/exercises/back/. ...Read more

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How can I do a handstand push up?

How can I do a handstand push up?

A lot of practice: And some strong shoulders. Realize a handstand pushup is really an inverted military press. So unless you can shoulder press your own body weight a handstand push up will be all but impossible. But if you work on your shoulder(deltoid) strength and your balance(though you can always use a wall), this will be a good start. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease my Crohn's flare ups before they progress too far?

What can I do to ease my Crohn's flare ups before they progress too far?

Communicate with GI: If you have been diagnosed with crohn's, you need a good gastroenterologist to reduce flares, avoid systemic consequences, survey for dysplasia, & maintain remission. In choosing a GI specialist, find one with whom you feel comfortable fielding such questions as above. Discuss frankly options (step-up versus top-down therapy). Avoid precipitants of flares (medical noncompliance, tobacco, nsaid's. ...Read more

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What workouts should I do to be able to build up my strength for push ups and curl ups?

What workouts should I do to be able to build up my strength for push ups and curl ups?

Push curl: I do not want to be captain obvious here but realistically you should be doing push ups and curl ups. You can star easy with puh ups by doing them on your knees. And curl ups by testing your feet on a chair with your knees flexed behind you. ...Read more

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What are some exercises i can do with dumbbells to work my triceps?

What are some exercises i can do with dumbbells to work my triceps?

Triceps.: Dumbbell exercises for the triceps include sitting overhead triceps extensions (either with one heavy dumbbell raised overhead with both hands or two lighter dumbbells - one in each hand), dumbbell kickbacks (light weight) and cross-body triceps raises (done lying down with elbow straight in the air - extend dumbbell from opposite chest straight up in line with elbow). ...Read more

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I would like some good exercises for my abs , how many sit ups should I do everyday to have big abs?

I would like some good exercises for my abs , how many sit ups should I do everyday to have big abs?

Not quantity: The key is eating enough lean protein but otherwise getting comfortable with being hungry much of the day. Aerobic fitness is your best gift to yourself overall; you'll lose body fat. Cable pulls against maximum resistance are probably better for building ab muscle mass than innumerable crunches / situps. Key is is discipline and hard work. ...Read more

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Do you think I should do sit ups with a bulging disc?

Do you think I should do sit ups with a bulging disc?

Exercises and spine: Once cleared from your physician, core exercises for the back are always valuable to reduce symptoms and prevent recurrence. This involves stretching exercises to loosen the tissues, followed by strengthening exercises to support the back, abdominal and pelvic muscles. Sit-ups can be a part of that regimen. ...Read more