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Doctor insights on: Cardio Exercises Without Using Legs

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What are good cardio exercises without high stress on legs?

What are good cardio exercises without high stress on legs?

Bicycling.: Bicycling, indoor or outdoor, elliptical trainer, stairmaster. These activities are easy on the lower leg joints, but offer excellent cardio benefits. ...Read more

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Lost 35 lbs and did not lose a full pant size. Why? Cannot do weight bearing exercise. Did indoor walk w/cardio, weights and low impact leg exercises.

Lost 35 lbs and did not lose a full pant size. Why? Cannot do weight bearing exercise. Did indoor walk w/cardio, weights and low impact leg exercises.

DOES NOT MAKE SENCE: Loosing 35 lbs and not loosing a full pant size does not make any sence
you should consult your doctor and get a thorough physical exam with weight height/bmi, blood tests etc, and discuss your weight loss of 35 lbs and no loss in the waist line, and what exercses you should be doing. ...Read more

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Do cardio walk & low impact leg exercises. After exercising I stretch my entire body for 20 minutes. Why are my hamstrings sore despite stretching?

Do cardio walk & low impact leg exercises. After exercising I stretch my entire body for 20 minutes. Why are my hamstrings sore despite stretching?

Muscle soreness: It could be normal for the muscle to become sore when the routine changes, or the exercise is strenuous enough to cause some lactic acidosis in the muscle tissue... One needs to be sure the hamstrings are the source of pain and that the pain does not result from back problems. ...Read more

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What cardio exercises can I do with a pulled/tight hamstring?

Swimming: Rehab of an injured hamstring should be done with consultation of a physical therapist. These can be nagging prolonged injuries. Swimming is a choice for cardio curing rehab. Use pain as your guide. If it hurts, don't do it. ...Read more

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What is the best cardio exercise for a person with knee injuries?

What is the best cardio exercise for a person with knee injuries?

Avoid pounding: It's probably best to perform cardio
exercises which will allow pounding or knee impact
the best exercises would probably be cycling, elliptical and swimming. ...Read more

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Best cardio exercises for a 40-year-old person with knee injuries?

Best cardio exercises for a 40-year-old person with knee injuries?

Water aerobics: Water aerobics and swimming in general provide a great work out that does not load the knees and generally makes people with knee arthritis feel better. ...Read more

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I have injured my front knee tendoon.it doesnot hurt a lot, should I take a break from cardio cick box or can I exercise. Knee is functional but hurts?

I have injured my front knee tendoon.it doesnot hurt a lot, should I take a break from cardio cick box or can I exercise. Knee is functional but hurts?

Take a break: Tendon ruptures are very difficult to fix. Take a break from intense activities such as kickboxing. Consider an x-ray to make sure there is not an avulsion injury. Certain illnesses and medications can predispose to this condition so check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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There is something on the back of my heel that sticks out like a mound. It is very hard like bone. Cardio exercise bothers it. Solutions and options?

There is something on the back of my heel that sticks out like a mound. It is very hard like bone. Cardio exercise bothers it. Solutions and options?

Achilles exostosis: Sounds from the location that you may have bone formation in the insertion of the achilles tendon. A specialist for the foot and ankle can better evaluate this for you and offer you treatment options. ...Read more

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Are there any cardio exercises I can do in my plaster ankle cast once I can start walking?

Are there any cardio exercises I can do in my plaster ankle cast once I can start walking?

Not knowing why U-: -have the cast on 4 would help but the ultimate answer must come from Ur provider who knows about Ur case. ...Read more

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Will thigh cellulite dissappear by cardio & strength training exercises? I m 22 year old girl & weight 72 kgs. I hv to lose 15kgs for my ideal weight.

Will thigh cellulite dissappear by cardio & strength training exercises? I m 22 year old girl & weight 72 kgs. I hv to lose 15kgs for my ideal weight.

Maybe : This depends on genetics and fitness level, muscle mass and rate of weight loss. Sliww steady weight loss is best. Add in weight training to your cardio workouts. You will just have to see how things go. Take your time to permanent behavior change. Try this to self track, put in coupon code 0008. Physician developed and prescribed self tracking software! ...Read more

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I've been doing high impact cardio exercise to lose weight & my right knee hurts & feels weak, exercising daily keeps me sane what should I do 4 knee?

I've been doing high impact cardio exercise to lose weight & my right knee hurts & feels weak, exercising daily keeps me sane what should I do 4 knee?

Reduce high impact: Your commitment to regular exercise is great, but you need to do more cross training. Your knee strain pain will likely improve with less high impact. Alternate days with cardio and weight training. Weight training can be very helpful loss and control. Also, reduce the high impact: add cycling, swimming if possible, & even work on an elliptical. If you love classes, try spinning. Go Girl ...Read more

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When can I engage in cardio / exercise after knee arthroscopy & joint repair?

When can I engage in cardio / exercise after knee arthroscopy & joint repair?

Best to ask surgeon: Your ability to progress to cardio exercise (stationary bike, elliptical, etc.) after knee arthroscopy depends upon what exactly was done in your knee. A simple meniscal tear debridement (pain "removal") requires minimal internal healing and may allow very rapid return to desired activites (10-14 days). If internal healing is required (acl reocnstruction or other "repair") expect 3-6 week delay. ...Read more

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34, female, trying2get back into exercise after 2 yrs of no cardio (knee injuries), I find I am dizzy/faint after only 2 or 3 laps in the pool! Worried?

34, female, trying2get back into exercise after 2 yrs of no cardio (knee injuries), I find I am dizzy/faint after only 2 or 3 laps in the pool! Worried?

Not if U just start-: -Ed. It's like any new program, new muscles R called into play. It is the muscle telling Ur heart it needs more oxygen, so the vessels dilate & blood is shunted away from other areas, the brain being 2. Then Ur brain says hey, what's up? It's way of getting blood is 4 U 2 faint, lying down lets the blood pooled in the muscle gets sent 2 Ur brain & U wake up. Just start slowly & grad increase. ...Read more

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What is the range for a life expectancy for a client who exercises 6x a week cardio (90 minutes) who never smoked, He is 6ft1 and 220 lbs, non diabetic with a quad bypass. He has a heart with an infraction rate of 35 from 17% The heart is extensive with

What is the range for a life expectancy for a client who exercises 6x a week cardio (90 minutes) who never smoked, He is 6ft1 and 220 lbs, non diabetic with a quad bypass. He has a heart with an infraction rate of 35 from 17% The heart is extensive with

The right path...: Looks like you are doing a lot right having improved your ejection fraction and exercising regularly. I have had patients live long and strong after bypass because they ate right (Mediterranean), exercised, slept well, had strategies for stress-relief (meditation has studies behind it) and good relationships. Ask this? Of your cardiologist but I think they will agree... ...Read more

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What are the best non weight bearing cardio exercises. No bike. Cannot swim, able to walk the pool and float on back. No stress to ankle or knee.

Water exercise: Use a buoyancy belt and bicycle your feet in the deep end. Also, water barbells can be used in the shallow end- both good cardio workouts ...Read more

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Help please! Is deadlift primarily a back exercise or a leg exercise?

Help please! Is deadlift primarily a back exercise or a leg exercise?

Both: This exercise works both legs and back. Be sure someone is watching you perform this exercise to ensure proper form to prevent injury. ...Read more

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Which is the most ultimate exercise for leg circulation?

Exercise that moves.: Exercise that moves your legs! Walking, running, cycling, stair stepper, elliptical machine, climbing stairs at home. All are beneficial! ...Read more

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What exercise can make my legs bow?

See below: None. Your legs may bow because that is the way they are designed. The medical term is called genuine varum and may be just the way you legs developed but there are a few other issues that should be ruled out. See you doctor to rule out blount's disease especially if this is worsening. ...Read more

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What are exercises to build leg muscle?

What are exercises to build leg muscle?

Try a few: How about some properly done squats, lunges and leg presses.
Don't forget your hamstrings — hamstring curls
also work on your calves- stairs climbing
I also like cycling to work on your quads and endurance at the same time ...Read more

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Which is the best exercise to gain leg muscle?

Which is the best exercise to gain leg muscle?

Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress your current routine to make it more difficult. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What exercise should I do for reducing inches from legs?

What exercise should I do for reducing inches from legs?

Little legs: Generally exercise of any type will reduce overall mass and body fat. If you want to focus on one specific area you have to work that area. For your legs exercise such as running, walking, swimming, biking, cross skiing coupled with weight training with low weight high reps is the way to tone and shape your legs. Weightlifting can be especially beneficial for women. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which exercises make your legs shorter?

Any suggestions on which exercises make your legs shorter?

Nothing will: Actually make your legs shorter. If you increase the bulk of your legs, as in increase the size of your quads, hamstrings, adductors and calfs, this will give the appearance of "shorter" legs. ...Read more

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What exercise should be done to relieve thigh and leg pain?

Consult P. therapist: To help as specific exercises to increase strength and stretch the thigh/leg muscles would definitely help.
Good luck. ...Read more