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Doctor insights on: Do I Need A Personal Trainer To Develop Adductor Muscles And Abductor Muscles

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Do I need a personal trainer to develop adductor muscles and abductor muscles?

Do I need a personal trainer to develop adductor muscles and abductor muscles?

No you don't !: Leg adductor exercises can made more effective with squeezing a large inflatable yoga ball. Leg abductor exercises with a light 5-10 ankle while lying on your side can be very effective to build these muscle groups. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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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What exercise can I do with a strained latissimus dorsi?

What exercise can I do with a strained latissimus dorsi?

Careful stretching.: Avoid pull downs until it has healed. You can do curls, triceps and exercises with the upper arms close to the body. ...Read more

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How should I try to strengthen weak adductor muscles?

How should I try to strengthen weak adductor muscles?

Squeeze: Leg adductor exercises can made more effective with squeezing a large inflatable yoga ball. Leg abductor exercises with a light 5-10 ankle while lying on your side can be very effective to build these mesclun groups. ...Read more

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What should someone do to build/tone your glutes and thigh muscles?

What should someone do to build/tone your glutes and thigh muscles?

Squats and lunges: Squats and lunges are excellent exercises to do this. Other legs exercises are also very help helpful. ...Read more

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What arm exercises should a female do to get leaner arm muscles?

What arm exercises should a female do to get leaner arm muscles?

Exercises to lose --: Weight generally, like running; no weight lifting though, or very minimal weight, without bulking up. Consult a trainer for best results. ...Read more

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Should i try physio-therapy to strengthen adductor muscles?

Should i try physio-therapy to strengthen adductor muscles?

If the adductor: Weakness is causing problems, say gait issues, then yes. You should make sure there is nothing else going on as well and should have a physical examination.Otherwise a regular workout routine should be okay to strengthen adductors. Do you know why they are weak? That's an important question to ask. ...Read more

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Can yoga also help in strengthening muscles- i need to strengthen calves/upperarms/back ?

Can yoga also help in strengthening muscles- i need to strengthen calves/upperarms/back ?

Yoga is Best: Yes. Of course. Your instructor should be made aware of your concerns about your body so that the appropriate yoga activity can be included in your yoga session to work on the areas of concern. ...Read more

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Can you do sprints with a pulled hamstring?

Can you do sprints with a pulled hamstring?

Probably NOT, See: an Orthopod to confirm the Dx and proper treatment started and then followed up to monitor your progress. You will be allowed to go back to sprinting once everything has healed. ...Read more

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Can kettlebells make you have big arm muscles?

Can kettlebells make you have big arm muscles?

Yes: You can work with a trainer if this is your desire. Going for big guns. These exercises help to build arm muscle: push downs, pin presses, dumbbell wrist curls, dips, rolling extensions, barbell wrist curls, preacher curls, chin ups, lying barbell triceps extensions, thick grip curls, concentration curls ; lying dumbbell triceps extensions. ...Read more

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Following up for strained back questions. What type of exercises help to tome and strengthen muscles. I do light duties and rest when I have a strain?

Following up for strained back  questions. What type of exercises help to tome and strengthen muscles. I do light duties and rest when I have a strain?

Core exercises : Some exercises regimens are trendy, meaning they become the fad and then are gone some time later. "core exercises" could be considered in this category. However i believe for back pain core exercises are a must. Multiple books and programs exist but they all basically break down to several similar exercises that really do strengthen your core. Start with the net, buy a $10 book, they work! ...Read more

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I have incredible muscle pain in trapezus muscle and levator scapulae muscle. I would like to get massage but need to know what kind??

I have incredible muscle pain in trapezus muscle and levator scapulae muscle. I would like to get massage but need to know what kind??

May need: I would start with a simple Swedish massage. Deep tissue may cause too much pain. You may need trigger point release also. Make sure u hydrate with water after a massage because Lactic Acid can build up and cause headaches and other issues. Also ice your back after the massage. ...Read more

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What workouts should I do to build muscles without ruining the flexibility that i gained through martial arts?

Slow technique: Slow technique practice with punches and kicks can improve technique, build muscle, maintain/improve flexibility and improve balance (especially with kicks). Don't compromise the power, just control the speed. Do it as an interval between normal speed/power training. ...Read more

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How to work out flexor muscle for bigger quads?

How to work out flexor muscle for bigger quads?

Stair climbing: The psoas and quadriceps (rectus femoris) are your strongest hip flexor muscles. Simple stair climbing whereby you lift your leg against gravity and move vertically constitutes real work and recruits all hip flexors to generate force and increase stregth and endurance. Similarily, leg extensions in the gym also work the rectus femoris (knee extensor and hip flexor). These are just 2 of many. ...Read more

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

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

Swimming: Rehab of a 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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My glutes and legs are trained from playing basketball. I however seem to have an anterior pelvic tilt. Would my psoas need to be stretched?

My glutes and legs are trained from playing basketball. I however seem to have an anterior pelvic tilt. Would my psoas need to be stretched?

Psoas Stretch: The iliopsoas muscle starts up in the low back and pelvis and attaches into the femur. The tighter it becomes, the more anterior pelvic tilt occurs. Finding out how to check if it is tight and then do appropriate stretches 3 times per day is important. I attached a good video for you. Dr rich blake http://youtu.Be/bht4192tklc. ...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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What exercises can I do for a torn flexor muscle?

What exercises can I do for a torn flexor muscle?

Which flexor muscle?: You have many flxor muscles, in both upper and lower extremity. Also do you have a complete or partial tear. Without this info, i cannot give recommendations. Please be specific and ask again! ...Read more

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Can you still lift weights with internal piles? What about abs and squats? Football player . I need help

Can you still lift weights with internal piles? What about abs and squats? Football player . I need help

Yes, usually: "internal piles" come in grades 1 to 4. One and two are minor, grade 3 needs to be pushed back in and 4 stays out all the time. If you have grade 3 or 4, check with a general surgeon. For grade one or two, lifting and exercise should be fine unless they prompt bleeding. Cut back on the Ibuprofen if that happens and use fiber supplements to bulk and soften the stool. See a surgeon if that fails. ...Read more

Abductor (Definition)

When a muscle contracts and moves an arm, leg, figer, toe away from the body it is an abductor. When it moves it towards the body ...Read more