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Do I Need A Personal Trainer To Develop Adductor Muscles And Abductor Muscles
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
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
How do I massage tight adductor muscles and hamstrings? My adductor muscles and hamstrings are very tight from a track meet.
Squats and lunges: Squats and lunges are excellent exercises to do this. Other legs exercises are also very help helpful. ...Read more
3-4 times a wk: 3-4 times a week should do it. Do something light on the other days. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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