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Does Running In Place Tone Your Legs
Would the muscles in my legs add a few pounds on the scale? Been running over a year (incline) and my legs have never shown muscle tone before.
Muscle density: Muscle tissue is denser than fat, so you can actually get slimmer with strength exercise, and still weigh more on your scale. Healthy diet and aerobic exercise can combine to result in weight loss and are almost always a healthy habit. I would consult with your physician to define your best diet and exercise choices. ...Read more
Tone: ↑muscle, ↓fat: However food choices & quantity are major issues powerfully influencing outcomes. For slender legs, go LCHF to promote nutritional ketosis, i.e. burning body fat for energy. Study Mary Enig & Sally Fallon's book EatFatLooseFat, DietDoctor. Com, Gary Taubes, http://goo. Gl/RPGWXs, NuSI. Org, FatChance. Html, http://goo. Gl/DKvdSI, http://goo. Gl/mpd4Y6, http://goo. Gl/gGXn9f, http://goo. Gl/cypKOp, etc. ...Read more
I would like to tone my arms/abs and leave the legs up to the running I do for school. How many days a week should I lift?
Discuss with coach: Each coach has certain routines that you should follow. I would think that lifting every other day is generally recommended. Vary the types of lifting though. Toning is designed to have higher reps, more sets and lower weight. ...Read more
I have a long vertical scar like mark starting at the base of my scrotum running approximately two inches down my thigh. The mark ranges in color from slightly darker than skin tone to purple. The marks do not itch but can be painful at times. I have?
MECHANICAL VS ANATOM: Ical problem. Exam and evaluation are a must in order to properly determine the cause so please see a doctor. ...Read more
Jogging for tone.: You will tone the muscles of the legs through jogging, and you'll stay lean so the muscles of the legs will show themselves better. You can tone the legs even more by picking a route that has hills - jogging on surfaces that are variably flat, inclined and declined will increase the toning effect of the jog. ...Read more
Yes: Every runner has their own form, and the shape of your legs will certainly affect your form. Although you may not technically be as "efficient" a runner as someone without bowed legs, thousands of excellent runners have leg variations. Bowed legs may increase your risk of injury, so make sure you are fitted for correct shoes and have a reputable running store observe your gait. ...Read more
Water and walking: Drink 2-3qts water/day and walk 15min/day. You'll see a difference in 2wks! ...Read more
It depends: Sciatica without numbness, weakness, or bowel or bladder symptoms is often treated with anti-inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen. It is best to avoid activities which can irritate the back like bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting. Walking is usually ok if it doesn't make the pain worse. If the pain is severe, or persists for several weeks, or has other symptoms, it should be evaluated. ...Read more
Knee injury: I would recommend getting this checked out. ...Read more
Running-more quickly: Both of these exercises will improve the definition of your legs. However running will burn the fat and calories more quickly and usually will lead to results more quickly. Exercises that work the legs can also lead to more tone if you do increased # of repetitions. ...Read more
Not enough info!: Sorry, we need more information. What kind of pain (sharp, dull, crampy, constant)? How long have you had it? What treatment has been tried? Does it hurt with movement or not? Please ask again and give more details. Remember that there is a 150 character limit for questions, inc. Spaces and punctuation, so keep it brief but complete! ...Read more
Yes, no, yes:-:
Leg muscles will increase.
Fat will be lost;
weight may not be lost, as muscles of the same mass as the fat, will weigh more than the fat.
Overall fat may be lost from the body as you continue to exercise. ...Read more
Pain in the shins when running is commonly known as "shin splints." if you have no other symptoms and lack redness, this is your likely diagnosis.
Shin splints are difficult to treat and can be a chronic problem. I tell my patients take some time off running and consider icing the area after a run. Sometimes it may help to run on a softer surface such as grass. ...Read more
Go to ER: Once u make the complaint a clot needs to be ruled out. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more
Hi, I'm 35 and have pain in my lower left side of abdomen and running down my leg what can it be?
What to do if I'm also dieting along with exercising, but will this cause my legs to get bulky or will it help tone them?
Tone, not bulk: While in theory either, 1) women do not bulk up as often 2) endurance exercise ONLY does tone and UNDOES bulk (muscles switch to the red, small endurance from the white meat bulk strength muscles). 3) if net loss of mass, trend is against bulk. ...Read more
I was told have cyst but no scan yet now im having feeling of water running down right leg. What could this be? Thank you
Lets review your que: Where were you told the location you have a "cyst". In the vaginal wall, a Bartholin's cyst can form, it is usually painful but will resolve with warm compresses and compression of its material. A cyst of the leg can bust at anytime and possible could feel like water flowing down your thigh ...Read more