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Does Swimming Build Up Muscles For Someone With Bad Hip
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
Yes: Crosstrainers are low impact machines to perform cardiovascular, upper body and lower body exercises. It does not exercise the core muscles. They do not exercise the lower back muscles. If you are going to use a crosstrainer talk to a physical therapist regard exercises to stretch and strengthen the lower back & core muscles. ...Read more
How does hypokalemia affect leg muscle endurance activities like running and swimming? With low potassium can you still build muscle?
Which lower body lifting exercises can I do with a meniscal injury. My doctor has cleared me for walking and stairs without a brace or krutches?
Need more info: Do you have a mensical tear? If you do and had a surgical menisectomy, usually my patients are walking within a few days, then stationary biking, then running in 3-4 weeks. Things like stairs and crouching are variable based on quad strength and body weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Body building: Muscle building requires resistance training. Most body builders hypertrophy type i endurance fibers requiring medium weights multiple sets and a lot of reps combined with good diet. Consider body for life, p90x or adonis golden ratio routines for a whole body program for strength, mass, power and weight maintenance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many calories does one burn if swimming for 2 hours, and does swimming build muscle or just tone it?
Worse: I have examined dozens of skateboarders with chronic back pain. Examination finds that repetative pratfalls have permanently loosened their pelvises. Many have nocturia, restless & painful sleep, & irritable bowel syndrome & can sit for less than an hour. Pelvic parasympathetic nerve impingement within pelvic plexus causes colon & bladder smooth muscle spam. My report submitted for publication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are good exercises to strengthen back and legs . I'm 6'8" and can't do a squat or push-up . Getting that low is hard to bounce back from. ?
Water excercises: Excercises in water could be one way of increasing range of motion. Also, as you get stronger, you could go in more shallow water as you get used to the increased weight on the lower extremities ...Read more
Stretch before bed: Sometimes. Simple stretches prior to going to sleep help. Also check to see if your mattress is ok. Sometimes, a couple of advil (ibuprofen) with a snack before bed as well can help as long as there are no reasons why you cannot use that type of medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle pain after starting lifting weights. Mainly in knees from lunges. Can i tell instructor no?
Yes you can: The location of pain is important to know. Yes. You should attempt to limit your pain. If persists see your orthopedist. ...Read more
How do I build up my forearm muscles? Is there an exercise that strengthens forearms without using gym equipment?
There some easy thi-: -ngs.buy a hand exerciser @ a sport shop like Scheels. Also use a piece of wood & a twine, add a weight 2 it & use your hands 2 roll it up, and let unwind slowly. Add wt as you gain strength. Also buy a free weight barbell that you can use. Practice in the store. Need 2 do a series of 15, breif rext and do total of 3 series. If you can't finish 3rd series flex/ext.of wrist start add wt as U=R able ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does leg extension exercise bad for knees ? and what machines to avoid in gym as not to increase knee pain ?
Does physical therapy for patellofemoral syndrome actually help keep knees from grinding after muscles are strenghtened? Or does it just help withpain
No: It unweights it slightly and makes the bad days not so bad. ...Read more
My arms are sore from weight training 4 days ago, is there a way to speed up muscle recovery so i can build muscle faster and train more often?
Resistance Training: You should fatigue muscles when weight training but remember to do cardio for at least 15 minutes to warm muscles and prevent tears. Also do not do same muscle group two days in a row, you may be using too much weight too quickly. Have a protein supplement after you work out as this will help muscle repair, take a few days off and return using lighter weights for your first few workouts. ...Read more
Just started upperbody strength training low weights &reps.Triceps randomly get a cramp/charlie horse. How to relieve in the moment& prevent overall?
Can you tell me some workouts for legs and thighs that tone and actually work other than cardio and the usual sqauts and lunges with weights etc?
Whole-body excercise: Being in a pool enables you to reduce the stress on your "weight-bearing muscles and joints, and gently use muscles that often don't get used when standing on land. In this way, you can spread the load by strengthening not only primary muscles but also secondary muscles, improving overall function by strengthening the structure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does it take so long to strengthen pelvic floor muscles compared to building other muscles? How can I speed it up? Can weak pfm cause hemorrhoids?
Several problems: Pelvic floor becomes weak due to age, multiple child births, trauma, diseases of nerves and muscles, cause rectocele, cystocele , uterine prolapse, etc not totally voluntary muscles, exercises will help but can not cure existing damage, in direct relation to cause of hemorrhoids females are more effected. ...Read more
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