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Doctor insights on: Does Swimming Build Up Muscles For Someone With Bad Hip

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Does swimming build up muscles for someone with bad hip?

Does swimming build up muscles for someone with bad hip?

Yes: Swimming is one of the best all around exercises for strengthening. There is no evidence that swimming damages the hip. ...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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Could you use the crosstrainer with a messed up back but strong gluts and quads?

Could you use the crosstrainer with a messed up back but strong gluts and quads?

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

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How does hypokalemia affect leg muscle endurance activities like running and swimming? With low potassium can you still build muscle?

How does hypokalemia affect leg muscle endurance activities like running and swimming? With low potassium can you still build muscle?

Muscle cramps: You need proteins to build and maintain muscle, but you need to right balance of fluids and electrolytes to have good muscle function. When your potassium is low, you are more likely to experience muscle cramps and fatigue. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Can there be an extreme muscle building/weight loss workout routine someone can hook me up with?

Can there be an extreme muscle building/weight loss workout routine someone can hook me up with?

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 more

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How many calories does one burn if swimming for 2 hours, and does swimming build muscle or just tone it?

How many calories does one burn if swimming for 2 hours, and does swimming build muscle or just tone it?

Calories & exercise: It is impossible to answer your question accurately. The amount of calories burned in an activity just has too many possible variables. But, swimming is an excellent exercise for mind, body, and spirit. Keep it up. ...Read more

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Does skateboarding commonly mess up your knees and shoulders?

Does skateboarding commonly mess up your knees and shoulders?

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 more

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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. ?

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

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What can I do to prevent waking up with a sore back and legs after working out?

What can I do to prevent waking up with a sore back and legs after working out?

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 more

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Muscle pain after starting lifting weights. Mainly in knees from lunges. Can i tell instructor no?

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

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How do I build up my forearm muscles? Is there an exercise that strengthens forearms without using gym equipment?

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 more

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Would taking up kickboxing be a good way to build up my leg muscles?

Would taking up kickboxing be a good way to build up my leg muscles?

Yes if in shape: Make sure your muscles are in decent shape and to stretch before and after. This type of exercise is hard on legs so start slow. ...Read more

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Does leg extension exercise bad for knees ? and what machines to avoid in gym as not to increase knee pain ?

Does leg extension exercise bad for knees ? and what machines to avoid in gym as not to increase knee pain ?

It depends on what U: R having pain from. There's multiple causes of knee pain, & 2 answer the question, please say what the pathology is. If U don't know C a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Weighted squats,hip-: -sleds, leg extension machines as well as hamstring machines. These will push U 2 Ur limits easily.harder U work the stronger Up will get as well as building muscle mass. ...Read more

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What makes pool exercises the best option for someone with weak muscles?

What makes pool exercises the best option for someone with weak muscles?

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 more

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How typical is it for your knees to hurt after working out your legs with a lot of weights?

How typical is it for your knees to hurt after working out your legs with a lot of weights?

No: The knees themselves should not hurt but the muscles supporting them can hurt. If the discomfort is temporary it is likely not to be a significant issue. You can try icing the area for 15 minutes after working out. ...Read more

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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