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Does The Stairmaster Exercise Your Hamstrings
I am in my 30s, and I run up hills and use the stairmaster every other day. In addition to this exercise, should I do lower body weight training, if so which days? Weight training is recommended for health, but not everyday so the muscles recover.
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
There are several conditions may be caused or aggravared by over use of stairmaster.
It can aggravate knee&hip problems and those with pre existing knee problems should not use staimaster
overuse of stairmaster can hurt your ankle joints
it can also cause back pain if you keep leaning forward and climbing on tips of toes
holding on to rails too tight can cause tendinitis of wrist. ...Read more
These are two: Great forms of exercise to burn calories. When calories burned exceeds calories consumed then weight is lost. When weight is sensibly lost - fat loss often ensues. Mix up you cardio for great results. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. Running, swimming, nordic track, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). ...Read more
Is 2 hours of cardio too much in the last trimester of pregnancy? For example - 1 hour of spin followed by 1 hour on the stairmaster.
I'm tight/stiff in my Achilles, no pain yet. Will a week off running be enough to stop it from becoming an injury? Is the stairmaster Ok instead?
Possibly: It is possible that if you have an overuse syndrome that involved your Achilles and is related to your running, that rest would help. A stair master would actually likely be harder on your Achilles that running, so I would avoid that. A bicycle would probably be a good alternative to give your Achilles some rest while you maintain your fitness. ...Read more
Scrotum pain on/off 5 days. Quite painful at times, but mostly free of pain. 1st noticed on stairmaster 5 days ago. Didn't notice any trauma. Cancer?
Pain/ Swell=overuse: Hs strains can be tricky to overcome. To keep your overall fitness during recovery consider upper body/ core circuit training (include ube). Walking may be fine depending on your stage of recovery & the intensity of walk. If pain & swelling present, decrease intensity/ duration of exercise... Control pain/ swelling, regain motion/ strength/ & endurance over time. (drmarkgalland. Com - 12/26/12). ...Read more
How long does it take before you could exercise from muscle stain in the hamstring and what could be applied to it can it be wrapped?
Depends...: The length of recovery depends on the severity of the injury. Usually muscle strains heal within 6 weeks but could take longer if severe. A good rule of thumb on return to activity is to go slow and monitor your pain. Let your symptoms control your level of exercise. If it hurts your muscle is not ready for that activity. ...Read more
22m, I have exams for 15days continously. Is it okay if I skip the exercise. Don't do any of it for that time? 2months post ACL surgery hamstring autograft
Continue Exercise: In addition to prolonging and potentially harming your full recovery stopping your exercise may actually harm your exam scores. Taking time to walk and exercise during high stress times is an excellent way to reduce your stress, increase your focus, and improve your performance academically. ...Read more
Pain in hamstring area with any movement no matter how small. I exercise but spend alot of time in bed. I also have really low fibrinogen. Blood clot?
If fibrinogen is-: -low it would mean that Ur clotting would B prolonged as it is 1 of the factors in the clotting equation. ...Read more
Badminton coach, 22yrs.2months over with my ACL surgery, hamstring autograft. I only do standing core exercise, walk approx 4kms a day. Is it enough?
Yes: You are very early out from your repair and should strongly avoid twisting or pivoting for another couple months. Soft tissue grafts can take 6-9 months to incorportate. We used to say 6 months but per dr. Fu the king of hamstring recon he typically advises 9 mo prior to return to competitive play. Closed chain exercises are strongly advised to avoid shear across the graft. ...Read more
I was doing the hamstring leg curl exercise when suddenly I felt a sharp pain near my groin area. It almost felt like testicular pain. Is it sciatica?
More like Groinatica: You likely stretched your inguinal ligament OR you may have stretched one of your upper lumbar nerves which can shoot pain into that area due to the way you were doing the exercise. You may need REST & to back off of the weights. Go LIGHT coming back (real light), ramp up to heavier weights slowly to avoid the same injury. Time to consolidate something like this can be SEVERAL WEEKS or longer.. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with torn ACL years ago. Avid runner, pulled hamstring behind knee, not healing - I would like to still jog in 20 years, can I go without knee surgery or require to have one if I want to continue jogging to exercise?
Pulled hamstring: Is not a surgical treatment as far as I know, it hurts, you rest it and then it gets better. If someone had an old acl and had been active for years I wouldn't counsel reconstruction unless the issue is significant instability and joint issues, talk to your orthopedic surgeon and make sure you get a good understanding about th ow these injuries are likely independent of each other ...Read more
Pain in back of left knee, calf, hamstring & buttock. Tingling/numbness in heel. Gets worse seated. No swelling or discoloration. Ican still exercise?
Both: This exercise works both legs and back. Be sure someone is watching you perform this exercise to ensure proper form to prevent injury. ...Read more
Hey, I've been experiencing pain bahind my leg for awhile now mostly after I exercise, I can't move my leg or do anything when that happens.
Cramping: You need to hydrate and stretch when this happens. It is important to see an orthopaedic surgeon who can evaluate you and make sure that there are no mechanical issues. ...Read more
There isn't a way.: Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be leg fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tone thighs w plie, squat, wall squat, ball squat, plyometric squat, stair steps, lunges, lunges w dumbbells, ball squeeze ; single leg circle. Engage in regular. ...Read more
Hi, popped an adductor leg pressing. I'm middle-aged, how long ay it take before I should exercise the area again?
Depends: .........on the extent of the injury. See your doctor for complete evaluation. ...Read more
I have excessive pain on the areas just above my ankles on the outside of my leg after I exercise. Wondering what it is?
Sports medicine: It sounds like the area that is hurting is being stressed excessively during your exercise routine. I would first consider different shoes, more support in your footwear or modifying the type of exercise. I also recommend a consult with a physician trained in sports medicine. ...Read more
I keep feeling cold on my leg but I haven't stepped out or really did any form of work in almost 2weeks, not sure whether it exercise I need?
Exercise may be OK but you should see your Primary doctor to evaluate your issues!
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
What is the cause of chronic back of leg pain if it is more painful to be sedentary and stretching does not help? I exercise on a regular basis.
Could be a number of:
Causes that can give you these, which can be best diagnosed with a complete examination, full Hx, and investigations.
I suggest you carry on being active with the exercises but also see a Spine Doc for an evaluation.
Good Luck. ...Read more
Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress your current routine to make it more difficult. Best of luck! ...Read more