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Does The Stairmaster Exercise Your Hamstrings
Yes: It exercises virtually all major muscle groups. ...Read more
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
Need a coach to help: In general squats will strengthen the quads. There is more to increasing the vertical jump then just strengthening the muscle. To lift a weight the muscle develops force slowly ( over about 0.5 seconds ) but a jump is more about explosive force were force is developed rapidly. There are a number of training exercises in which this is practiced, because of injury risk should work with a coach. ...Read more
Strengthens muscles: Exercise, especially resistance exercise or weight training, strengthens the muscles that support the joints. The joints themselves are not strengthened by exercise. Physical therapy is often recommended after joint injury to strengthen the muscles around the joints. ...Read more
Not really: While swimming is a very effective aerobic exercise, it's hard to say what's the best i think for most people running and cycling are probably the best the majority of people probably can't swimwell enough to get a good workout i think it would be ideal to run, cycle and run 2x/week each i'd also recommend some flexibility and strengthening exercises. ...Read more
Take a Break: Agree with dr. E and dr.G about walking and stretching. Prevent computer/tech stiffness by varying your activities every 20-30 minutes. Don't be glued to the screen. Easy stretches to do at your desk can be found at: http://myappleaday.Com/?P=914 good luck. Be well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which form of the following exercises do you think is best overall for one's fitness? Why? Brisk walking; jogging/running; rowing; elliptical; stairstepper or bicycling?
Cardio Mix: All of those are great options. If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
Not necessarily a: "best" type of issue. Each form of exercise has it's advantages and disadvantages. Swimming is more of a full body workout and lower impact on the joints. But remember because it's lower impact, it has less of an effect as running at stimulating bone density. In the end, both are good forms of exercise, and in an ideal world it's good to involve variety in your exercise routine. ...Read more
What are the best non weight bearing cardio exercises. No bike. Cannot swim, able to walk the pool and float on back. No stress to ankle or knee.
Water exercise: Use a buoyancy belt and bicycle your feet in the deep end. Also water barbells can be used in the shallow end- both good cardio workouts ...Read more
Multiple benefits: Sit-ups take some energy to do and that means you use calories. If you use more calories than you take in, you will "burn fat." it's that simple. Crunches and sit-ups selectively enhance abdominal muscles and increased muscle mass means you use more calories than say an equivalent amount of fatty muscle. So do sit-ups if you a) want six packs and b) need to burn more fat. ...Read more
Treadmill is safer!: I'm delighted to hear that you are exercising, or at least thinking about your exercise options. Walking and/or running on a treadmill are adaptable exercises for most people. If you are skateboarding, remember to wear a helmet and wrist, elbow, and knee pads. Spinning (cycling to music in a supervised class) is one of my favorites: low joint impact and no risk of falling or being hit by a car! ...Read more
Generally No; at --: Least not directly. As you lose weight from running, you'll lose some of the fat around the arms as well (like any other part of the body) and they'll look skinnier. The arm muscles will get stronger as arms move during the running process (depends how motivated a runner you are). ...Read more
Many exercises: Psoas crunch one leg drills psoas stretch and other type of exercises. Look that link up. ...Read more
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