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Doctor insights on: Exercises For A Slender Neck

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Whats a good starting weight for neck and wrist exercises?

Whats a good starting weight for neck and wrist exercises?

Depends: Depends on your level of stregth and what you are trying to accomplish. Start out light and increase weight as tolerated is usually a good way to go. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a multi-gym equipment for beginners to loose fat and tone muscles.?

What should I look for in a multi-gym equipment for beginners to loose fat and tone muscles.?

Join a gym instead: I would suggest joining a gym rather than buying exercise equipment for home use. You get to use more diverse and better equipment and can also obtain expert instruction to get you started. ...Read more

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What arm exercises should a female do to get leaner arm muscles?

What arm exercises should a female do to get leaner arm muscles?

Exercises to lose --: Weight generally, like running; no weight lifting though, or very minimal weight, without bulking up. Consult a trainer for best results. ...Read more

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Can exercising with a swiss ball and dumbells be considered a complete workout?

Can exercising with a swiss ball and dumbells be considered a complete workout?

It's a great workout: So much can be done with so little. You can essentially work out every muscle group with the right combination of weights. Start with a pair of 2.5lb, 5 lb, 10 lb, 15 lb and 20 lb dumbbells, no more is needed, start simple.Start with exercise that work more than one muscle group at a time. Remember. Core strength is the foundation all exercises build upon. ...Read more

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What is a therapy for strained neck muscles and shoulder?

What is a therapy for strained neck muscles and shoulder?

Therapy: There is a variety of approaches. They depend on the presence of pain and other symptoms. Those include range of motion exercises, ultrasound stimulation, heat/ice applications, massage, tens unit applications, stretching techniques. Physical therapist will be able to decide on which ones to use. ...Read more

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How can I perform back and neck exercises for neck physical therapy?

How can I perform back and neck exercises for neck physical therapy?

See below: Check these websites out for some excellent at home neck and back exercises: http://www.Des.Umd.Edu/os/erg/neck.Html http://www.Des.Umd.Edu/os/erg/back.Html. ...Read more

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Help please! is deadlift primarily a back exercise or a leg exercise?

Help please! is deadlift primarily a back exercise or a leg 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

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Is there an external belt or brace that can help carry upper body's weight for weak pelvic floor muscles? Would a brace for si joint pain work?

Is there an external belt or brace that can help carry upper body's weight for weak pelvic floor muscles? Would a brace for si joint pain work?

Pelvic floor support: That's a difficult area to support. I don't know of any bracing that would benefit that area. A pelvic band for si joint compression would not help the pelvic floor. ...Read more

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What to do for a stiff neck after a yoga headstand?

What to do for a stiff neck after a yoga headstand?

Alternate pose: Three things. First go over your headstand technique with an instructor that you trust. A proper headstand should not have you bearing all of the weight of the body on your head. If you are using the tripod version, most of the weight should be borne on your arms. The head should actually be fairly suspended without a lot of pressure.Second, do not do headstands if this causes persistent problems. ...Read more

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Exercise for a stiff hip?

Exercise for a stiff hip?

Avoid running!: Bicycling is great, but avoid lower extremity loading activities. Remember, avoid concussive activity. Keep in mind that degenerative arthritis or inflammatory arthritis can, in some people cause more stiffness than pain. You may end up seeing your doctor and getting a simple ap-pelvis and some blood tests (crp). ...Read more

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What neck stretching exercises are good for you?

What neck stretching exercises are good for you?

Slow & steady & safe: Neck tightness can be slowly and carefully remedied by gently rotating the neck trying to tough your chin to each shoulder, bending the neck sideways to have the ears touch the shoulders and bending forward with chin toward chest and backward with chin toward the sky. ...Read more

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Is seated weight lifting good for your arms and shoulders?

Is seated weight lifting good for your arms and shoulders?

Yes: Regardless of your body's position, weightlifting will result in maintaining muscle mass and building strength in the muscles you work out. ...Read more

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Are neck circle stretches bad for you? aka neck rolls? What exercises would you recommend to relieve stiffness or impingement.

Are neck circle stretches bad for you? aka neck rolls? What exercises would you recommend to relieve stiffness or impingement.

Neck strain: Neck and shoulder rolls are not dangerous. Do them slowly, holding each position for 10 seconds. They are a good gentle stretch of the neck muscles. If you feel numbness or tingling of the hand or fingers, stop as you may be impinging a nerve. Warm compresses or a heating pad may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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What are some good hand held dumbell exercises for toning your arms?

What are some good hand held dumbell exercises for toning your arms?

Dumbell exercises: Scroll down to the dumbell arm exercises - http://www.dumbbell-exercises.com/workout-routines/#3 ...Read more

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Is there a great site for otheopedic exercises for a torn labrum and rotator cuff?  a site that has a variety of exercises I can preform?

Is there a great site for otheopedic exercises for a torn labrum and rotator cuff?  a site that has a variety of exercises I can preform?

Ask the expert...: Before starting any exercise program; (my son of all people also shouted this out while reading over my shoulder) ask your doctor first before starting any exercise program; if you perform the wrong exercise you may do more harm than good! ...Read more

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What would you suggest for tight muscles caused by tension...and I also have a herniated disc at L5 S1 and suffer with sciatica. Neck position for sle?

What would you suggest for tight muscles caused by tension...and I also have a herniated disc at L5 S1 and suffer with sciatica. Neck position for sle?

Muscle tension: If you wish to avoid taking muscle relaxants like flexeril or robaxin, (methocarbamol) consider stress management therapy. Wearing a soft cervical collar off and on takes pressure of the neck. For sciatic pain which is chronic, epidural corticosteroid injections and/or surgery may be needed and follow up with a neurosurgeon is advisable. ...Read more

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I'm looking for good abs workout with no back and neck pain?

I'm looking for good abs workout with no back and neck pain?

Sit-ups and crunches: Sit-ups and crunches, as well as most any low impact cardiovascular exercise (brisk walking, elliptical, cycling...) will work on abs and core. Swimming is excellent for abs. "abs of steel" - see you tube. ...Read more

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What training program can I follow for a muscular and fit 60 yo body?

What training program can I follow for a muscular and fit 60 yo body?

Cardiac + weights: Begin with the cardiac portion as your base. This can be elliptical, running, cycling, spinning, swimming, rowing, racquetball (not tennis), squash, etc. Add a weight training portion to strengthen bones, develop core strength, and maintain muscle. Continue with stretching / yoga to stay loose. You want to develep and maintain dynamic strength, flexibility and mobility. ...Read more

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Rounded shoulders causing shoulder and neck pain. Is wearing a posture brace to bring the shoulders back a good idea? Will it weaken muscles?

Rounded shoulders causing shoulder and neck pain. Is wearing a posture brace to bring the shoulders back a good idea? Will it weaken muscles?

Exercise is better.: It is far better to exercise and strengthen the muscles in your shoulder and back to correct posture. See your doc, and get a referral to a physical therapist if necessary and to be sure you don't have scoliosis or another problem of the spine that is affecting your posture. Stronger muscles will help no matter what the cause, though. ...Read more