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Exercises That Help You With Skateboarding
Cardio Mix: You cannot target the abdomen or legs specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose, 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
I want to find some yoga exercises that will stretch or exercise my stomach muscles. Any great ideas?
Make a fist or 2 :): Keep it simple at first. Most people have a spongy ball lying around. If not, they might have a tennis ball or one of similar size for a child or grandchild. Simply place in hand and squeeae it while walking, talking, watching tv. Of course, if there has been some injury to that hand, it is best to see a physical therapist or other expert about specific do's and don'ts. And stop if there is pain. ...Read more
Can you please recommend some effective strength/body building exercises that can be done on a mat?
Sit-up squats lunges: Sit-ups, crunches, push-ups, leg lifts, squats and lunges. ...Read more
Be understanding: I am assuming you are talking about emotional support. Obviously, encouraging the person to lose weight is crucial. There are many good programs available for weight loss. For exercise, you may want to suggest a pool program, which limits stress on the body and the feet. However, unless the person wants to get better and is committed to losing weight there isn't much one can do. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rock climbing: Check out: http://www.nicros.com/training/articles/top-5-finger-strength-training-exercises/ Also - there are some great utube type videos that demonstrate exercises. Take care. ...Read more
You should exercise: If you don't stretch and exercise your knees will tend to become more stiff and week. Joint cartilage is nourished through the diffusion of nutrients and motion improves diffusion of nutrients. Try to stretch your hamstrings quads and calf muscles for a few minutes each day. You can stretch in a warm shower to improve your flexibility. ...Read more
Bicep: And tricep curls..google for demonstration.Get a more detailed answer ›
Supermans: Lying on stomach and arching back and hold for 15 seconds ... Chest and knees off ground about 3 inches... Aka supermans.... These help alot. ...Read more
Metronome: A metronome can help you keep a steady pace. ...Read more
Alternitive to run: obviously it depends on what you are trying to accomplish. For cardio swimming, biking , and fast walking work well. Weight training is good for body overall and can help greatly with weight loss. How about dancing or zumba? I think the key is finding something you like that you can stick with. ...Read more
Low impact: Depending on the injury, you should be able to do low impact exercise, such as a stationary bike. Would clear any specific exercise with your doc. ...Read more
Are there exercises that I can do to improve my joint flexibility, strength, and fitness, and to relieve my pain?
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
He's safe, right?: If he's neglecting other aspects of his life because of this focus, that's still his business. Guys with Asperger's may develop very narrow interests but enjoy them thoroughly and they're not unhappy. Skateboarding could actually be a great way to make friends -- many narrowly-focused guys have trouble with this. If he's not wearing a helmet, buy him one and tell him you love him. ...Read more
There area around a scrape i got from falling off a skateboard yesterday is dark brown. im not sure if this is dirt or something else. should i go see?
Talk to a pro: To avoid injuries.Get a more detailed answer ›
Choose the place: And wear rhe recommended padding in the danger areas, namely the head, knees and hands. ...Read more
I fell off my skateboard 2 years ago. It jarred my shoulder, when i lift or rotate it there are sharp, painful twinges. Why did does it still hurt?
It could be a strain: or it could be a fracture. Fractures have significant pain, deformity and loss of function. Strains are sore, you can have bruising and the arm can be stiff. if it is a fx the arm can be stabilized by a splint or Cast initially. An X-ray can confirm if there is a fracture and permanent treatment can be either casting , splinting or surgery depending on the fracture, ...Read more
Depends...: How long ago was it done? Ankle sprains take a long time to heal. It would be better to break a bone because you would be put in a cast, appropriate rest would be given and recovery would be quick. 6 mos from now, you can still complain about ankle pain. Use ice, rest and support. If it goes longer than 3 weeks, seek medical attention from a Podiatrist or ankle specialist. ...Read more
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
It seems that one of my friends took a dare and rode his skateboard behind a car and ended up hitting the back window with his head! what do we do?
Talk to your parents: Lion99319--this website is not for children less than 18 years of age....I would advise talking your parent or his parent asap so they can determine the need to get medical help. Since you are only 13, i suggest your parents or older friend/relative/sibling can help posting the concern/questions. Good luck kid! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a fall on my skateboard last month that's leftme with a pain on my thigh similar to a deep cut, but there's no visible injury. What should I do?
My friend who skateboards had a nasty wipeout on the ground with their face....Now it is oozing green puss where the skin came off what should he do?
Go to the Doctor: No ifs ands or buts, he needs to be seen by his physician today. ...Read more
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