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Doctor insights on: Getting Broader Shoulders Without Weights

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What are workouts for my triceps without getting big trapezius muscles around my neck?

What are workouts for my triceps without getting big trapezius muscles around my neck?

Isolate tricepts: Tricepts function is to extend ur elbow so any exercise, free wt or machines can b (sorry) used 2 isolate and only strenghten the trecepts. Has nothing @ do with your trapezius. You will build up muscle mass in ur tricepts tho, so some bicepts and brachioradialis will give a more symetrical look 2 ur upper arms. ...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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Hunched over desk @work due to poor unfixable eyesight. Shoulders , arms , trapezium, and now thighs all very strained and very weak. What can I do?

Hunched over desk @work due to poor unfixable eyesight. Shoulders ,  arms , trapezium, and now thighs all very strained and very weak. What can I do?

Glasses? Stretching: Your eyesight may be poor but a good optometrist or ophthalmologist souls be able to help you with an improvement in vision so you don't hunch over your computer as much. In addition it would certainly be worthwhile for you to learn proper stretching exercises and to do them for 10 minutes prior to start of work. Get up and change position every 30 minutes for about 1 minute, that too can help. ...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

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OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OK to avoid them: First it may help to work with a certified personal trainer to modify an overhead exercises so that they are more "tolerable". Otherwise, no exercise that is done overhead is "necessary". Be reassured that you can readily find alternatives that will be suitable without compromising your the benefits you are receiving. ...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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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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Have neck oa. Getting upper back spasms with overhead strength training (5lb). How else can I strengthen my arms and upper back?

Have neck oa. Getting upper back spasms with overhead strength training (5lb). How else can I strengthen my arms and upper back?

Several Options: You many consider having a functional evaluation with a physical therapist to provide a regimen to minimize any neck mediated symptoms and also evaluate your overall functional mobility for areas of improvement. You may also find doing these exercises supine rather than upright may take some stress off your neck. ...Read more

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Pain top/front of both shoulders, from chin ups or lifting kettle bells. Worst when raising my outstretched arm from eye level to overhead. Three ?

Pain top/front of both shoulders, from chin ups or lifting kettle bells.  Worst when raising  my outstretched arm from eye level to overhead. Three ?

Probably kettle ball: You seem to be complaining of deltoid and primarily anterior deltoid pain which is worked with raising arms in the front. But if you're kipping your pullups then this will put tremendous stress on the shoulder as well.The exercises you mentioned often go with cross fit plans. I've lifted for many yrs and my concern is doing complex moves w/weights so rapidly when near fatigue. Bad form = injuries. ...Read more

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Better to focus on stretching or building muscle for back pain? New job turning, changing and lifting adults killing my back. Need quick results!

Better to focus on stretching or building muscle for back pain? New job turning, changing and lifting adults killing my back. Need quick results!

Back pain: Having a strong and flexible back is always a good thing, but consider the role of proper rest on a comfortable mattress as a therapy. You also need to contact your supervisor at work since your back pain is work related and you are entitled under workman's compensation law to be treated for you problem without you having to pay. ...Read more

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Can lifting weights put tension on your back on make you shorter o stop yourself from getting taller?

Can lifting weights put tension on your back on make you shorter o stop yourself from getting taller?

This is my theory: Theoretically it's possible that excessive weight lifting (perhaps twice your body weight) may cause pressure & compression on the discs between the spinal vertebrae. This may be worse with dead lifts, squats & shoulder press & not much with bench press. ...Read more

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What exercises are suitable for healthy teens looking to get lean muscle and tone up? Any sports or activities or classes?

What exercises are suitable for healthy teens looking to get lean muscle and tone up? Any sports or activities or classes?

Something you enjoy: The most important thing is to do something, and the easiest things to do and to maintain are activities that you love. It can also be helpful to find a workout partner or group. ...Read more

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I am 17 year male teenager with a complete disproportionate body frame.I gain weight on my butt and have wide hips with narrow shoulders.BadHormones ?

I am 17 year male teenager with a complete disproportionate body frame.I gain weight on my butt and have wide hips with narrow shoulders.BadHormones ?

Hormonal imbalance: Knowing your weight, height & BMI might help But if you are concerned about it , I suggest you see an endocrinologist to help find out for sure if you have any abnormal hormones. Good luck. ...Read more