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Inner hip muscle badly strained because upper right glute not firing. Tried burpees made it worse. Glute exercise suggestions?

Inner hip muscle badly strained because upper right glute not firing. Tried burpees made it worse. Glute exercise suggestions?

Ouch: If you have a strained groin burpees are gonna hurt! I'm not sure I know what you mean by glutes not firing. If you want to strengthen the glutes squats and lunges are good but WAIT til the groin is better-at least 2 weeks. In the meantime water exercises, Pilates or yoga. ...Read more

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Weights gym safe disc bulge L 4 5 mirror doing leg press that seated and squats and lunges I no got build up core?

Weights gym safe disc bulge L 4 5 mirror doing leg press that seated and squats and lunges I no got build up core?

Back pain: Lunges and squats really put a lot of stress on the low back. You risk converting a bulging disc into a herniated disc. Isometric exercises are better to build the core muscles. A weight lifting belt can protect the low back if you have to do the lunges and squats. Consult with a personal trainer to avoid further injury to the low back. ...Read more

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Do planks workout the lower back stabalizer muscles?

Do planks workout the lower back stabalizer muscles?

Not so much: Planks are excellent 'core' workouts that can be done in the gym or at home . Planks work primarily the abdominal muscles and glutes if done correctly . Best of luck on your workouts! ...Read more

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Is 40 push ups, 125 crunches 25 sit ups 5 planks and 25 leglifts before i sleep a good workout?

Is 40 push ups, 125 crunches 25 sit ups 5 planks and 25 leglifts before i sleep a good workout?

That is awesome: But any vigorous exercise should be finished at least several hours before sleep. Too much stimulation can make it difficult to fall asleep. ...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.

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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Does leg press add bulk or slim legs?

Does leg press add bulk or slim legs?

Bulk. : Leg press will strengthen and enlarge quadriceps muscles. For leaner look, lunges and stretching would be better. ...Read more

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Are standing oblique twist, bar behind neck a good exercise?

Are standing oblique twist, bar behind neck a good exercise?

Listen to your body: The best exercise increases circulation to the entire body. A very simple one is to image your arms are a jump rope and move in a circle lifting your arms and opening tee chest wall as you gently rock or or "step" over the pretend rope. Doing this for 30 seconds every 30 minutes is great for people with sedentary jobs. ...Read more

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Do sit ups help in toning butt and decreasing tummy fat?

Do sit ups help in toning butt and decreasing tummy fat?

abdominal ex.: Sit-ups work your abdominal muscles and hip flexors predominately.They may increase your abdominal muscle tone if you do them consistently.They are not an exercise for the'butt muscles'. ...Read more

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Pain in lat muscle, below armpit on my back, flares when extending arm overhead (i.E. Tennis serve, throwing) is this rotator cuff injury?

Pain in lat muscle, below armpit on my back, flares when extending arm overhead (i.E. Tennis serve, throwing) is this rotator cuff injury?

Latisimus strain: This is best diagnosed with a hands on exam but sounds like your latisimus dorsi muscle is strained. Rotator cuff is often achy down the side of the deltoid, back of shoulder, or front of shoulder. But, it is possible. Get an examination to be specific. ...Read more

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Doing yard work. .Sudden pain around and above knee now radiating to butt. Pulled muscle? Fracture?

Doing yard work. .Sudden pain around and above knee now radiating to butt. Pulled muscle? Fracture?

Sudden pain: After such physical activity, it is possible that you could have strained or sprained a muscle or ligament of your thigh that connects to the knee area. A fracture is not likely but not impossible. Please consult an orthopedic surgeon for a thorough evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdominal muscle on left side only when doing decline bench curls or straight left leg lift laying down? What to do? Maybe hip flexor?

Pain in lower abdominal muscle on left side only when doing decline bench curls or straight left leg lift laying down?  What to do?  Maybe hip flexor?

Need exam: Your location of your pain could indeed be due to a hip flexor/adductor muscle strain but it could be several other things as well, including hernias and other intraabdominal or pelvic causes. See your family physician for exam and possible referral to specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could consuming powerbar proteim bars that help build lean muscle help make sore muscles better?

Could consuming powerbar proteim bars that help build lean muscle help make sore muscles better?

No: Protein bars will not be of benefit for sore muscles. Protein bars by themselves have little or no value. They must be combined with strength training. ...Read more