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Is a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Is a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Yes: You are nicely combining three different forms of aerobic conditioning exercises. Rowing and cycling activities are heart friendly as well as joint friendly; good exercise for the cardiovascular system without beating up your joints. Of the three, the treadmill has more impact on your knees and ankles as you run. Would advise keep in the treadmill flat as opposed to inclined. Easier on the knees. ...Read more

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Olympics question? How do the sprinters vs long distance runners train?

Interesting question: but it may be more appropriate for a site that focuses on athletics. ...Read more

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What specific exercises help gain weight? Both equipment and non-equipment

What specific exercises help gain weight? Both equipment and non-equipment

None: You gain weight by eating calories in excess of your metabolic nedds . you gain muscle by converting that weight to muscle through exercise. Healthier foods may be easier to convert to muscle. Different types of exercise work on muscle differently. ...Read more

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Is using gym treadmills similar to walking outside.?

Is using gym treadmills similar to walking outside.?

Similar...: ...although the surface of the treadmill upon which you run is more forgiving to the joints than the concrete roads and walkways, and is more predictable than the uneven surfaces of trails or under grass. And with a treadmill, you control the hills. ...Read more

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Bmi machines do they work?

Bmi machines do they work?

Please clarify: Hi. Please clarify what you mean by "BMI machine". BMI (body mass index) is a simple calculation based on your height and weight. You don't need a machine to get your BMI...just go online and use the BMI calculator on any of the sites. Good luck! ...Read more

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How precise are the calorie counters on treadmills and cardio equipment?

How precise are the calorie counters on treadmills and cardio equipment?

Depends: It varies from completely inaccurate estimate to calculators with input for age wt, rest pulse etc. That have fair accuracy. ...Read more

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Are elliptical machines better than treadmills for basic aerobic workouts?

Are elliptical machines better than treadmills for basic aerobic workouts?

You can get an effective aerobic workout with both an elliptical machine and a treadmill: In general, you can let your fitness goals determine whether you choose an elliptical machine or a treadmill — or a different piece of exercise equipment. However, elliptical machines might offer some advantages over treadmills. For example: Using an elliptical machine can be less stressful on your knees, hips and back than is running on a treadmill. Walking on a treadmill, however, exerts about the same force as using an elliptical machine. , Unlike treadmills, some elliptical machines are equipped with movable upper body handles or poles, similar to ski poles. These allow you to exercise both your arms and your legs. , Most elliptical machines can be pedaled in reverse, which allows you to work your calf and hamstring muscles a bit more than does forward motion. . Using an elliptical machine is generally considered low impact. An elliptical machine might be a good alternative to jogging, whether on a treadmill or outside. An elliptical trainer shouldn't cause knee pain if you're using it correctly. You may experience knee pain, though, if you have an underlying knee problem, such as degenerative arthritis. With certain knee injuries, using a stationary bike might be a more appropriate option than using an elliptical machine. Talk to your doctor about what exercise is right for you if you have any injuries or health concerns. And what if you're training for a 5K run or other road race? A treadmill is probably a better tool to prepare you for running events. But even if running is your main aerobic fitness activity, cross-training with an elliptical machine or other low-impact exercise equipment can help keep you fresh and prevent overload injuries. If you use an elliptical machine, remember to maintain good posture to help ensure the most effective workout. Keep your shoulders back, your head up and your abdominal muscles tight. Look forward, not down at your feet. And don't lean on the handles — let your lower body support your weight. ...Read more

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Recertifying as personal trainer- how can trainers work with physicians to get training costs offset by client's insurance?

Recertifying as personal trainer- how can trainers work with physicians to get training costs offset by client's insurance?

Good luck...: It is all about politics. Our physician fees are being cut quite a lot. You have the PT association that is making it more difficult for you. My advise, may have to get your PT degree. Check your state society and see what they suggest. ...Read more

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Do you think 24 hour fitness trainers are good?

Do you think 24 hour fitness trainers are good?

Depends.......: It depends on the trainer. There is variation at any facility with regards to finding a good trainer. Ask for credentials, and even references to help you choose. Meet with the person before making a choice, and don't be afraid to change trainers if yours isn't right for you. ...Read more

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Do body toners pills from GNC work?

GNC: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What are some good at home strength workouts that don't require equipment?

What are some good at home strength workouts that don't require equipment?

Sit-ups: If u have dont have any exersise equipment here are a few things you might try:sit-ups, push-ups,chin-ups,lunges w/or w/out weights, "burpies"(may have to look that one up on how to do it).If you have stairs you can go up and down stairs to workout aerobically.An exersise bike can usually be bought second-hand fairly cheaply and is easy to use and get a work-out...Good luck! ...Read more

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How do university surgeons get paid? Is it just salary or salary + procedures? Is private vs public school any different? Ex usc vs ucla surgeons.

How do university surgeons get paid? Is it just salary or salary + procedures? Is private vs public school any different? Ex usc vs ucla surgeons.

Salary alone.: University-employed professors are salaried and thus have no incentive to perform additional procedures unless they are clearly indicated. My understanding is that some private universities may give year-end bonuses on productivity, but most public ones do not. ...Read more

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Fitness routine ideas with no equipment?

Fitness routine ideas with no equipment?

An Olympic Challenge: To get adequate nutrition and activity daily, facebook members were introduced to multiple challenges https://apps.Facebook.Com/healthyshare they are fine but limited in terms of information, and patients should visit several sites. The cdc http://www.Cdc.Gov/nccdphp/dnpao/index.Html and american college of sports medicine are sources of credible noncommercial information on fitness, nutrition. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have untrained employees doing 'fitness' exercises with assisted living residents?

Is it safe to have untrained employees doing 'fitness' exercises with assisted living residents?

No: Patients in assisted living are there due to medical conditions and fitness experts who are trained in what to do in case something should happen would be a much safer choice medically and legally. ...Read more

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Do doctors more positively review elliptical trainers or treadmills?

Do doctors more positively review elliptical trainers or treadmills?

Both: Both are great for cardiovascular exercises. Their is not a general consensus among doctors about one being better than the other. Elliptical trainers are easier on the knee joints than a treadmill. Some elliptical machines also allow you to get an arm workout in addition to a leg workout. ...Read more

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How to use the fitness gym without paying an instructor?

How to use the fitness gym without paying an instructor?

Educate yourself.: You'll need to educate yourself about proper exercise techniques, speed, duration, frequency. There are resources out there which an inform you as to exercising properly. ...Read more