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How Can I Activate My Multifidus Muscle
Exercise it: There are specific exercises to activate the multifidus muscle. Lie on your back with your knees bent and contract one side of your pelvis trying to move it to your spin, hold for 10 sec and then the other side. Other exercise while on all 4s and lift the right knee and left hand off the floor and balance there for 10 sec and switch. There are great videos on the web. Type in multifidus exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Testicles rise during an erection. Does this mean that the cremaster muscle activates at that time?
Here are some...: Testicles move up and down spontaneously all day long or at straining like during sex; that is normal. The degree & pace of its rise or fall reflects the tension and frequency of contraction and relaxation of cremasteric muscles at straining. So, there should be no healthy concern about it. ...Read more
Why is it said that to build more muscles you have to lift heavier by activating fast twitch fibers? I only get the pump with light weights.
Strength: fast twitch fibers are involved with strength, slow twitch with endurance, so the former tend to grow in size and volume. ...Read more
Should i get physical therapy or muscle activation therapy following arthroscopic shoulder surgery?
Yes : You should follow post-surgery instructions which almost certainly would include physical therapy/rehabilitation. This is usually critical to getting back to optimal function. Your surgeon will refer you and you should follow the prescriptions from him and the rehab medicine specialists or physical therapists. ...Read more
Inactivity: Muscles requiring constant activity to work fully and extra activity to enlarge and strengthen. They get continuous activity working against gravity and astronauts lose muscle due to the weightlessness of orbital function. There is continuous loss with aging, some of which can be slowed down by exercise. ...Read more
Muscle: Want it Bad!: Hi i come down on the side of letting nature alone. This means I am not one to encourage body building hormones or illegal supplements to achieve unnatural muscle mass. But, that said, given your age you can naturally do a lot to get strong and to stay that way. High protein, low carbs, lots of good hydration and muscle training and lifting guided by a good trainer are key. ...Read more
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