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How Can I Build Up My Pectoralis Majors With Only Dumb Bells
I bought a pull up/push up bar and 10 lb dumb bells. What's the best exercises i can do with those to workout my back?
Be careful: After you have built up your "core" with the typical exercises, you can try these advanced techniques: http://www.Dumbbell-exercises.Com/exercises/back/. ...Read more
Wrist curls flex/ext: Grip dumbbells with elbows flexed to 90 degrees and arms resting at your side. With palms facing up, flex your wrist toward your body for 8-12 repetitions. This will work your wrist flexors on the palmar aspect of your forearms. For wrist extensor muscles, simply pronate your forearms so that your palms face toward the ground, perform 8-12 extension repetitions. Do 3 sets for both muscle groups. ...Read more
Dumbells: Dumbells can be used for great lower body workouts as well. You can use them to do squats (make sure your back is against a wall when you do them), walking lunges, calf raises, standing lunges, dead lifts ... And the list goes on. Enjoy and be well! ...Read more
I have golfers elbow in both arms but I don't play golf. I do play a racket sport (right arm only) and do weights. What is cause and how to get rid?
Shaken adult: Repeated blows to the head even if without loss of consciousness does carry risks of causing neurologic damage over time - even dementia. A term was coined long ago - dementia pugilistica - referring to deficits boxers would experience. Cthere is more concern about this even in football. There is litte good cause to allow oneself to be head slapped hard for no reason. Thats not wise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'd like to start lifting arm weights to build muscle. How to determine best starting weight of dumb bells so I won't hurt my already sensitive back?
I've got a bench with a barbell, dumbbells, pull up bar, and a treadmill, what are some workouts i could do to gain muscle?
Strength training : You'll want to do anaerobic exercises-short all out sprints on the treadmill with recovery periods in between; lower body exercises such as squats, lunges, box jumps, 4 plane straight leg raises; upright single leg balance work, varied ab work for your core; upper body such as pull-ups, push-ups, and other strength training w free weights and the bar-a good trainer should be able to get you going. ...Read more
How many reps and sets should I do per muscle when lifting dumbbells at home? I don't want endurance, I want to build muscle up as much as I can.
6-10: The idea of reps is to work the specific muscle group to exhaustion and then rest it until your strength has returned. If you have a lot of endurance go as long as you can without causing pain, it will take a bit of trial and error. I suggested 6-10 reps per set to avoid pain and muscle injury. The number of sets is the number it takes to avoid painful muscle injury, try it out ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a specific day of the week where i lift weights to build my chest , but will it be to much for me to do push ups every night too?
Probably not: There are many famous athletes who historically have done push-ups in their daily routine, including hershel walker and tim tebow ( who would do as many as 400 in a day). Some would argue, however, that a muscle group needs about 48 hours to fully recover to maximize training gains. You may have to try it and see. Thank you. ...Read more
I'm 18 years old with mild scoliosis, can i workout with heavyweights and if so how could I pick up dumbbells and weights?
Trainer: Work with a trainer to first strengthen your core (midline) with use of squats, gradually increasing weights used, not too fast, and with roman chair, without weights at first then add flat weights increasing gradually. Do core strengthening for about a month before trying extremity work. Work with an experienced trainer. Wear a weight belt at all times. Always have a spotter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I beat my genetics and get a great set of muscles on my arms when everyone else in my family is skinny?
Actually use them: Need to use enough weight to get close to fatigue after 10 reps. Do 3 sets of 10 reps at a time. ...Read more
Gloves, powder: Professional weight lifters use talc powder and wear gloves. These are good ideas in any circumstances in the gym. ...Read more
I can't seem to get any muscles on my biceps in terms of strength and growth after i work out at the gym. Am i doing something wrong?
See below: Continue mindful exeercise. It takes patience.Get a more detailed answer ›
Please answer! what kind of super sets for triceps and biceps exercises can I do with dumbbells and e-z curl bar?
Basically: Can take any two exercises and superset. You can do bicep supersets like standing dumbbell hammer curls with standing standard dumbbell curls or wide grip bicep curls(EZ curl) with reverse grip bicep curls(EZ curl). Or you could do opposing muscle supersets, with any bicep exercise and tricep exercise like standing french press(EZ curl) to wide grip bicep curl(EZ curl). Just mix and match. ...Read more
On my workout dvds the instructor always says pull in or tighten my abs. How do I do that and does it really make a difference when i'm exercising?
Push ups: There's a reason push ups have been used by pretty much every exercise guru and the military for eons. They work when done correctly. You can vary what part of the muscle is used more intensely by shifting your arm/hand position. Try men's health website or shape magazine's for more. ...Read more
Its a muscle: The pectoralis major ( latin: pector = breast) is a thick, fan-shaped muscle, situated at the chest (anterior) of the human body. It makes up the bulk of the chest muscles in the male and lies under the breast in the female. Underneath the pectoralis major is the pectoralis minor, a thin, triangular muscle. ...Read more
Tear involving the supraspinatus tendon
without evidence of a full thickness rotator cuff dose it got any thing to do with pectoralis major m pain
Sometimes: Sounds like a partial year of the supraspinatius which is actually a very common MRI finding. Most patients describe pain over the deltoid but have seen some describe pectoral pain. You should be examined to confirm it is your shoulder and treatment should be effective with pt and possibly an injection. ...Read more
Pulled pectoralis: No certain what you mean by SOB. If it hurts each time you breath then this might cause SOB because you are not breathing deeply enough. ...Read more
Pectoralis major muscle
for last one year pain whose in ER doctor told me it can be pectoralis musel but i don't recall strching it or any thing like?
May need more eval: Pec maj strain is common cause of chest pain. One year is a long time to have it though. Eval your daily activities: do you carry a heavy purse, on the effected side? Pain change as you move your arms? There are also ribcage, esophageal, shoulder and neck problems that can "radiate" pain to your chest. It can even be your gallbladder, if on the right side. I assume heart has already been eval'd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sounds like: Poland's syndrome, congenital absence of pectoralis major muscle. It is generally a cosmetic problem more than a functional one. Plastic surgeon can fix it for you. ...Read more
Ectomorph: People with a body type called, "ectomorphic" are skinny and cannot develop a muscular physique. Other body types are mesomorph and endomorph. ...Read more
My boyfriend has been having this aching knife like chest pain (but not too severe) which is located in the middle of my chest between the pectoralis?
There are many!: Best way to start is to look at your blood lab panels and see if there are any problems with your hormone levels, anemia, vitamin/nutritional deficits.In other words go see a weight management medicine physician.The most popular programs are low carb (less than 50 g carbs /day), using medical meal shake suppl., low cal/low glycemic index, always incl 64 oz's water/day, 4-5 days of 30-40 min walks. ...Read more
No one answer: It can depend on what you want to do in rehab: exercise physiology, sociology, or physical education are obvious, but even engineering and music may be helpful -- for rehab technology or music therapy. It all depends on your other interests, how passionately you feel about that field and want to use it to help others - rehab is a very wide field. ...Read more
Many causes: Mild tension type headaches may be the most common cause of simple headaches. Other common ones include those caused by sleep deprivation, hangover, jaw, tooth or sinus problems and the primary headache syndromes including migraine, cluster and other headaches. They are more severe but not as common as tension types. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on what's created these trust issues; much suffering is involved. Generally, long-term psychotherapy is needed. Many who experience such issues have been through traumatic experiences at the hands of trusted others. If this has been a parent or other important relation, it makes it hard to even trust the therapist. It's nearly impossible to change this by yourself, but help's available. ...Read more
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