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How To Do Flat Bench Lying Leg Raises
If I do leg workouts like squats and leg presses and calf raises. Do they make me faster if I do them?
Presses for speed: Doing strength exercises will augment your speed to some degree. There is no substitute for old fashioned sprints and intervals on the track though. ...Read more
Can't do leg raises when laying on back or raise up on own from lying down pos w/out assistance or pain/limb weakness/gait prob/sacroiliac arthrts. ?
Needs to be checked: You have high blood pressure and history of 3+ edema in legs/ankles.We do not know the cause of it.Apparently you have some vhronic medical conditions and now you have which seem like some neuromuscular condition causing weakness and gait problem you need to discuss all of it with your treating doctor and may need referal to a neurologist and others like gastroenterologist for diarrhea for 10 yrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back injury(l5-s1). Told to do clamshell exercise. By five reps can't lift top leg from bottom leg. Curious why that would be?
Trainer: I would recommend educating yourself with a good pt or atc to understand body mechanics and then start with low or no weight until you get stoner. ...Read more
I hate lying on the ground, it hurts! how can I do effective ab workouts without laying on the ground?
Yes: Sit ups work the abs and do not work the legs, leg lifts work the legs predominately, with some ab involvement. ...Read more
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?
Yes : Anything that strengthens the legs should help you jump higher. ...Read more
Anatomy: Nope. Not in any way does this activity change your anatomy. ...Read more
Is it safe to lift weights above your head or lateral raises if you have pelvic organ prolapse (while seated on an exercise ball)?
Valsalva pressure: Whenever one holds a breath and strains down to defecate, urinate or lift weights, the suspended pelvic organs tend to do a "deep dive" towards the floor of the pelvis, putting a gravitational strain on the same. In other words,, the pelvic organs will tend to prolapse even further then they have if weights are continuously lifted. ...Read more
Hip pain on right side can't bear wieght hurts to go up stairs history:overweight do leg exercises 3x a week fall on buttbone?
I want a flat butt and slimmer thighs. Can it be possible only with flat treadmill running? I dont want to do squats and lunges.
My guess is you will: need to do something more than "flat treadmill running" but can probably meet your goals without squats and lunges. Jumping rope or stair climbing would probably be good. Various websites I consulted showed workouts that included other exercises beside squats and lunges (what's wrong with those??). I would consult a recommended personal trainer. Good wishes:) ...Read more
My legs ache when I use them to much or not enough, if I bend them eg. Squat, sit on certain chairs, cross my legs. What's wrong with them?
Many reasons: It is normal for the muscles in your legs to ache after excessive use, ie exercise. That is normal response. If you have pain at rest, it may represent delayed onset post-exercise soreness or other sources of myopathies. There are specific diseases that can cause muscle soreness as well as some medications. It is best to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reasons are many!: You may be doing to many. Find out when it occurs and back off, until you do not experience discomfort. Since it is present during the activity, and not at other times, it cannot be trochanteric bursitis. Illiotibial band syndrome is another possibility, but i think you are over doing it! ...Read more
Dumbbells are harder: Dumbbells require each arm to recruit more surrounding shoulder muscles to help balance the weight which means you are working harder (given the same weight). The bench press is a great exercise as well, but it does work a more specific muscle group and is intrinsically more stable because both arms are linked in trying to balance the moving weight load. ...Read more
What's causing my legs & knees to turn mottled purple when walking or sitting then returning to normal when laying down?
Venous stasis: You may have stasis of your venous blood in your lower extremities. ...Read more
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