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How To Do Jackknife Sit Ups
Reduce body fat: Definition has more to do with having very little bodyfat, no more on your trunk than on the back of your hand. This has little to do with working particular muscle groups. You know this already, and you may also discover that working abs against the strongest possible resistance, as at a pulldown station, may increase their size & hardness more than a great number of reps. Glad you are doing this. ...Read more
A lot of practice: And some strong shoulders. Realize a handstand pushup is really an inverted military press. So unless you can shoulder press your own body weight a handstand push up will be all but impossible. But if you work on your shoulder(deltoid) strength and your balance(though you can always use a wall), this will be a good start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just get to the gym: Don't think about how much effort exercising will take. Just think about getting to the parking lot. Once you're there you're very unlikely to turn around and go back home. Think about how good you'll feel after your class and about other reasons that you want to be fit. What kinds of things do you do that would be impossible or hard if you weren't fit? Is there anything you like about your class? ...Read more
Depends: Do you want to be in the guinness book of world records? Or do you just want to be fit? There is no requirement to do any, so you can start from there and work your way up. Seems like you might do 20 or so a few times a day.. ...Read more
I want to get bigger, i bought a pull up machine where i can do pull ups and chin ups. I will also do push ups. Are these good exercises to gain mass?
Communicate with GI: If you have been diagnosed with crohn's, you need a good gastroenterologist to reduce flares, avoid systemic consequences, survey for dysplasia, & maintain remission. In choosing a GI specialist, find one with whom you feel comfortable fielding such questions as above. Discuss frankly options (step-up versus top-down therapy). Avoid precipitants of flares (medical noncompliance, tobacco, nsaid's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong question: Doing push ups will increase the strength and size of chest and shoulder muscles. If done with proper form it is also great for core strength. Push-ups will not, however, remove fat from your chest. Look closely at your diet and make necessary changes to help you lose fat. Yes, do push ups with proper form too, but that is only part of the plan. ...Read more
How to build strength to do pull ups? I can't even do one pull up an I don't know how to increase strength to do it?
Start slowly: Pull-ups are a difficult and complex exercise. I would start by doing push-ups - once you can do 20-30 regular pushups (not "girl" push ups) then start working on "diamond" push ups (put your hands close together on the floor so the fingers make a diamond). Build up on how many of those you can do. Then move to supported pull-ups (with a chair underneath your feet). Keep working at it! ...Read more
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