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Doctor insights on: How To Do Oblique Crossover Crunches

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How do you do pushups to flatten the lower chest ?

How do you do pushups to flatten the lower chest ?

Pushups: I don't exactly know what you mean by "lower chest". Is your chest size getting bigger? Are you having trouble sleeping or trouble exercising? If you give me some more information I should be able to give you an answer. ...Read more

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How many ab crunches do I need to do to get definition?

How many ab crunches do I need to do to get definition?

Ab Crunches: Not really a fair question. Depends on your starting point, how your body responds, your diet, your level of exercise, and your nutritional levels overall...Plus many other factors. But it is always a good idea to start an exercise regimen. ...Read more

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Do you use different muscles when you do leg lifts as compared to doing sit ups?

Do you use different muscles when you do leg lifts as compared to doing sit ups?

Yes: Sit ups work the abs and do not work the legs, leg lifts work the legs predominately, with some ab involvement. ...Read more

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What vertical jump exercises do you have to do to gain fast twitch muscles?

What vertical jump exercises do you have to do to gain fast twitch muscles?

Vertical jump: Type 2 fibers are fast twitch "power" fibers that use creatine kinase for energy. To increase vertical jump you must increase you power relative to body weight. Heavy squats 80-90% of your 1 rep max 2-3 reps 5 sets with 3-5 minutes of complete rest in between. Does not make you sore as no Lactic Acid induced. Also decreasing body weight to maximize lean mass. ...Read more

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How do you perform kegel exercises the right way?

How do you perform kegel exercises the right way?

Many routines: The muscle is the muscle you use if you were to stop your urine midstream. Don't do the exercises though while you're voiding. It's not your stomach and it's not your bottom. It's the muscle you'd use if you had diarrhea and were running for the toilet:) i tell my patients to contract for 5 seconds, relax for 10 seconds and then do this 20 contractions, 3 times a for more see http://peedoc.Com. ...Read more

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What exercises should I do to strengthen my core after hernia femoral surgery?

What exercises should I do to strengthen my core after hernia  femoral  surgery?

Any and all: Once you've been released to activity by your surgeon, probably one to three weeks, based on technique , you'll have no restrictions. You'll be able to do any sport or activity, tempering your enthusiasm by your level of residual soreness. The purpose of hernia repair is to return you to full and unrestricted activity. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are good rehab exercises to do after an oblique strain?

What are good rehab exercises to do after an oblique strain?

Stretch: Most muscle strains are relieved with resting the part. Massage myofascial releases and modalities such as warmth hydrotherapy therapeutic ultrasound or tetanizing galvanic current help tremendously. Avoid repetitive microtraumatization and begin and end exercise with stretching sessions. ...Read more

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Do I have to lose the belly fat before doing ab exercises to tone the abs?

Do I have to lose the belly fat before doing ab exercises to tone the abs?

Abdominal exercise: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you lose stomach fat, if any. To lose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to lose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included). ...Read more

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Trying to strengthen core and get abs. What do I need to do?

Trying to strengthen core and get abs. What do I need to do?

See below: There are many great exercises to strengthen the abdominal muscles. I would recommend a visit with a physical therapist or personal trainer to learn proper technique. One of the best exercises are called planks. To do this lay on your stomach and lift your belly and legs off the ground with your forarms and toes on the ground. Try holding this postion for 15-30 seconds at a time. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises can I do to strengthen my back, which has a lower lumbar lordosis?

How to know what exercises can I do to strengthen my back, which has a lower lumbar lordosis?

McKenzie Exercises: Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion. These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Pilates is also excellent for the core (yoga and piyo other options) if you want non-medical option. ...Read more

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What muscles do you need to exercises to increase your vertical jump?

What muscles do you need to exercises to increase your vertical jump?

All leg muscles: To be able to increase your vertical jump, you will need to exercise and strengthen all the muscles of your legs. This includes the gluteal muscles, the quadriceps, and the calf muscles. Regular muscles training and practice will help you achieve your goal. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises do I need to do to strengthen/tone all of my muscles?

See details: You can easily search this on the internet or join a local gym and ask them. There are too many to list in this space. ...Read more

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How many calories do you burn doubg leg extensions?

How many calories do you burn doubg leg extensions?

Depends!: Depends on how much weight you are using and how many you do and how hard it is to do them. ...Read more

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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?

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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How can I strenghten the abs without straining the spine?

See below: This is a good question. It is definitely possible to strengthen the abs without straining the lower back. This usually involves learning how to contract the back and abdominal muscles at the same time. This takes some practice. You can work with a trainer, physical therapist or yoga therapist and they should be able to help you. ...Read more

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How to get your biceps bigger? What weight and how many reps / sets?

How to get your biceps bigger? What weight and how many reps / sets?

Bigger biceps.: Three exercises to research for a bigger biceps will be barbell curls, dumbbell curls and slide curls. While slide curls should be done with lower weights, dumbbell curls and barbell curls can be done with heavier weights. Choose a weight that allows for 8 to 12 reps before muscle exhaustion sets in. Three sets of each exercise once weekly. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises can I do to strengthen my lower back?

How to know what exercises can I do to strengthen my lower back?

See details: One cannot explain low back exercises as there are several which you should do. You can search on-line for the specifics or ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to prevent subluxation?

What exercises can I do to prevent subluxation?

Quadriceps: Strengthen the vastus medialis part of the quadriceps group of muscles. ...Read more