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How To Do Russian Twists
No one answer: The answer is not how hard, but the damage done. I've seen cases where the injury was actually very mild, but hit an important blood supply just right or caused a testicle to twist (called torsion) and there was loss of function. On the other hand, i've seen some pretty swollen, bruised testicles with a lot of acute injury that went on to heal fine and remained functional. ...Read more
Fun: Losing weight is a big deal and can be either tedious or fun. I found that a group gym class (I like the BodyPump and similar programs) are fun. Often the same people are in the class week after week, and they become friends and help encourage further participation. If you have any health concerns, however, your practitioner should evaluate whether a particular gym program is appropriate. ...Read more
Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of al-anon or nar-anon for the families and friends of alcoholics and addicts. ...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
Prioritize: Prioritize your time, so that those activities are near the top of the list. ...Read more
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
Not so simple: It's not 1 or 2 or 3 muscles. It's many in your legs, pelvis, and back that work together to cause you to jump. ...Read more
Seek help: for proper diagnosis or second opinion. This diagnosis may need to be reconsidered. Thorough examination is needed to make sure nothing is missed ...Read more
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Inches, right?: You can't. Nothing you can do will make it longer, especially not some herbal / food / gimmick / fun therapy. What you can do is learn to be a better lover. If you have 3.0" or more, you can satisfy most partners. A shorter man is harder, is compatible with more women, and has an easier time stimulating her best nerve endings which are in front. Trim & build your muscles. Use hands, mouth. ...Read more
How can I motivate myself / find time to exercise?
I know exercise is one of the best things you can do for everything but still don't do it.
3 tips: There are many things that you can do but let me give you three tips. First make sure that you are well conditioned before doing any serious skating. The strength and endurance needed in your quads and is immense. Second make sure you warm up adequately before going out on the ice and lastly make sure that your skates are proper for your weight and ability level. ...Read more
Exercise: Stretching and limbering up before any activity and training is always a good idea. This sport is not for sedentary people, and so it is a good idea to have a good level of fitness prior to starting training. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with hiatal hernia thru endoscopy. But not visible in CT scan. With this, is it ok for me to do the “russian twist” exercise?
Yes: But you must clear it with Vladimir Putin first ...Read more
Synovial fluid: I have heard the same sound coming from my costosternal joints (where the ribs meet the breastbone) when i twist my torso. This sound has the same cause as popping sounds heard from other joints, such as the knuckles, elbows, or knees. The synovial fluid within the joint space shifts abruptly, creating that sound. It is of no clinical significance. ...Read more
PatienceWillHealYou: I assume you mean you were told not to bend or twist for two months, right?Like any injury to, or operation on the bones(and many other body parts)they need time to heal, even if you think you feel all better. Not allowing sufficient healing and not getting proper rehab will likely result in a poor outcome and your disappointment and regrets.It's just two months.Out of your 55 years that's nothing ...Read more
Several possiblities: Sounds muscle or vertebral dysf.Other considerations could be tumors, enlarged thyroid, swollen lymph nodes, etc.-all depending on location, duration, type of pain.A visit to your osteopathic dr would be in order.Since he/she has both md=style training as well as the ability to do all diagnostic tests, incl. Hands-on diagnosis & treatment, he can diagnose & often treat & cure your pain on the spot. ...Read more
More information: It appears the pain was brief and self limited however more information is required in order to answer your question. A person with brief wrist pain may benefit from wrist stretches and avoiding overuse of muscles (i.e. typing on keyboard or texting on phone all day). Advised to have inbox consultation to determine next best steps. ...Read more
My lower back has been hurting so bad for 3 days now I can't bend or twist but I know I didn't twist it ?
Back strain: I sounds as if you have strained your back. This can sometimes occurred even with normal activities. The key to reducing pain is to remain active as possible while avoiding activities which can worsen pain. If the pain persists you may need a muscle relaxer. If you have any fever, urine or stool incontinence, numbness in the legs or rectal/genital area you must be evaluated immediately. ...Read more
What are the losses of maturbating twist a week ....I go gym regularly n I am feeling that I am losing me weight?
Im having pain in my upper right side towards my back. it hurts constantly. it hurts to bend ,sit, stand twist, stretch etc..
Twisting/tightening knot feeling under left rib. No pain. Has happened before and went away by itself. Happens more while sitting laid back. ?
Sometimes doing something simple can pop my shoulder out. It hurts for about a week after it not dislocatung but it pops out & I twist back to pop in.?
Ankle sprain: Generally, a twisted ankle is another term for a "sprained ankle". This is either a rotation with the foot turned in or out and the leg turning with the foot or against it. The most common twist is when the foot turns in and "rolls" under the ankle where pain, swelling, and instability occurs on the outside of the ankle. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more
Gastric volvulus: Is a condition where by the stomach twist and causes obstruction and strangulation of the stomach. One reason could be large redundant stomach with loose attachment to the surrounding structures due to congenital abnormalities . The condition is extremely rare but very serious ...Read more
Avoid twisting: Repetitive torsional (twisting) activities such as an improper golf swing or twisting to put something on the shelf can aggravate the lumbar discs and contribute (in additional to normal wear and tear) in part to it's degeneration. This could cause pain in an already irritated back , be it disc related or muscular or other. Simple answer best to avoid twisting! ...Read more
Hard to say : Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, Chiro etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They will take your money though and prob recommend repeat visits. Still, you will know quickly if it doesn't work. If no result -- stop going ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fingernail problem: There are many reasons for the deformation of the fingernails. Among these are some very important systemic diseases. Many facets of fingernail growth are assessed by dermatologist when she or he he looks at them. See a dermatologist now. No excuses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Listen to your body: The best exercise increases circulation to the entire body. A very simple one is to image your arms are a jump rope and move in a circle lifting your arms and opening tee chest wall as you gently rock or or "step" over the pretend rope. Doing this for 30 seconds every 30 minutes is great for people with sedentary jobs. ...Read more
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