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How To Do Smith Machine Squats
Could you tell me if i work out doing lunges and bulgarian squats with weights will it make me lose weight?
Weight loss: Achieving a healthy and maintainable weight requires exercise and diet. You must expend more calories than you consume to lose weight. If you do not watch what you eat you can still gain weight despite your work outs. I would also recommend adding some type of cardiovascular exercise 4-5 times per week such as walking, jogging, bicycling or swimming to burn the calories. ...Read more
Bicep: And tricep curls..google for demonstration.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doing prolotherapy on unstable si joints. What pt exercise can I do that won't stretch them to much and how much walking is ok?
Hope this works well: Prolotherapy has great potential for stabilizing your si joints, and I have seen impressive results, far better than surgical stabilization. Usually, your exercise activity should be suspended for at least 3-4 days following injections, but most exercises should be ok afterwards. Your treating doctor can add a lot of advice regarding an appropriate fitness program. Have pt talk with your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i use Elliptical cross trainer for my workout. because u said not to do jogging and running ? is this machine is safe for disk herniated persons
Elliptical use is OK: Using an elliptical machine is not likely to place more pressure on lumbar discs than standing. Disc pressure is thought to be highest when sitting and leaning forward. Adding reason to minimize sitting for prolonged periods and using good posture. In the absence of weakness, or numbness in the lower extremities, be as active as possible and strengthen your abdominal musculature. ...Read more
3-4 times a wk: 3-4 times a week should do it. Do something light on the other days. ...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
What do you suggest if i want to know what exercises to do to lose belly fat + thigh fat. How many sets + reps should I do!?
Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be ab; leg fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upper body : Conditioning......Get a more detailed answer ›
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
You don't need-: -to do them, but if you are I feel that the best is sets of 3, 15 curls, then do the same with push ups. Back to curls, alternate for 3 sets of each. Ideally you should not be able to finish the 3'rd set. If you are able to,add weight to the curls, and elevate your legs to make the push-ups harder. As you get stronger, more weight & elevation. ...Read more
Carefully: They must have their brace on. Avoid excessive pulling or force that could cause rotation of the spine. Gentle lifting technique keeping the spine straight is best. Provide support underneath them but no pulling or pushing force. ...Read more
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