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Doctor insights on: How To Do Upper Body Exercises Without Weights

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58 year old female gets plenty of exercise and eats a clean, correct diet but is gaining so much upper body weight. Why?

58 year old female gets plenty of exercise and eats a clean, correct diet but is gaining so much upper body weight. Why?

Need fewer calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as she does not eat or drink back more calories after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. Doctor can check to be sure weight gain is not water, tumor, etc... ...Read more

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Hello...Inpite of exercise 4 to 5 times a week with a maintained diet i m not able to loose weight from my upper body?

Hello...Inpite of exercise 4 to 5 times a week  with a  maintained diet i m  not able to loose weight from my upper body?

Time: You may have to adjust the types of exercises. When you exercise you replace fat with muscle (which actually weighs more) without a necessary change in configuration, except possibly in feel and sleekness. Check with a trainer or physical therapist for recommendations. Good luck and congratulations on your persistence. Keep it up. ...Read more

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Is sleep myoclonus safe? Would stretching help/lifting light weights for upper body? Anything i can do to help it, exercise? Mine is due to anxiety.

Is sleep myoclonus safe? Would stretching help/lifting light weights for upper body? Anything i can do to help it, exercise? Mine is due to anxiety.

Sleep myoclonus: It is generally not important other than it interrupts your sleep. If you have significant fatigue you should ask your primary doctor to try muscle relaxer at bedtime. Do you have a family history of myoclonus? ...Read more

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I have a high metabolism and difficulty in gaining weight in the upper body area. All the fat gets concentrated on my lower body and thighs. What diet and exercise is required to change this?

I have a high metabolism and difficulty in gaining weight in the upper body area. All the fat gets concentrated on my lower body and thighs. What diet and exercise is required to change this?

Weight training: You can build muscle mass in that area of the body by engaging in a systematic program of increased weigh training for the upper body. Best to start with a trainer. Avoid protein shakes, but eat healthy proteins, from nuts and beans, after each work-out. ...Read more

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What type of upper body weight exercise can I do after finger fracture?

What type of upper body weight exercise can I do after finger fracture?

Depends: If you are still healing your fracture, it will be difficult to do upper body strengthening. You can wear weighted wrist bands and do some strengthening that way. However, free weights that require gripping are usually not possible. Nautilus-type machines where you can rest the bars on your wrist may also be possible. Once your fracture has healed, you can resume your normal lifting activities. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to do upper body exercise when in an immobilizing foot cast?

Is it possible for you to do upper body exercise when in an immobilizing foot cast?

Yes- esp. if seated: As long as you are not applying more than the simple weight of your leg and otherwise abiding by your physician's activity limitations, you should be able to participate in a myriad of upper extremity exercises and utilize any of the upper extremity lifting machines that allow for a seated position. ...Read more

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What are some good upper body exercises?

What are some good upper body exercises?

Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress your current routine to make it more difficult. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What exercises should I do for upper body?

What exercises should I do for upper body?

Depends: Depends on what your goals are - to strengthen, rehab from injury, build muscle, overall conditioning. There any many exercises, with or without weights or therabands, and gym machines to use, from rows and lat pulldowns to help with upper back, biceps curls, triceps for upper arm, exercises for the chest, delts, etc. ...Read more

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What are some simple but effective upper body exercises?

What are some simple but effective upper body exercises?

Most simple are body: weight related exercises like push ups, and pull ups/chin ups. There are some many variations to make them easier or more difficult that you could become very fit by just completing these! ...Read more