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How To Exercise Your Back Muscles
Remember: Much of what appears as "tone" is really just having a low amount of superficial body fat. To get that "look" it means you have to optimize your diet and particular your caloric intake. But exercise wise, planks and the many variants remain one of the best exercises for your core. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Training and diet: You'll need to lose your body fat, which is done most easily by aerobic training and sensible eating. Then you'll need to find a form of resistance training for your ab muscles that you enjoy. I recommend cable / rope pull-downs. You've set a great goal for yourself. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pilates or aqua exer: Pilates puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core or center, and improving coordination and balance. Or aquatic exercise. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. If you have a spinal cord injury, check with your doctor first. ...Read more
Yes: It exercises virtually all major muscle groups. ...Read more
Wrist strenght: Using clay or putty can help strengthen wrists. ...Read more
Rest is key: For back problems , the key is to allow the injury to heal. If one keeps performing the exacerbating activity, there is no reason for the injury to heal the symptoms can be helped with nsaid, muscle relaxants and physical therapy. Unfortunately, time is the key for almost any injury to heal which is what athletes don't want to hear. ...Read more
Few weeks: How long for toned muscles to atrophy from disuse? Evidence indicates two weeks of strict bedrest causes significant muscle weakness & dysfunction; which begets further weakness & escalating disuse. Degree of weakness is likely dependent upon baseline muscle mass/tone.This phenomenon seems explanatory for weak/spastic/pained muscles contributory to onset of fibromyalgia after a serious illness. ...Read more
Squats and lunges: Squats and lunges are excellent exercises to do this. Other legs exercises are also very help helpful. ...Read more
What or why: I think you meant why. Again, this all depends on the amount, intensity, etc of your exercising. If you are doing intense weight training then you need more rest for the muscles to recover, if you are doing more cardiovascular exercises then the rest can be much shorter. Muscles are broken down under intense training and need time to recover or you will not gain the benefits you are looking for. ...Read more
Right side of lower back painful when i walk. How to stretch this muscle? How to change gait to avoid straining this muscle? Any exercise suitable?
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
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