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How To Get Your Cheer Jumps Higher Using Ankle Weights
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
My gf wants to tone up in the summer. Would it be light weights and more reps or heavyweights less reps for this goal?
Tone up: That would be light wt and more reps. ...Read more
My brother has weights that can adjust up to 20kg each. How many kg should I do to get more toned arms?
Toning uses lower: Weight at higher reps. Building big muscles uses higher weights at lower reps. For toning you can drop way down. ...Read more
I'd like to start lifting arm weights to build muscle. How to determine best starting weight of dumb bells so I won't hurt my already sensitive back?
Being a short person, does jumping rope stress my spine to keep it stronger and make it unlikely for me to lose height when older?
Short or tall: Weight bearing exercise: walk, run, jump (rope or sports) help to keep bones in spine and hips strong. Of course need to get enough vitamin d, calcium, etc. Eat right, exercise. Stay active. May need a vitamin d supplement depending on location, sun exposure, and dietary intake. ...Read more
Is it safe to go back to soccer after ACL reconstruction? What type of brace will i need? Would you recommend going back to play soccer and run track?
Yes,: In most cases people can return to sports (including soccer & track) following an acl reconstruction, especially if it is the first time you've had a tear. However, return to play comes after months of rehab, and usually includes bracing. Your surgeon can help you decide which brace is best for your specific needs (may be custom fit bracing). For more info: ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a metal plate in my left fibula. How much weight can it take prior to giving out.I'm asking because i lift weights and want to work out my leg.
Combo: Combo of bike and in-line skating.Get a more detailed 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
Have patellofemoral syndrome. Rather than wearing brace on both knees when running where can I learn how to properly use athletic tape for knees?
Look up pics: of athletic strapping on the net. The idea is to compress the area just medial to the knee cap to keep it from sliding sideways toward the middle. Use Tr. of Benzoin on your skin if you are repeated taping and removing. ...Read more
I run from a distance and jump to reach out for a higher cabinet, i'm 160cm probably one more arm length to reach. Will anything happen to my spine?
Did u hurt yourself?: I'm missing the picture. So you run & jump for a high cabinet that is one arm's length out of your reach. Running & jumping won't injure your spine, not in & of itself. However, if you fall & injure yourself, then yes, something can happen to your spine. Try re-asking your question again so that we can provide a better answer for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to get good a biceps, chest, shoulders, if i just do incline, decline, normal push upsand triceps push down, pull upsand jog for 10 minutes twice a day?
Depends on how long-: -U lift. If a hard workout 60-90 mins, no need 2X/day. Muscles need a day of rest 2 recover. B sure 2 B adequately hydrated, adequate protein intake 4 the strength training. I don't know how good a 10min run is long slower, intervals, fast & slow 4 30-45mjn/day is better. Do this 4 cardio on Ur rest day. Also remember U R 49, no 19 y/o! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time frame : About 2 months at the earliest.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
All your leg muscles: I think for the activities you're describing you will need to build them all up. But you don't want bulky muscles, so start working on your calf, hamstrings, and quads. But don't forget your flexibility and avoid bulk. You want long lean muscles. ...Read more
Can you still lift weights with internal piles? What about abs and squats? Football player . I need help
Yes, usually: "internal piles" come in grades 1 to 4. One and two are minor, grade 3 needs to be pushed back in and 4 stays out all the time. If you have grade 3 or 4, check with a general surgeon. For grade one or two, lifting and exercise should be fine unless they prompt bleeding. Cut back on the Ibuprofen if that happens and use fiber supplements to bulk and soften the stool. See a surgeon if that fails. ...Read more
How high should my heart rate go when exercising to lose weight? It got to 180 the other day I want to make sure it wasn't too high.
Hi, i play sport i go to the gym, how can I gain at least 25 pound in 3-5 weeks please you specifics like workout structure and exercise plus diet!
Unrealistic goal: If your goal is to gain strength, power, keep your speed and gain lean mass only doing it in 3-5 weeks is unrealistic. With proper diet and exercise this is a realistic goal for 6 to 12 months. The calories needed to produce a 25 lb weight gain in 3-5 weeks will be almost exclusively non lean weight gain. It takes 3500 kcal of addition intake for each additional lb of weight gain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What should I do to get big calves with ankle weights or anyways that will help me get big calves?
Toe raises: Do a series of toe raises with weight across your shoulder or use a resistive machine. ...Read more
I am on xarelto for dvt in leg I had. Can I do weight training (bodybuilding) while on this medication. Was told the "pumps" we get can be dangerous. ?
After six wks..: Hope you have modified your risk factors for DVT also... ...Read more
They can be: I personally do not like ankle weight. I prefer to "closed chain exercises." these involve exercises like partial squats, lunges that promote strength of the entire extremity and promote core and balance training as well. There is nothing wrong with ankle weights but i prefer using the whole body and get more bang for the buck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wear and Tear: I think adding weight to the lower extremity (which is already bearing the entire body weight) is increasing wear and tear on the joints. Also additional pressure would be applied to the neurovascular structures on the inside of the ankle which could cut off circulation and increase the likelihood of tarsal tunnel syndrome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal use=normal : Very interesting question! ankle weights should not reduce growth under normal use. Any limitation of growth its due to either mechanical injury of the growth plate or hormonal change. Fracture of the growth plate can arrest and limit growth of the involved area. Proper use under the proper amount of time is key. Any strengthening exercises should be done by proper form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankle weights: Cheaper: can of soup in a plastic grocery bag to do leg lift exercises. Also, roll ankle on a basketball/soccer ball. Write the letters of the alphabet with your toes. Do heel and toe rises on steps, while holding onto railing. ...Read more
See below: You would be best to check at your local sporting goods store. ...Read more
? No: How would they help you grow?Get a more detailed answer ›
Weighs: Unfortunately you can't grow by putting ankle weights on daily. ...Read more
Ur back pain: Depends on how old you are and how heavy and how long your wear the weights. Can contribute to injury and arthritis of ankles, knees and hips. Anything that causes you to move with an abnormal gait can cause or aggravate back pain. The positive is that your feet will feel lighter for a few minutes after you take them off. Not worth it from risk benefit stand point as far as a training aid.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Using ankle weights does not change a person's height. If a person is short, and is still a child, she can discuss the issue with her doctor at her annual check-ups, to see if there is a medical problem that is causing her shortness. If no medical problem, then her shortness is genetic and she can adapt to her height, not let it weigh her down. ...Read more
Not the safest: Alan, Ankle weights can throw off your biomechanics, leading to lower leg injury. If you want to increase your weight while running to increase your fitness, try a weighted vest instead. It distributes the weight better, lowering the likelihood of injury. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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