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Doctor insights on: How To Loosen Tight Hamstring Muscles And Core Muscles From Work Outs

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How to loosen tight hamstring muscles and core muscles from work outs?

How to loosen tight hamstring muscles and core muscles from work outs?

Stretching: Stretching stretching stretching. Unfortunately, there is no easy way out here. Stretching at the end of a workout gets great results for muscle and tendon lengthening. Stretching 6 hours and 24 hours later reduces swelling that naturally results from muscle workouts. So the answer is stretching stretching stretching! ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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


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Trying to strengthen upper back muscles using therabands due to having chronically overstretched muscles. They keep burning after exercise. Any ideas?

Trying to strengthen upper back muscles using therabands due to having chronically overstretched muscles. They keep burning after exercise. Any ideas?

Common: What you describe is common after exercise. Especially if the muscles are chronically overstretched. As you strengthen these muscles, often this can take several weeks to months you should see a decrease in the burning sensation. If it does not subside, then maybe have the sports med doc look into a nerve impingement as a source of this burning sensation. ...Read more

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Which simple excercise can work out the abductor muscles and the adductor muscles?

Which simple excercise can work out the abductor muscles and the adductor muscles?

Weight machines.: All health clubs have hip abductor/adductor strengthening machines. They are excellent for what you're requesting. ...Read more

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Can yoga also help in strengthening muscles- i need to strengthen calves/upperarms/back ?

Can yoga also help in strengthening muscles- i need to strengthen calves/upperarms/back ?

Yoga is Best: Yes. Of course. Your instructor should be made aware of your concerns about your body so that the appropriate yoga activity can be included in your yoga session to work on the areas of concern. ...Read more

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Can exercises to build up the trapezius muscle exacerbate neck pain?

Can exercises to build up the trapezius muscle exacerbate neck pain?

Yes: If you have an underlying painful neck condition, i.E degenerative disc disease/pinched nerve/disc bulge; performing aggressive trapezius strengthening exercises can aggravate it. Try and do strengthening exercises with out weights. Consider working with a knowledgable physical therapist to make sure you are doing the appropriate exercises. Discuss with your md if pt is recommended. ...Read more

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How to work out flexor muscle for bigger quads?

How to work out flexor muscle for bigger quads?

Stair climbing: The psoas and quadriceps (rectus femoris) are your strongest hip flexor muscles. Simple stair climbing whereby you lift your leg against gravity and move vertically constitutes real work and recruits all hip flexors to generate force and increase stregth and endurance. Similarily, leg extensions in the gym also work the rectus femoris (knee extensor and hip flexor). These are just 2 of many. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to release hamstring muscles with massage?

I need some tips on how to release hamstring muscles with massage?

Release or relieve ?: Release means a surgical procedure for 4 very tight hamstrings usually in kids or disabled adults. Do u mean stretch hamstrings, then heat, massage followed by ice will help. Must b done in this order. If u just mean stiff hams heat massage; ice will help. Also if very sore ; stiff nsaids ; activity modification should b added. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can bicycling work out your pectoral muscles?

Can bicycling work out your pectoral muscles?

Not really: Bicycling is great exercise for your legs but doesn't do much for your upper body. ...Read more

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What exercises will help me build back muscles after a humerus fracture?

What  exercises will help me build back muscles after a humerus fracture?

Excercises: Work on resistive excercises focused on strengthening your rotator cuff or muscles around your shoulder and then do triceps and biceps excercises. You can work against a rubber band as light waistbands at first. Your fracture should be healed and you should consult with your doctor and physical therapist. ...Read more

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What foods will help strengthen my muscles and prevent them from injury?

What foods will help strengthen my muscles and prevent them from injury?

Muscles Foods: Clean sources of protein are best. Grassfed beef, free range chicken and free range eggs. Protein shakes can be used as well, i prefer an unsweetened whey protein that comes from grassfed cows. Preventing injury is best done with doing warmup prior to activity and the herb turmeric. It has been shown in recent studies to help tendonitis. 400-500mg twice daily of a standardized curcuminoid product. ...Read more

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How can you prevent weight-lifting-related muscle strains and pulls?

How can you prevent weight-lifting-related muscle strains and pulls?

Plan ahead...: The most important thing to prevent these issues is two fold - it is important to be well hydrated (maybe even with electrolytes if you sweat a lot) as well as it is better to start low and work up on weight and repetition. It is better to lift a smaller weight and do more often rather than jumping to a high weight. ...Read more

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Will strengthening a pulled muscle eventually relieve the ache?

Will strengthening a pulled muscle eventually relieve the ache?

No: If a muscle is really strained, you should initially rest it and ice the area down. You should only begin working on strengthening it after the pain has subsided, to address any underlying weakness. If its torn, the pain will persist and you don't want to strengthen it until its been somewhat healed. ...Read more

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How can I tone up and build muscle and strength?

How can I tone up and build muscle and strength?

See details: There is no short cut. You need to strength train on a regular basis. This should also be combined with aerobic exercises as well. ...Read more

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Following up for strained back questions. What type of exercises help to tome and strengthen muscles. I do light duties and rest when I have a strain?

Core exercises : Some exercises regimens are trendy, meaning they become the fad and then are gone some time later. "core exercises" could be considered in this category. However i believe for back pain core exercises are a must. Multiple books and programs exist but they all basically break down to several similar exercises that really do strengthen your core. Start with the net, buy a $10 book, they work! ...Read more

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Which sport can build up my butt and thighs muscles and make them toned and in shape quickly ?

Squats: Any sport which involves running, jumping or squatting will build up your gluteals and thigh muscles (basketball, track, skating). ...Read more

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How should I try to strengthen weak adductor muscles?

How should I try to strengthen weak adductor muscles?

Squeeze: Leg adductor exercises can made more effective with squeezing a large inflatable yoga ball. Leg abductor exercises with a light 5-10 ankle while lying on your side can be very effective to build these mesclun groups. ...Read more

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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more