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How To Train Chest Muscles Without Weights
There are options: You could do isometric exercises. This means that you use your own body to create resistance. Imagine pushing against a door that is already locked, this generates muscle contraction but you aren't lifting anything heavy. Also aqua aerobics is a good option. You will have resistance from the water but again you don't have to lift anything heavy. Talk to your primary doctor to get their blessing. ...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
Squats: Knee bends and lunges work great.Proper technique is essential. ...Read more
You cannot: Muscle building occurs over time. Without weights and strength training the task is more difficult. Running helps, especially up inclines or stairs. You can search the internet for other specific exercises. One is sitting on a bench and trying to stand up using only one leg. Repeat that 15 times on each leg without holding onto anything. ...Read more
Take it easy: You can put a lot of strain on your neck with weightlifting and it can be a common cause of disc herniation. For weight lifting, try lowering weight, increasing reps and avoiding any exercises with increased flexion or extension of neck. For sit-ups, try doing crunches instead. The hands behind the head with situps can put a great deal of pressure on your neck and cause pain and injury. ...Read more
Is biceps workout and triceps workout build muscles? Plz suggest i'm doing this but i don't want muscles only want to reduce arm fat..!
Going for big guns.: These exercises help to build arm muscle: Push downs, pin presses, dumbbell wrist curls, dips, rolling extensions, barbell wrist curls, preacher curls, chin ups, lying barbell triceps extensions, thick grip curls, concentration curls & lying dumbbell triceps extensions. For weight loss - generalized weight training & cardio mix. ...Read more
Will I be able to lose weight and gain muscle by doing dumbbell excercises and running 2 miles a day?
If you eat properly: Cardio and weight training can help you lose weight, but only if coupled with proper nutrition and appropriate caloric intake to allow safe fat loss and muscle building. A fitness instructor and nutritionist could work with you and develop a plan best for your specific needs, in conjunction with your regular physician's clearance and input. ...Read more
What workouts should I do to build muscles without ruining the flexibility that i gained through martial arts?
Slow technique: Slow technique practice with punches and kicks can improve technique, build muscle, maintain/improve flexibility and improve balance (especially with kicks). Don't compromise the power, just control the speed. Do it as an interval between normal speed/power training. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many days should a person workout to tone and lose weight without harming muscles and burning out?
To Lose Weight: I understand your concern. Be within the range of normal weight to have energy for healthy functioning Moderate exercise will tone the muscles and will not harm muscles Have Balanced diet Develop good Self- esteem without focus on workout, harming muscles, and weight. It is not WHAT you eat IT IS WHAT is eating you See Therapist for stresses of conflicts with parents, relationships, work school ...Read more
No one right answer: Everyone is different on this front so you will have to see what works for you. One thing I have found helpful personally is to take a protein supplement and a 10 minute break after strength training before running, never running hard after a strength training session, and reserving hard running sessions for days i'm not strength training. Having said that balancing the two is hard. Good luck! ...Read more
Big Guns: Going for big guns. These exercises help to build arm muscle: push downs, pin presses, dumbbell wrist curls, dips, rolling extensions, barbell wrist curls, preacher curls, chin ups, lying barbell triceps extensions, thick grip curls, concentration curls & lying dumbbell triceps extensions. ...Read more
Some relation: Muscle mass has to do with hypertrophy of muscle fibers. Muscle fiber hypertrophy has more to do with the consistency of training routine, not single episode of power. Someone who is not a regular lifter can still have significant strength. This scenario isn't common, but possible...... You may also have short arms and legs, which allows you to power weight over a shorter distance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strong and long: Yes. Biofeedback trainers to teach women to do kegals properly do measure the pressure force of the squeeze. It's also helpful to try holding the squeeze for several seconds. Here is a good link that explains more: http://www.Seekwellness.Com/incontinence/how_to_do_pelvic_muscle_exercise.Htm. ...Read more
How do I build up my forearm muscles? Is there an exercise that strengthens forearms without using gym equipment?
There some easy thi-: -ngs.buy a hand exerciser @ a sport shop like Scheels. Also use a piece of wood & a twine, add a weight 2 it & use your hands 2 roll it up, and let unwind slowly. Add wt as you gain strength. Also buy a free weight barbell that you can use. Practice in the store. Need 2 do a series of 15, breif rext and do total of 3 series. If you can't finish 3rd series flex/ext.of wrist start add wt as U=R able ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3-4 times a wk: 3-4 times a week should do it. Do something light on the other days. ...Read more
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