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How To Use The Barbell Guillotine Bench Press
Dumbbells are harder: Dumbbells require each arm to recruit more surrounding shoulder muscles to help balance the weight which means you are working harder (given the same weight). The bench press is a great exercise as well, but it does work a more specific muscle group and is intrinsically more stable because both arms are linked in trying to balance the moving weight load. ...Read more
If stable.: Improvising gym equipment is great. Just make sure the bags don't wobble and shift while on the bar. People did all sorts of creative things to lift weights and train before gym equipment was invented. See the history of "muscular Christianity" popular at the turn of the last century. The theory was a sound mind in a sound body, the body being a temple, that required as much care as the spirit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do you build wrist strength? The only thing i've done is curls up/down while arm on edge of bed - 3pound weights. Any other effective techniques?
OK: That is a good start. Also rotate wrist 90 degrees and do same curls (now up/down) that actually are l--r side-to-side motion. When can do large #reps, then move to 5lb weight. ...Read more
See details: The rule of thumb is if you can do 15 repetitions it is time to increase the weight. If you cannot do 10 reps, then reduce the weight. ...Read more
I've got a bench with a barbell, dumbbells, pull up bar, and a treadmill, what are some workouts i could do to gain muscle?
Strength training : You'll want to do anaerobic exercises-short all out sprints on the treadmill with recovery periods in between; lower body exercises such as squats, lunges, box jumps, 4 plane straight leg raises; upright single leg balance work, varied ab work for your core; upper body such as pull-ups, push-ups, and other strength training w free weights and the bar-a good trainer should be able to get you going. ...Read more
Tendinitis : Never seen anything that says not locking out would contribute to tendinitis. Why do you not lock out? Locking out gives you a moment to correct any postural changes that might effect the position of your shoulder prior to the eccentric portion (negative) of the life. Remember to lower slowly to your chest as this is an extremely important part of the life. Locking out can help you set the tempo. ...Read more
Am i able to work out (push ups lift weights) with the nexplanon implanted in my arm without damaging it or hurting myself?
Yes: That is correct. If it is painful or red at the site, call your doctor. ...Read more
How can I stop my elbow from snapping it's painful during resistance exercises such as triceps pushdowns using a close grip handle..
Bands: Buy some inexpensive resistance bands. You can get a very thorough work out without much equipment. ...Read more
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Using etodolac for sholder pain while using pc . i cnat do much work with that hand. exercises and stretches to get that shouldr fit & to recover fast?
Not sure what your: question is, but sounds like your doctor prescribed a powerful anti-inflammatory pain medication to calm your shoulder down. Stretching exercises and shoulder strengthening maneuvers should only be done when the inflammation has quelled and your pain is much improved. Range of motion should be your main concern as frozen shoulder is a common complication of tendonitis. ...Read more
Work up to it: The usual advice is for each exercise, find the amount of weight that allowed you to do ten repetitions. Do three sets of ten, grunting and straining for the last few. This will give you a burn. For each muscle group, do this three times per week. It doesn't take that long and you'll discover you can add weight in small increments. ...Read more
I can't bench press or do as many push ups anymore because of pain in the shoulder joints. What can the problem be?
Several possibilitie: You may have strained your shoulder muscles. You might also be overtraining. Too much weight and/ or lifting too frequently. You need at least 72 hrs between workouts. Rest is a vital part of training! finally make sure you are eating well, including enough calories, protein and calories and staying hydrated. Check w a certified professional trainer if more guidance would be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What weightlifting exercises can be done while resting the biceps? For example, can I still do bench presses? What else?
Bicep injury or just: If you need to rest your bicep because of injury, then you need to rest it. Heavy bench-presses also require the use of bicep muscles to work to stabilize the arms, thus be careful. Abs, back, squat, leg exercises can be done without much use of your biceps. You may want to consult doc and/or a personal trainer to show you proper exercises. Good luck. ...Read more
Would adjustable dumbbells be the best way to build muscle at home? I can't afford big workout machines, and don't live near a gym.
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
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