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Can you use school bags as weights and hold it on the handle when doing squats?

Can you use school bags as weights and hold it on the handle when doing squats?

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 more

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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.

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.

Sure : You can use all sort of weights to help strengthen, build, and maintain muscle. The most important thing is proper lifting techniques and to gradually work your way up to heavier weights. Also remember to add cardio to your routine. ...Read more

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How to train my muscles into a health machine?

How to train my muscles into a health machine?

Personal Trainer: Hello: training is more about the goals you are trying to achieve and what sport or activity is the target. For general fitness to specific sports optimization the best approach is to schedule a session with a personal trainer who can create a training plan to your specific goals. Best regards: mark reed, dpm www.Footpain.Org. ...Read more

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For v- shaped women, how to burn the access fat that is stored in the back, chest, & arm area? If its lifting weights how much weight & sets of reps?

For v- shaped women, how to burn the access fat that is stored in the back, chest, & arm area?  If its lifting weights how much weight & sets of reps?

Cardio not weights: Although it seems logical that local exercise changes fat storage, the character of body shape and fat storage is genetic. Cardio exercise and weight loss are necessary. ...Read more

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What exercises using machines at the gym are best to use to strengthen the lower back ?

What exercises using machines at the gym are best to use to strengthen the lower back ?

Too many to describe: There are numerous exercises that one go do in the gym for the back. Speak with a personal trainer at the gym or search on-line for the specifics. ...Read more

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How do doctors decide which size needle to use when stitching a wound?

How do doctors decide which size needle to use when stitching a wound?

Soft skin = small: The more delicate the skin, the finer the thread and therefore the finer the needle that is required. The needles/thread range from 1 to 6 (largest to smallest). Generally for the face we use a 5 or 6, for the arms and hands a 4 and for the legs a 3 or sometimes a 2. Size 1 is for heavy duty jobs like holding a piece of surgical tubing in place. ...Read more

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If u put zero-p(standalone device) in acdf d/t c-hnp, how does the fusion take place? Do u put bone graft in the device?

If u put zero-p(standalone device) in acdf d/t c-hnp, how does the fusion take place? Do u put bone graft in the device?

Through the Device: You can put bone graft, dbm, or even nothing in the device and it should fuse. Bone can grow through the device and fuse one vertebra to the other. Bone graft commonly used include autograft (from your hip or other vertebrae) or allograft (from someone else). Even if nothing is put in the middle it will generally fuse. ...Read more

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How can I choose the right liposuction technique?

How can I choose the right liposuction technique?

Best Liposuction: The most important issue is finding the best plastic surgeon who can guide you rather than the technique. Great plastic surgeons get great results. See the below link on helpful hints to select the best surgeon: http://drnichter.com/find-best-plastic-surgeon-dr-right/ ...Read more

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Does holding on to the handle bars on a manual treadmill effect how many calories i burn during my work out?

Does holding on to the handle bars on a manual treadmill effect how many calories i burn during my work out?

Probably less: You may restrict your motion and decrease your load however if it helps your blance you may actually do better and faster holding on lightly. ...Read more

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How often should pt use the airlife breathing training device (looks like a plastic toy) post CABG surgery? It measures how much air you can pull in

How often should pt use the airlife breathing training device (looks like a plastic toy) post CABG surgery? It measures how much air you can pull in

10x/hour: This sounds like an incentive spirometer. It is a 'toy' that you take deep breaths into to lift the marker and measure the depth of your breaths. If that is what it is you are describing, we tell patients to use it 10x per hour. So the best is during a commercial while watching tv. But it helps to expand the lungs and decrease the chance of pneumonia. Check your md for more details. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How can you use accupressure method on hand in order to heal leg pain?

How can you use accupressure method on hand in order to heal leg pain?

Best to consult a : Physician who practices acupuncture or see a licensed acupuncturist, who can most likely to be able to help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best sport machine to buy if i can't go to gym . I mean to burn fat from abdomen and buttocks fast ?

What is the best sport machine to buy if i can't go to gym . I mean to burn fat from abdomen and buttocks fast ?

Sneakers: Unfortunately, it isn't possible to spot reduce and burn fat at selective areas. You can lower your overall body fat by healthy eating and cardio exercise. Running, swimming or cycling are great ways to keep your metabolism high and "burn fat". Combine that with a low fat diet with heathy complex carbs rather than simple sugars and at your age , you'll see results in no time. ...Read more

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How to find the strength to lift heavier weights at the gym?

How to find the strength to lift heavier weights at the gym?

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

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What is the best exercise/exercise machine i can use to burn the most weight efficiently? i want to lose 15-20 lbs in 2-3 months if thats realistic.

What is the best exercise/exercise machine i can use to burn the most weight efficiently? i want to lose 15-20 lbs in 2-3 months if thats realistic.

Hard work: It doesn't matter what machine you use or what type of exercise that you do. Find something that you enjoy, or at least can tolerate, and do it regularly as part of a diet and exercise program. Start slow and gradually increase. Goal weight loss should be 2-3lbs per week, so your weight loss goals are reasonable. Good luck ...Read more

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How to disinfect (staph etc) a kindle ereader without using chemicals? I can't afford UV devices at the moment. Use of chemicals can damage the device

How to disinfect (staph etc) a kindle ereader without using chemicals? I can't afford UV devices at the moment. Use of chemicals can damage the device

No worries: I cannot imagine a reason to disinfect an ereader, even if previously used by someone with a staph infection. Just wipe with a damp cloth. Computer supply stores sell safe spray cleaners. ...Read more

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How will i learn to use the prosthetic? What does the process of learning to use a prosthetic entail? .

How will i learn to use the prosthetic? What does the process of learning to use a prosthetic entail?

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Physical therapy: After a prosthetic is received physical therapy is prescribed for prosthetic training. The duration of therapy depends on multiple factors including the health of the other leg, the exercise tolerance, and type of amputation. ...Read more

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What are the common uses of a dialysis machine?

What are the common uses of a dialysis machine?

"Wash" blood: To "wash" the blood of metabolic by-products/waste. Remove excess fluid. Addition of blood products to blood pool. ...Read more

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Can I use my tens machine to help treat my De Quervains syndrome?

Can I use my tens machine to help treat my De Quervains syndrome?

TENS: or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is a therapy that uses low-voltage electrical current for pain relief. The theory is that when nerves in the painful area are stimulated by electricity they send signals to the brain that block or "scramble" normal pain signals. While not commonly used in DeQuervain's tenosynovitis, there would be no problem in trying it. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Could I use body weight exercise to get just as ripped as i would using machines?

Could I use body weight exercise to get just as ripped as i would using machines?

Varies: Everyone responds to exercise differently. Try discussing your goals with a personal trainer. He or she will be able to give you the best idea of what exercises to do and how often. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I am too thin and weak. Should i join gym? And what kind of machines i must use in beginning?

I am too thin and weak. Should i join gym? And what kind of machines i must use in beginning?

Training partner.: If you don't have any medical condition that restricts you from exercise. Start an exercise program combination of cardio and weightlifting. Enroll a family member or friend as a training partner .If you can afford hire a personal trainer. Always start with moderate intensity program like walking , swimming and lifting lighter weights. Use the machines instead of free weights to avoid injury. ...Read more

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Is the infrared massager machines good for thr health or no? And when should a person use it?

Is the infrared massager machines good for thr health or no?
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Heat induced damage: If you have musculoskeletal soreness or pain then massage may be the good option. infrared lamps are complementary to massage therapy. Infrared releases heat and heat induced damage can be there. In general, one will use specific therapy under professional guidance. ...Read more

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Can I use a tens machine on tendons?

You may but...: It is going to be hard to use it only on tendons. Tens unit can be used in pain inputs, and this can be related to muscle, fascia or tendon pain. But you need to know how to use it or have a health care professional to apply it for you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use an eliptical machine barefoot?

Is it safe to use an eliptical machine barefoot?

Sometimes: It's ok as long as you never get off the machine and have to put your feet on the floor where others have brought in dirt, glass, bacteria, fungus, and weed killer on their shoes. ...Read more

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What is the best mask to use with a cpap machine?

What is the best mask to use with a cpap machine?

CPAP mask fit: The one that fits most comfortably yet provides the necessary delivery eliminating any significant oxygen desaturation. There are many available so there should be one that is comfortable yet provides a good seal. Many have associated restless leg syndrome or periodic limb movement disorder, therefor aggressively treating that effectively seems to allow for more comfort with cpap. ...Read more

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Can I use a tens machine with having scheaurmanns disease?

Can I use a tens machine with having scheaurmanns disease?

Yes: Scheuermanns is not a contraindication to tens, though i would not use it before checking with the manufacturer i you have had spinal fusion. ...Read more

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Do white noise machines affect your hearing if you use them nightly for decades?

Do white noise machines affect your hearing if you use them nightly for decades?

Shouldn't: Although it is possible if you had the machine up very loud. At average volume settings there should be very little, if any, risk of hearing loss. ...Read more

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What exercises using machines at the gym are best to use to strengthen the lower back ?

Too many to describe: There are numerous exercises that one go do in the gym for the back. Speak with a personal trainer at the gym or search on-line for the specifics. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how noticeable of a difference will there be when I use my cpap machine?

Depends: It depends on how severe your sleep apnea is and how you felt before the use of the cpap. Some patients do not like the CPAP at first but once they adapt, it works well. Patients often feel refreshed and re-energized as they are well rested. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a human head live without a body if we use a machine to keep the blood flowing and oxygenated?

Might it be possible that a a human head live without a body if we use a machine to keep the blood flowing and oxygenated?

In theory, yes,: But the body as a whole is an amazingly complex system of interrelated feedback mechanisms all influencing each other simultaneously to achieve relative stability. At this time and for 20+ years into the future, we don't have enough intimate knowlege to replace all of the input that an isolated head needs, which is way beyond enough blood and oxygen. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with pots syndrome can I still use a vibration machine/power fit? I am also Also taking fludrocortisone

Recently diagnosed with pots syndrome can I still use a vibration machine/power fit? I am also 
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You can most likely: use these devices and continue your routine but you need to understand that no therapy will be 100% effective for you and that it will still be possible to experience POTs symptoms. Maintain hydration and avoid prolonged standing in one place after your work out. Lay down and cool down. If it is not working for you then consider compression stockings as well. ...Read more

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I have a cpap machine that I should use but haven't used it for months. What happens? Any implications if not used regularly in case i resume?

Dust it off.: CPAP is hard for some people to tolerate. If you don't use it you will return to the symptoms you had prior to use and you will have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. If you restart using it your risks will decrease and you may feel better. There is no "penalty" for not using it, . ...Read more

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I am a 170 pound male that wants to do strength training to maximize its health benefits. If I use weight machines, is there a particular weight I should aim for? How should I progress the exercises

I am a 170 pound male that wants to do strength training to maximize its health benefits.  If I use weight machines, is there a particular weight I should aim for?  How should I progress the exercises

Start low: start low weight and multiple repetition and increase the weight slowly when you can do 15 repetition three time by 5 lb. each time it really depend on which muscle you are trying to exercise, the start weight may vary ...Read more