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Doctor insights on: How To Use The Stability Ball With My Fitness Coach

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My fitness trainer adviced to use stability balls of different sizes. Which ones should I use?

My fitness trainer adviced to use stability balls of different sizes. Which ones should I use?

Hard to say,: It's mostly a comfort and mobility issue. If you have any mobility issues then larger balls will be easier to get up from. Then you next issues will be what you plan on doing with them, different exercise require different sizes and that's bit too complicated to answer in this short space. ...Read more

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Fitness And Exercise (Definition)

Fitness refers to exercising as a means of maintaining a healthy body. Being physically fit means you have enough vigor to carry out daily tasks, with energy left over for leisure-time ...Read more


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Can i continue to go for gym and do the weight training exercises with the rod inside my arms ?

Can i continue to go for gym and do the weight training exercises with the rod inside my arms ?

Probably: If the fracture is completely healed the rod is not doing anything. As long as there is no problem with the rod itself should be safe to weight train. ...Read more

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How can I use water fitness in the rehabilitation of a running injury?

How can I use water fitness in the rehabilitation of a running injury?

Water Rehabilitation: Water rehabilitation is a good form of therapy because it is generally non-weightbearing. The water provides good resistance without putting additional stress on the injured body part. ...Read more

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How can I use visualization to reach my fitness, exercise goals?

How can I use visualization to reach my fitness, exercise goals?

Be consistent: Post your goals prominently in your home, read about others' success stories, but above all keep your "awareness" on the muscles you use while you're using them. If running, be aware if your stride and breathing, if pulling weights, imagine the muscles contracting.. ...Read more

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How to train my muscles into a health machine?

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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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How can I maintain fitness through a stress fracture in the right lower leg?

How can I maintain fitness through a stress fracture in the right lower leg?

Non weightbearing: Non weight bearing activity such as light cycling, swimming and weight lifting (while sitting and lying down). Discuss with your doctor. Will probably be able to gradually increase stress as symptoms resolve. Dr l. ...Read more

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Which sort of sports nutrition should I be using to regain my strength?

Which sort of sports nutrition should I be using to regain my strength?

Mixed diet: It is better to have mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products; curtail intake of saturate fats; no tobacco and no more than one drink a day. You may add fish and lean meats, in moderation. Exercise at least 30 minutes/day. There is no need for "sports nutrition". ...Read more

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How to support someone with a weight problem and foot pain that limits exercise?

How to support someone with a weight problem and foot pain that limits exercise?

Be understanding: I am assuming you are talking about emotional support. Obviously, encouraging the person to lose weight is crucial. There are many good programs available for weight loss. For exercise, you may want to suggest a pool program, which limits stress on the body and the feet. However, unless the person wants to get better and is committed to losing weight there isn't much one can do. ...Read more

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How to improve strength in my knee?

How to improve strength in my knee?

OnlyWay: Use It with: care while minimizing any pain, Muscles strength & coordination only improve with use. Key: incorporating a complex variety of uses, not just more strength/range in one or a limited set of uses. Thus machines, walking, running, jumping, etc. If any joint pain(s) consider glucosamine+chondroitin (molecular building blocks of cartilage, Nutransense a good brand, sourced from N. America, not China). ...Read more

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Tai-chi helpful?I want to built mental stability for combat n also to use adrenaline in my advantage. How much time a day and how many days.Routine?

Tai-chi helpful?I want to built mental stability for combat n also to use adrenaline in my advantage. How much time a day and how many days.Routine?

Tai-chi may: Help improve mental and physical dexterity, but probably won't help with potential combat. Also, there is no way to "use" Adrenalin - it's a natural response of your body. Contact a tai-chi instructor for more information. ...Read more

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How can I ensure a personal trainer is focused on me for the longterm?

How can I ensure a personal trainer is focused on me for the longterm?

Ask and set goals: The best way to ensure this is to be open and selective upfront with the trainer and let them know that you are focused on a long term relationship. Ask to sit down with the trainer to set long term goals for your fitness, diet, weight, and psychology. Look them in the eye and ask if they will be with you long term. People don't like to break the trust of clients and doing this upfront will help. ...Read more

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How to use the fitness gym without paying an instructor?

How to use the fitness gym without paying an instructor?

Educate yourself.: You'll need to educate yourself about proper exercise techniques, speed, duration, frequency. There are resources out there which an inform you as to exercising properly. ...Read more

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What can I do to rehab my arm/shoulder to maximize strength and functionality?

What can I do to rehab my arm/shoulder to maximize strength and functionality?

Cuff Strengthening: The best place to start is rotator cuff strengthening. The rotator cuff is the core of the shoulder. If you are early in your surgical recovery, check with your surgeon before embarking on a strengthening program. ...Read more

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What are the best daily exercises to strengthen a partially dislocated patella? I'm a bodybuilder and I have access to most of the exercising machines

What are the best daily exercises to strengthen a partially dislocated patella? I'm a bodybuilder and I have access to most of the exercising machines

Recommended rehab: Patella subluxation/ dislocation rehab focuses on stregthening the surrounding muscles to compensate for ligament laxity. Most subl/ disloc occur laterally (moves outward), & if this is the case with you, focusing on medial (inside) musculature would be recommended. There is also a brace that may be helpful. Before returning to exercises have a x-ray to check for bone or cartilage damage. ...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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Can i join the marines after a injury to my cfa and cfv. End to end on one and a vortex to the vein. Will vigorous exercise hurt my injury in my legs?

Can i join the marines after a injury to my cfa and cfv. End to end on one and a vortex to the vein. Will vigorous exercise hurt my injury in my legs?

Unlikely: With this degree of vascular work they will not want to put you in harms way! if goretex graft was exposed or infected that would be a problem! thanks for your patriotism! check with the recruiters and they will get you a medical eval! and an official answer. There are other ways to serve! thanks colonel, retired. ...Read more