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How To Work Out Upper Back Muscles Without Weights
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
Likely: Sounds like muscle spasms and without other symptoms. Most spasms can be treated effectively with some rest (initially), medication (anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, pain medications, and/or muscle relaxants), heat/ice and appropriate amounts of low impact exercise/stretching/physical therapy. After improving you should be able to return to same weight, unless it does it again. ...Read more
Hard to do...NO: You use your chest pectoral muscles to do pushup and many if not all the muscles in your hand, forearm and arm. These muscles are firing jsut to keep your arm, elbow wrist and fingers in balance, much as all the muscles of you rack, core and lower limb are active when walking. If you have aninjury, deficit or disability talk to your doctor, trainer, therapist for possible alternatives. ...Read more
What's an effective way to work the muscles in my lower butt and upper thighs with out going to the gym.?
Lunges, squats: If you don't have any risk factors that will prevent you from exercising: http://otwithmd.Com/5-things-you-should-know-before-starting-your-exercise-routine/ consider starting a exercises involving lunges and squats. These exercises will work your gluteal and thigh muscles. ...Read more
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
I'd like to start lifting arm weights to build muscle. How to determine best starting weight of dumb bells so I won't hurt my already sensitive back?
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
3-4 times a wk: 3-4 times a week should do it. Do something light on the other days. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have neck oa. Getting upper back spasms with overhead strength training (5lb). How else can I strengthen my arms and upper back?
Several Options: You many consider having a functional evaluation with a physical therapist to provide a regimen to minimize any neck mediated symptoms and also evaluate your overall functional mobility for areas of improvement. You may also find doing these exercises supine rather than upright may take some stress off your neck. ...Read more
What are good exercises to strengthen back and legs . I'm 6'8" and can't do a squat or push-up . Getting that low is hard to bounce back from. ?
Water excercises: Excercises in water could be one way of increasing range of motion. Also, as you get stronger, you could go in more shallow water as you get used to the increased weight on the lower extremities ...Read more
What are some good exercises to strengthen the back muscles (i have chronic back pain from sitting down at work)?
"superman" exercise: Back injuries should always be checked by your doctor, especially if chronic or if one experiences symptoms down the leg(s). The superman exercise is ideal for strengthening the back muscles. Lie on your stomach, arms outstretched in front; lift the rt. Arm/shoulder and left leg/hip off the floor for 5 seconds, then repeat on the opposite side, do 12 sets, twice a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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