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Hyperpronation and misalignment when muscles in pain is it good to exercise?

Hyperpronation and misalignment when muscles in pain is it good to exercise?

Podiatrist: This question would be best answered through an individual consultation with a podiatrist. Additionally, a certified pedorthist may be helpful in fitting shoes that help to address these problems. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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


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Can spine and or hip misalignment cause muscle shrinking and weakness in one half of the body including face? I have bad pelvic, back, and hip pain.

Can spine and or hip misalignment cause muscle shrinking and weakness in one half of the body including face? I have bad pelvic, back, and hip pain.

Not alone: If the problem goes up to the face, then no a spine problems is unlikely to be the cause. This is because the nerve supply to the face is through cranial nerves that exit directly out of the brain and do not go through the spine. Don't hesitate to see a neurologist for a full workup. ...Read more

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My right oblique muscle has been contracted for three days wich is causing me back pain and hips misalignement , how can I relax it?

My right oblique muscle has been contracted for three days wich is causing me back pain and hips misalignement , how can I relax it?

Oblique spasm: Try side-bending and twisting to the right for release. Also lying down on left side propped on left elbow or pillow should release. ...Read more

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What's a good exercise for the deltoid muscle?

What's a good exercise for the deltoid muscle?

Deltoid exercise: A personal trainer at a local gym would be the best to instruct you on proper techniques to exercise and focus on your deltoid. But all muscles can be targeted. Specific to the deltoid are arm raises. Try a 10-15 lb weight, and lift arm from side to straight out from you at 90 degrees. Repeat 12 times. Do 3 sets. Can also do straight in front of you till arm at chest level. Same sets. ...Read more

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Is isometric exercise good for muscle building?

Is isometric exercise good for muscle building?

Not very good: but... it sure can increase muscle tone. Stimulation of muscle that increases building is controversial and includes: damage from overwork lack of oxygen to muscle from overwork acidity/lactic acid in muscle from overwork hard to do with isometric. Also, not sure if it helps prevent muscle loss with dieting nor if it lowers risk of diabetes. ...Read more

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What are some good alternatives to steroids, that help alongside diet and exercise to make large muscle gains? Thanks.

What are some good alternatives to steroids, that help alongside diet and exercise to make large muscle gains? Thanks.

Steroids are NOT: An alternative. They are illegal and dangerous. The only way to gain muscle is through exercise. There are no supplements or pills that will help do anything except waste your money. Talk w/a personal trainer; join a gym, but don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Is isometric exercise good for muscle building, definition or power?

Is isometric exercise good for muscle building, definition or power?

Mostly, first two: Isometric exercises are one where one uses muscle strength against an immovable or difficult to move resistance...Like standing in a doorway and with the arms at your side pushing against the inside of the door with the back of hands as hard as possible and maintain the push. This helps mainly the long muscle fibers definition and strength. ...Read more

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What are good daily exercise routines to build muscle and get generally fit?

What are good daily exercise routines to build muscle and get generally fit?

Varied Ones..: Routines need to be interesting, varied (target all muscle groups, heart and lungs..) and done consistently to create results. There are many routines that fit the bill. I'm a huge fan of exercise "in home" programs, so working out with dvds, saving time and having convenience is appealing and seems to enhance motivation. ...Read more

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Lost 50kgs of fat in last 2 years and packed some muscle on with a lot of exercise and diet. Is it good to have few months rest once in a while?

Lost 50kgs of fat in last 2 years and packed some muscle on with a lot of exercise and diet.  Is it good to have few months rest once in a while?

Exercise: Sorry to disappoint. Exercise or heavy work is a lifetime commitment. What you might enjoy is changing the typed of exercise. Square dancing, ballet, gymnastics, running, jogging, hiking, canoeing, Tai Chi, Karate, swimming and 100's of others. Just keep your pulse in the exercise zone, usually 70-75% of your maxi HR usually is 220 - your age x 30 minutes +. NZ is gorgeous. Get out & enjoy it. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more