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Doctor insights on: Incline Dumbbell Bench Press Upper Chest Exercises

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Bench press or dumbbell press for upper chest, which is better?

Bench press or dumbbell press for upper chest, which is better?

Both : Are good. Better may include which one you could perform in the correct way. ...Read more

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OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OK to avoid them: First it may help to work with a certified personal trainer to modify an overhead exercises so that they are more "tolerable". Otherwise, no exercise that is done overhead is "necessary". Be reassured that you can readily find alternatives that will be suitable without compromising your the benefits you are receiving. ...Read more

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Could weighted push ups put mass in chest?

Could weighted push ups put mass in chest?

Yes: push ups are an overall good exercise for chest, upper extremities and core ...Read more

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Will bench press exercises help in pushups and also rotator cuff surgery?

Will bench press exercises help in pushups and also rotator cuff surgery?

They can but: You need to get clearance from your surgeon to know if your are ready for that intensive training. ...Read more

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What will cause lower arm pain after lifting dumbbell weights?

What will cause lower arm pain after lifting dumbbell weights?

Probably the muscles: And/or ligaments are pulled/strained. Occurs if one does not do warm ups or increases the weights too rapidly. Take some pain meds (nsaids), do stretching exercises, and slowly build up the weights you lift. If no improvement, then see an orthopod and get a formal pt and I am sure you'll get better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdominal muscle on left side only when doing decline bench curls or straight left leg lift laying down? What to do? Maybe hip flexor?

Pain in lower abdominal muscle on left side only when doing decline bench curls or straight left leg lift laying down?  What to do?  Maybe hip flexor?

Need exam: Your location of your pain could indeed be due to a hip flexor/adductor muscle strain but it could be several other things as well, including hernias and other intraabdominal or pelvic causes. See your family physician for exam and possible referral to specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Shoulder pain prevents bench pressing and dipping. Can overhead press, upright row, lateral raise without pain. The pain feels deep in the shoulder.

Shoulder pain prevents bench pressing and dipping. Can overhead press, upright row, lateral raise without pain. The pain feels deep in the shoulder.

Orthopedic surgeon: You may have to curtail your weight lifting in order to allow possible sprain of the shoulder to heal. See an orthopedic surgeon if symptoms persist or worsen as there could be deeper shoulder injury like rotator cuff tears present. ...Read more

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Weights gym safe disc bulge L 4 5 mirror doing leg press that seated and squats and lunges I no got build up core?

Weights gym safe disc bulge L 4 5 mirror doing leg press that seated and squats and lunges I no got build up core?

Back pain: Lunges and squats really put a lot of stress on the low back. You risk converting a bulging disc into a herniated disc. Isometric exercises are better to build the core muscles. A weight lifting belt can protect the low back if you have to do the lunges and squats. Consult with a personal trainer to avoid further injury to the low back. ...Read more

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Muscle pain at collarbone, shoulders, neck, chest when press and lying on side?

Muscle pain at collarbone, shoulders, neck, chest when press and lying on side?

Acute or chronic: If you have a history that caused an overuse, like lifting, pushing, pulling, etc, it may be in response to that. If this has been going on for a while, then it could be from old injuries, but in a 31 year old, arthritis or heart issues would be uncommon, but worthwhile being evaluated by your family doctor or a musculoskeletal specialist. ...Read more

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I initially hurt my shoulder about 3 weeks ago bench pressing and doing pushups. Hurts to lift objects overhead and to move arm across body and back?

I initially hurt my shoulder about 3 weeks ago bench pressing and doing pushups.  Hurts to lift objects overhead and to move arm across body and back?

Shoulder Injury: This could be any number of problems.If it's more on the top of the should may be a problem to York from Radokovitch your joint.If the problem it is more in the front of the shoulder,it could be a long head of the biceps problem or labral injury. It could also be an injury to the rotator cuff or the bursa above it. At three weeks, I would have a check by a sports med physcian. ...Read more

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Muscoskeletal chest wall pain when bending head forward and when pressing chest. Some exercises? Remedies? Repetitive stress injury?

Muscoskeletal chest wall pain when bending head forward and when pressing chest. Some exercises? Remedies? Repetitive stress injury?

NSAIDS,Tylenelol: Injections with anesthetic or anti-inflammatory medications in or around the painful sites exercise that includes muscle strengthening and stretching physical or occupational therapy.Acupuncture or acupressure.Relaxation/biofeedback techniques.Osteopathic manipulation (a whole system of evaluation and treatment designed to achieve and maintain health by restoring normal function to the body) massa. ...Read more

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Which exercises could reduce shoulder pain during bench pressing?

Shoulder pain: While weightlifting could be from the acromioclavicular joint, the rotator cuff, the glenohumeral joint or a combination of all three. First proper mechanics are needed. Second one must make certain that there not any underlying issues. Finally often reducing the weight helps. And spending some time strengthening the smaller muscles of the shoulder girdle such as building up rotators and the biceps and triceps and the trapezius. ...Read more

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Could bicep curls make arms muscular?

Could bicep curls make arms muscular?

Good choice: Some of this is genetic. You'll want to go to the gym and do 3 sets of 10 reps of the most weight you can handle. Do others that build your triceps, even pushups. Ask your physician whether an electronic muscle stimulator and/or creatine are appropriate for you. Big muscles are fun; most women are even more attracted to a man who's fit, trim and defined, and to how you treat other people. ...Read more

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Pain in arm stretching before lifting weights. Just lift and skip stretches ?

Stretching: Some studies are showing that some people don't need as much stretching as others. Consider range of motion warm-ups if the stretches hurt. Don't forget the cool-down after, too. ...Read more

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Intense pain in my right shoulder when I try to lift weights on an incline bench. I literally cannot lift any weight w/out intense pain. Rotator cuff?

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Intense pain in my right shoulder when I try to lift weights on an incline bench. I literally cannot lift any weight w/out intense pain. Rotator cuff?

Possibly!: If you can localize your pain ot the top (near ac joint) of the shoulder then consider ac joint as the source of pain. Certainly, other causes, such as rotator cuff tears cannot be ruled out unless proper evaluation and work-up by an orthopedist has been performed. Please see an orthopedist. In the meantime avoid any painful activitity, ice the painful area, consider the use of antiinflammatories. ...Read more

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