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Is it okay to do abs workouts if you have thoracic scoliosis?

Is it okay to do abs workouts if you have thoracic scoliosis?

Yes: Abdominal work outs can help strengthen the core and be helpful to main good posture. These work outs should not be affected by thoracic scoliosis. Do not perform exercises that increase back pain significantly or cause numbness, weakness, tingling. ...Read more

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Need some home workouts routines to get abs and chest & to be muscular.I'm 62kg & have a height of 1.78m .Any recommended nutritions to be taken.

Need some home workouts routines to get abs and chest & to be muscular.I'm 62kg & have a height of 1.78m .Any recommended  nutritions to be taken.

Personal trainer: The best way to safely start a new work out routine is to work with a personal trainer. This way they can make sure you have the proper form while performing exercises. If you don't, you'll hurt yourself and that's more time away from the gym. Form is much more important for building muscle than using heavy weights. ...Read more

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I have mild scoliosis and i go swimming now, my doctor said I should strengthen my back and my abs, so what exercises to do and what to avoid in the gym?

I have mild scoliosis and i go swimming now, my doctor said I should strengthen my back and my abs, so what exercises to do and what to avoid in the gym?

Many options: There are many possible exercises. It is also affected by what equipment you have access to. You may wish to see a physical therapist to reviews a good program. Many health clubs and gyms have trainers available that could work with you on a program. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is okay to eat rice crispies if I am doing muscle in abs and chest?

Please tell me if it is okay to eat rice crispies if I am doing muscle in abs and chest?

You're fine: You're working really hard on muscle definition right now, which involves losing the last of your body fat. This is all about calories in, calories out, not your food choices. I'll admit to a fondness for this particular cereal, with skim milk. Get 1 gm of protein / day / pound of your body weight while you're putting on muscle, and do a lot of cardio. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to get flatter chest/getting abs/toned body from better diet and swimming?

How to get flatter chest/getting abs/toned body from better diet and swimming?

Swimming will tone -: -your shoulders and chest while core exercises will tone your abdomen. if by chest you mean breast, no way besides surgery as it is genetically driven. ...Read more

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I want to build up my chest n abs. What should I do for that ?

I want to build up my chest n abs. What should I do for that ?

Exercise : Go join a gym and get a trainer. No honest physician is going to give you steroids bc you want to look better. ...Read more

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I am getting pains in my upper abs and the pain is moving towards my chest..What is this?

I am getting pains in my upper abs and the pain is moving towards my chest..What is this?

Depends: Are you working out, exercising, weight lifting, etc? Do you have asthma? Do you have any stomach or intestinal issues, reflux? Chest pain in a younger person like yourself is typically from muscle and bones. Discuss any family history of early cardiac disease with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a bit of a belly and some fat around my chest. I want to loose it and gain maybe abs and a v live but how?

Hi, I have a bit of a belly and some fat around my chest. I want to loose it and gain maybe abs and a v live but how?

Interesting, belly--: --fat around Ur chest. I think what U mean is belly fat U want 2 loose. A lot depends on genetics. U may try 2 loose it but there's no way 2 target belly fat. General wt loss will help, & a good core strengthening program, focusing on abs will give U abs, but if U develop a 6-pack, U will not B able 2 C it is all. ...Read more

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Feel mild needle like pricks on chest, upper abs and lower sides. Is on the muscle, but doesn't seem internal and last less than a second. ?

Feel mild needle like pricks on chest, upper abs and lower sides. Is on the muscle, but doesn't seem internal and last less than a second. ?

Nerve: These sound like irritable superficial nerves in these areas. If they continue,I recommend getting checked for calcium,magnesium or potassium deficiencies. Discuss this with your Physician who will order the appropriate tests after his/her assessment. ...Read more

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What are some tried and true ways to get great looking abs and chest and arm muscles?

What are some tried and true ways to get great looking abs and chest and arm muscles?

Swimming: For great abs, arm, and chest muscle development gaze upon the bodies of champion swimmers. Model their training and discipline. ...Read more

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I am feeling pain in ribs. Some times i fell pain in upper chest. I do yoga. It pains a lot when i do abs. why?

I am feeling pain in ribs. Some times i fell pain in upper chest. I do yoga. It pains a lot when i do abs. why?

Costochondriti: I commend you for your desire for Good Health. “Feeling pain in the ribs and sometimes in the upper chest” is likely due to inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the sternum, called Costochondritis. Pain may radiate to abdomen which can be worse while doing abs. Focus on Meditation, stop postures which increase pain. See Orthopedic Physician ...Read more

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I have started going to gym and the body part i want to improve the most is my abs and chest..How to best reduce fat in that area?

I have started going to gym and the body part i want to improve the most is my abs and chest..How to best reduce fat in that area?

Diet: Calorie restriction is the best way to lose weight, including belly weight. Abdominal exercises have very limited value, if any, in focal abdominal slimming. Exercise helps burn extra calories as well. ...Read more

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I want to get bigger around my shoulders chest and arms but keep low body fat to work on abs down the line. How do I get started towards this goal?

I want to get bigger around my shoulders chest and arms but keep low body fat to work on abs down the line. How do I get started towards this goal?

Build Muscles.: Exercises to build your chest (per workoutbox.Com): barbell bench press; barbell bench press, declined; dumbbell flyes; dumbbell flyes, inclined bench; chest dips; cable crossover; floor flyes, dumbbell; floor flyes, dumbbell with feet up; plyometric pushups, lateral; push up. These exercises help to build arm muscle: push downs, pin presses, dumbbell wrist curls, dips, rolling extensions, >. ...Read more

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Ok. I've been noticing some white patches on my skin. Locations: abs, upper left chest and about mid back. It does not itch. Only allergic to HD dust?

Ok. I've been noticing some white patches on my skin. Locations: abs, upper left chest and about mid back. It does not itch. Only allergic to HD dust?

Vitiligo: This is from loss of skin pigments due to an autoimmune problem. If you have an underlying autoimmune disease , controlling it may halt the process. Unfortunately there is no good treatment to reverse it although UVB-NB phototherapy has had some success in getting some pigment back. ...Read more

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Feeling cold in my chest from nipples down to 1st set of top abs No pain, nothing else. I eat & exercise well. Discovered high LDL & HDL levels lately?

Feeling cold in my chest from nipples down to 1st set of top abs No pain, nothing else. I eat & exercise well. Discovered high LDL & HDL levels lately?

Atypical chest pain: Probably not from the heart from what is listed. If the physical exam, blood work and have good functional capacity it is nothing need to worry about. ...Read more

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Former smoker, weightloss & fatigue. CT scan&colonoscopy clear Apr 15. Feb16 2nd CTscan clear (chest&abs). Should I scan again in say 6 months?

Former smoker, weightloss & fatigue. CT scan&colonoscopy clear Apr 15. Feb16 2nd CTscan clear (chest&abs). Should I scan again in say 6 months?

No: Too much radiation. Look for other causes. Check labs especially hemoglobin which is a marker of anemia. Hemoglobin is the oxygen carrying molecule and if low you will feel fatigued. Also do normal screening i.e. Mammogram and colonoscopy based on age and gender. ...Read more

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What reason could be for ALT 60; abs eosinophils 680; co2 31test results, symptoms - chest pain, chronic dry cough, left knee swollen & painful?

What reason could be for  ALT 60; abs eosinophils 680; co2 31test results, symptoms - chest pain, chronic dry cough, left knee swollen & painful?

No easy answer: You're on Methotrexate and this itself may account for your elevated liver enzymes. The trivial elevation of your eosinophils isn't going to be helpful. If you're on this medication, it's likely to be for joint disease known best to you and your physician. Please forgive me, but your having to ask healthtap tells me you need to ask for better communication from your treating physician. ...Read more

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