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Is It Possible To Get Six Pack Abs With Pectus Excavatum
Yes: Pe often leads to poor posture that can lead to a sore back. ...Read more
Following kids c-secs and other unrelated abd surg is it possible to get abs back or is a cosmetic proceedure the only hope?
Work out: You can actually get them back, but it is much harder work than before these surgeries. It may help to have a session with a personal trainer to have them show you specific exercises that isolate and tone those specific abdominal muscles. Sit-ups and crunchies alone won't do it! ...Read more
For getting a six pack do the muscles just strengthing and show up? Or does something else happen? What is a quick way to get a six pack&lose weight?
Six pack abs: To attain six pack abs, you need a combination of abdominal conditioning, aerobic exercise to burn off fat, and strict diet of low fat/high protein/low simple carbohydrates. The appearance of your abominal muscles and the ease at which you obtain them also involves genetics and metabolic level as well. ...Read more
Possibly: Pectus excavatum is a sunken sternum caused by abnormal growth backwards of your costal cartilages, which connect your ribs to the sternum. This can get worse to varying degress over time, but usually slows down once your growth (in height) slows down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How deep must a pectus ecxavatum be to be accepted for surgary? And can a not so deep pe still interfair with breathing and stamina?
Tricky : It is not the depth of pectus excavatum that determines surgery in many cases but the extent of restriction and respiratory failure that it causes. You may need a full pulmonary function test , six minute walk test and arterial blood gases to assess severity. Please discuss with you pcp/pulmonologist. ...Read more
Can i work out pectus excavatum and make it build up?
Even if it is pretty bad and if show what are the best ways?
Is sit-ups the only to get a 'beach body' (6 pack)? If not, then what other exercises can I do to have a 6 pack or flat stomach?
V wt + exercise.: For a flat abdomen eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e., running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does asthma affect my body weight? Or is it impossible for asthma patients to gain weight? If possible, what would be a recommended diet for us?
Is it okay to lift weights and do bodybuilding if you have a hiatal hernia with minimal symptoms?
Abs: It can be done but its a long nd tedious process. ...Read more
Why is it difficult to lose weight after c-section or have flat abs again? When is it ok to workout your abs ?
Ur body does change: & U get older so it is hard but not impossible. U need proper diet, & as soon as Ur Surgeon gives U the go sign. Then a well balanced exercise program, both cardio & weight training, & concentrate on abs. Ease into it, C an AT-C @ a health club, 1 on 1 to set up a program 2 fit Ur abilities & needs. Keep track of cal in Cal out & keep a neg balance. Takes time & dedication, GO 4 IT! !! ...Read more
Is it true that someone with a lumbar hernia can lift max 30% of his weight? If not then what is a safe amount of kg to work with at the gym? Thanks!
No, not true at all: Lumbar disc herniations are actually very common and can be found in people with no back problems at all. So simply having a hernia does not necessitate any lifting restriction; the restriction depends very much on symptoms and varies widely from person to person. Generally speaking, avoid activities that cause pain and slowly, cautiously increase exercise capacity within the limits of comfort. ...Read more
How important is cardio in bodybuilding? How often should it be done? I already lift weights 4x a week.
Exercise: Straight weight lifting , an isometric strain, does very little for cardiovascular health and tends to raise blood pressure more than isotonic exercises which are more aerobic. Include lighter weights with more reps which would be more aerobic. Walking, running, swimming and cycling are excellent aerobic exercises. ...Read more
Is jumping bad for a L5 pars fracture? I am 22 and very active plus love to workout, do triathlons, and obstacle course races. Is it ok to do these?
See your ORS: Apparrently you have been recently diagnosed w/ spondylisis bilaterally. You have no spondylolisthesis @ this point.I have or have seen many patients w/ spondylolysis most all(90+%) do well.May be a good idea for you to see your ors or get another opinion and ask your surgeon who has examined you and seen your MRI to take it from here.You really cannot be treated over the internet..! good luck! ...Read more
I got scoliosis in my upper back by 30-40 degrees. If I straighten that out with exercises, would it be possible for me to "gain" 1-2 cm?
Unfortunately,: exercises will not straighten out scoliosis. If you keep your weight down, & core muscles, & trunk muscles stabilized w/ proper exercises, it will minimize occurrence of symptoms from your scoliosis later on in life. And may reduce rate of your scoliosis progression (possibly). If surgery is ever indicated (which is not the case now), that can lead to your gaining height if curvature is corrected. ...Read more
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