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Lifting Weights For Your Trapezius
Both: It will build muscle but not as much bulk. Lighter weights/more reps tend to be best for toning. ...Read more
Take it easy: You can put a lot of strain on your neck with weightlifting and it can be a common cause of disc herniation. For weight lifting, try lowering weight, increasing reps and avoiding any exercises with increased flexion or extension of neck. For sit-ups, try doing crunches instead. The hands behind the head with situps can put a great deal of pressure on your neck and cause pain and injury. ...Read more
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
If you don't balance: Most people will preferentially work out the front of the body. Like chest, biceps, abdomen. This pulls everything forward and you can end up with a rounded upper back and shoulders. Make sure you balance this out with toning the upper and lower back muscles and stretch the pectorals to help your shoulder blades sit back. The mens olympic gymnastics team needs to work on this too! check them out. ...Read more
With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?
Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on that area such as seated military press, etc for 6-8 weeks. If it was more of a soft tissue injury, than basically you would just try to keep your activities to such a level that your pain is not aggravated, but could increase them as tolerated. ...Read more
I lift weights and get used to that weight for a while, then lift heavier weights. Will that make my arms muscular?
Yes.: You need to keep doing it regularly, as otherwise if you stop, you'll lose it fairly seen, as well. ...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.
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
Depending on what: Type of weight lifting you are doing, it may bulk up arm muscles or tone them but it will not specifically cause you to lose fat on your arms. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be arm fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories. ...Read more
If trying to build muscle is it better to play basketball then lift weights or lift weights then play basketball?
See below: These activities are examples of different types of exercise. Weights will build strength and muscle bulk. Basketball will improve your overall aerobic fitness level and help with your endurance for sustained activity. Both are excellent and i would recommend you both to be fit. However, for building mucscle bulk, weight training is preferred. ...Read more
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