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Doctor insights on: List Of Upper Body Aerobic Exercises

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What are some good upper body exercises?

What are some good upper body exercises?

Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress your current routine to make it more difficult. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What would you say are most effective exercises to tone upper body?

What would you say are most effective exercises to tone upper body?

Resistance exercises: Weight lifting is the most popular resistance but pay attention to the upper back with rows and military presses not just bench presses and triceps and biceps exercise. Alternatively calisthenics can get the job done. ...Read more

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58 year old female gets plenty of exercise and eats a clean, correct diet but is gaining so much upper body weight. Why?

58 year old female gets plenty of exercise and eats a clean, correct diet but is gaining so much upper body weight. Why?

Need fewer calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as she does not eat or drink back more calories after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. Doctor can check to be sure weight gain is not water, tumor, etc... ...Read more

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Is there an isometric exercise which tones the whole upper body?

Is there an isometric exercise which tones the whole upper body?

Push ups: Push-ups are not really an isometric exercise (muscle contraction without joint motion), but if you are going to pick a single exercise to tone and strengthen your upper body, push-ups (done correctly) are heard to beat. ...Read more

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What exercises should I do for upper body?

Depends: Depends on what your goals are — to strengthen, rehab from injury, build muscle, overall conditioning. There any many exercises, with or without weights or therabands, and gym machines to use, from rows and lat pulldowns to help with upper back, biceps curls, triceps for upper arm, exercises for the chest, delts, etc. ...Read more

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What are some simple but effective upper body exercises?

What are some simple but effective upper body exercises?

Most simple are body: Weight related exercises like push-ups, and pull ups/chin ups. There are some many variations to make them easier or more difficult that you could become very fit by just completing these! ...Read more

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How can I shorten excercise routine but still do all of these upper body exercises?

How can I shorten excercise routine but still do all of these upper body exercises?

Unfortunately you: Didn't specify what are "all of these upper body exercises." If you provide more information, we may be able to better guide you. But in general, you should consider training techniques that limit resting periods, like supersets and circuit training. Also, focus on compound exercise that don't just isolate single muscles but rather focus on groups in a single lift. It's more efficient. ...Read more

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Good exercises for upper-body like the breasts?

Breast exercise: The breast tissue is composed primarily of fat. Exercise of the chest muscles, that lie under the breast can be done with push-ups or chest press. ...Read more

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Should I abandon upper body exercises while I have a strained rotator cuff?

Should I abandon upper body exercises while I have a strained rotator cuff?

Absolutely not!: The best exercises to help a strained rotator cuff is shoulder blade and upper back exercises. Scapular retractions (holding the back tips of the shoulder blades together) for 3 sets of 2 minutes at a time will reduce the load on the rotator cuff. It will allow the shoulder to heal much quicker. This is a tip that should be taken up with every patient with a shoulder injury! ...Read more

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Hello... Inpite of exercise 4 to 5 times a week with a maintained diet i m not able to lose weight from my upper body?

Hello... Inpite of exercise 4 to 5 times a week with a maintained diet i m not able to lose weight from my upper body?

Time: You may have to adjust the types of exercises. When you exercise you replace fat with muscle (which actually weighs more) without a necessary change in configuration, except possibly in feel and sleekness. Check with a trainer or physical therapist for recommendations. Good luck and congratulations on your persistence. Keep it up. ...Read more

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I am doing exercises, I reduced pounds in my lower body. My upper body remains the same. What should I do to reduce my upper body?

I am doing exercises, I reduced pounds in my lower body. My upper body remains the same. What should I do to reduce my upper body?

Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss — if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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For exercise, I do upper body strength training one day. The next day I do lower body cardio. Should I do lower body strength training after 40 y/o?

For exercise, I do upper body strength training one day. The next day I do lower body cardio.  Should I do lower body strength training after 40 y/o?

Workouts: As long as your doctor says you are healthy enough to do so, it is good to vary your workouts. Please keep focus on health more than the number on the scale. Healthy food plan and sleep are part of the healthy lifestyle. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm 5'2 and 116 pounds but I'm not toned and have quite a lot of lower body fat esp bottom and thighs. When I exercise it comes off upper body. Help pls?

I'm 5'2 and 116 pounds but I'm not toned and have quite a lot of lower body fat esp bottom and thighs. When I exercise it comes off upper body. Help pls?

Refer to answer: You do not need to a lot of exercise to lose weight. Eating right and not gmo is key to success. No cereals, whet, soy, corn, juices, sodas rey, and barley are the problems. Slowly will lose weight. Concentrate on loe salt cheese, almond and tahini butter.Also, avocado, sesame, and flaxseed. ...Read more

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How can I best exercise my stomach and upper body muscles?

How can I best exercise my stomach and upper body muscles?

See trainer: There are several exercises for the stomach and upper body muscles -depends on your condition. It is best that you see a trainer so he or she can give you the best exercises for your body. ...Read more

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What upper body exercises is it safe to do with a broken wrist?

What upper body exercises is it safe to do with a broken wrist?

Very few: Assuming you are in a cast or restrictive brace, it's very challenging and can be risky to get a good upper body workout with a wrist fracture. At times, low risk, low-resistance exercise such as use of a theraband can be utilized once a fracture has stabilized and is in the later healing stages. Consult with your treating physician to help you answer this question. ...Read more

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How can I lose fat in the upper body without having any money or space for exercise equipment?

How can I lose fat in the upper body without having any money or space for exercise equipment?

Run and Diet: You don't have to have money or space to go for a jog outside. You can diet by simply eating less, which will also costs nothing. Most importantly, you have to stop looking for reasons why you can't exercise and diet, and start looking for reasons why you can. Good luck and I hope you are successful! **. ...Read more

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Is sleep myoclonus safe? Would stretching help/lifting light weights for upper body? Anything I can do to help it, exercise? Mine is due to anxiety.

Is sleep myoclonus safe? Would stretching help/lifting light weights for upper body? Anything I can do to help it, exercise? Mine is due to anxiety.

Sleep myoclonus: It is generally not important other than it interrupts your sleep. If you have significant fatigue you should ask your primary doctor to try muscle relaxer at bedtime.
Do you have a family history of myoclonus? ...Read more

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I have a high metabolism and difficulty in gaining weight in the upper body area. All the fat gets concentrated on my lower body and thighs. What diet and exercise is required to change this?

I have a high metabolism and difficulty in gaining weight in the upper body area. All the fat gets concentrated on my lower body and thighs. What diet and exercise is required to change this?

Weight training: You can build muscle mass in that area of the body by engaging in a systematic program of increased weigh training for the upper body. Best to start with a trainer. Avoid protein shakes, but eat healthy proteins, from nuts and beans, after each work-out. ...Read more

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I had c5-c7 fused and plated with removal of large bone spurs. I walking as much as possible but there exercises for upper body?

I had c5-c7 fused and plated with removal of large bone spurs. I walking as much as possible but there exercises for upper body?

Discuss with surgeon: Assuming you have been cleared for physical activity by your orthopedic or neurosurgeon, you may do several exercises for cervical pain. They mainly include scapular stabilization exercises. Follow up with a physical therapist to be taught these exercises and to be assured you are using proper technique. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to do upper body exercise when in an immobilizing foot cast?

Is it possible for you to do upper body exercise when in an immobilizing foot cast?

Yes- esp. if seated: As long as you are not applying more than the simple weight of your leg and otherwise abiding by your physician's activity limitations, you should be able to participate in a myriad of upper extremity exercises and utilize any of the upper extremity lifting machines that allow for a seated position. ...Read more

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Which upper body exercises, such as push-ups, biceps curls, etc., are better for not enlarging your neck muscles?

Which upper body exercises, such as push-ups, biceps curls, etc., are better for not enlarging your neck muscles?

There r some, but...: Curls will build biceps muscles on flexion, and triceps muscles with slow extension back; there are various nautili and other exercise machines that will be rather specific for biceps and triceps; however it's better to think in terms of what group of muscles r used to hit baseball, tennis, or golf ball, shooting hoops, pitching, all require using all upper body muscles for prime performance. ...Read more

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I have muscle pain on left side of my upper body, including chest area even though I didn't engage in any strenuous exercise. Heartbeat is normal.

I have muscle pain on left side of my upper body, including chest area even though I didn't engage in any strenuous exercise. Heartbeat is normal.

Get checked...: If worse with movement of muscle, it's probably musculo-skeletal related but really pain in chest should never be treated lightly. Consider getting a checkup asap if this is persisting. ...Read more

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Upper right side rib pain (under arm) worse when moving or breathing, took a new exercise class on Friday using upper body movement,?

Upper right side rib pain (under arm) worse when moving or breathing, took a new exercise class on Friday using upper body movement,?

Rib pain: It is possible the pain may be related to the exercise class, particularly if the muscle is tender to the touch. If that is the case an ice pack and rest will help you. If the pain is persistent, gets worse or causes shortness of breath you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Broke my hand! Are there exercises that can be done to maintain my upper body muscle mass?

Broke my hand! Are there exercises that can be done to maintain my upper body muscle mass?

Broken hand: Obviously you aren't going to be able to do any exercises that require being able to grip something. Try doing exercises that use a strap that can be put around your wrist or elbow to be able to exercise above the elbow. Until you can grip again, your forearm muscles will suffer ...Read more

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Is it ok to start upper body exercises 1 year after open cut unguinal hernia surgery. The area is still bit sore and I have ocasonal discmfrt & pain?

Is it ok to start upper body exercises 1 year after open cut unguinal hernia surgery. The area is still bit sore and I have ocasonal discmfrt & pain?

It is ok: You can exercise as long as it does not cause too much pain. The wound is completely healed.If too much pain then check with your doctor ...Read more

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I have DVT and varicose veins and I wear stocking. I want towork out in gym to build on my upper body. Is it advisable? How much of exercise can I do?

I have DVT and varicose veins and I wear stocking. I want towork out in gym to build on my upper body. Is it advisable? How much of exercise can I do?

Walking : Good if you are on blood thinner. Need to check with your doctor to see if it is safe for more strenuous exercise. Be careful you don't have an embolus to your lungs. ...Read more

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What type of upper body weight exercise can I do after finger fracture?

What type of upper body weight exercise can I do after finger fracture?

Depends: If you are still healing your fracture, it will be difficult to do upper body strengthening. You can wear weighted wrist bands and do some strengthening that way. However, free weights that require gripping are usually not possible. Nautilus-type machines where you can rest the bars on your wrist may also be possible. Once your fracture has healed, you can resume your normal lifting activities. ...Read more

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