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Doctor insights on: Nordic Track Incline Trainer Vs Bowflex Treadclimber

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How effective is the bowflex treadclimber?

How effective is the bowflex treadclimber?

Effective: Like any other aerobic exercise machine its effectiveness is nearly equal to the dedication of its user. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best home exercise machine for bum?

Can you tell me what is the best home exercise machine for bum?

Reallly: It's whatever you'd use most consistently. But when you account for price, space, variety of exercises and resistances possible, the Total Gym XLS(base model) is a great deal. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise/exercise machine I can use to burn the most weight efficiently? I want to lose 15-20 lbs in 2-3 months if that's realistic.

What is the best exercise/exercise machine I can use to burn the most weight efficiently? I want to lose 15-20 lbs in 2-3 months if that's realistic.

Hard work: It doesn't matter what machine you use or what type of exercise that you do. Find something that you enjoy, or at least can tolerate, and do it regularly as part of a diet and exercise program. Start slow and gradually increase. Goal weight loss should be 2-3lbs per week, so your weight loss goals are reasonable. Good luck ...Read more

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Which is the best exercise machine for losing baby weight, that will tone the whole body?

Which is the best exercise machine for losing baby weight, that will tone the whole body?

Exercise: Regardless of whether you want to lose baby weight or belly fat, consider body weight exercises rather than purchasing equipment. http://www.mensfitness.com/topics/body-weight-workouts, http://www.muscleandfitness.com/workouts/workout-routines/5-best-bodyweight-training-exercises & http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/ultimate-body-weight-workout. ...Read more

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Which exercise machine is more effective, treadmill or elliptical?!

Which exercise machine is more effective, treadmill or elliptical?!

Both: Depending on your reason for exercise either will provide the beneficial effect of exercise. Your exercise prescription for cardiovascular health, if that is the reason for exercise, is calculated by giving you the maximum heart rate for specified time. So the type of exercise it takes to get the maximum heart rate is the only criteria. So both machines can do it. ...Read more

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What exercise machine is best for diabetic patients trying to get fit?

What exercise machine is best for diabetic patients trying to get fit?

Anything!: It is important for diabetic patients to exercise. Any exercise! Pick something you enjoy doing and exercise frequently. Cardio exercise (walk, run, bike, etc) tends to help more with weight loss more than weight bearing exercises. ...Read more

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Please describe a good exercise machine for someone with multiple sclerosis?

Please describe a good exercise machine for someone with multiple sclerosis?

Varies, but : If patient is still ambulatory, consider a treadmill or even a stair stepper. A stationary bike might work. If trouble walking, best general exercise via swimming or aerobics in a pool setting. Some patients will not tolerate an exercise machine, and do far better with assisted walking. ...Read more

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I want to lose a wieght so which is the best exercise machine to buy at home workout treadmill cycle or elliptical plz tell thanx?

I want to lose a wieght so which is the best exercise machine to buy at home workout treadmill cycle or elliptical plz tell thanx?

Elliptical: May provide more muscle building than the treadmill. Muscle helps burn fat. However, it is the consistency and healthy diet that matters most. Use of either for 45 minutes or more 5 days a week with a healthy diet will result in healthy weight loss ...Read more

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Which type of exercise machine can you use if you have cartilage and ligament knee problem?

Which type of exercise machine can you use if you have cartilage and ligament knee problem?

Limited: Do not use the quad extension machine. The only machine to use would be the supine leg press machine. You can do exercises without machines that would be safer. ...Read more

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What is the number one doctor-recommended exercise machine for muscles in lower back?

What is the number one doctor-recommended exercise machine for muscles in lower back?

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. If you have questions about specific exercises or machines they will be able to teach you the proper techniques and precautions. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How long after gall bladder surgery can I use the elliptical exercise machine?

How long after gall bladder surgery can I use the elliptical exercise machine?

Exercise: I let my post-laparoscopic patients do cardio anytime after surgery when the patient feels well. The only restriction for most is no heavy lifting for one week after surgery. If you think you are ready, enjoy! ...Read more

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How soon after a total knee replacement should someone use an exercise machine?

How soon after a total knee replacement should someone use an exercise machine?

1st week is okay: As most therapists don't need any machines to perform proper therapy. Manual therapy can achieve excellent results without machines. However, machines can be used as an adjunct to good manual stretching and strengthening programs. Stationary bikes can start early in the first week as the swelling reduces. Weights should be avoided until full extension is gained from your stretching program. ...Read more

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Sit-ups hurt my back and neck. Is there a home exercise machine that targets my stomach and waist? Every other part of my body is very muscular.

Sit-ups hurt my back and neck.  Is there a home exercise machine that targets my stomach and waist?  Every other part of my body is very muscular.

Great Q 4 Physiatry: I like your question. I could use equipment like that as well. Let's ask both physiatry (physical medicine) and sports medicine to find out the latest the greatest devices out there. Thanks for asking! @drpam. ...Read more

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How soon after a total knee replacement could someone use a continuous passive motion (cpm) exercise machine?

How soon after a total knee replacement could someone use a continuous passive motion (cpm) exercise machine?

1 hours: Ideally you should be placed on it in the recovery room whole still sedated. Once you are able to move the knee on your own, the benefit of continuous passive motion is less apparent. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopy surgery unblocking fallopian tubes 3 months ago. Can I use abdominal abs exercise machine now?

I had laparoscopy surgery unblocking fallopian tubes 3 months ago. Can I use abdominal abs exercise machine now?

Yes: Laparoscopic Surgery has many benefits over the open techniques. In addition to less post-operative pain, laparoscopic surgery causes much less trauma to the body. Open techniques lead to the release of inflammatory mediators which impair healing. Even considering the variations in laparoscopic techniques, in the absence of complications, three months is more than sufficient time for the healing. ...Read more

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How can you become a fitness trainer?

Have a Look!: There are several great programs. Here are two:

http://www.Issaonline. Edu/

http://www.Afaa. Com/personal-fitness-trainer-certification-program. Html. ...Read more

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How can I become a fitness personal trainer?

How can I become a fitness personal trainer?

See below: You need to take classes and then take a state certification test. ...Read more

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Could a person need a personal trainer to build muscle?

Could a person need a personal trainer to build muscle?

If they don't have a: Good understanding of anatomy, gym equipment and how to build muscle safely — it could be beneficial. ...Read more

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What are credentials for a personal trainer and life coach?

What are credentials for a personal trainer and life coach?

A life coach: Can be credentialed by various organizations by taking the organization's training. Just google "life coach" to see the variety of credentials. As far as I know, there are no states that license life coaches and no universal standards. Some life coaches may have no credentials and some may be licensed mental health professionals who also do coaching. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a fitness injury with personal trainer?

What to do if I had a fitness injury with personal trainer?

See below: Discuss it with your trainer and see if they can alter your workout. Injuries can happen at any time and my not be caused by your trainer. ...Read more

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What are some requirements for a cardiac rehab trainer?

What are some requirements for a cardiac rehab trainer?

See link: http://education-portal.com/articles/cardiac_rehab_therapist_education_requirements_and_career_info.html.

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How can I tell if a fitness trainer is using outdated exercises?

How can I tell if a fitness trainer is using outdated exercises?

Ageless is best: Some exercises are classics. They have been shown over time to result in muscle contraction/tone/definition. Some movements like tai chi (taiji) have been used for centuries and shown by recent studies to enhance balance, eg. So it is best to ask trainers about the benefits/risks of exercises and any studies that have effect on fitness. If the trainers do not know, perhaps they are outdated. #acsm. ...Read more

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How difficult would it be for me to be a successful fitness trainer?

How difficult would it be for me to be a successful fitness trainer?

Motivation: Determination, vigilance and avoidance of injury are key. Success is up to you. But, opportunities to be of help to those who wish to become more fit are everywhere. We need more people like you! ...Read more

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What kind of follow-up strategy must I expect from my personal trainer for maintenance?

What kind of follow-up strategy must I expect from my personal trainer for maintenance?

You decide: Once you reach your desired fitness level with your trainer, you decide how frequently you would like your trainer to follow up with you for maintenance. Depending on your fitness goals, this could be monthly, or longer. ...Read more

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My fitness trainer adviced to use stability balls of different sizes. Which ones should I use?

My fitness trainer adviced to use stability balls of different sizes. Which ones should I use?

Hard to say,: It's mostly a comfort and mobility issue. If you have any mobility issues then larger balls will be easier to get up from. Then you next issues will be what you plan on doing with them, different exercise require different sizes and that's bit too complicated to answer in this short space. ...Read more