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I have pain in one knee, is there an alternative to squatting when working out?

I have pain in one knee, is there an alternative to squatting when working out?

Pain in one knee: You could try lunges and/or hip extensions. They will also work your glutes and quads. ...Read more

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I just deliver my baby by c-section one month ago when can i start a diet and exercise and is the squat exercise effect my caesarean ?

I just deliver my baby by c-section one month ago when can i start a diet and exercise and is the squat exercise effect my caesarean  ?

About 6 weeks postop: As above, start slow and gradually build up an exercise routine. As always, consult with your OB with any specifics Best Wishes and hope your baby is doing well ...Read more

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I want to know best easy exercises daily to make my leg firming and quick one walking 30 min daily and 60 squats daily enough note I am 51 kg &160 cm?

I want to know best easy exercises daily to make my leg firming and quick one walking 30 min daily and 60 squats daily enough note I am 51 kg &160 cm?

Exercise program: sounds good but please see your doc to make sure your health is ok to do that. Please remember that what you eat is important also. Avoiding sugar, lots of carbs, junk food, all help w/overall health. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Reasons for having just one knee have pain just inferior to my knee cap and having severe pain in the patella tendon area when I squat. Treatment? 19

Reasons for having just one knee have pain just inferior to my knee cap and having severe pain in the patella tendon area when I squat. Treatment? 19

Maybe: It sounds like you may have patellar tendinitis one on side. This may reflect a tightness or weakness in your hips or hamstrings or other subtle anatomic variant that makes you predisposed. Treatment is a period of rest, appropriate stretching, ice, anti-inflammatories, and eccentric strengthening directed by a trainer or therapis. Other modalities, such as ultrasound, may help. See a doctor. ...Read more

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My left leg shakes when I do squats on one leg. My right leg does not. Is this a sign of clinical weakness in the left leg?

My left leg shakes when I do squats on one leg.  My right leg does not.  Is this a sign of clinical weakness in the left leg?

Dominance: You are probably just noticing that one leg is "dominant." This means that you likely use your right leg a bit more than your right... and it is probably a bit stronger, yes. Just keep training, and you will even them out. ...Read more

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Hi doctor. My knee pains when I deep squat.also I feel clicking in one of the tendon at back of knee when I raise my leg towards back. ?

Hi doctor. My knee pains when I deep squat.also I feel clicking in one of the tendon at back of knee when I raise my leg towards back. ?

See a physician : While this may be a normal finding depending on your age and personal history; a physical examination is warranted to rule out any serious problem. ...Read more

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How would one know if they re injured there lateral meniscus? What are the symptoms? I just had arthroscopic knee surgery but did a squat not it hurts

How would one know if they re injured there lateral meniscus? What are the symptoms? I just had arthroscopic knee surgery but did a squat not it hurts

Best 2 get in 2 C-: -Ur surgeon. Squats throw the weight bearing out 2 the perimeter of Ur knee, and that's a good way 2 re-injure Ur self. Especially so if Ur symptoms mimic what U had B4. ...Read more

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I am very nearsighted; had one rd operation in right eye. I am now fine. Can I do squats, lungs, and leg press at the gym along with cardio exercies?

I am very nearsighted; had one rd operation in right eye. I am now fine. Can I do squats, lungs, and leg press at the gym along with cardio exercies?

Yes: Make sure your retinal doctor treats any area of week retina with laser. You may have areas callied lattice degeneration . If the lattice has holes in it there may be an indication to treat however we usually do not limit activities once retina is treated and healed' if you develop flases, floaters, or a curtain effect of either eye you should reconsult retina specialist in a timely manner. ...Read more

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How should you squat over hole in train over in asia?

How should you squat over hole in train over in asia?

Clothes to ankles: To avoid soiling them and allow knees to spread apart. Hold onto handles, especially if train is moving. Excellent hand washing facilities in first class trains, especially japan. Take your own supply of toilet paper in countries or trains where it may be lacking. Carry a supply of alcohol/lanolin based hand sterilizer. Squatting for eliminations is both normal & physiologically healthy. ...Read more

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Could it be good to sit down immediately after squat exercise?

Could it be good to sit down immediately after squat exercise?

Not necessarily.: Your muscles prefer to cool down gradually, after activities such as squats. After your squat exercises, you should walk for a few minutes before sitting down, as a gradual cool down. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives for squating/deadlifts without weights?

What are some alternatives for squating/deadlifts without weights?

Why not squats: If you don't have weights, squats (holding something heavy) are great for the thighs. Or wall sits or stairclimbing, or chair set-ups, or jumping/hopping exercises. ...Read more

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Does the 30 day squat challenge make my butt bigger even though i already have a big butt?

Does the 30 day squat challenge make my butt bigger even though i already have a big butt?

No: If done correctly it will tone and define your thigh, hamstring muscles as well as calf and buttock musculature. ...Read more

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Does the 30 day squat challenge work? If it does what does it do to my butt or any part of my body?

Does the 30 day squat challenge work? If it does what does it do to my butt or any part of my body?

Tone your butt: It is an intensive exercise program. If you follow the program you should find your body getting into better shape. Especially the legs and buttocks. Try multiple types of exercise including dance, yoga, swimming, running biking, zumba. Good luck and have fun. ...Read more

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Lift weights a lot like bench, squat, and deadlift each 3 times a week. Am i too thin, should I be concerned?

Lift weights a lot like bench, squat, and deadlift each 3 times a week. Am i too thin, should I be concerned?

Can't tell: I can not tell you if you are too thin without knowing your height, body weight and body frame. At this point in your life, focus on healthy living- healthy eating, keeping the muscles toned, finding enjoyable forms of cardiovascular exercise, minimizing your risk of injury and staying in a healthy weight range. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more