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Pec Deck Machine
Can weightlifting (bench press, pectoral fly, pull-ups, push-ups, etc.) help or make worse wrist pain/carpal tunnel?
Weights gym safe disc bulge L 4 5 mirror doing leg press that seated and squats and lunges I no got build up core?
Back pain: Lunges and squats really put a lot of stress on the low back. You risk converting a bulging disc into a herniated disc. Isometric exercises are better to build the core muscles. A weight lifting belt can protect the low back if you have to do the lunges and squats. Consult with a personal trainer to avoid further injury to the low back. ...Read more
No.: Breast overlies the muscle and is not connected to it. Muscles get larger with training, but breast remains the same size. ...Read more
They can but: You need to get clearance from your surgeon to know if your are ready for that intensive training. ...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
Absolutely: Breathe as you've been instructed. Stay fit and trim. ...Read more
I initially hurt my shoulder about 3 weeks ago bench pressing and doing pushups. Hurts to lift objects overhead and to move arm across body and back?
Shoulder Injury: This could be any number of problems.If it's more on the top of the should may be a problem to York from Radokovitch your joint.If the problem it is more in the front of the shoulder,it could be a long head of the biceps problem or labral injury. It could also be an injury to the rotator cuff or the bursa above it. At three weeks, I would have a check by a sports med physcian. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Powerport implanted yesterday into jugular vein to r atrium for chemo. Ok to do arm/chest exercises on total gym - weights/resistance. Waiting period?
Consider not: Although doing some thing to the port is unlikely, caution would dictate not doing arm/chest excerzizes as it could cause problems. The most likely would be bleeding into the pocket which increases the likelyhood of infection. Additionally the catheter or port could be displaced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does doing dead lifts, bench press, squat, shoulder press on daily basis increase testosterone levels? As all include spine activity!
Not usually: Cellulite is very difficult to treat and there really are no good treatments. Even skinny people can have cellulite, and most women report some degree of it. There are some skin care products and non invasive products using radio frequency and thermal energy that have shown some promise but nothing with good reproducible long term results ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain in lat muscle, below armpit on my back, flares when extending arm overhead (i.E. Tennis serve, throwing) is this rotator cuff injury?
Upper spin & right shoulder blade are super tight & painful. Walking in elliptical machine helps but next day comes back. Help?
Stretching Technique: If you are young and healthy you might benefit from specific stretching techniques. Try pulling your arm across your chest with the opposite arm until you feel the stretch and hold for a count of five then take a deep breath and relax. Repeat the process 5 times per set 2 sets per day for 3 days. If the pain presists or is getting worse have you doctor examine you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bodyweight exercises: Pullups, pushups, and bodyweight squats when performed with proper technique are excellent exercises. You can learn more at this site: http://www.Alkavadlo.Com/. ...Read more
Educated Consult: Surgery is the only true tested method for enlargement of the pectoralis muscles in place of a long exercise program. Recommend formal surgeon evaluation by a board certified cosmetic surgeon experienced with pec surgery. Most surgeons offer complimentary consultations--take full advantage of educated advice before wasting your time, efforts and money. ...Read more
Electronic devices: That measure biological reactions and feed the information back to you with simple signals. They help you learn to regulate your body's response to stress or to correct a dysfunctional body response. The most common instruments measure muscle activity, heart rate, breathing, skin temperature, sweating, or brain activity. Check with www.Bcia.Org and www.Aapb.Org for info & certified therapists. ...Read more
Filter, toxins: Dialysis does the work of kidney- removing fluids andtoxins. Blood from the patient flows on one side of the chamber and the dialysate solution which contains the optimal concentration of electrolytes on other side of the chamber. Electrolytes move along the concentration gradient, so toxins which are high in the blood, goes to the dialysate solution. ...Read more
Countercurrent flow: The dialysis machine is based on pumps that move blood through the artificial kidney (a filter) while making dialysate (a mixture of water and chemicals) to move the opposite direction through that filter. The blood and dialysate are separated by a semipermeable membrane in the filter. By moving in opposite directions, the waste products in the blood tend to go into the dialysate cleaning the body. ...Read more
Combination Routine: A combined routine of strengthening to include focus on all parts of the pec will help to develop the muscles. Incline, decline and normal press as well as cable cross exercises and seated machine "pec deck" devices can be useful. ...Read more
Porbably not: Bra cup size is determined by actual breast size while the band number comes from the chest circumference. Pec exercises will not increase breast size although there might be a mild increase in chest circumference from increasing muscle mass. Women will, however, have difficulty really increasing muscle mass significantly because of relatively lower levels of testosterone. ...Read more
Deliver anesthesia: The anesthesia machine main function is to safely deliver anesthetic gas and oxygen via a breathing circruit to the patient. As a result it is combined with a ventilator (which can be also be used without delivering inhaled anesthetics). Anesthesia machines have many layers of safety mechanisms and now have many advanced features such as CO2 elimination, safe wastage of anesthetic gas. ...Read more
Dialysis: I am presuming you are asking about hemodialysis. If you have a shunt created under your skin (arteriovenous shunt), you will be connected using needles. If you have an external, plastic shunt you will be connected without needles. Either way, connecting a patient to a dialysis machine requires great care and major attention to preventing infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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