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Pilates Reformer Vs Total Gym
Wrong question.: Depends on your goals: Crossfit= strength endurance - you will get lean. Olympic lifts= technical exercise that requires good coaching to prevent injury. Power and strength emphasis - often used as part of program to enhance performance in power sports. Regular weight lifting - this is a general term and rep/rest/weight/exercise schemes varied depending on goals and training experience ...Read more
Is Windsor Pilates along with Shwinn Airdyne Biking daily okay for total knee replacement patients?
Yes: You are nicely combining three different forms of aerobic conditioning exercises. Rowing and cycling activities are heart friendly as well as joint friendly; good exercise for the cardiovascular system without beating up your joints. Of the three, the treadmill has more impact on your knees and ankles as you run. Would advise keep in the treadmill flat as opposed to inclined. Easier on the knees. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Personal preference: Both elliptical machines and stationary bikes are great adjuncts to an ACL reconstruction rehabilitation program. They both protect the recovering knee and new ACL from unsafe forces such as rotating and pivoting while also limiting impact loading. Some patients do not like one or the other pieces of equipment, so it is nice to have various options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a person undergoing Methadone Treatment Program be active in martial arts or calisthenics workouts?
Yes: Methadone does not prevent athletic activity.However, most men taking methadone have reduced serum testosterone levels as a result of that drug therapy.In addition to reducing sex drive and performance, which is bad enough, that also reduces muscle-building benefit of exercise.The hypogonadism is easily treated with testosterone supplementation, but it must first be diagnosed by simple blood test. ...Read more
Will riding my Schwinn Evolution Comp Bike 30 minutes a day at10 MPH help maintain a fitness level while not "wearing out" my total knee replacements?
When exerciszing, what are the benefits for staying in aerobic zone vs. Fat burning vs. Anaerobic?
Red line Zone: Red line (maximum effort)- 90 - 100% of max heart rate. This zone burns the highest number of calories and is the most intense. This can only be sustained for short periods of time and one should only train in this zone if they are in a very good shape and have been cleared by a physician. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Does 62yo need physical for supervised walking, stretching+strengthening (bands/free weights+plate-loaded equip), swimming, water exercise/volleyball ?
I am a non-ambulatory, total care, 4'10" woman+about 200lbs. Excersize is not an option due to atrophies. Will medicaid pay4 surgery 2help lose weight?
Nutritionist helps: A person who requires total care can have a nutritionist evaluate her daily caloric requirements. Since such a person needs help in order to acquire food, the "third person" must be involved. The goal is to acquire fewer calories than the body needs each day, and weight will decrease. Example: 1600 cal. Are needed daily, but acquire only 1300 cal. Per day (use zero-cal. Drinks for snacks/drinks). ...Read more
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
Exam and xray: Patients that have one of their three knee compartments worn down with little to no space on x-ray are candidates by x-ray. Then on exam, the patients should have pain and tenderness in the compartment worn down on the x-ray and should not have pain in the compartments that are not worn down. This is how we choose a partial knee replacement patient. Total knee patients have wear and pain all over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which form of the following exercises do you think is best overall for one's fitness? Why? Brisk walking; jogging/running; rowing; elliptical; stairstepper or bicycling?
Cardio Mix: All of those are great options. 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
Core body strength: Core body strength, such as pilates and yoga are considered to be key for dancing. Cross training to use all muscles and vary your workout will also prevent muscle burn out or overuse injuries. Remember to listen to your body and pay attention to proper nutrition and also take days off for recovery. ...Read more
All things in moder: all things in moderation. in general the american college of cardiology recommend 60 minutes of get-your-heart-rate-up exercise 5 days/wk if you're in shape - 90 minutes if you're not. that being said - "extreme" athleticism might be bad for you and shorten your life. (100 mile marathon runs, climbing mount everest) ...Read more
Exercise: Great question. As a sprint kayak racer you need a great core program as week as upper body resistance training to include back, arms, and shoulders. This should include a combination of endurance, strength and power exercises. Also because of the multiple positions you must accomodate you should include perturbations in multiple body positions. ...Read more
Hi there. Is vinyasa yoga more appropriate before after an intense cardio workout? (Wrestling, Mauy Thai, Jui Jitsu)
Warm up vs cool down: Active warm up is ideal prior to intense workouts. Depending upon how aggressive your yoga routine is, it might serve as warm up. With that said, cooling down is also a good idea after intense exercise too. Bottom line, there's no proof that any specific exercise routine is better than another for warm up or cool down, aside from general statements. ...Read more
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