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Doctor insights on: Pyramidalis Muscle Exercises

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What foods can strengthen muscles as I can't exercise I have divericulation of abdomen recti and slight herniation. Dr. S?

What foods can strengthen muscles as I can't exercise I have divericulation of abdomen recti and slight herniation. Dr. S?

See a surgeon!: A diastasis of the rectus muscles (no such thing as a diverticulation of abdomen recti) should not Prohibit you from exercising! A hernia may but that can be fixed. Go see a general surgeon about your hernia. It can be fixed, and then 6 weeks later, you can get back to full physical activity! ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Please explain which exercise(s) work the same muscles as a chin-up?

Please explain which exercise(s) work the same muscles as a chin-up?

Pull-up vs chin-up: Check out following for differences btwn pull-ups vs chin-ups, both of which work the back, arms & shoulders but from different perspectives & to different degrees: http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/exercise-face-off-pull-up-vs-chin-up & http://www.aworkoutroutine.com/pull-ups-vs-chin-ups/. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which exercise(s) work the same muscles as a chin-up?

Can you tell me which exercise(s) work the same muscles as a chin-up?

Many: The chin up involves your forearms(wrist flexors/grip), biceps and lattisimus dorsi(back). So pulls up are close but more difficult related to the wrist pronation. "Lat pull downs" are a mimic for pull ups(but seated). Rowing motions, like seated cable rows, bent over dumbbell rows or inverted rows, will also work similar muscles but at different angles. ...Read more

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How to build muscle with cardio exercise?

How to build muscle with cardio exercise?

Tricky: You will build a degree of muscle strength and some size with cardio exercise in general. But if you want to build muscle mass, that won't be sufficient. To do this, the best way is to lift progressively heavier weights at ths gym, using appropriate lifting days and rest days as well as nutrition to optimize muscle growth. ...Read more

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Muscle building exercises online?

Muscle building exercises online?

Yoga: To my mind, the type of muscle tone and well-being created and maintained by yoga practice exceeds the common physical culture of body muscle power building. Strength is good, but agility is better. ...Read more

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What exercises enlarge your gluteus butt muscles?

What exercises enlarge your gluteus butt muscles?

Prone Leg lifts: A good one is to lay prone, on your belly. Lift one straight leg towards the ceiling and hold for count of 10-15. Do series 6-10 7078769922with each leg alternatively. Then if you place your arms and hands under you toward your groin you can lift both legs after some practice. Keep head to midline! ...Read more

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What exercises use the tricep muscles?

What exercises use the tricep muscles?

Many will: Pushup, dips, press downs, french press ... really any exercise where you extend your arm out — as in "press" your hand out — will engage the triceps. Even planks will do so, much less so if you "lock" your arms out — as at that point much of the stress going into the elbow joint(aka bad) rather than the surrounding muscles. ...Read more

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What are exercises to build leg muscle?

What are exercises to build leg muscle?

Try a few: How about some properly done squats, lunges and leg presses.
Don't forget your hamstrings — hamstring curls
also work on your calves- stairs climbing
I also like cycling to work on your quads and endurance at the same time ...Read more

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Which is the best exercise to gain leg muscle?

Which is the best exercise to gain leg muscle?

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's a good exercise for the deltoid muscle?

Deltoid exercises.: Exercises that are good for the deltoid muscle include military presses, overhead dumbbell presses, Arnold presses, front dumbbell raises, lateral dumbbell raises, upright rows. Shoot for 8 to 12 repetitions percent for the pressing movements and 12 to 20 repetitions per set for the lateral raises and front raises. ...Read more

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Is isometric exercise good for muscle building?

Not very good: But... it sure can increase muscle tone.
Stimulation of muscle that increases building is controversial and includes:
damage from overwork
lack of oxygen to muscle from overwork
acidity/lactic acid in muscle from overwork
hard to do with isometric.
Also, not sure if it helps prevent muscle loss with dieting nor if it lowers risk of diabetes. ...Read more

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Why is it that my muscle aches when I exercise?

Muscles: You are actively engaging them more that they are used to. This will build muscle and strength. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do for a torn flexor muscle?

What exercises can I do for a torn flexor muscle?

Which flexor muscle?: You have many flxor muscles, in both upper and lower extremity. Also do you have a complete or partial tear. Without this info, I cannot give recommendations. Please be specific and ask again! ...Read more

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What are good exercises for strengthening quad muscles?

What are good exercises for strengthening quad muscles?

Quad exercises: The muscles of the quadriceps femoris include the rectus femoris and the three vastus muscles (medius, intermedius, and lateralis). They primary function to help extend the knee, but the rectus also helps flex the hip. Exercises that strengthen the quads include leg extensors, squats, lunges and leg presses. Cardio exercises that condition the quads include running, cycling, and stair climbing. ...Read more

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What type of exercise will strenghten the psoas muscle?

What type of exercise will strenghten the psoas muscle?

Many exercises: Psoas crunch
one leg drills
psoas stretch
and other type of exercises.
Look that link up. ...Read more

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Is there an exercise I can do to have more cheek muscle?

Is there an exercise I can do to have more cheek muscle?

Squats: I'm assuming by cheek you mean gluteal muscles. Exercises that include squats (front, back, single leg), lunges (stationary or walking) are good exercises to do to strengthen and define the buttocks. ...Read more

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What are some good isotonic exercises for the trapezius muscle?

Her my answer: I like to do dumbell shrugs, and upright rows to work my traps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to gain muscle mass after a long term of exercise?

Is it possible to gain muscle mass after a long term of exercise?

Muscle Mass: You can gain muscle mass though a combination of aerobic and weight training. One compliments the other, aerobic exercise such as running, cycling, walking increase muscle condoning for the lower body and weight training can augment your upper body muscle development. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to decrease fat and increase muscle mass?

What exercises can I do to decrease fat and increase muscle mass?

Resistance training: In men and women, resistance training (lifting weights) will build muscles.... More in men than women. Stronger muscles tend to burn more calories that weaker muscles even when you are not using them... That helps reduce fat. Lifting with proper form to the point of momentary failure seems to be the best way to get the muscles to respond. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best cure for seized muscles after exercise?

Please recommend the best cure for seized muscles after exercise?

Several ways: Gentle stretching, heat and myofascial release(whether this comes in the form of self massage or from a massage therapist.) Also, make sure you stayed hydrated. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do in my room to lose weight & tone muscles?

What exercises can I do in my room to lose weight & tone muscles?

Body Weight Exercise: Any type of body weight exercise. Burpies would be great. I'm sure there should be plenty of youtube videos demonstrating them. ...Read more

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Which exercises do experts commonly recommend to build muscle mass?

With machines: Make your choice. With machine or without or both. Both are best for your type. ...Read more

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Is isometric exercise good for muscle building, definition or power?

Is isometric exercise good for muscle building, definition or power?

Mostly, first two: Isometric exercises are one where one uses muscle strength against an immovable or difficult to move resistance... Like standing in a doorway and with the arms at your side pushing against the inside of the door with the back of hands as hard as possible and maintain the push. This helps mainly the long muscle fibers definition and strength. ...Read more

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When doing kegel exercises are you supposed to squeeze your PC muscle?

When doing kegel exercises are you supposed to squeeze your PC muscle?

Yes: You have to contract your gluteal muscles. These are located in the buttocks. You should also thrust your pelvis forwards at the same time. This can be performed standing, sitting or lying down. Kegel exercises can also be performed by placing a medium-sized inflatable ball between your knees and squeezing your knees together. Contract muscles counting to ten, then relax and repeat 10 times. ...Read more

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Can there be any exercise like 'push-ups' that'll build chest muscles?

Can there be any exercise like 'push-ups' that'll build chest muscles?

Yes : There are all sorts of calisthenics like push-ups that build chest muscles. Incline push up with your leg elevated work more on the upper chest muscles. Dips between chairs works more on the lower chest. Push up with are far apart puts more pressure on the middle of the chest. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What exercises are good if you strained the muscles in the lower back?

Rest: Usually rest and avoid lifting and bending will recover. If muscle is still tight you could try stretching exercise. ...Read more

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Do I have to release sweat when we do exercises for toning body muscles?

Do I have to release sweat when we do exercises for toning body muscles?

Yes: The body sweats to regulate temperature and prevents you from overheating while exerting yourself. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best cure for seized muscles after exercise?

Can you tell me what is the best cure for seized muscles after exercise?

Several things: Try stretching the area and self myofascial release. You can do release by massaging the area with your hands, or applying pressure with a tennis ball, massage stick, or foam roller. You can use heat to the area too. Also, make sure you are hydrated. ...Read more

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