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Training sessions: first 5 - 7 min breathless and little strength, thereafter total comfort enough breath and strength to run fast and far?
Yes: That sounds normal. The first 5-7 minutes are your "warm-up". Keep up the good work! ...Read more
Building strength: It is a great idea to do resistance exercise. Get a physical exam before you start a program. One thing I would suggest is to use a weight you can manage and start slowly and increase gradually to avoid injury. To build strength, I recommend using a pyramid, a weight you can do 10 reps, then more for 6, 3, and 1 rep. Inbox consult me if you want to learn more. You will build strength if you try. ...Read more
Best set combo-: 7, 5, 3 repitition max!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
The key: to using any relaxation method with insomnia is to concentrate of relaxing, not on falling sleep. Mindfulness meditation, deep muscle relaxation, pleasant imagery, and physical methods such as a warm bath can help but when you think about how badly you want to sleep and "try hard", you stay awake. Studies even show trying to stay awake helps you fall asleep! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Effort: I don't know if it's necessarily stronger. It is complimentary to physical strength and in sports and physical tasks absolutely necessary for improved performance. I think mental strength takes greater effort to use effectively while physical tasks are routine and repetitious. Procedures are easy to reenact, but a mental task within a physical task may change each application. ...Read more
Sciatica Tx. Moderate, worst sleeping. Zyflamend helped. Poor tolerance to anti inflammatory Rx. Gym 2-3 times a week. Desk job. Supplements/exercise?
Depends: Physique in the abdominal area will respond to strength workouts, creating more definition to the rectus abdominus, external oblique and internal oblique muscles. However, if there is a significant of overlying fat it will hide the abdominal muscles no matter how much strength training is done. ...Read more
Mayo Clinic: Mayoclinic.Com has a good list of non-impact core exercises under multimedia tab. The slide show and explanation is pretty informative. ...Read more
Help, hinder, or wash? I eat a 5-8 dark chocolate covered espresso beans 15 min prior to 90 min of cardio/strength training. Good bad or indifferent?
Probably helps: Since you feel good and it does not have any side effects, just contine and enjoy the chocolate. ...Read more
Neurologist - sympathetic hyperactvity syndrome Rivotril+vit D doesn't. 3 months on sleep pills, rigid muscles won't relax oxazepam, body doesn't function at all tachycardia day/night, lost 36 pounds?
How to tone and slim down calves? I'm already doing 100 squats, 100 sit ups and 10 abdominal crunches per day to tone and slim down rest of body.
Calf raises?: Calf raises are simply raising up onto your toes - done repeatedly. You can get more bang for the buck by carefully doing these on a raised surface so that your heels drop down further and make your calves work harder. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
Severe back pain made worse by deep breath, movement, and daily activity. Not made better with rest, ice, heat, or tylenol (acetaminophen).
I'm not sure: I don't know of any real studies that compare the two methods. Some types of apparatus used in pilates machine classes definitely offer resistance training, as well as stretching and flexibility. It would also depend on how high a resistance or how heavy a weight is used, as well as the number of times (repetitions) the exercise is repeated. Strength training is probably best to build muscle. ...Read more