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Help! Is 3 sets of 1-5 reps good for building strength?

Help! Is 3 sets of 1-5 reps good for building strength?

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

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Measures to improve leg muscle strength?

Measures to improve leg muscle strength?

As above: Usually exercise can improve u wellbeing and strengthening u. Muscle. ...Read more

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Is walking up 10 stories of stairs 4 times every day enough exercise to keep fit?

Is walking up 10 stories of stairs 4 times every day enough exercise to keep fit?

Probably : It is a good bit of exercise and probably enough if you walk around a good bit and do not sit in front of a screen all day . Otherwise consider a good start. ...Read more

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With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

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

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Does deep muscle relaxation work for falling asleep?

Does deep muscle relaxation work for falling asleep?

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 more

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Why is mental strength stronger than physical strenght?

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

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Will replacing cardio with strength workouts make my stomach flatter?

Will replacing cardio with strength workouts make my stomach flatter?

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

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Will lifting small weights tone your muscle faster with more reps?

Will lifting small weights tone your muscle faster with more reps?

Yes.: Weight training generally helps to shape and tone muscles while cardiovascular exercise burns the fat around the muscles so you can see them better. Lighter weights with higher reps are better for tone, and heavier weights with fewer reps would be better for size and strength. ...Read more

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Suggestions for low/no impact.Exercises to strength core muscles?

Suggestions for low/no impact.Exercises to strength core muscles?

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

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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?

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?

Second Opinion : Your question is a bit hard to understand BUT the tachycardia and weight loss may signify a hyperthyroid state. Please see another doctor for second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Severe back pain made worse by deep breath, movement, and daily activity. Not made better with rest, ice, heat, or tylenol (acetaminophen).

Severe back pain made worse by deep breath, movement, and daily activity. Not made better with rest, ice, heat, or tylenol (acetaminophen).

Many reasons: At you age group, back pain can be due to many causes (disc disease, muscle spasms, tendon damage, kidney/ovary pain, etc). Please see you doctor for a full exam to better aid in the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Through yoga n stretching exercises; will I sleep better?

Through yoga n stretching exercises; will I sleep better?

Possibly: Stretching and exercise can improve sleep. Make sure to avoid within a few hours of sleep in general. ...Read more

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Is using machine Pilates as effective as strength training in gaining lean body mass?

Is using machine Pilates as effective as strength training in gaining lean body mass?

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

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Can loose skin on thighs tighten up with strength training exercises & cardio?

Can loose skin on thighs tighten up with strength training exercises & cardio?

No: But you are young. If you dropped a large amount of fat, leaving skin stretched out, the skin may slowly shrink to accommodate to a slimmer body. Exercise is very good for you. I hope you keep it up. ...Read more