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Rope Climbing Machine
Yes: It depends on your body type to start with. If you have legs with fat, then you can get a slimming effect with stair climbing, however, you may get an appearance of getting larger first as the underlying muscles increase in size as the fat burns of slower. Stair climbing has tons of benefits either way and can increase your cardiac health. Climb on and the legs will sort themselves out. ...Read more
A stationary bike is: best as you can ease the insult to your joints. But 4 osteoporosis then plain walking on level ground is best, as well as gentle arm weight exercises. This puts some stress on your non weight bearing bone and aids in treating bothoosteoporosis as well as sarcopenia or muscle loss. Bones need to be stressed to remain healthy. ...Read more
Wolff's Law: Yes...But controversial answer. Weight bearing exercise such as walking is good for your bones (osteoporosis) because of their response to stress and impact. This leads to strengthening of your bones known as wolff's law. While technically not bearing weight, stationary biking and elliptical use do cause resistance (muscles tug on bone) thus also strengthening your bones to some extent. ...Read more
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
Pain in both calves when walking up stairs and when using a exercising bike any leg lift exercising machine. No problem using a treadmill .
Calf pain: I doubt that your pain is related to circulation but that can't be ruled out without being seen for an evaluation. It is more likely that your pain is muscular, related to a ligament, or a tendon. Any new medicines that you are taking? At this point, we can't do much better than offer a guess. I would suggest that you see your doctor.. ...Read more
Could be normal.: It could be normal for your heart rate and respiratory rate to increase significantly during exercise and for a little while after you stop exercising. As long as your HR and RR return to normal shortly after stopping sport, then it’s probably fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thigh weakness: straightening leg from a bent and weight-bearing position (climbing stairs, squats, etc) = leg reflexively feels like buckling. Ideas?
Could be: A serious neurologic disorder. You need to see a doctor right away. ...Read more
Bicycling: No, there can be differences. Here is a chart that can show you the different factors & how it impacts the calories burned. http://www.nutristrategy.com/caloriesburnedcycling.htm. As you check the comparisons, the calories burned were higher with a bicycle (compared to a stationary bike) with other things being equal. ...Read more
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