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The Best Sports For Kids With Low Muscle Tone
What recommended exercises and diets should one receive who has not worked out in a long time and wish to regain some muscle mass and tone the muscle?
Weights and protein.: Your goals require weight training. Start light, shooting for twelve reps per set. As that gets easy, add weight and shoot for four to six reps per set to gain muscle. Keep your form honest - don't throw and jerk the heavy weight around as you'll just hurt yourself. This regimen requires one gram of protein daily per pound of body weight. Do cardio to keep your weight gain lean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What would be the result of doing high reps with low weight and low reps with high weight in the same workout? Would this add mass and hardness to my muscles or would one dominate the other?
Read long answer: Low wt and high number of reps leads to more toneing and conditioning. High wt and low reps leads to more muscle mass or bulk. I don't believe that one "dominates" the other but individuals are usually looking for one result or the other so they choose how they want to work with wts. ...Read more
Yes: Most therapy programs for back and knee injuries involve core exercises and quad exercises. Body weight exercises are more than enough to fit this goal, where there is no need for extreme weights and lifting. The key is always to strengthen the core axial and trunk muscles before moving to the extremities. ...Read more
What exercises are suitable for healthy teens looking to get lean muscle and tone up? Any sports or activities or classes?
What are the health benefits of yoga? can it help me tone up and be more fit in combo with other exercises?
I want the muscle tone and build of a man such as Enrique Iglesias the Spanish singer. Is that possible for a girl to achieve?
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Does a high protein diet help with the recovery of tenden rebuilding due to injury like it would with muscle recovery?
Is it okay for people with high blood pressure to do exercises that improve core strength, increase bone mass and muscle tone?
Have rollator and stationary walkers. Now considering combo. What are the name of it and best brands or features to get for 92 yo with strength issues
I can't say: Your best sources of information would be a physical therapist (you could ask to be referred to one to help figure out the best type of assistance for you and work on your strength) or a good surgical supply store that sells many different brands. Every individual has different needs (height, balance, strength, etc) and it's best to get personalized advice. ...Read more
How much should a 11 yr old lift with dumbells. Not the highest they can lift but regularly to gain some muscle weight?
Repetitions : Try lifting 20 lbs 25 times, then 50, then 100 when you're able over several weeks to months. Lift weights 3x a week. You'll have lovely muscles in a few months. Do it slowly. It's safer and more effective. ...Read more
Low rep with heavy weights or high rep with low weights. Which is better for me?Want to have bigger muscles.
Muscle building: 10 to 12 reps is more aerobic, 6 to 8 reps and going down after each set is more designed for building muslce than cardiovascular health. Don't rest more than 10 to 15 seconds between sets, make sure you fatigue the muscle exercised in each set. Best wishes. ...Read more
Does training a wide selection of muscles give you a better growth than to only concentrate on training 1 or 2 muscles for example?
I'm looking for a good bodyweight training program to tone up and increase my strength. Any advice?
Minimize hip stress: In order to be able to successfully exercise and loose weight, you want to minimize the weight bearing stress on your bad hip. Water exercises or aquatherapy, recumbent bicycle, elliptical trainers are good choices. Avoid impact loading activities such as treadmill, running or jogging. Consult with a physical therapist who can be an excellent resource to help you with this goal. ...Read more
For a person on cholesterol medications, some doctors recommend CoQ10 to prevent muscle aches, while others recommend CoQ10 only after muscle aches begin. What should be the best practice?
CoQ-10: Many docs feel there is no need to supplement coq-10 (which is decreased by statins & other commonly used meds like beta blockers); others feel preventive supplementation is the way to go. One difficulty is timing the doses of statin & coq-10 so they have the least interaction. There is anecdotal evidence that coq-10 can prevent, or at least lessen the effects of statins on muscles.—>. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Which is the best supplemen to help prevent muscle inflammation for athltes who do anaerobic exercise and train for 100 and 200 meters?Could you name?
For weight lifting and aerobic exercise, what type of doctor is an expert? Can personal trainers be trusted for questions on these subjects? Opinions vary about the benefits of off days, overloading muscles, and overtraining thresholds.
A sports medicine : Doc or physiatrist is probably the best resource. Trainers are unfortunately variably trained and can injure as many as they help. There are some awesome trainers out there but do your due diligence and reasearch their training. ...Read more
Would a child show signs of muscular dystrophy by 4? My son has low muscle tone and can tire quicker than brothers but he can jump, ride bike, etc
Many types: There are many different types of muscular dystrophy, some of which do not show symptoms until even adulthood. If you have concerns about your child's muscle functions, best to go to a large pediatric academic center that has a muscular dystrophy clinic. There you will find the various experts who can determine if there even is a problem, and it so, what it is. Best to use experts here! ...Read more
Which is better only jogging or jogging with lifting weights? Is lifting weight to build muscle good for health or only to show (to look good).
Your decision: In general, aerobic exercise is good (jogging) for you. Lifting weights is a personal preference, as it will helping you tone your muscles and you can lift weights and alter your daily routine as you want to get "larger muscles" or to just tone yourself. The fact that you are interested in any type of exercise is encouraging, keep up the good work. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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