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Training Olympic Athletes In Swimming
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
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Cardio Mix: Yes; the best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
All things in moder: all things in moderation. in general the american college of cardiology recommend 60 minutes of get-your-heart-rate-up exercise 5 days/wk if you're in shape - 90 minutes if you're not. that being said - "extreme" athleticism might be bad for you and shorten your life. (100 mile marathon runs, climbing mount everest) ...Read more
Interesting question: but it may be more appropriate for a site that focuses on athletics. ...Read more
No statistics: No clear statistics available for this injury, however, runners make up a large portion of my practice. Based on my personal experience i would say this is a relatively uncommon injury but when it does occur is very frustrating to treat because recovery usually takes several weeks to at times months for complete resolution. One of the biggest issues is trying to get a runner to stop running. ...Read more
I'm a competitive swimmer aiming for the 2016 Rio Olympics. What are some medication/supplements to enhance endurance and testosterone? I train 10x/wk
Natural supplements: are the best way to attempt boosting your testosterone. Medications have side effects and are illegal for the Olympics! Zinc supplementation has been shown to be of some benefit in optimizing testosterone levels Vitamin D and whey protein may also be of some benefit. The most important thing to do is train and eat right. Best of luck! :) ...Read more
Exercise: So many available. Ultimately what is good depends on your starting point and you eventual goal. Basic comprehensive program like "body for life" is a good starting point. ...Read more
Does 62yo need physical for supervised walking, stretching+strengthening (bands/free weights+plate-loaded equip), swimming, water exercise/volleyball ?
Evidence?: I know of no level 1 evidence that would support this. There is a successful education program for female athlete for jumping and skiing, however that doesn't mean that they are not safer. Men tend to do more 'contact' sports that may be where you are coming from. But comparing apples to apples, track to track; swimming to swimming..Etc i don't know of any research supporting that comment. ...Read more
Can a person undergoing Methadone Treatment Program be active in martial arts or calisthenics workouts?
Yes: Methadone does not prevent athletic activity.However, most men taking methadone have reduced serum testosterone levels as a result of that drug therapy.In addition to reducing sex drive and performance, which is bad enough, that also reduces muscle-building benefit of exercise.The hypogonadism is easily treated with testosterone supplementation, but it must first be diagnosed by simple blood test. ...Read more
Can loose saggy skin on thighs worsen with cardio & strength training exercise in gym? Age 22 female.
Yes and no: Exercise can lead to weight loss, dramatic weight loss can lead to "saggy skin" as you put it. On the other hand, exercises can tend to tone muscles and enlarge muscles which can have the opposite affect. In general exercise is good, and if you have any concerns post exercise you might consider consulting a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
My son (13 year old) is training very hard for swimming nationals 4 hrs a day. How can we supplement his diet. What should he eat?
Balance is important: Vitamins (esp Vitamin D), minerals, hydration, lean protein (not high quantity), simple carbs (pretzels, honey, fruits, sport drinks) directly before, during and directly after workouts, complex carbs (legumes, fruits, vegetables) outside of workouts, and a ratio of 3-4:1 carbs to protein. Best regards for good health and sports success! ...Read more
I hav taken up swimming, basket ball & do stretching exs plus weight training. I wanna gain 2 inches. I'm 22 and 5'8''. Can i gain height now? Possibl
Growth likely ended: A 22 year old cannot grow taller because his bone's growth plates have fused (stopped growing). To look taller, one can choose properly designed clothing & shoes, and have good posture. Being confident, having good social skills, and a strong speaking voice is good. Vitamins, supplements, "special" foods, exercise, etc... will not make a person living in the U.S. taller (height here is genetic). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trainer confirms my daughter has compartment syndrome and advised she rest from training-can she still do other activities during this time swimming ?
Yes: Antonio, I assume we are talking about calf compartment syndrome from exercise? In that case, swimming would probably be OK, but she should definitely stop right away if she begins to experience pain from the area, as compartment syndrome can cut off blood circulation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Pain in the middle of stomach right by the belly button, hurts when to move, i went football training 5 days ago and then swimming the next day?
What exercise should be avoided by people with RVH? I usually do weight training, cardio, yoga, swimming & muaythai. Is it safe? Im addicted to sports
EKG or Echo?: You obviously have some cardiac issues but apparently are on medications to control rate. Is the RVH a finding from an EKG only or is it from Echo cardiogram? If diagnosis is from Echo then I would be more considered. Regardless, talk to your cardiologist (or consult with one) about this. You should determine WHY you have RVH, and how severe, before deciding limitations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When can i resume swimming, diving and other police training activities after a upper molar bone graft extraction?
"why do I have knee pain when i exercise or walk and then swells up?" i was swimming breastroke the other day and my knee suddenly popped out of nowhere. It started to swell and hurt severely. I am a young teenage athlete that runs and swims and i also ha
Need evaluation: Pain and swelling in the knee is not normal as you know. This is commonly caused by arthritis or a meniscus tear. You need an exam and and xray to start and probably an MRI to evaluate your meniscus and cartilage surfaces. See an orthopaedic surgeon for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the fungus that cause athlete`s foot transmit easily through water eg shared bath/swimming pool?
Ideal environment: Fungus is a ground loving organism. It thrives in a warm moist dark environment, this is why antifungal powders can be so effective for controlling athletes foot infections. Control the moisture and usually you can control the fungal infections. Routine thorough cleaning of community areas is obviously also helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have athletes foot and fungal nail infections on 2 toes, I am 18. Can I go swimming? Will it spread to other areas if I go swimming?
I have athletes foot and fungus nail infection on 2 toes.. If I went swimming would i contaminate the water & spread the fungus to my hair, groin ect ?
Subscience: Most advice about "what to eat and not to eat" is subscience. I'm a swimmer and looked around online for the origin of this tale -- it turned out to be warning not to be drunk or eat something that will make you pass a lot of intestinal gas or that adds a lot of weight just before a competitive swim meet. The tale about not eating before a recreational swim doesn't seem evidence-based. ...Read more
Yes: This site will let you figure out how much: http://www.Swimmingcalculator.Com/swim_calories_calculator.Php. ...Read more
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