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Doctor insights on: Tricep Extension Exercise

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OK to avoid them: First it may help to work with a certified personal trainer to modify an overhead exercises so that they are more "tolerable". Otherwise, no exercise that is done overhead is "necessary". Be reassured that you can readily find alternatives that will be suitable without compromising your the benefits you are receiving. ...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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What exercises use the tricep muscles?

What exercises use the tricep muscles?

Many will: Pushup, dips, press downs, french press ... really any exercise where you extend your arm out - as in "press" your hand out - will engage the triceps. Even planks will do so, much less so if you "lock" your arms out - as at that point much of the stress going into the elbow joint(aka bad) rather than the surrounding muscles. ...Read more

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Pain in arm stretching before lifting weights. Just lift and skip stretches ?

Pain in arm stretching before lifting weights. Just lift and skip stretches ?

Stretching: Some studies are showing that some people don't need as much stretching as others. Consider range of motion warm-ups if the stretches hurt. Don't forget the cool-down after, too. ...Read more

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Ulnar sided wrist pain on lifting weights?

Ulnar sided wrist pain on lifting weights?

Impingement: This could be a due to a variety of conditions ranging from a simple strain or sprain or could be indicative of nerve, cartilage or bone injury. I would advise evaluation by a hand surgeon if this persists beyond 7-10 days for an exam and diagnostic imaging for such conditions as tfcc cartilage tear or ulnar plus variance, etc. ...Read more

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Will bench press exercises help in pushups and also rotator cuff surgery?

Will bench press exercises help in pushups and also rotator cuff surgery?

They can but: You need to get clearance from your surgeon to know if your are ready for that intensive training. ...Read more

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Do running, brisk walking and doing sit ups also exercise the pubococcygeus muscles in men?

Do running, brisk walking and doing sit ups also exercise the pubococcygeus muscles in men?

Probably not: Those exercises are good for your body and overall health. There might be some indirect effects on your pubococcygeus. Not sure why you think you need to exercise your pubococcygeus. ...Read more

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How can one build bicep and tricep muscles with dumbells?

How can one build bicep and tricep muscles with dumbells?

Alternating motions: Always work biceps and triceps on the same day alternating. I would recommend including the shoulder since this links to the arms. Do triceps extensions and dumbbell curls. Make sure to do a thorough warm up so you don't hurt your rotator cuff or other joints. ...Read more

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What exercises using weights pulleys in the physical therapy?

What exercises using weights pulleys in the physical therapy?

Discuss...: Discuss with your physical therapist about your exercises and what their purpose is. Best of luck in therapy! ...Read more

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Arm stiffness/tight forearm muscle at work?

Arm stiffness/tight forearm muscle at work?

Many reasons: If your job requires lifting then one could develop pain and stiffness in their forearms/arms. There could be many reasons ranging from nerve, muscle, tendon or bone problems. Simple causes could include fatigue and inflammation in the muscles and tendons. See an orthopedic surgeon to clarify your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could bicep and tricep curls stunt growth?

Could bicep and tricep curls stunt growth?

In children?: it is safe for pediatric athletes to lift weights. Excessively heavy weight or improper technique can damage growth plates and therefore attention to technique and gym safety is important. A trainer who knows about pediatric weightlifting programs may be helpful to design a program for your child that is safe, yet effective. ...Read more

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Which exercise strengthens the hip muscles?

Which exercise strengthens the hip muscles?

Leg lifts.: The best exercises for our hips are either from yoga study; or simply lay on one side and raise your leg in the air; hold and pulse at the top for more focused movements. ...Read more

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Could lifting weights count as strength training, or is doing squats, crunches, kickbacks, etc strength training?

Could lifting weights count as strength training, or is doing squats, crunches, kickbacks, etc strength training?

Strength training: Training your muscles for increased strength and endurance should be a gradual process to avoid injuries. Lifting your own body weight such as in pushups, pullups, squats, lunges has similar benefit for staying fit. A good healthy diet plan is a must. Avoid junk calories and focus on nutrition with veggies and fruits. Stay regular and consistent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Weights gym safe disc bulge L 4 5 mirror doing leg press that seated and squats and lunges I no got build up core?

Weights gym safe disc bulge L 4 5 mirror doing leg press that seated and squats and lunges I no got build up core?

Back pain: Lunges and squats really put a lot of stress on the low back. You risk converting a bulging disc into a herniated disc. Isometric exercises are better to build the core muscles. A weight lifting belt can protect the low back if you have to do the lunges and squats. Consult with a personal trainer to avoid further injury to the low back. ...Read more