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Doctor insights on: Upper Body Lifting Workouts

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Will lifting weights burn your arm fat?

Will lifting weights burn your arm fat?

Depending on what: Type of weight lifting you are doing, it may bulk up arm muscles or tone them but it will not specifically cause you to lose fat on your arms. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be arm fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories. ...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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Which workouts are best to build upper body muscle mass?

Which workouts are best to build upper body muscle mass?

Use a trainer: The important muscles to build are the latissimus, pects major, trapezius, deltoid, biceps and triceps. Please make sure that the training is under supervision from someone experienced in training. ...Read more

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Approximately 20 minutes again on the lower and upper body. these strength training workouts arent hiit and don't involve cardio. lose weight?

Approximately 20 minutes again on the lower and upper body. these strength training workouts arent hiit and don't involve cardio. lose weight?

Best program is-: -calorie deficient diet, adequate hydration, protein intake, & a weight training program set up by an AT-C @ a health club that fulfils Ur needs & is adapted 2 Ur abilities. 1 day weights next day CARDIO & repeat. This way U will become fit, stronger and healthier. Takes persistence & dedication. Push Ur self as able. ...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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Can doing lower body weight training exercising in gym make vagina loose?

Can doing lower body weight training exercising in gym make vagina loose?

No: Only a great deal of vaginal stretching (not any other kind of stretching) will make a non-loose vagina become a loose vagina. Thus, one should continue to exercise often, to stay healthier. No worries. ...Read more

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Do planks workout the lower back stabalizer muscles?

Do planks workout the lower back stabalizer muscles?

Not so much: Planks are excellent 'core' workouts that can be done in the gym or at home . Planks work primarily the abdominal muscles and glutes if done correctly . Best of luck on your workouts! ...Read more

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Does running build endurance and leg muscle?

Does running build endurance and leg muscle?

Yes: Running is an excellent exercise for building cardiovascular endurance; if you run distances you will improve your slow-twitch muscle tone and over time as you decrease body fat your muscles may appear more defined; if you focus on sprinting you will engage fast-twitch muscle and may see more of a "mass" effect; if you are trying for body-builder muscles strength training in gym is your best bet. ...Read more

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What is the top workout program to gain upper body strength?

What is the top workout program to gain upper body strength?

One Size: Won't "fit all" people. That said, the "best" program is the (1) safest one for an individual (relating to one's medical condition), the one (2) most likely to engage consistency, & the one (3) that targets all aspects of fitness (aerobics, endurance, strength). So, (1) discussion with an md; (2) reflection on one's favorite; (3) search within healthtap's existing answers for program ideas. Enjoy! ...Read more

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What is the difference between repetition workouts and weight lifting workouts?

What is the difference between repetition workouts and weight lifting workouts?

Number and weight: Repetition workouts consist of a high number of reps (>10) at low-to-moderate weight. Weight-lifting workouts consist of a lower number of reps (6-8) at a higher weight. ...Read more

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Sore biceps and forearms from weight lifting?

Sore biceps and forearms from weight lifting?

Rest is best: Weight lifting fatigues muscles and may cause pain if you lift too often, too much weight, too many repetitions especially if you have just started. Rest at least one day between sessions so muscles can recover. Heat, gentle massage, acetaminophen/ibuprofen may help. Some like the homeopathics arnica pill/cream or trameel cream. Go slow and rest. Consult a trainer to develop an appropriate plan. ...Read more

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Which weight lifting workouts should I do?

Which weight lifting workouts should I do?

That depends on what: Your goals are. Weight gain, weight loss, increasing strength, increasing muscle mass, etc. You need to define that before being able to select a plan that is optimum for you. ...Read more

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What will cause lower arm pain after lifting dumbbell weights?

Probably the muscles: And/or ligaments are pulled/strained. Occurs if one does not do warm ups or increases the weights too rapidly. Take some pain meds (nsaids), do stretching exercises, and slowly build up the weights you lift. If no improvement, then see an orthopod and get a formal pt and I am sure you'll get better. Good luck. ...Read more

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3 full body circuit/3 cardio workouts week.Calves and forearm tightness after & during rest NOT during activity.This compartment syndrome? or creatine

3 full body circuit/3 cardio workouts week.Calves and forearm tightness after & during rest NOT during activity.This compartment syndrome? or creatine

Multifactorial: Exercise associated muscle cramping EAMC is defined as an involuntary, painful contraction of skeletal muscle during or after exercise. May be due to muscle fatigue. You may also have metabolic/fluid and electrolyte disorders. Cramps from extra cellular volume depletion excessive sweating , electrolyte imbalances eg sodium potassium magnesium, calcium. Schedule appt with Dr for labs and Treatment ...Read more

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Does lifting heavy weights in gym & doing ab exercises increase intra abdominal pressure & cause hymen to break?

Does lifting heavy weights in gym & doing ab exercises increase intra abdominal pressure & cause hymen to break?

No: There is no general exercise or lifting routine that would do this.Some consider intercourse an exercise and that would be the exception. ...Read more