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Upper Body Strength
Exercise: There are specific exercises that improve upper body strength, like push-ups, and several that can done with weights (whether fancy ones or improvised ones at home). Women don't have as much upper body strength as men, but it can be greatly improved with targeted exercise. Ask a trainer at a gym. or read on book on weight-lifting. Best results come with doing the exercises every other day. ...Read more
Particular exercises: First find the maximal weight you can lift well once (1RM). Then do reps at about 80-90% of that amout using the muscles you wish to increase. Recommend hand held dumbells. 10-12 resp followed immediatly by 6-8 reps then 4-6 reps. http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/tank-top-workout-upper-body-exercises ...Read more
What is a good workout for a man to build upper body strength who has limited time because of a baby?
Pushups: If you don't have time to go to the gym, the classic push-up will hit your chest and triceps. In addition, maintaining good form (straight back) is good for your core. If you add a door mounted chin-up bar, you can do pull-ups to hit your back and biceps. ...Read more
Please tell me, could i just do pull ups to increase my upper body strength and size without any other workouts in between?
Can you tell me if i could just do pull ups to increase my upper body strength and size without any other workouts in between?
Here is the problem: with that plan - you will have some muscles that have been worked out far more than others. Consider adding in weights and other exercises to increase that upper body strength and to build big guns. ...Read more
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
They ARE hard: You may simply weigh more than your upper body strength can handle. I'm very glad you are trying and training. A good preparation is a pushup variant with one or both knees on the floor. The hated pushup is probably the single best exercise for developing your upper body. ...Read more
For exercise I do upper body strength training one day. The next day I do lower body cardio. Should I do lower body strength training after 40 y/o?
Not : Bad. Good sport if done consistently.Get a more detailed answer ›
NotMuch, RealFoodYes: Meat is high animal protein+fat. Sat. Fat is healthy, ancel keys & us gov. Long promoted con(s) to the opposite. Protein powder will likely be a higher cost & you don't know where the stuff came from, exempted by dshea act of 1994. The key to muscles is exercise, focused coordination & pushing limits, slowly/carefully, not the gimmicks. Study peter attia & review my other answers on healthtap. ...Read more
I have difficulty walking and I lack upper body strength. I don't have control over my meals. What do you recommend for getting healthy?
Get control: Eating a healthy diet is critical and a bad diet can not be overcome with any degree of exercise. So if you can't get control of your diet, as you say, understand that you need to. An exercise bike or water aerobics are two alternatives for exercise in patients who have difficulty walking. ...Read more
20 male, tall, no anomalities. But my hands are too thin & lack muscle mass lyk in girls. I lack upper body strength & can't even take a 1push up?
See your doctor: It is possible you have a primary muscle disorder. See your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Have cervical spondylosis w muscle spasms in upper back and neck. Should i be doing any upper body strength training or not?
Yes you could: Any thing with comfrot you could do. ...Read more
Have minor cp, just a little spasticity when nervous. I want to increase upper body strength to pick up baby. What can I do safely while pregnant?
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
Depends: Depends on what your goals are - to strengthen, rehab from injury, build muscle, overall conditioning. There any many exercises, with or without weights or therabands, and gym machines to use, from rows and lat pulldowns to help with upper back, biceps curls, triceps for upper arm, exercises for the chest, delts, etc. ...Read more
Exercises: Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may upper body abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Consider Barbell Bench Press; Barbell Bench Press, declined; Dumbbell Flyes; Dumbbell Flyes, inclined bench; Chest Dips; Cable Crossover; Floor Flyes, ...Read more
A good weight lift-: -ing program using free weights or machines. Join a reputable health club & hook up with an AT-C. They would B able 2 set up a program that fits your needs & abilities. ...Read more
Synovial fluid: I have heard the same sound coming from my costosternal joints (where the ribs meet the breastbone) when i twist my torso. This sound has the same cause as popping sounds heard from other joints, such as the knuckles, elbows, or knees. The synovial fluid within the joint space shifts abruptly, creating that sound. It is of no clinical significance. ...Read more
Pushups: Not sure what you're looking for exactly, but if you're looking for quick things to do with just 10 - 15 minutes during lunch at work, you could do pushups and dips using chairs. Also you could bring some light weights or bands to do biceps curls, triceps extensions, rotator cuff strengthening, etc. ...Read more
I advise: seeing a doctor for a full history and exam to try and figure out the cause of these random pains. Best of luck! ...Read more
Do not know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
Weight loss: You can't "spot" reduce fat. The key is to have a sensible weight loss strategy. See some of the check lists available on Health Tap for weight loss - pick your favorite and get started! Good luck! ...Read more
Find partner: Workouts, whether upper body( in your case), lower body or cardio can be a 'drag' after a while. My best advice as a sports medicine physician and endurance 'athlete' is to find a work- out partner w/ similar work- out goals as you and train together... If unable to do so then work w/ a certified personal trainer who can keep your work- outs more fun and goal/ oriented. Best of Luck! ...Read more
Unfortunately you: didn't specify what are "all of these upper body exercises." If you provide more information, we may be able to better guide you. But in general, you should consider training techniques that limit resting periods, like supersets and circuit training. Also focus on compound exercise that don't just isolate single muscles but rather focus on groups in a single lift. It's more efficient. ...Read more
Visit : A gym and work with a fitness instructor. Start slowly, go regularly and keep at it. ...Read more
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