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Waist Cincher Training
Burn fat: Any type of cardio will help burn off fat in general. Core exercises (sit ups, crunches, etc) will help you mid section as well. For arms, high reps (15-18) per set will help burn fat and tone up without bulking up with too much muscle. A proper diet helps tremendously too. Lots of protein and veggies, very little carbs. ...Read more
Waist training?: If you mean training to slim down you waist and build a good strong core, then i'd have a suggest not using a waist shaper. Elastic waist shapers can artificially support your spine and therefore takes away the need for your own core muscles (abdomen and low back). This only leads to weaker muscles. If you're just wearing a shaper to go out on a date or getting dressed up one evening, go for it. ...Read more
No: Several studies have shown that back braces do not reduce work place injuries. However, there is evidence to show that back braces can help maintian a proper lifting posture, and therefore some workers choose to use a back brace. Wearing a back brace has not been shown to be harmful, and therefore if it provides a "feel good" effect then by all means wear it. ...Read more
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
M 22 year old girl virgin. I do heavy weight training exercises in gym can doing squats,lunges,& exercising on leg press machine in gym break hymen?
No, but...: It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. So, ignore the hymen. Usually, only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken. ...Read more
Maybe/Heart Death: Exercise helps the heart even if you do not lose weight. If you really have fun with it, go for it, since it is hard for some to find fun exercise. If you have weight resistant to exercise and careful eating, other issues may be present--low free t3, (liothyronine) low dht, c4a ria/mmp-9/c-peptide and many others may show systemic inflammation is high. With this weight loss is hard. Try to avoid eating late.. ...Read more
If i lose my fat body using cardio exercises would my thighs, butt, hips become muscular or skinny?
Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in 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
My body is'nt propotional as a male body - wider chest/hips, narrow waist (short lower ribs). Any exercises to expand lower ribs for rectangular body?
Best strength training exercises for strong back. posture and long lean torso? what do you recommend, rows, dead-lifts, plank, etc?
Squats: with your back flat against a wall.Do sets of 10 and add 1 set/week.Straight leg raising . ...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
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
Many causes: The differential includes infectious etiologies, crohns, less likely cancers. If these symptoms persist more than 2 weeks, you should see a doctor. ...Read more
Can I lose weight by doing home exercises from an app with diet? Eg: knee highs, jumping jacks, push ups, crunches etc. 310lbs 5'3" 22 yrs female.
Yes, but at your: height, weight and age, you'll have to consider more of a lifestyle change. The major trick to losing weight is to eat less calories than you burn, eat good foods (not junk), drink plenty of water and exercise. There is considerable debate over what constitutes "good" foods, e.g., Paleo vs. low fat diets, but regardless, stick to these basics. You might need to be in a weight loss program. ...Read more
Weightlifters who lift very heavy weights in internatnal event put very tight leather belt on lower abdomen bfore lifting.This protects from hernia?
I believe: That the belt is for back support. It would not prevent hernias from forming. ...Read more
Can thigh cellulite go away with loosing weight & strength training exercises? I have to reduce 15kgs for my ideal weight..
Ans: You must be careful to tone the body. You need to exercise fairhfully and eat well don't lose to much weight to fast. Maybe 1-2 lbs per week is all this way your skin can adjust as well yes you can get tone but be consistent and faithful in you activity and eating plAn ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer