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What Exercises Work With Backaches
Triceps.: Dumbbell exercises for the triceps include sitting overhead triceps extensions (either with one heavy dumbbell raised overhead with both hands or two lighter dumbbells - one in each hand), dumbbell kickbacks (light weight) and cross-body triceps raises (done lying down with elbow straight in the air - extend dumbbell from opposite chest straight up in line with elbow). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biceps curls: Biceps curls and flies are the two best. ...Read more
Core strength: Anything that increases your core strength will help with your yard work. You core involves both your abdominal muscles as well as your back muscles. Exercises such as sit-ups, plank pose, boat pose, etc will help your core get stronger. Check with your doctor before starting an exercise regimen. ...Read more
Cardio Mix: You cannot target the abdomen or legs specifically for weight loss - if you have 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 walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
How many times a week should I do exercises for knee pain and what exercises should'nt I do ? and should I do stretching also with strengthing??
Please tell me what are some core strengthening exercises and other exercises that are easy on knees and back?
Lots online and apps: As you work your core, our back actually will benefit and gain strength too. Look at low-impact exercises. Look at isometric and stretching too. Great links online available but 2 basic core movements to include are planks and lying leg raises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pecs major: The more narrow the grip, the more the triceps are worked in preference to the pecs, though both are worked in all pushups. These are great for boxing, especially for your hooks. The key muscle for boxing is your heart -- as a ringside physician, I've seen how the more aerobically fit boxer usually wins. ...Read more
I was wondering what are good core strengthening exercises that do not include crunches or sit ups?
Kick-boxing: Kick-boxing is an incredible way to build core strength and flattening your abs. It is not an easy thing to do, but once you get used to it, you will agree. Start out with just a punching bag--"hook punches" and round-kicks are great trunk-strengthening exercises. Nevertheless, any exercise is better than none. So, start out small and increase as you progress. Good luck and have a healthy new year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best exercises for upper cervical spine instability? I have Ehlers danlos and want to start doing exercises to help my neck.
You need individual: instruction. For most, It would be fairly safe to recommend a few simple cervical stretches for range of motion and flexibility, but if you truly have instability in the setting of Ehlers-Danlos, then any exercises need to be specifically prescribed for you. Bracing and corrective surgery also play a role in the treatment of joint complications.Continue to work with your doctors, esp Cardiologist ...Read more
Many: For disc problems there are the mackenzie exercises and williams dexercises. Yoga and pilates are excellent generalized exercises to promote healthy flexibility and strength, especially core muscle strength. A visit to a physical therapist on recommendation from your pcp may beneficial. ...Read more
Please help with treating scoliosis . I bend forwards a little and shoulders. With back pain.
Can swimming or other exercise be of any help ?
Certainly!: You say that your scoliosis is slight. That is good, and not all the uncommon. Exercise helps most types of back pain. Make sure you start slowly and work your way up. A trainer can help, too. But just do not overdo so the muscles soreness and back pain from starting at too high an intensity makes you quit. Any exercises that improve the upper back and chest will help. Good luck, and have fun! ...Read more
Cervical spondylosis. Light weight lifting makes shoulders tight. Are there exercises i can do to help it or are all arm/neck exer going to tighten?
Absolutely: http://www.mckinley.illinois.edu/handouts/neck_pain/neck_pain.htm.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are common workout injuries with weightlifting and how do I prevent them.
Before starting with trainer anything need to do?
Common sense: Get instruction in proper technique. Start with lighter weights and increase weight slowly. ...Read more
Gentle...: Once your symptoms start to improve, you should start trying to increase your motion, but gently. Increase the motion as tolerated. Once you have regained functional motion (able to do most activities) then start strengthening exercises to improve grasp and pinch. Wrist flexion extension exercises with light weight should be initiated last. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pec exercises : Flyes and presses, use enough weight so that you can only do about 6-12 reps, make sure that you go through a full roange of motion for optimal results. ...Read more
Following up for strained back questions. What type of exercises help to tome and strengthen muscles. I do light duties and rest when I have a strain?
Core exercises : Some exercises regimens are trendy, meaning they become the fad and then are gone some time later. "core exercises" could be considered in this category. However i believe for back pain core exercises are a must. Multiple books and programs exist but they all basically break down to several similar exercises that really do strengthen your core. Start with the net, buy a $10 book, they work! ...Read more
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