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What abs exercise is the most effectful?

What abs exercise is the most effectful?

Combo: Combo of boxing/kickboxing and some abd crunches.... Boxing/kickboxing are very effective because these actions require quick/intense contractions of many of the muscles of your abd...Much more so than abd crunches.... Have fun... ...Read more

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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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What is the pelvic floor exercise is it kegel exercise or it is something else ?

What is the pelvic floor exercise is it kegel exercise or it is something else ?

Kegels: Kegel exercises are designed to increase the strength of the pelvic floor so the exercises are often called pelvic floor exercises. ...Read more

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Doing arm raises every day with the big dumbbell but hurts the shoulder joint/ is this the best exercise to tone the chest?

Doing arm raises every day with the big dumbbell but hurts the shoulder joint/ is this the best exercise to tone the chest?

No: While dumbbell exercises can be very beneficial, they can also put stress on joints if not done properly. It sounds like you are putting stress on the shoulder joint and this should be avoided. Push ups are good exercises to tone the chest but can be modified to your level. If you are not sure how to do exercise the right way, seek out a personal trainer or physical therapist. ...Read more

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Pes anserine bursitis what is the pain pattern on inner leg? What type of gym exercise or equipment is best? If I run is it best to alternate exercis

Pes anserine  bursitis what is the pain pattern on inner leg? What type of gym exercise or equipment is best? If I run is it best to alternate exercis

Pes Bursitis: Pes anserine bursitis can be treated like most sports injuries: Rest, ice, NSAIDs. Physical therapy can help as can a visit to your orthopaedic surgeon to ensure the correct diagnosis is made. Make sure that you stretch before exercise and warm up, avoid hill running and stair climbing if possible as you improve you can return to activity. Look at these videos on rehab: http://tinyurl.com/jj8xun2 ...Read more

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What is the pelvic floor muscle and what is it for?

What is the pelvic floor muscle and what is it for?

Pelvic exercises: The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that wrap around the underneath of the bladder and rectum. Pelvic floor exercise are used to strengthen pelvic floor muscles: If you someone has stress incontinence. http://patient.info/health/pelvic-floor-exercises ...Read more

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Is clenching and unclenching my sphincter the exact same thing as doing a kegel exercise?

No, but can be part: Your sphincter can be contracted during kegel exercises, but kegel exercises also include contracting gluteal (buttock) muscles plus thrusting the pelvis forwards. ...Read more

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What is it called when there is weakness and bendyness in elbows when performing pushups?

What is it called when there is weakness and bendyness in elbows when performing pushups?

Hypermobility: If you can straighten your elbow and then bend it more, you have a hypermobility syndrome - which is usually without other effects. Sometimes it can be caused by hereditary conditions such as ehlers-danlos syndrome or marfan syndrome. Someone with "bendy elbows" that hurt should see a doctor for evaluation. (internist or rheumatologist). ...Read more

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What is the ideal time to do exercise? What are the effects of doing exercise before sleep?

What is the ideal time to do exercise? What are the effects of doing exercise before sleep?

Morning: Exercise in the morning and sleep properly at night. Doing exercise at night isn't bad, but right before sleep could disrupt sleeping patterns. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does the clamshell, exercises the piriformis? When doing the exercise I lots of pain later on.

Does the clamshell, exercises the piriformis? When doing the exercise I lots of pain later on.

It does: but it's just one part of several treatments... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piriformis_syndrome#Treatment my advice? don't do any one exercise/maneuver to the point your pain is significantly exacerbated. you have to pick and choose to do your exercises at the right time and at the right intensity/amount. one tip I suggest is walking in the pool in waist deep water: side ways/backwards/forward ...Read more

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What is the purpose of lifting your arms up high and exhaling in exercise videos?

What is the purpose of lifting your arms up high and exhaling in exercise videos?

Breathing: Lifting your arms up increase the capacity of the lungs to inflate providing more oxygen to your system, where it is needed for exercise. ...Read more

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What muscles in your body is used the most when doing the cha cha?

What muscles in your body is used the most when doing the cha cha?

Cha cha: Yow. A good question. You have to have good strong legs but strong back muscles is also required. ...Read more

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What is hip flexion and what muscles create it?

What is hip flexion and what muscles create it?

Bend knee to chest: The following are hip flexors. The iliopsoas or inner hip muscles are made up of the psoas major, psoas minor, iliacus muscle. The anterior compartment of thigh muscles include the rectus femoris (part of the quadriceps muscle group), & sartorius. One of the gluteal muscles (tensor fasciae latae) & the muscles of the medial compartment of thigh (pectineus, adductor longus & brevis, & gracilis). ...Read more

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What cardio exercise uses the gastrocnemius the least?

What cardio exercise uses the gastrocnemius the least?

Alternative exercise: hello! Any upper body exercise that you can do sitting or lying down doing alot of reps with light weight will make your heart and breathing rate increase without any muscle strain . swimming shoule be a good alternative as well. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of doing breathing exercise?

What is the benefit of doing breathing exercise?

Lung Capacity...: They are generally recommended to help increase lung capacity, or how much air your lungs can hold when you inhale deeply. How lung capacity affects our health is often overlooked, but it may in fact be one of the most important predictors of health and longevity. By the time we are 50 our lung capacity may be half of what it was in our youth. ...Read more

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Does compressing tummy once in a while to flatten tummy (light isometric exercise) increase eye pressure? What about doing it the whole day? Thx

Does compressing tummy once in a while to flatten tummy (light isometric exercise)  increase eye pressure? What about doing it the whole day? Thx

Not really: Intense internal pressure can increase intracranial pressure and slightly affect eye pressure, but only temporarily. Under more pressure, your eye increases the outflow of fluid to bring the pressure back to normal.The type of exercise you are describing will have no effect. Don't worry. Enjoy your workout. ...Read more

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What is the proper way to exercise your lower back without straining your muscles or injuring it?

What is the proper way to exercise your lower back without straining your muscles or injuring it?

Start slow: Yoga and pilates are excellent flexibility and strengthening exercise. I would also add a form of aerobics. Begin with brisk walks and progress to jogging, if you do not have joint problems. I would encourage you to see a physical therapist or find a certified trainer. ...Read more

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What is the correct way to use your knee muscles when you go down the stairs?

What is the correct way to use your knee muscles when you go down the stairs?

Read this!: http://www.smilingbackmethod.com/articles/walking-downstairs.htm?b=1&font=serif.

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Is breathing through your mouth in cardio workouts the correct way, or does more pollen hit the lungs?

Is breathing through your mouth in cardio workouts the correct way, or does more pollen hit the lungs?

No right or wrong: While you may get a little more pollen in your lungs with mouth breathing than nose breathing, you can't sustain high ventilation through your nose for more vigorous cardio, and the difference in the amount of pollen probably makes little difference to your lungs. Getting exercise is more important than how you breath. Let your body tell you how to breath, and don't think about it. ...Read more