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What Muscles Does The Hex Bar Deadlift Work
WhatWouldArnoldSay?: You mean raising the arms straight up in front of you? Well,it puts a big strain on your back muscles, so be careful. In fact if you move up to heavy bells,for any exercise that unbalances you like that, try doing it against a wall. As far as the arm muscles: primarily the deltoids, but the whole rotator cuff engages in order to stabilize the shoulder.Also, to a small degree, the forearm extensors ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Some cardio as well-: -as really stressing your muscles. I assume you mean 5 stations and multiple reps @ each, preferably increasing the weight with each round. You finish as many reps as you can @ each. About 30 rest after each round. It's a fast & vigous workout. 5=5 stations & usually 8-10 fast reps @ each. ...Read more
Several things: Without surgical or other noninvasive procedures, you won't readily be able to spot reduce fat. Your best bet is to work at losing overall weight. A wall push up is a variant push up that allows you to go through the motions but reduce the amount of weight necessary to complete this motion. It's a good way to learn the basics of this movement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I build up my forearm muscles? Is there an exercise that strengthens forearms without using gym equipment?
There some easy thi-: -ngs.buy a hand exerciser @ a sport shop like Scheels. Also use a piece of wood & a twine, add a weight 2 it & use your hands 2 roll it up, and let unwind slowly. Add wt as you gain strength. Also buy a free weight barbell that you can use. Practice in the store. Need 2 do a series of 15, breif rext and do total of 3 series. If you can't finish 3rd series flex/ext.of wrist start add wt as U=R able ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On my workout dvds the instructor always says pull in or tighten my abs. How do I do that and does it really make a difference when i'm exercising?
What muscles do incline and decline muscles work? Not sure which one works the upper or lower pictoralis major.
Decline = lower pec: Both the upper pectoralis major ("clavicular head") and lower pectoralis major ("sternal" head) will be activated with any chest pressing exercise. Recent research suggests that the upper portion is worked relatively equally regardless of angle, but the lower portion might be emphasized with a 15 degree decline. ...Read more
I bought a pull up/push up bar and 10 lb dumb bells. What's the best exercises i can do with those to workout my back?
Be careful: After you have built up your "core" with the typical exercises, you can try these advanced techniques: http://www.Dumbbell-exercises.Com/exercises/back/. ...Read more
I've just started weight training how long till I see significant muscle mass and what foods can I eat and what drinks can I drink?
Patience: Building muscle takes time and effort. Depending on your age, fitness level, body composition, etc. You may see a difference within a month, but it will take 3 months or so to build significant mass. In a study of div i football players, they put on about 12 pounds in 3 months. With the increased exercise, you will need extra calories and protein, but if you overdo it, the extra gets stored as fat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know a lot of core exercises can cause a disc herniation but can the front plank cause one? And does the plank work the bottom stomach muscles?
No: properly done core exercises should not cause a disk herniation unless there was already a weakness or problem with the disc. Your front plank exercises will help your abdominals including the lower section of the abdominals. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck ...Read more
As I do abs tightening workouts after post hernia repair(on Jan 2014), how/who will know to measure abs muscle strength? Is there a objective way?
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