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Is a good leg workout at my gym beneficial for my knee arthritus?

Is a good leg workout at my gym beneficial for my knee arthritus?

Likely: Strengthening of quads is usually good but clarify with ortho to be sure. ...Read more

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What are walking routines for really bad ankle?

What are walking routines for really bad ankle?

Get diagnosis 1st: A really bad ankle is quite non-specific. You should go to an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon who can diagnose you and give the proper treatment which may or may not include walking routines. Find an md in your area at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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I rad brisk walking for 30min a day is good for health. But i am getting calf muscles and thigh muscles pain. Can i do normal walking for good health?

I rad brisk walking for 30min a day is good for health. But i am getting calf muscles and thigh muscles pain. Can i do normal  walking for good health?

Step it up.Slowly...: You read right. Walking is a good practical form of exercise. To do it right, you might start with a moderate speed for a week or two and slowly pick up the pace. This will allow your muscles, tendons, capsules and ligaments to adjust to the higher level of activity. You might try some stretching before and after your walking routine. ...Read more

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Will doing shodokan aikido be a good workout for my abs, pecks and muscles?

Will doing shodokan aikido be a good workout for my abs, pecks and muscles?

Yes,but: Most all forms of martial arts are an excellent workout, but i would add in some additional core strengthening and a variety of push ups to your aikido routine. ...Read more

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I would like a workout routine for building muscle?

I would like a workout routine for building muscle?

Muscle: The best and safest way to go is to visit your doc to make sure you are in good health enough to work out. Then see a fitness trainer at a gym so that he/she can draw up a work out routine for you. Generally speaking, protein can help w/building muscle but an overall healthy diet free from junk food, sugar, chemicals, etc. can help w/general health and well being. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are ankle weights bad for your body?

Are ankle weights bad for your body?

No: As long as you use them properly and do not use too more weight than you can handle. ...Read more

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Achy calf and achy knees, mainly at night. Work out 3-4 times a week, running on treadmill and squats with no supplements. Not painful, just achy?

Achy calf and achy knees, mainly at night. Work out 3-4 times a week, running on treadmill and squats with no supplements. Not painful, just achy?

Shoes: First thing is to take a really good look at your shoes. They should be fitted to your feet with good arch support. Have someone watch you run. Does one foot strike differently than the other? Does one toe point at a different angle than the other? Have someone measure your leg length. Is one leg longer than the other? Custom orthotics can help with many of these types of problems. ...Read more

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I follow body weights and cardio excersices on alternate days in gym regularly .So steam bath after workout at gym on alternate days is advisible ?

I follow body weights and cardio excersices on alternate days in gym regularly .So steam bath after workout at gym on alternate days is advisible ?

Steam baths: Steam baths are fine. They may dry out your skin, but other than that they are okay. Like all things, it is important to use the steam room in moderation. Especially if you have asthma or any other conditions which involve your lungs. Sweating from the steam room may also reduce your weight temporarily if you are checking regularly. ...Read more

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What's a good workout routine for muscle growth for beginners?

What's a good workout routine for muscle growth for beginners?

Sensible progress: In short – a good warm-up time, repetitions with lightweight - improve muscle tone first, before beginning a muscle strengthening program. High repetitions with light weight improve muscle tone. Heavyweights with limited repetitions improve strength. Combinations of tone and strength result in muscular development, muscle recruitment (growth) and hypertrophy – increase in size. Then stretch ; cool. ...Read more

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What are some weekly gym weights routine for teens?

What are some weekly gym weights routine for teens?

Isometrics: We better than weights until growth plates are closed. ...Read more

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What is a good exercise bike and fitness routine for me at 60?

What is a good exercise bike and fitness routine for me at 60?

22 min a day!: Studies show that 150 min of aerobic exercise a week, divided by at least 5 days is optimal for health. So, that's just 22 min daily, 7 days per week, 25 min/day 6 days per week, or 30 min per day 5 days per week. Any exercise that is non-stop and gets you breathing a bit harder and feeling a little warm is great. So, bike, walk (briskly), swim, treadmill, a class, etc. Are all great! ...Read more

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Does swimming build up muscles for someone with bad hip?

Does swimming build up muscles for someone with bad hip?

Yes: Swimming is one of the best all around exercises for strengthening. There is no evidence that swimming damages the hip. ...Read more

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What are some good exercise routines to get started in a daily workout routine?

What are some good exercise routines to get started in a daily workout routine?

Walking: The best form of exercise when you have never done anything is walking 30 minutes/day or the eliptical. Changing up your routine with weights, classes will prevent boredom and more compliance. ...Read more

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Curing slight runner's knee? I walk daily for 2.5 miles, have a BMI of 21.8, do quad sets, push ups and elevate my knee when sleeping using pillow.

Curing slight runner's knee?
I walk daily for 2.5 miles, have a BMI of 21.8, do quad sets, push ups and elevate my knee when sleeping using pillow.

Physical therapy: You need to do pt or a good home exercise program. You need to do eccentrics and isometrics. You would do "knee squeezes" as isometrics and also terminal knee extensions as well as leg lifts. Then you would progress to one legged squats to give yourself good neuromuscular control. ...Read more

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Is seated weight lifting good for your arms and shoulders?

Is seated weight lifting good for your arms and shoulders?

Yes: Regardless of your body's position, weightlifting will result in maintaining muscle mass and building strength in the muscles you work out. ...Read more

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Swelling behind both knees and gets stiff if standfing to long. I am a hairdresser and work out 4 times a week doing kick boxing and zumba.

Swelling behind both knees and gets stiff if standfing to long. I am a hairdresser and work out 4 times a week doing kick boxing and zumba.

Need a diagnosis: Treatment is diagnosis and not symptom driven. You need to see a physician and if appropriate get x rays to see if you have arthritis in the knees. If you do, conservative treatment which may include avoiding impact sports until your symptoms abate. ...Read more

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Building muscle for dancing. What is a good training workout routine?

Building muscle for dancing. What is a good training workout routine?

Core body strength: Core body strength, such as pilates and yoga are considered to be key for dancing. Cross training to use all muscles and vary your workout will also prevent muscle burn out or overuse injuries. Remember to listen to your body and pay attention to proper nutrition and also take days off for recovery. ...Read more

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Is walking good exercise for knee arthritus?

Is walking good exercise for knee arthritus?

Knee Arthritis: It can be. The worst thing you can do for knee osteoarthritis is to be inactive or very overactive. It is important for your remaining cartilage to do activity. Recommend walking, on dry land or in water, and tai chi. ...Read more

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