Resistance exercises are important for fitness routine. It makes the person stronger and builds muscles, reduces the body fat, increases the bone density, flexilibilty, brain health and cognitive function. It also improves posture, balance and stability. Squats, lunges, deadlift, chin ups or pull ups, lateral pull down, bent over row, pushups, bench press, triceps pushdown, and barbell curl are the most effective resistance exercises.
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What would be a good workout routine for me based on my health limitations?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a fit 52-year-old male with rounded shoulders with slight thoracic kyphosis. And I sit at the desk often, but I do shoulder, neck, back stretching exercises regularly to combat this. I think the main problem comes from weakness in my thoracic spine, causing me to use my arms to sup... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. In my opinion, your posture is the main culprit more than the strength and weakness of your thoracic musculature. I wanted to know about your low back posture and pelvic tilt. From your narration, I presume you have weakness in the gluteus m... Read Full »
What is the reason for pain and muscle weakness in the left arm for the past eight years?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45 year old male. When I lie on my left side and raise my left arm, then try to push down on this arm using my right hand, I feel pain in the upper left arm. I am unable to push all the way back. However, when I try the opposite, that is, lying on my right side pushing down on t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have a lot of issues with your body, and also have diabetes. The arm pain is mostly shoulder arch syndrome which can be reduced with hot water application and shoulder wheel exercises. Do shoulder shrugging exercise, 15 repetitions twice daily. Try to slide... Read Full »
The dumbbell bench press causes sharp pain in triceps. Kindly advice.
Query: Hello doctor, I participate in resistance training activities and one exercise, in particular, has been giving me problems. The exercise in question is the dumbbell bench press. It causes a sharp pain in the triceps and sometimes across the brachioradialis. There is no pain in any other exercises t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It might look like your tricep muscle imbalance or the tricep muscle fibers are not adapting to the resistance in this position. I recommend you to do not stop exercise but doing the same exercise with little to no resistance and then gradually start increasing the r... Read Full »