Health and Fitness Thread V1: 100% Adrenaline

Nanducob

Wise Old Owl
[MENTION=128807]Nanducob[/MENTION] , are you a physiotherapy specialist ? Needed some help about understanding a neck/upper back issue .

Not specialized ,but I can help you :)
You might have gotten a stiff upper back.You might feel that when you bend forward; you cant bend your upper back like you used to.Causes might include lack of exs/reduced spinal mobility /improper posture/muscle tightness/weakness.It can be cured by exs but if it's too much stiff you can go for P.T. A P.T will assess your posture or/and may manually mobilise your spine.Good to go yo a P.T who is specialized in Orthopedics.
 
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icebags

Wise Old Owl
Thanks. I will watch it.
On a side note , I think I have developed Spinal Instability in Upper Thoracic and Lower Cervical region , along with the shoulder blades.
Whenever I get up in the morning after sleep , I find constant cracking around my neck whenever I twist them towards left or right. Also after every few minutes , I can hear cracking sound from my shoulder blades and spine throughout the day , when I twist my hands and push my shoulder blades together.
After few hours of working on the chair , I end with strained neck and shoulder which makes it kind of hard to sit for long. If I were to describe the condition , its more like a strain/frozen upper back and neck.
I do have a bit of arched spined....or rather say caveman posture.
Could it be all because of the caveman type spinal posture ?

I met few doctors , had couple of x-Rays and the test for cervical spondylitis came negative. One of the doctors said it could be sub-scapular bursitis.
I am fed with doctors saying different stuff.

I was just wondering if going to gym or doing heavy stretches would hurt it even more.

sounds like body flexibility degrading. happens with people sooner or later, depending on type of physical activities u r involved in. u may join yoga or pilates classes under a certified and trained trainer. also, little weight training is never bad.
 

ShankJ

Been There, Done That!!
I'm kinda skinny but have broad shoulders and body.. Recently starting doing gym so had some questions on my mind-
1. The extra muscle that is developed during gyming, does it tend to loosen up and gradually hang once a person has stopped going to the gym?? (Don't wish to have man-boobs later on..:blush:)

2. Any substitute way of doing dips if I dont have those parallel rods at my gym??

3. Any exercise routine that you can suggest for triceps and shoulders which i can do for about 3-4 months continuous using the machines that are generally present at the gym(strengthening and not mass building)??

4. Any side effects of exercising using machines and not the normal body-weight exercises (calisthenics etc etc)??

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If you are looking for something to do at home then this might just be of great help- Darebee - Fitness Made Easy .. Try the "Challenges" section for 30 day routine exercises..
 

GhorMaanas

The Vagrant Seeker
I'm kinda skinny but have broad shoulders and body.. Recently starting doing gym so had some questions on my mind-
1. The extra muscle that is developed during gyming, does it tend to loosen up and gradually hang once a person has stopped going to the gym?? (Don't wish to have man-boobs later on..:blush:)

2. Any substitute way of doing dips if I dont have those parallel rods at my gym??

3. Any exercise routine that you can suggest for triceps and shoulders which i can do for about 3-4 months continuous using the machines that are generally present at the gym(strengthening and not mass building)??

4. Any side effects of exercising using machines and not the normal body-weight exercises (calisthenics etc etc)??

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If you are looking for something to do at home then this might just be of great help- Darebee - Fitness Made Easy .. Try the "Challenges" section for 30 day routine exercises..

1. i don't think so. haven't seen that in myself (though i do other forms of exercises if not practising lifts) nor in others. on the contrary, have seen that specific issue you mentioned in some other people who regularly exert themselves on particular body-areas over-and-over. assuming your daily routine remains the same after stopping using weights and diet reduces/goes back to normal, you would witness loss of those 'extra muscles', though the flab you may need to take care of.

2. arrange for parallel benches/stools with a stack of plates (if rubber-coated) on them to give the height to perform the dips; or better, seek a park nearby that has parallel bars.

3. if 'strengthening' is the goal, don't waste your time much on machines, and keep your sessions short & simple with basic compound lifts and some bodyweight exercises (many from the latter for triceps & shoulders).

4. underdeveloped stabiliser muscles & chances of getting injured (esp. if trying to go heavy) are 2 of them. you may use them, but don't over-depend on them will be my sincere suggestion.

and thanks for that link!
 
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Hrishi

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Not specialized ,but I can help you :)
You might have gotten a stiff upper back.You might feel that when you bend forward; you cant bend your upper back like you used to.Causes might include lack of exs/reduced spinal mobility /improper posture/muscle tightness/weakness.It can be cured by exs but if it's too much stiff you can go for P.T. A P.T will assess your posture or/and may manually mobilise your spine.Good to go yo a P.T who is specialized in Orthopedics.
Yes. It feels more like it.
I don't do physical exercise much.
Will book an appointment with a pt. I think we get free pt sessions at our office.
Is it okay for me to goto gym ?
sounds like body flexibility degrading. happens with people sooner or later, depending on type of physical activities u r involved in. u may join yoga or pilates classes under a certified and trained trainer. also, little weight training is never bad.
 

Nanducob

Wise Old Owl
Yes. It feels more like it.
I don't do physical exercise much.
Will book an appointment with a pt. I think we get free pt sessions at our office.
Is it okay for me to goto gym ?

Yeah but guve preference to the upper back issue
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
hey guys...I am able to reduce 10-11 Kg in 4 months of gym...but not able to reduce further...I was 88 in Oct and still around same..I agree my weight increased in diwali by 2 kg but its been long time I am running and exercising and not reducing further :(

I am able to run at 9 speed for 4 km so definitely stamina have increased a lot ..

Any idea...do I have to take suppliments .
 

freshseasons

King of my own Castle
hey guys...I am able to reduce 10-11 Kg in 4 months of gym...but not able to reduce further...I was 88 in Oct and still around same..I agree my weight increased in diwali by 2 kg but its been long time I am running and exercising and not reducing further :(

I am able to run at 9 speed for 4 km so definitely stamina have increased a lot ..

Any idea...do I have to take suppliments .

Dont concentrate on the weight buddy. You are adding muscles and muscles are heavier than fat.
Add weight traning to your regime and you'll be just fine.
 

TheSloth

The Slowest One
Start working out!! Skip rice in night. And have less even in day, if possible as it is mainly carbohyderate and since you sit most of the time and dont use your energy, that carbohyderate turns into fat. I am not 100% sure about this.

Better go for jogging. No need to jog or workout everyday, make it like 3 times in a week.

Food intake is most important, eat less calorie food, means no fast food, biscuit, sweets and all.
 
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Faun

Faun

Wahahaha~!
Staff member
Any suggestion to reduce the stomach fat? My work makes me stay near my pc all the time. I don't feel like exercising at all. :(

Don't go on diet. Change you lifestyle. What you eat, eat healthy.

Go for running if you can.

calorie intake < calorie consumption

Spot fat reduction is not possible. Stomach fat reduction will take time.
 

TheSloth

The Slowest One
yeah that is true, people who think starving helps to reduce weights are really uninformed about the health related things. ulcer is just the first thing they concede.

that aside, i am also suffering from paunch. I am very lean but have a paunch which makes me look awkward. At this moment I don't have money to eat 3 times a day, so I am also skipping food now and then, which resulted in this paunch.

unhealthy eating habits also contributes to belly fat. Though the paunch will be more protruding around pelvis area rather than the overall stomach. It means body is storing food in the large intestine for longer period of time cause it doesn't know when one is goin to eat next time.
 
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