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I have a pain in my upper left arm and shoulder. I can lift and workout except when i do bench press specifically when am close to my chest.

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 Latest answer by Oct 10, 2014 Ryan Smith, chiropractor

What can be done for chest pain, rapid heartbeat occasional pins and needles in hands and legs (started after lifting weights)?

Posted on Sep 28, 2012 Latest answer by Oct 14, 2012 Garry King, personal trainer

How many times a week should I exercise cardio vs. muscle toning?

Posted on Sep 28, 2012 Latest answer by Dec 16, 2012 Jon McQueen, personal trainer

I tore my Achilles partially last year and I am having an issue with running now with pain in the muscles behind my knee. What can I do?

Posted on Sep 28, 2012 Latest answer by Jan 6, 2013 David Friedman, chiropractor

What is the best exercise to relieve sciatic nerve pain?

Posted on Sep 28, 2012 Latest answer by Nov 13, 2012 Melissa Gutierrez, yoga instructor

I want to tone muscles without losing weight! What should I be doing?

Posted on Sep 10, 2012 Latest answer by Dec 16, 2012 Jon McQueen, personal trainer

My legs are too muscular. What should I do to reduce my leg haunch muscle?

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 Latest answer by Dec 16, 2012 Jon McQueen, personal trainer

I am underweight, How do i go about putting at least 20 pounds on?

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 Latest answer by Dec 16, 2012 Jon McQueen, personal trainer

Gaining weight at age 58, how to increase metabolism to keep weight off?

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 Latest answer by Oct 15, 2012 Kevin Gibson, personal trainer

Should I seek a nutritionist or trainer? Weight 198; 6'-0"; need to lose 12 lbs.

Posted on Mar 6, 2012 Latest answer by Jan 6, 2013 Adam Yezer, registered dietitian

I need to get my stomach flat and I cannot get on the floor or put pressure on my knees. What exercises can I do?

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 Latest answer by Oct 14, 2012 Al Chu, personal trainer

What should I do as far as working out so that I avoid losing muscle mass during pregnancy?

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 Latest answer by Sep 25, 2012 Jessica Riley, personal trainer

Are there massages or exercises that can strengthen lower back muscles and prevent lumbar strain?

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 Latest answer by Feb 21, 2012 Brandon Bodine, personal trainer

What are the best exercises for shoulder tendinitis?

Posted on Dec 14, 2011 Latest answer by Dec 14, 2011 Steven Metz, yoga instructor

I'm a runner and am experiencing an extreme tightness in my Achilles tendon whether I'm jogging or not.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 Latest answer by Feb 15, 2012 Derek Duke Noble, personal trainer

What are the best exercises to help tighten the post-baby belly bulge?

Posted on Nov 17, 2011 Latest answer by Nov 17, 2011 Christina Tyler, personal trainer

How can I get rid of or avoid shin splints?

Posted on Jan 24, 2012 Latest answer by Jan 24, 2012 Chris Jones, personal trainer

How can I work out so that I avoid losing muscle mass during pregnancy?

Posted on Jan 24, 2012 Latest answer by Jan 24, 2012 Jon McQueen, personal trainer

Is running with 'bare feet' really better than running with supportive shoes?

Posted on Jan 23, 2012 Latest answer by Jan 23, 2012 James Weaver, personal trainer

What kinds of aerobic activity are best for pregnant woman who are active by nature?

Posted on Oct 3, 2011 Latest answer by Oct 3, 2011 Delon Nelson, personal trainer

Is there a point when weight training should stop during pregnancy?

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 Latest answer by Oct 25, 2011 Charles Bell, personal trainer

How many times a week should I do cardio vs. muscle toning exercises?

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 Latest answer by Oct 25, 2011 Spencer Hughes, personal trainer

How can I prevent back pain with the Tracy Anderson workouts?

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 Latest answer by Dec 13, 2011 James Weaver, personal trainer

How hard should I be working out to get a good cardiovascular workout?

Posted on Oct 31, 2011 Latest answer by Oct 31, 2011 Mercedes Dunn, personal trainer

What are good abdominal exercises for someone who has a bad back and shouldn't do sit-ups?

Posted on Jan 23, 2012 Latest answer by Jan 23, 2012 Dan Kritsonis, personal trainer

What should I watch out for in terms of form when doing lunges?

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 Latest answer by Oct 20, 2011 Mercedes Dunn, personal trainer

What's best to do if I only have 10 to 15 minutes at home to workout?

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 Latest answer by Oct 20, 2011 Deborah Caruana, yoga instructor

Is it possible to reduce a double chin with exercise? How long will it take?

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 Latest answer by Dec 13, 2011 Halle Clarke, Pilates instructor

I already do back exercises but vigorous twisting moves can make my back muscles hurt. Should I be strengthening my back in a different way?

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 Latest answer by Oct 20, 2011 John McGuire, personal trainer

Is there really a "fat-burning" zone for cardiovascular exercise, or is this a myth?

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 Latest answer by Oct 20, 2011 James Weaver, personal trainer

How do I build up to longer/more frequent runs without aggravating an old ankle injury?

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 Latest answer by Dec 13, 2011 James Weaver, personal trainer