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It depends on what's the child age, if the child is between 5 to 12 years old then I believe that weight training shouldn't be allowed in such a young age, because it can stagnate their growth and there is a high risk of injuries because in this age children tendon and ligaments are still developing. I personally recommend a light body weight training, like jumping, push ups and sprints for 5 to 12 years of age. However, for the teenage years I recommend light weight training along with some light callisthenic exercise program.
It all depends on what goal you want achieve. If you just want to feel you healthy and happy I would recommend yoga every morning 20-40 minutes and jogging 3-4 times a week. But do not forget that Yoga is not really sport, it is meditation in first place and more than anything else you should feel you body during practicing yoga. The same thing with jogging, you will feel happy if you concentrate your mind in your breath during the running.
Depends what kind of injury you had and if you are recovered or not.If your doctor recommends you to run on treadmill you can do that,but you are only one who can decide if you feel pain or not.Of course you have to avoid too much running and to do other type of exercises.
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Hello. First of all, toning your biceps/ triceps is the same as training other body parts. You should always work in 4-5 series of an average of 8-10 reps for hyperthrophy and longer reps(12-20) for slimming down/defining the muscle. What you should be looking for when working out is feeling the "pump", and reach failure at every set. In other words, if you can do 8 reps of biceps curls without reaching failure at the end, then you should increase the weight( and conversely). Secondly , you should work your muscles from different angles, that will give it a major stimulus and in the end it will looks bigger and better. Finally, If you want to focus on a specific muscle group for some time , just work them out more often during your routine, but I'd recommend that you leave a day or two before working out the same muscle group. Good luck! Raphael. Personal trainer.
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Hello. Amino acids contained in proteins will protect your muscles during your workout and help them grow during the recovery phase. Healthy fats and carbohydrates will give you a great energy boost and will make you perfom better. Before every workout you should ingest some kind of lean protein+ health fats and complex carbohydrates. An example of pre-workout meal would be: - a chicken or tuna salad without added fat + a slice of wholewheat bread and some avocado. - two pieces of fruits + raw nuts/ almonds or similar. - chia pudding + raw fruits - oatmeals+ milk and some nuts or similar. As for the post workout meal: This is the only time where fast digesting carbohydrates are okay, as studies show it helps with the muscle recovery growth and hypertrophy. - Pasta, Rice and alike / fruit juice etc. + lean protein ( chicken/ turkey breasts , fish etc). Feel free to try a few of the above options for some time and see how your body reacts to them. Everyone is different and you will have to find what works best for you. Raphael Boury Personal trainer.
It is very tricky question :-) I remember don Juan (Castaneda's teacher) advised him to use a rucksack and told him that "better people think your have a hump then you become an invalid by bearing bag in your hand ". It is you who decide what is more important to you, your health or your co-workers's opinion. It is always possible to make some simple exercises without being a real problem to the people around. Start doing it and maybe somebody else will join you :-)