Difference between a pulled muscle
and a torn one?
is in severity. “pulled” muscle is torn, but the rears are microscopic.
With a “torn” muscle, you can actually see a deformity., and there may be
swelling. Bruising, and acute pain.. A pulled muscle can be painful when
stressed and typically requires icing and rest for 1 to 3 weeks. One sign
of a tear is a difficulty of inability to fully contract your muscle.
Tears also require rest and ice, but often surgery and rehab, too. When in
doubt, call the doc.
TAAINER FROM HELL
» So how ho Hollywood stars like Keanu Reeves
(Matrix), Anjelina Jolie (Mr & Mrs Smith), Tom Cruise (Top Gun), do all
those incredible stunts on screen, often without the aid of a double? They
get trainers like Scott Helvenston to whip them up to peak form.
Helvenston is a former US Navy SEAL and world champion pentathlete who
shaped up Demi Moore for the 1997 film G.I. Jane. His total Body Workout
class includes a hard-core hour of strength training and calisthenics with
little rest. His fitness philosophy; “I’m not into weights or props.
Exercise requires nothing but your mind, your body and the right
How he kicks
his clients’ butts:- By lying. “I’ll tell a client you’ve got five more
push-ups.’ But s/he’s finished the fifth one, I say, ‘Okay, three more,”
says helvenston. “I also keep people so friggin’ busy that they don’t have
time to realize how hard they’re working.”
muscle move you should try:- The 10-Count Body builder: 1. Do a
pull-up. 2. Let go and stand, arms by your sides. 3. Squat. 4. With hands
on floor, jump legs back and assume a raise push-up position. 5. Do a
push-up. 6. stand up. 7. Do a side – straddle hop (while in a push-up
position, jump your legs shoulder width apart then back together). 8.
Stand back up. 9. Squat. 10,. Stand up again and punch yourself (not too
hard!) in the stomach (*this marital arts move causes your abs to
contract, which makes them stronger”). Return to step one. Do sequence
three times, working up to 10. Killer cardio idea: His four – count
jumping jacks. “you’ll burn 300 calories by doing this exercise for just
10 minutes,’ says Halvenston. Start by standing with your feet together,
arms at your sides. Do a jumping jack and return to starting position;
then jump and land with your left foot forward, fight foot back; return to
start; finally, jump both feet to one side, then the other; return to
start. Repeat for up to 10 minutes.”
training tip:- “think of your workout on a difficulty scale of one to
10 and exercise in the six to seven range.”