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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Dumbell flys will exercise your deltoids and pectoral muscles in particular. This is effective if your goal is to increase the strength of these musc ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Possibly: If used in a program of graded increase in weights and generally good exercise, dumbell weights of various strengths can be helpful. You should exerc ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Although possible.: You wouldn't be able to hold it the same way to work muscles. It could fall and cause crush injury. It's rough texture could lead to abrasions.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Absolutely: Yes, weight and resistance training is fine for both men and women. Make sure to start low and go slow. Work with someone knowledgable like a person ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unfamiliar : U have to educate me! I am familiar w/ full and half- squats and both are efficacious for buttock muscle strengthening and tone. What is a seated squa ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Strength training: Training your muscles for increased strength and endurance should be a gradual process to avoid injuries. Lifting your own body weight such as in push ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
13 years experience Sports Medicine
Just different: Both are beneficial for weight training. Dumbbells allow greater range of motion and require the use of accessory muscles more. Barbells are more r ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Dumbbells are harder: Dumbbells require each arm to recruit more surrounding shoulder muscles to help balance the weight which means you are working harder (given the same ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Nope: If you are basically healthy , then your growth will determined by the potential your dna has. Nothing you do will really matter. There are no exercis ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: You'll gain mass by lifting heavier weights. Do three sets of ten repetitions of the heaviest weight you can manage, or close to this. You'll find you ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Alternating motions: Always work biceps and triceps on the same day alternating. I would recommend including the shoulder since this links to the arms. Do triceps extensio ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Good choice: Some of this is genetic. You'll want to go to the gym and do 3 sets of 10 reps of the most weight you can handle. Do others that build your triceps, e ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Amount of exercise: Start slow and combine, aerobic, strength and flexibility. Start with three exercises per day at at least 12 reps and add additional exercise every fe ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Horn
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
In children?: it is safe for pediatric athletes to lift weights. Excessively heavy weight or improper technique can damage growth plates and therefore attention to ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Potential: It does have the potential to aggravate précis ting carpal tunnel syndrome, and may contribute to causing it as well. That is not to say you should ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
Move or not?: Muscle contractions can be divided into: •isotonic (constant tension through rom-range of motion) basically but not exactly like free wts. Most e ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
52 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Exercise is very important for overall health and building muscles. It increases the release of growth hormone which is very helpful in combating obe ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Squats depends on-: -how deep you squat & how fast they are done. Situps also depends on whether you are flat or inclined & are you holding a weight while you do ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Spot fat loss: does not occur naturally.
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on tha ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
19 years experience Family Medicine
Both: It will build muscle but not as much bulk. Lighter weights/more reps tend to be best for toning.

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