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Could lifting weights really help you have a great body?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Can help: need more: Weight lifting will increase muscle and muscle mass as well as strength. However, proper diet, rest, cardiovascular training as well as flexibility training is also necessary for fitness.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Can lifting weights help me get rid of my body fat?

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Dr. David Surdyka
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Diet is first but combining with exercise has multiple benefits. Resistance exercise can accelerate results. Choose compound movements, set goals, chart progress, get a partner. Great book for middle age program, "the new rules of lifting: for life", shuler and cosgrove.

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Last updated May 3, 2015

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