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can i use weights to build up some muscle?

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Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Yes: As long as you don't have any health issues holding you back from lifting weights, this can be a great way to increase your muscle mass. Make sure you are being smart and safe. Consult a trained specialist at your gym to help you get started if you need to. If you have any pre-existing health problems that you think may be an issue, consult your physician.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Weight Training: If you have any medical concerns as to why you could not begin weight training consult with your doctor. Otherwise, if you are medically cleared, there should be no reason why you couldn't begin a weight training program. Start slowly and if you unfamiliar with weight resistance routines consult with an exercise physiologist. My best.
Answered on May 29, 2016

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