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Do exercises such as squats, lunges, push-ups, planks, and jumping jacks help with weight loss?

Do exercises such as squats, lunges, push-ups, planks, and jumping jacks help with weight loss?

Yes: Along with cutting calories, don't eat junk food if you eat 2500 cal and burn only 2000, in spite of your exercises you will gain weigh, to loose 1 lb of body fat you gave to burn 3500 calories, not easy task ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Hi, I would like to know if squats make you butt bigger and if running will make me gain muscle weight or lose weight....... thanks have a nice day?

Hi, I would like to know if squats make you butt bigger and if running will make me gain muscle weight or lose weight....... thanks have a nice day?

Firmer-not bigger: Hands down, squats are the best general exercise to firm your thighs, legs, and gluteal area- will nOT make your buttocks bigger. Running will help burn off excess fat. ...Read more

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Is that true that squats will help to lose weight?

Is that true that squats will help to lose weight?

Maybe: You can help reduce weight by increasing your physical activity, and low-impact cardio may be better due to the duration of activity (run/bike/swim), rather than a few reps of squats, which will help build muscle and may 'exchange' fat weight for muscle weight. Short answer is calories burned must be greater than those consumed to lose weight. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could you tell me if I work out doing lunges and bulgarian squats with weights will it make me lose weight?

Weight loss: Achieving a healthy and maintainable weight requires exercise and diet. You must expend more calories than you consume to lose weight. If you do not watch what you eat you can still gain weight despite your work outs. I would also recommend adding some type of cardiovascular exercise 4-5 times per week such as walking, jogging, bicycling or swimming to burn the calories. ...Read more

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After doing back squats with weights above 250lbs, I have minor pain in my lower back the next day. Is this normal or a sign that something's wrong?

After doing back squats with weights above 250lbs, I have minor pain in my lower back the next day. Is this normal or a sign that something's wrong?

Less weight: This is your body telling you to back off somewhat on the weight. It would be best to back down the build up slowly. It would be good also to work with a trainer to make sure that you are doing the squats properly. ...Read more

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I do 30 crunches 30 leg raises 30 push ups and 30 squats/day. Weight 60kg height 6ft age 19.How much protein do I need everyday?

I do 30 crunches 30 leg raises 30 push ups and 30 squats/day. Weight 60kg height 6ft age 19.How much protein do I need everyday?

No right answer: There is no medical or scientific answer to relay to you. There are way too many variables. I think that just knowing you want to have a diet predominate in proteins is evidence you are probably doing fine. The only caveat being is that one needs a lot of hydration when they are eating a healthy diet high in protein sources. ...Read more

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When I push weights at the gym (squat s) I develop migraines headaches. What?

When I push weights at the gym (squat s) I develop migraines headaches. What?

Are you breathing?: When we exert ourselves as such, we tend to hold our breath, stabilizes the core and helps us with the heavy lift. But that pressure build-up can give us a headache. It's important to breathe out while you're on the positive phase of the lift and breathe in on the negative part. Could just be from squeezing your scalp muscles too, as you wince during the heavy lift. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 22 yrs old female my weight is 43 kg how many squats are enough for me and how many reps? Will it help me archive good body and posture?

Hi I'm 22 yrs old female my weight is 43 kg how many squats are enough for me and how many reps? Will it help me archive good body and posture?

Malnutrition: Before you use up all our energy and protein building blocks by working out, please improve your nutritional status first. You need all your essential Amino Acids to build good muscles and help with posture, so follow the recommendation I gave to your other question. ...Read more

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Lift weights a lot like bench, squat, and deadlift each 3 times a week. Am I too thin, should I be concerned?

Lift weights a lot like bench, squat, and deadlift each 3 times a week. Am I too thin, should I be concerned?

Can't tell: I can not tell you if you are too thin without knowing your height, body weight and body frame. At this point in your life, focus on healthy living- healthy eating, keeping the muscles toned, finding enjoyable forms of cardiovascular exercise, minimizing your risk of injury and staying in a healthy weight range. If I can help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Doing squats with weights in the gym can break the hymen?

Doing squats with weights in the gym can break the hymen?

Stretch it, yes: It can stretch the hymen is it has a small opening in it to allow for menstrual flow. The intra abdominal pressure increases with squats causing the hymen to "bulge". ...Read more

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Are sit-ups (when holding a weight), squats, or deadlifts bad for you?

Are sit-ups (when holding a weight), squats, or deadlifts bad for you?

No: No, none of the activities you listed are bad for you when done properly. When you first start exercising, you may want to ease yourself into activity. Make sure that you know the proper technique for each movement and remember to stretch before and after working your muscles. Have a great workout! ...Read more

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Can you use school bags as weights and hold it on the handle when doing squats?

If stable.: Improvising gym equipment is great. Just make sure the bags don't wobble and shift while on the bar. People did all sorts of creative things to lift weights and train before gym equipment was invented. See the history of "muscular Christianity" popular at the turn of the last century. The theory was a sound mind in a sound body, the body being a temple, that required as much care as the spirit. ...Read more

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I am a lifter, I lift 300 pound squat, and 225 deadlift, I have hemorroid imy weight is 188 due the hemorroid can be cause by this action?

I am a lifter, I lift 300 pound squat, and 225 deadlift, I have hemorroid imy weight is 188 due the hemorroid can be cause by this action?

Lifting ; Hemorrhoid: Lifting heavy weights can contribute to worsening of hemorrhoids. Any straining, heavy lifting, etc. Should be avoided. You should seek medical help if your hemorrhoids are causing discomfort. ...Read more

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If I do squats (without weights) doing 10squats 3sets everyday when will I start to see results? I have very small butt and I want it bigger/plump

Maybe: You're on the right track. Look at volleyball players. They are running and jumping for hours at a time. Small size is mostly genetic, so you're going to have to accept the basic frame that you have been given; however, you can sculpt what you have. All the exercise in the world won't give you a j-lo rear end if you're not programmed to be shaped that way. ...Read more

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Been drinking beer and ensure plus, plus squats to gain weight. Will it work and how soon?

Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more

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Weights gym safe disc bulge L 4 5 mirror doing leg press that seated and squats and lunges I no got build up core?

Weights gym safe disc bulge L 4 5 mirror doing leg press that seated and squats and lunges I no got build up core?

Back pain: Lunges and squats really put a lot of stress on the low back. You risk converting a bulging disc into a herniated disc. Isometric exercises are better to build the core muscles. A weight lifting belt can protect the low back if you have to do the lunges and squats. Consult with a personal trainer to avoid further injury to the low back. ...Read more

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When I squat with weights after a set my heart feels so hard and fast like its going to come out my chest! Normal?

When I squat with weights after a set my heart feels so hard and fast like its going to come out my chest! Normal?

Chest pain: Chest discomfort while doing heavy lifting should be evaluated. Get a good physical exam including a heart exam before you continue strenuous exercise. ...Read more

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My bum is quiet big as if I gain weight it always goes on that region which has caused stretch marks. Will squating get rid of them?

My bum is quiet big as if I gain weight it always goes on that region which has caused stretch marks. Will squating get rid of them?

Weight gain: Fat deposition is determined to a degree by genetics. Regular exercise, at least 30 minutes daily 5 times a week, plus a healthy diet will keep your weight down. Some women tend to get stretch marks in a particular area as well. You can try cocoa butter to help smooth them, but decreasing your weight to avoid obesity related illness is a better goal to focus on rather than your appearance. ...Read more

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I have bow legs and my fibular sticks out a lot on the side of my leg. Is this normal and can I still squat heavy weights despite this?

I have bow legs and my fibular sticks out a lot on the side of my leg. Is this normal and can I still squat heavy weights despite this?

Probably: Hard to say for sure without knowing the severity of your bowleg issue. But you can do the weight lifting. If you start to have knee pain and problems then see an orthopedic doc. Don't squat excessive weight amounts. Hopefully you are being supervised by an athletic trainer. ...Read more

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Sir I'm 16. I go to the gym. Does doing squats stunt growth of height? Similarly I've been told weight lifting stunt growth. Is it true?

Sir I'm 16. I go to the gym. Does doing squats stunt growth of height? Similarly I've been told weight lifting stunt growth. Is it true?

No: Lifting weights does not stunt your growth. It is good for your overall health as well as making strong muscles and bones. Continue doing it if you like. ...Read more

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Doctor give me some tips to reduce fats in my tighs. My jym trainer said me to lift heavy weight on doing squat and lower body workouts. Help?

Doctor give me some tips to reduce fats in my tighs. My jym trainer said me to lift heavy weight on doing squat and lower body workouts. Help?

Exercise: When you watch your diet and exercise you typically lose weight form all over your body. You can work on strengthening the muscles in your legs which would make your thighs leaner. Lifting heavy weights usually builds larger muscles. Lighter weights with many repeptitions can tone your thigh muscles. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Squatting (Definition)

To sit in a low or crouching position with the legs drawn up closely beneath or in front of the body; sit on ...Read more