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Airport alarms: There is no need to carry a card or letter when you travel. If the security monitor is made more sensitive, hardware or total joint implants can set off the alarm. In this scenario, you will be pulled aside and either scanned by hand by tsa, or some other form of exam. There is nothing you can provide the tsa agent that would prevent the additional exam. Good luck! ...Read more
Both: It will build muscle but not as much bulk. Lighter weights/more reps tend to be best for toning. ...Read more
Possibly: Like any metal (buttons, zippers, necklaces) if there is enough mass to register on the machine, it is possible that your piercings will activate the alarm. Rather than deal with the delay and the potential embarrassment, consider removing them before the tsa experience. ...Read more
Could lifting weights count as strength training, or is doing squats, crunches, kickbacks, etc strength training?
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 pushups, pullups, squats, lunges has similar benefit for staying fit. A good healthy diet plan is a must. Avoid junk calories and focus on nutrition with veggies and fruits. Stay regular and consistent. Good luck. ...Read more
With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?
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 that area such as seated military press, etc for 6-8 weeks. If it was more of a soft tissue injury, than basically you would just try to keep your activities to such a level that your pain is not aggravated, but could increase them as tolerated. ...Read more
Yes and more..: First, regular barbell squats you do nott flex the knees as much, which is good for your knee caps! the behind the body squatting is also more prone to injury. However, it is better for buttocks, and the front squat better for quads. However, i would take a seated squat as the superior exercise, since you can do more weight without hurting your back! ...Read more
I'm a 17 yr old teenager n I want build lean muscular body. I practice push ups, pull ups , sit ups n Hindu dips. Doing Hindu dips decreases height?
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 restrictive, but strengthen your primary muscle groups and are generally less likely to cause injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will larger reps of smaller weight ex: 5reps of 20sets of dumbbell curls at 10lb have the same muscle growth as lifting 2 reps of 5sets at 30lb?
For muscle growth,: Fewer reps of heavier weights are more effective. ...Read more
Work up to it: The usual advice is for each exercise, find the amount of weight that allowed you to do ten repetitions. Do three sets of ten, grunting and straining for the last few. This will give you a burn. For each muscle group, do this three times per week. It doesn't take that long and you'll discover you can add weight in small increments. ...Read more
How would I calculate the calories burned from weight training? (deadlifts, bench, squats, etc...)
Apps: There is actually a pretty cool app called myfitnesspal available for free on iOS and Android (methyltestosterone). I used this when I had to lose weight safely for a sport by a certain time period. It allows you to calculate in calories and nutrients in, and your exercises are searchable. It won't be exact, but it gives a good estimate and it does work well. It's free, you've got nothing to lose... but weight! ...Read more
No: Several studies have shown that back braces do not reduce work place injuries. However, there is evidence to show that back braces can help maintian a proper lifting posture, and therefore some workers choose to use a back brace. Wearing a back brace has not been shown to be harmful, and therefore if it provides a "feel good" effect then by all means wear it. ...Read more
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