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Doctor insights on: Are Squats And Deadlifts Safe For Kids

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How would I calculate the calories burned from weight training? (deadlifts, bench, squats, etc...)

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

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


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M 22 year old girl virgin. I do heavy weight training exercises in gym can doing squats, lunges, & exercising on leg press machine in gym break hymen?

M 22 year old girl virgin. I do heavy weight training exercises in gym can doing squats, lunges, & exercising on leg press machine in gym break hymen?

No, but...: It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. So, ignore the hymen. Usually, only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do squats or deadlift wit degenerative disc?

Is it safe to do squats or deadlift wit degenerative disc?

Yes and no: Keeps the muscles around the area strong which reduces pain and increase function, but use low weight. ...Read more

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Is it back to 12 year old kids to do squats?

Not at all: It is good exercise cardiovascularly, for flexibility, and to tone up the buttocks and legs to do squats - even for a 12 year old. ...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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My child 5 years but woke up and is limping everywhere, he says knee hurts, he "woke up like that" but he can squat, without hurting, its not swollen?

My child 5 years but woke up and is limping everywhere, he says knee hurts, he "woke up like that" but he can squat, without hurting, its not swollen?

growing pains: If the need is not swollen, warm, or tender, I would not worry too much about it. Try some Motrin over the next 24 hours. If it is not getting better, see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I tend to deep squat in the shower to clean my bum and vulva. Is this safe at 34 weeks? Its only for a minute or two each morning? I'm a little worried

I tend to deep squat in the shower to clean my bum and vulva. Is this safe at 34 weeks? Its only for a minute or two each morning? I'm a little worried

Pregnancy: At 34 weeks you do whatever you have to do to keep yourself clean. As long as you are stable and not in jeopardy of falling in the shower, it is fine. Just be careful not to slip and fall. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy! ...Read more

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I am 30yr old.60 kg. Is it safe to do 15min skipping, 30min jog, 60min walk, 10min crunch, 250 times squat daily. Will it affect my uterus.

I am 30yr old.60 kg. Is it safe to do 15min skipping, 30min jog, 60min walk, 10min crunch, 250 times squat daily. Will it affect my uterus.

Quite a workout: This sounds like quite a strenuous workout! If your heart and lungs are healthy there should be no problem but work up to it and don't try starting it all at once. It won't effect your uterus but your periods may change with the exercise and weight loss that would be anticipated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have 4 stitches in my leg on my shin, it's been a week since I got the stitches, is it safe to train legs now? Ex; squats, lunges, leg press, etc

I have 4 stitches in my leg on my shin, it's been a week since I got the stitches, is it safe to train legs now? Ex; squats, lunges, leg press, etc

Not yet: There's fewer stem cells in the tibia especially in the mid portion so healing of your laceration takes longer 2 heal then the face which have many more. 2 start 2 early u can open up the wound. I would wait until the sutures r removed & b sure that it is well healed b 4 u start a lower leg routine. ...Read more

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For running, My back gets a little cramp like and sore & using leg press for squats. Is a foam roller good for stretching the back? Any safe tips?

For running, My back gets a little cramp like and sore & using leg press for squats. Is a foam roller good for stretching the back? Any safe tips?

Back program: Always good to maintain strength and flexibility in your back. See a PT who can teach you a good ongoing stretching and strengthening program. Foam rollers are good but this only represents a small part of a back rehab program. ...Read more

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How long after a laparoskopic inguinal hernia surgery with mesh, is it safe to squat, bend over, push a stroller or lift? I am with a toddler at home.

How long after a laparoskopic inguinal hernia surgery with mesh, is it safe to squat, bend over, push a stroller or lift? I am with a toddler at home.

Post-op lifting: It is best to check with your individual doctor who did the surgery to see if thee were any specifics to your case that would limit these things. But in general for laproscopic surgery with mesh placement, you should avoid these things for 6 weeks post-op. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives for squating/deadlifts without weights?

Why not squats: If you don't have weights, squats (holding something heavy) are great for the thighs. Or wall sits or stairclimbing, or chair set-ups, or jumping/hopping exercises. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to do squats and deadlifts barefoot or in slippers?

I would avoid: Lifting barefoot. There are weightlifting shoes that provide traction and have minimal cushion in the soles to allow for improved stability/feel of the foot with the lifting floor/surface. They are similar to wrestling shoes or boxing shoes/boots. ...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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I have pain at lower left scapula. Mostly when I try to gouge/stretch or at workout (deadlift, benchpress, squat). Little pain at deep breath or gouge?

I have pain at lower left scapula. Mostly when I try to gouge/stretch or at workout (deadlift, benchpress, squat). Little pain at deep breath or gouge?

Cut back weight: Sound like you tore one of the scapula support muscles. Suspect you continue to re injure the area by lifting too much weight and straining the area. See a PMR doc or physical therapist to made certain of that diagnosis. Taping she shoulder blade for a while can allow it to heal. ...Read more

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How many times a week should you squat?

How many times a week should you squat?

Squat?: By "squat, " are you referring to the exercise, or is this a euphemism for defecation? ...Read more

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How can squats affect my butt?

How can squats affect my butt?

Butt squats: Squats work all of your gluteus muscles and your hamstrings. Squats = tone and tighten, but be careful not to hurt yourself. Get professional direction when you start for safety. ...Read more

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How would squats affect my butt?

How would squats affect my butt?

Helps to tone your: Buttocks. Exercises to tone your butt include plie, dumbell squats, squat w kick-back, single leg front raises, toe taps,
clock lunge, step ups w knee raise, lunge jumps ; squat jumps. ...Read more

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Could it be unsafe to do 400 squats?

400# squats: Yes! That is a lot of strain on your knees and low back. If you are using improper form, you will hurt yourself. Please use spotters and be careful. I would recommend a coach. ...Read more

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Does squat nd shoulder stunt our growth?

Does squat nd shoulder stunt our growth?

No: Squat-and-shoulder and other exercises do not stunt growth. Kids will grow to the pre-destined height in america as long as they eat healthily, exercise moderately, grab some sunshine, and get plenty of sleep. To not hurt the body, one should avoid excessive exercise with unusually heavy weights. ...Read more

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Will squats help make my big butt better?

May be: Squats will help to tone up your gluteus muscles and make then stronger and with time and perseverance bigger, however will not get rid of the fat only diet and loosing weight will do. ...Read more

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Is doing 100 squats a day for a month, bad?

Exercise: No. But, it is not the perfect exercise. If you want core strength and or weight loss this is just the beginning. ...Read more

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What is a good alternative to squats and lunges?

Have not: Stated your objective. If you want to lose weight need to decrease intake and make sure you keep up exercise such as swimming or walking, bike riding.
The amount of exercise needed at your age needs to be discussed with your doc and may need to have an exercise rx. Be careful but the best may just be simple as walking or bike riding. ...Read more

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Is it okay for a 13 year old to bench press squat?

Is it okay for a 13 year old to bench press squat?

Depends on meaning: I encourage my patients to find physical activities that they can be engaged in for a lifetime. The idea of a workout implies something different. The aap ; certified trainer groups recommend no power lifting until the final stage of physical maturity. Cardio workouts (like soccer, jogging) are proper anytime as is instruction in proper weight training by a knowledgable trainer. ...Read more

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Can you tear your MCL during a squat lift accident?

Can you tear your MCL during a squat lift accident?

Yes: The mcl is the most commonly injured knee ligament. Any load applied to the outside of the knee can injure the mcl. The severity if the sprain determines the treatment. ...Read more

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Squats make my butt smaller, what else should I try?

What's your goal?: Smaller butt? Larger one? Rather than focus on that one body part, and rather than try to live up to societal standards of beauty, exercise regularly to achieve & maintain your own health. Be happy & satisfied with your achievements & individuality. Don't feel that you have to conform to others or succumb to peer pressure. You're better than that! Exercise all body parts b/c it's good for you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: squatting?

What is the definition or description of: squatting?

For me and you: To sit in a low or crouching position with the legs drawn up closely beneath or in front of the body; sit on one's haunches or heels. ...Read more

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Can your butt get bigger with exercises like squats?

To a certain extent: If you work out quite strenuously and you have the right genetics, you may undergo a degree of hypertrophy (enlargement) of the buttock muscles like the gluteus muscle which can enlarge the size of your buttocks. But it would be uncommon that you would gain so much muscle that it would significantly enlarge the size of your buttocks. Most increased size comes from increased superficial fat. ...Read more

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How come I see results so quickly from lunges and squats?

Muscle stimulation: These are compound movements that use several different muscle groups to complete the exercise. You may be stimulating muscles that haven't been used in a while. Also, your success with these exercises may be motivating you to increase your overall exercise routine with similar benefits. ...Read more

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When can I start doing squat thrusts again after my c-sec?

When can I start doing squat thrusts again after my c-sec?

Discuss: With your surgeon on next visit. Depends on your rate of healing. If wound dehiscence or infection occurs a longer recovery will be required ...Read more

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How can I stop the back of my heels from hurting when I squat?

How can I stop the back of my heels from hurting when I squat?

Work on....: Really stretching out your achilles tendons! If you don't know how to do this already, visit youtube and do a search for these types of exercises. Type in "achilles tendon stretches" and a bunch of videos will turn up to help you. ...Read more

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Expert opinion please: could squats make my butt look better?

Better Looking Butt: Squats are a good start. Exercises that will work your buttocks include: lunges, squats, dumbbell squats, stepups, toe taps, plie, squats with kickbacks, hip extensions, one legged dead-lifts and the gamut of aerobic exercises (running, swimming, bicycling, kickboxing, walking). ...Read more

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How can I tell if squatting better than sitting in the toilet?

It depends: In the old days squatting was the method, I think that help to empty your bowels better and faster.
These days sitting is the method, this more comfortable and you can spend more time in the bath.
I like the squatting method more. ...Read more

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I'm worried I've damaged my kness from squats. What are the signs?

I'm worried I've damaged my kness from squats. What are the signs?

Hard to say: Proper squat form is so important to keep your knees healthy. There are a myriad of ways you can damage your knees with improper squat form. But, knee pain could be from many things. Old injuries that never healed, improper running form, etc. Best to have a good knee exam to be sure and then follow up with someone who can critique your squat form. ...Read more