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Doctor insights on: Average Bench Press Weight

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Why isn't my bench press weight increasing?

Why isn't my bench press weight increasing?

Muscles stronger: Muscles respond to repetitive force application by getting stronger. The actual individual muscle fibers become more larger and more efficient at being recruited "on demand" when a particular exercise (bench press) is performed. ...Read more

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Will lifting 5 pound dumbbells stunt my growth?

Will lifting 5 pound dumbbells stunt my growth?

Nope: If you are basically healthy , then your growth will determined by the potential your dna has. Nothing you do will really matter. There are no exercises or supplements that will make you taller than you are meant to be. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

No: Hindu dips will not decrease your height. You are doing many of the right things to have a healthy boy. Consider adding an aerobic exercise like walking, running, biking or swimming 30-60 minutes a day to your exercise plan. Good health to you. ...Read more

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Male. Can I do weight lifting like bench press after mastectomy? What timeframe?

Yes when wound heals: after cleared by your surgeon, some times skin flaps are under tension any additional stress will disrupt the wound . ...Read more

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Lose inches off the bust - weight watchers?

Lose inches off the bust - weight watchers?

Well, here's the: Thing. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be bust fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Weight watchers is a reputable organization if you wish to lose weight. ...Read more

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16yrs male... 3 inches away from maximum height....can I start lifting weights....I'm 150lbs....will 20 lbs dumbbells in each hand stunt my growth.

16yrs male... 3 inches away from maximum height....can I start lifting weights....I'm 150lbs....will 20 lbs dumbbells in each hand stunt my growth.

Outstanding!: Great time to start weight training. Your bones and growth plates in those bones are ready. Dumbbells are a great way to train. Use multi joint exercises instead of single joint..... That is, lunges and dumbbell presses instead of straight bicep curls..... Great way to work on your core muscles..... Abdomen, hips, pelvis ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is dumbbell bench press almost equivalent to barbell bench press?

Can you tell me how is dumbbell bench press almost equivalent to barbell bench press?

Dumbbells are harder: Dumbbells require each arm to recruit more surrounding shoulder muscles to help balance the weight which means you are working harder (given the same weight). The bench press is a great exercise as well, but it does work a more specific muscle group and is intrinsically more stable because both arms are linked in trying to balance the moving weight load. ...Read more

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How many men can bench press their own body weight?

How many men can bench press their own body weight?

Weight lifting: There is no statics on this question. ...Read more

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Lost 35 lbs and did not lose a full pant size. Why? Cannot do weight bearing exercise. Did indoor walk w/cardio, weights and low impact leg exercises.

Lost 35 lbs and did not lose a full pant size. Why? Cannot do weight bearing exercise. Did indoor walk w/cardio, weights and low impact leg exercises.

DOES NOT MAKE SENCE: Loosing 35 lbs and not loosing a full pant size does not make any sence you should consult your doctor and get a thorough physical exam with weight height/bmi, blood tests etc, and discuss your weight loss of 35 lbs and no loss in the waist line, and what exercses you should be doing. ...Read more

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Could weighted push ups put mass in chest?

Could weighted push ups put mass in chest?

Yes: push ups are an overall good exercise for chest, upper extremities and core ...Read more

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Is reverse grip bench press better than normal grip?

Is reverse grip bench press better than normal grip?

Depends: It's not the standard, but it all depends on the muscle groups you are trying to workout ...Read more

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Will declined bench press help hide gynecomastia?

Will  declined bench press help hide  gynecomastia?

Probably Not.: Gynecomastia is located superficial to the pectoralis major muscle; therefore increasing the muscle size will not necessarily help diminish the appearance of the excess breast tissue. If symptomatic and/or aesthetically displeasing, surgical correction of gynecomastia can be worthwhile. ...Read more

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Please answer! what muscles does the machine press work compared to free weight bench press?

See below: if you are using machine for bench press you tend to isolate out several muscles. if you are using free weights, you need many more muscles to stabilize your upper body. therefore you get a more "total body" workout when you use free weights in general. ...Read more

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Losing weight slowly, good diet, lifting weights. Developed nasolabial folds. Will they disappear as my face gets smaller & reach my ideal weight?

Losing weight slowly, good diet, lifting weights. Developed nasolabial folds. Will they disappear as my face gets smaller & reach my ideal weight?

NLF's: This would be difficult to predict. It depends on your age, skin quality , genetics, etc. Unfortunately many people find their facial appearance "ages" as they lose weight. The benefits of losing weight and getting in shape are tremendous. However, it can be frustrating thinking you may look older. Fillers, collagen stimulators and fat injection can all help with this type of change. ...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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Does breast size decrease when you lose weight?

Does breast size decrease when you lose weight?

Usually, yes: However the % the comes from breast vs other parts of your body can't be accurately predicted. ...Read more