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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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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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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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What's a bench press?

What's a bench press?

Weight lifting: Bench press is a common weight lifting exercise where you lay on a bench and lift weights place on a barbell. This exercises the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscles and to a lessor extend the triceps muscles. ...Read more

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Bench press or dumbbell press for upper chest, which is better?

Bench press or dumbbell press for upper chest, which is better?

Both : Are good. Better may include which one you could perform in the correct way. ...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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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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Which weight lifting workouts should I do?

Which weight lifting workouts should I do?

That depends on what: Your goals are. Weight gain, weight loss, increasing strength, increasing muscle mass, etc. You need to define that before being able to select a plan that is optimum for you. ...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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Will lifting weights burn your arm fat?

Will lifting weights burn your arm fat?

Depending on what: Type of weight lifting you are doing, it may bulk up arm muscles or tone them but it will not specifically cause you to lose fat on your arms. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be arm fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories. ...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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With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

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

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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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I injured my shoulder while bench pressing? Should I just lift fewer pounds?

I injured my shoulder while bench pressing? Should I just lift fewer pounds?

Change routine: You probably have torn or injured your shoulder rotator cuff, which can be a persistent "plague" on your exercise routine. Do not do the same thing that caused it for a while and in any event exercise through stiffness but not through pain. If this was at a gym, perhaps there is a consultant who can advise you about alternate exercises. You could also see a physiatrist for advice. ...Read more

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