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Bench Press Bar Weight
Bench press: Seems simple, but if you want to increase your bench press, then you have to keep bench pressing. There are many different schemed available. Work with a strength coach to help you or access resources for lifting online. Make sure you are eating right and taking adequate time for rest in between chest days to allow you body time to recover. ...Read more
Weight lifting: There is no statics on this question. ...Read more
I have a pain in my neck at the base where it joins the shoulder and back post lifting very heavy weights especially overhead bench press .?
Neck/back pain: Pain in this area may be due to strain/sprain especially if induced after a heavy weight lifting set. Consider heat/ice/massage. If persists consider eval by a physician for possible meds or imaging to fully determine etiology. An osteopathic physician may offer manipulation if appropriate to help in your recovery. Meanwhile, cut back on the weights until improved or cleared by ur doc. ...Read more
See details: The rule of thumb is if you can do 15 repetitions it is time to increase the weight. If you cannot do 10 reps, then reduce the weight. ...Read more
Absolutely: Breathe as you've been instructed. Stay fit and trim. ...Read more
My left shoulder is painful when I apply certain weight to it. If I do bench press exercises, I get a sharp pain and feel a bit weak in it. ?
Difficult diagnosis : Difficult to answer without exam because of multitude of pain sources. Could be pectoral us tendon year given location and pain trigger. Could be acromioclavicular joint degeneration. Could be shoulder joint degeneration or bursitis. You need an exam from an Orthopaedic surgeon and an MRI. ...Read more
I have mild MVP with trivial MR. Everything else normal. Can I do weight training in gym like chest and shoulders weight exercises like bench press?
This happen last week i was bench press 160 pounds and couldn't do the last set. So rolled the bar down my chest and on my belly were i sat it for a second. Now my belly looks like its indention. ?
Pain: Have you had any pain or new symptoms associated with your belly? If the only problem you have right now is cosmetic, it is probably safe to give yourself time. The fact that it has been a week means it is unlikely you have done any serious damage. See your doctor if the problem persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I haven't been to the gym in 3+ months due to hemorrhoids...docs told me not to. I'd like to go and lift weights (bench press, triceps, etc). OK?
Be checked: I would sure check/ get clearance from the doctor that advised you not to lift first. ...Read more
What is your goal?: If you are looking for tone, lesser weight with more reps is needed. If you are looking to increase muscle mass, fewer reps with more weight. You should not increase the weight until you feel you can do more reps with less difficulty. This way, your routine doesn't revert from increasing muscle mass to toning. ...Read more
Not at all: That's a very reasonable amountGet a more detailed answer ›
Implants: Depending on size of breast and what you are comfortable with you could increase breast size by using implants under pectoral muscle which shouldn't interfere with bench pressing. Occassionally latissimus flaps are turned to add extra skin to breast site and allow prosthesis to be implanted under them. ...Read more
Varies: Multiple potential causes in a 53 year old weight lifter- Tendonitis, muscle strain, arthritis in the sterno clavicular and acromio clavicular joints, among other possibilities. Consider being seen. May need to lower the amount of weight being lifted. Consider cross training rather than one workout over and over to prevent over use injuries. ...Read more
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