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Bench Press Bar Weight
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?
Does doing dead lifts, bench press, squat, shoulder press on daily basis increase testosterone levels? As all include spine activity!
Both : Are good. Better may include which one you could perform in the correct way. ...Read more
Absolutely: Breathe as you've been instructed. Stay fit and trim. ...Read more
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
Can weightlifting (bench press, pectoral fly, pull-ups, push-ups, etc.) help or make worse wrist pain/carpal tunnel?
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
Both: It will build muscle but not as much bulk. Lighter weights/more reps tend to be best for toning. ...Read more
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
Can i stunt my growth by doing bicep curls with 10 pound dumbbells? I do 5 sets of 20 push ups, 20 bicep curls, 20 squats, 20 sit ups. Can that stunt my growth?
No. : No. It won't stunt your growth.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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