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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more


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I am 28 years old man with 70 kg weight. I want to use steroids for bodybuilding?

I am 28 years old man with 70 kg weight. I want to use steroids for bodybuilding?

Bad idea: Steroids have many horrible side effects. Some of these include shrinkage of the testicles. Also, you will ultimately get weaker when stopping the steroids. Stay away from steroids. Eat lots of protein and work hard. You'll get results. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old and lost over 180lb. I have excess skin. Is their any way the skin can go back to normal shape without surgery. Can bodybuilding help.

I'm 20 years old and lost over 180lb. I have excess skin. Is their any way the skin can go back to normal shape without surgery. Can bodybuilding help.

Not really: The aggressive body builder could put on 5-10 lb of muscle a year (without steroids) but this would not be enough bulk to occupy the mass lost through so much weight loss. Time for you to look into a way you can finance the work. ...Read more

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I'm a boy of 29 years old and following bodybuilding exercises. I drink a cup of casilan 90 milk powder daily. Is it ok or has any side effects pls?

I'm a boy of 29 years old and following bodybuilding exercises. I drink a cup of casilan 90 milk powder daily. Is it ok or has any side effects pls?

Powdered milk: Is ok but you might do better w/protein powder which probably has more nutrition in it. I am not familiar w/the brand of milk powder you are taking. Protein is good to restore muscle fibers after they are torn apart by workout. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Respected sir, I am 34 years old I am doing bodybuilding before competition my trainer advice me to take testostrine injection, so I wan know side effe?

Respected sir, I am 34 years old I am doing bodybuilding before competition my trainer advice me to take testostrine injection, so I wan know side effe?

Hormonal: I am not sure what level you are competing at, but use of exogenous testosterone to enhance your performance is tested for by wada and may result in your disqualification. However, the main side effect that is proven is suppression of gonadal function, which usually returns within a few months of discontinuing use of the drug. The evidence supporting most other adverse effects is equivocal. ...Read more

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Can I start bodybuilding and taking protein supplements while I am 16 years old?

Can I start bodybuilding and taking protein supplements while I am 16 years old?

Growing Muscle: Yes. As long as it is natural protein and not any body building 'hormone". You are at the prime age to build up your body with good weight training and cardiovascular exercise? ...Read more

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Hi I'm aymen 19 years old 79kg weight I start bodybuilding workouts I wanna now if I can use whey protein and if he has a side effects?

Hi I'm aymen 19 years old 79kg weight I start bodybuilding workouts I wanna now if I can use whey protein and if he has a side effects?

Body building/ Whey: Many of the powders/supplements contain whey as the source of extra protein as a substrate for muscle and body building. Generally they are safe. If a person doesn't exercise appropriately, it can be just a source of extra calories. So taking extra whey does not mean you will build muscle alone. Vegan/vegetarian options exist, with a soy base. I have seen new allergic reactions to whey as well. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old slim and I joined gym bodybuilding after each day exercise I take supplement which has70mg cholesterol30gr protein is it alright?

I am 20 years old slim and I joined gym bodybuilding after each day exercise I take supplement which has70mg cholesterol30gr protein is it alright?

Sounds good: Once a day on that supplement should be fine. Specifically, your protein goal would be one gram of protein per pound of body weight to support a weight training regimen. Get the rest from leaner protein rich foods. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 18 years old is it a good idea to take testosterone boosters for bodybuilding?

What to do if I am 18 years old is it a good idea to take testosterone boosters for bodybuilding?

Bad idea: Most of these supplements marketed over the internet do not work and are a waste of money. Some are prohormones that are either illegal or have not yet been classified as illegal, but if they increase your male hormone levels, they will cause your own body to stop making testosterone. When you then try to stop the supplements you will get withdrawal symptoms. Safety of these pills is unknown. ...Read more

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Hi I am 16 years old I am play bodybuilding can I take animal pak multivitamin? Or it will effect my height or livers or kidney growth badly?

Hi I am 16 years old I am play bodybuilding can I take animal pak multivitamin? Or it will effect my height or livers or kidney growth badly?

Why bother?: It's fine to take a multivitamin if you want to, but don't waste your money on expensive vitamin supplements. They won't help you build muscle, and they're of no benefit if you're already eating a healthy diet. You can spend the money you save on gym membership and muscle shirts. ...Read more

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Hello, I am 21 years old and am thinking to take DHEA as a supplement for Bodybuilding. Will it help me to gain muscle mass? Could you please guide?

Hello, I am 21 years old and am thinking to take DHEA as a supplement for Bodybuilding. Will it help me to gain muscle mass? Could you please guide?

Muscle mass: I am a strong advocate of eating natural proteins to increase the muscle mass: egg white, edammame beans, quinoa, beans, lentils, teff. Greek yogurt to mention only few. I am violently against DHEA. ...Read more

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20 years old, have swollen nipples with normal chest. I do bodybuilding and have muscles and low fat. Its from about 7 years. Not painful. Solutions?

20 years old, have swollen nipples with normal chest. I do bodybuilding and have muscles and low fat. Its from about 7 years. Not painful. Solutions?

Men and nipples: There is nothing you can do here other than be grateful that you are so healthy. Your partner, if you have one may enjoy your body as it is and help you gain confidence. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am too old at the age of 35 to start bodybuilding and get fit?

How to tell if I am too old at the age of 35 to start bodybuilding and get fit?

No.: Many "bodybuilders" are still active and competing into their 40s.
You have to be motivated and dedicated. ...Read more

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Ho I m 20 year old I need to know that does bodybuilding have any effect on my height?

Ho I m 20 year old I need to know that does bodybuilding have any effect on my height?

Height: I'd your growth plates are closed - weight lifting will not have negative effect on height. Weight lifting will not make you grow taller. ...Read more

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I am a 23 year old male and want to take a light pro hormone in a safe way for bodybuilding called hexadrole. What are the dangers?

I am a 23 year old male and want to take a light pro hormone in a safe way for bodybuilding called hexadrole. What are the dangers?

No way to tell: Unfortunately, dietary supplements are regulated as foods (as opposed to drugs). As such, they are not required to undergo the same testing (or prove their claims to be true). Also, since no third party testing of their product is required - the ingredients listed don't even have to match what is in the bottle. Wish I had a better answer. .. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pure amino acids pills? Does it have side effects? I'm a 16 year old guy in bodybuilding for 6 months now and haven't taken anything

Read and Learn: It can be dangerous for a young man who is not done growing to be weight lifting or body building. This activity can stunt your growth. Please get some education on this matter and stop what could be dangerous for you. A sixteen year old male does not need anything extra for body building. They need good calories of calcium and protein. Where are you getting your medical advice? ...Read more

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I'm a 19 year old male and I'm into bodybuilding. How do cod liver oil capsules help me?

I'm a 19 year old male and I'm into bodybuilding. How do cod liver oil capsules help me?

Anti-inflammatory: Cod liver oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are believed to have an anti-inflammatory effect, which could potentially help with joint/muscle pains associated with bodybuilding. ...Read more

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As a 16 year old with adhd taking concerta. Been training for many months now. My question is I'm considering supplementing creatine for weightlifting and bodybuilding purposes. Do you think that there would be a potential reason/risk that should keep me

As a 16 year old with adhd taking concerta. Been training for many months now. My question is I'm considering supplementing creatine for weightlifting and bodybuilding purposes. Do you think that there would be a potential reason/risk that should keep me

No: creatine is a natural substance which muscles need to help stimulate their growth. Taking a supplement at an appropriate dose should not pose any problems and certainly not have anyadverse effects with medications. Becoming very fit is very good for ADHD. ...Read more

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How often must a 15 year old teen take a break from weight training?

How often must a 15 year old teen take a break from weight training?

Rest periods vary: When talking about rest periods, you can speak of time off in between exercise bouts, in which case 24 hrs is needed before exercising the same muscle group. There are also rest periods during various times in the season, i.e., "off" season, "in" season, "pre" season, "post" season. Workout intensity and frequency varies depending on the time of the season. ...Read more

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Is it good for a 13 year old boy to exercise (weight training and cardio)?

Is it good for a 13 year old boy to exercise (weight training and cardio)?

Sure, but...: Of course a 13 year old should exercise, and exercise for all of us should contain both "weight" and "cardio". This should not even be considered exercise, but a part of good lifestyle. Now if you are asking about formal, heavy duty weight training, it can be done by age 13 but should be under the supervision of someone used to working with growing teens to avoid overuse which can occur with teens. ...Read more

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What is an optimal workout for health that includes walking/jogging/hiking and weight training? I am a 25 year old male.

What is an optimal workout for health that includes walking/jogging/hiking and weight training? I am a 25 year old male.

Exercise: You're off to a good start by incorporating cardio activities with weight bearing exercises. The best solution is to pick activities that you enjoy. This way you will do them consistently. Also, listen to your body and incorporate rest days into your routine. New studies have shown that a balanced diet is just as important as exercise, so make sure that you're eating healthy foods as well! ...Read more

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Are there any potential dangers of starting a 12 year old boy on light weight training if he is properly trained and instructed?

None, If...: Properly trained, instructed, and supervised; none. Unsupervised, max lifts, overuse; muscle/tendon injuries, slipped growth plates, damaged grwoth plates, etc. ...Read more

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Why can't I lose weight? I am a 56 year old female who has been on weight watchers since january of 2011 and have only lost 30 lbs. I am doing cardio and weight training at least 5 days a week and have not lost a pound since oct 2011. Blood test are still

Why can't I lose weight? I am a 56 year old female who has been on weight watchers since january of 2011 and have only lost 30 lbs. I am doing cardio and weight training at least 5 days a week and have not lost a pound since oct 2011. Blood test are still

Weight: Weight loss is such a frustrating thing. Our bodies evolved to hold onto weight, and it can be very difficult once a plateau is reached. I have to say, that losing 30 pounds is amazing, so congratulations. You are doing everything right. You might need to "jump start" your weight loss by a change in exercise program. You may want to consult a personal trainer, or ask a staff member at your gym for more variety in your routine. Again, congratulations on losing 30 pounds, that is fantastic. ...Read more

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Low absolute eosinophils count. What does this mean? I am a 37 year-old female in excellent overall health. I am 5' 4", 121 pounds, and I am an avid exerciser (cardio and weight training 6 days per week). My recent laboratory results (blueprint for welln

Low absolute eosinophils count. What does this mean? I am a 37 year-old female in excellent overall health. I am 5' 4", 121 pounds, and I am an avid exerciser (cardio and weight training 6 days per week). My recent laboratory results (blueprint for welln

Probably normal: Low eosinophils are often normal. It is impossible to say in an individual case like yours without a full history.
Alcohol intoxication and over production of certain steroids in the body (such as cortisol) like from working out are causes. If you are a health regular exerciser your doctor would probably not mention it. ...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?

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