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Weight Lifting (Definition)

Weight lifting refers to the activity of lifting weights, or using resistance bands, pulley systems, or similar resistance apparatus to increase muscle mass or to tone the body. This can either be done competitively or as a ...Read more


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Hello, i've been weightlifting very heavy weights for 20 years. Will this heavy lifting (esp heavy bench presses) cause an aneurysm of some sort?

Hello, 

 i've been weightlifting very heavy weights for 20 years. Will this heavy lifting (esp heavy bench presses) cause an aneurysm of some sort?

Hard to know: Weightlifting is not good for you if you have an aneurysm; if so, you shouldn't do it. Other risk factors for aneurysms include drugs weightlifters have been known to take ( no disrespect!), smoking, high blood pressure, and family history. I have seen enlarged right ventricles in weightlifters possibly due to breath-holding during lifting, but am unaware of aneurysms caused solely from lifting. ...Read more

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Does creatine supplementation cause the body to create less creatine after supplementation runs out? For weightlifting

Does creatine supplementation cause the body to create less creatine after supplementation runs out? For weightlifting

Dietary hoopla: You cannot eat muscles to gain strength, eat brains to get smart, drink blood to cure anemia. When getting stronger, while your muscles grow, they need extra amino acids, about 20 to 40 grams a day. That's a Mac quarter pounder. The supplements do nothing except make you THINK your better. These placebos are harmless & make lots of money. Don't be a sucker! Eat a balanced diet and stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Can weightlifting cause aortic dissection?

Can weightlifting cause aortic dissection?

Possibly: Any reason that cause sudden and severe increase in blood pressure should be avoided . Most of dissections have no etiology but in unusual diseases like marian syndrome u could be at risk. ...Read more

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I was told to take 1 g of Carnitine post weightlifting. I have experienced difficulty sleeping lately and wanted to know if Carnitine could cause that?

I was told to take 1 g of Carnitine post weightlifting. I have experienced difficulty sleeping lately and wanted to know if Carnitine could cause that?

Stop it!: There are no good studies to prove it works. Waste of money! And after you stop you will know if that was causing your trouble sleeping. Some people have reported sleep disturbances with it,. Read the abstract one of the few good studies here: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/72/2/618s.full ...Read more

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Can weightlifting cause skin rash? Because I have been facing it for 2 days, I have been to the doctor he gave me some medications and 2 shots.

Can weightlifting cause skin rash? Because I have been facing it for 2 days, I have been to the doctor he gave me some medications and 2 shots.

Lifting in itself is: -not a cause of any rash. General hygiene could be. If on any meds 4 any reason contact Ur provider, as this could B an allergic reaction 2 it. If due 2 poor hygiene, always shower clean under garments every time. ...Read more

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Causes for heart palpitations while weightlifting and during sexual activity?

Causes for heart palpitations while weightlifting and during sexual activity?

Adrenaline: During both activities, you adrenal gland is pumping out adrenaline (epinephrine). That is a potent heart stimulant. Some extra beats are expected. If you just feel some skips, ignore them. If it's occurring repeatedly or is troubling you, some testing should be done to assess the overall health of your heart. Meanwhile, avoid caffeine and nicotine. B sure you're getting enough rest and good diet ...Read more

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Any possibility that weightlifting causes hairfall?I read that after weight lift testostrone converts in DHT which cause hairloss. Using minoxidil 10%

Doubt it: This is one of many "pop" notions about testosterone that circulates in gyms. Lifting ups testosterone only slightly. Your hair loss is primarily genetic; you can suppress it by suppressing your natural testosterone, but if you're a bodybuilder, you probably don't want to do that. Most people will be much more impressed with your lean muscle than with your taking measures to keep your hair. ...Read more

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Can increased icp from valsalva during weightlifting cause brain damage? Holding breath for 40 seconds at a time.

Can increased icp from valsalva during weightlifting cause brain damage? Holding breath for 40 seconds at a time.

No: not good for you, but unless you have an aneurysm ready to rupture it should not cause you any damage. That is a long time to hold your breath under Valsalva stress. Might want to consider adjusting your technique when lifting. ...Read more

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My son is 16 and noticed a pulsing & pain behind the right ear, it occurs while weightlifting or masturbation. What is the cause?

My son is 16 and noticed a pulsing & pain behind the right ear, it occurs while weightlifting or masturbation.   What is the cause?

Hmmmm...: It seems strange to me that he would tell you that, but it might be a dilated blood vessel so he should tell his doctor about it. ...Read more

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Can weightlifting lower your immune system? Started yesterday for the 1st time in 7 months and the next day got a cold sore on lip

Exercise,: if anything, should strengthen your immune system. I think you cold sore is a pure coincidence. It can come from exposure to ultra violet rays, if you exercised outdoors. ...Read more

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What can cause spermatic cord pain during workout and weight lifting?

What can cause spermatic cord pain during workout and weight lifting?

Possibly a hernia!!!: Get yourself seen to by a general surgeon, to determine if you have a hernia or not. ...Read more

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Can haemorrhoids be caused or made worse by heavy weight lifting /training?

Can haemorrhoids be caused or made worse by heavy weight lifting /training?

Hemorrhoids.: The answer is yes. Increased intra-abdominal pressure created by tightening the abdominal muscles and holding your breath, which we do during exercise, can create hemorrhoids or worsen those you may already have. ...Read more

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Can Gym and light weight lifting and gradual increase of weights worsen the symptoms of ulnar nuritis, or worsen the source or causes of the problem?

Can Gym and light weight lifting and gradual increase of weights worsen the symptoms of ulnar nuritis, or worsen the source or causes of the problem?

Avoid contact, flexs: using certain exercise machines that put pressure right on the cubital tunnel can cause aggravation of ulnar neuritis. If you have subluxation of the nerve then exercises involving repetitive flexion and extension could also aggravate your problem. Ask an orthopedic specialist regarding these potential issues and he can recommend physical therapy to guide you along. ...Read more

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Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

NO: Height is genetically preset , very little alteration one can do with diet, exercise , and environment ...Read more

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I do lotsa weight lifting. Will this cause me to lose of the body like the face and lower body?

I do lotsa weight lifting. Will this cause me to lose of the body like the face and lower body?

No: Only if you have significant dietary changes where you lose a lot of weight will your face lose fatty tissue. ...Read more

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Can weight lifting cause gerd?

Can weight lifting cause gerd?

Sure: Increase the intra-abdominal pressure with weight lifting can overwhelm the lower esophageal sphincter tone, causing gerd. With any activity, make sure you have good mechanics. ...Read more

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