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Is that true that squats will help to lose weight?

Is that true that squats will help to lose weight?

Maybe: You can help reduce weight by increasing your physical activity, and low-impact cardio may be better due to the duration of activity (run/bike/swim), rather than a few reps of squats, which will help build muscle and may 'exchange' fat weight for muscle weight. Short answer is calories burned must be greater than those consumed to lose weight. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Could you tell me if i work out doing lunges and bulgarian squats with weights will it make me lose weight?

Weight loss: Achieving a healthy and maintainable weight requires exercise and diet. You must expend more calories than you consume to lose weight. If you do not watch what you eat you can still gain weight despite your work outs. I would also recommend adding some type of cardiovascular exercise 4-5 times per week such as walking, jogging, bicycling or swimming to burn the calories. ...Read more

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Hi ,I would like to know if squats make you butt bigger and if running will make me gain muscle weight or lose weight....... thanks have a nice day ?

Hi ,I would like to know if squats make you butt bigger and if running will make me gain muscle weight or lose weight....... thanks  have a nice day ?

Firmer-not bigger: Hands down, squats are the best general exercise to firm your thighs, legs, and gluteal area- will nOT make your buttocks bigger. Running will help burn off excess fat. ...Read more

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Can squats help you lose love handles?

Can squats help you lose love handles?

Love handles: Any exercise that burns calories can help but you need an overall aerobic and weight resistance weekly plan along with a plant based diet to succeed. Best ...Read more

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Squat for 30 day enough to remove flabbiness from thighs !! & squat really helpful in removing flabbiness??& losing fats from thighs !!

Squat for 30 day enough to remove flabbiness from thighs !! & squat really helpful in removing flabbiness??& losing fats from  thighs !!

NO: Squatting is a great exercise for strengthening your leg muscles but... It takes a long time to build up muscle tone and shed fat. Please be patient and continue working and eating properly, but it will take more time. ...Read more

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Doing squats with weights in the gym can break the hymen?

Doing squats with weights in the gym can break the hymen?

Stretch it, yes: It can stretch the hymen is it has a small opening in it to allow for menstrual flow. The intra abdominal pressure increases with squats causing the hymen to "bulge". ...Read more

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Are sit-ups (when holding a weight), squats, or deadlifts bad for you?

No : No, none of the activities you listed are bad for you when done properly. When you first start exercising, you may want to ease yourself into activity. Make sure that you know the proper technique for each movement and remember to stretch before and after working your muscles. Have a great workout! ...Read more

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Hi docs, would doing squats and squat related exercises help me lose fat?

To lose fat you: Need to lose weight. The squats can be part of that program. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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Can doing 500 squats a day help me lose fat or get bigger because of muscles?

Can doing 500 squats a day help me lose fat or get bigger because of muscles?

Unlikely: It is extremely difficult to loose fat from a localized area of body by excercising. By following regular exercise and healthy diet it is possible to loose weight and body fat, but not in a specifc body part as such. If you want to concentrate on one muscole group for some reason then you can possibly resort to exercising specific group of muscles and strengthen them. I hope that helps Good Luck ...Read more

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Can you use school bags as weights and hold it on the handle when doing squats?

If stable.: Improvising gym equipment is great. Just make sure the bags don't wobble and shift while on the bar. People did all sorts of creative things to lift weights and train before gym equipment was invented. See the history of "muscular Christianity" popular at the turn of the last century. The theory was a sound mind in a sound body, the body being a temple, that required as much care as the spirit. ...Read more

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When I push weights at the gym (squat s) I develop migraines headaches. What?

When I push weights at the gym  (squat s) I develop migraines headaches.  What?

Are you breathing?: When we exert ourselves as such, we tend to hold our breath, stabilizes the core and helps us with the heavy lift. But that pressure build-up can give us a headache. It's important to breathe out while you're on the positive phase of the lift and breathe in on the negative part. Could just be from squeezing your scalp muscles too, as you wince during the heavy lift. ...Read more

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I am a lifter , i lift 300 pound squat, and 225 deadlift, I have hemorroid imy weight is 188 due the hemorroid can be cause by this action?

I am a lifter , i lift 300 pound squat, and 225 deadlift, I have hemorroid imy weight is 188 due the hemorroid can be cause by this action?

Lifting ; Hemorrhoid: Lifting heavy weights can contribute to worsening of hemorrhoids. Any straining, heavy lifting, etc. Should be avoided. You should seek medical help if your hemorrhoids are causing discomfort. ...Read more

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If I do squats (without weights) doing 10squats 3sets everyday when will i start to see results? I have very small butt and i want it bigger/plump

Maybe: You're on the right track. Look at volleyball players. They are running and jumping for hours at a time. Small size is mostly genetic, so you're going to have to accept the basic frame that you have been given; however, you can sculpt what you have. All the exercise in the world won't give you a j-lo rear end if you're not programmed to be shaped that way. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would i lose pelvic fat if I do squats and deadlifts?

Hi docs, would i lose pelvic fat if I do squats and deadlifts?

May tone but that : Doesn't necessarily mean you will lose fat in the pelvic area. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be pelvic fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. ...Read more

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Lift weights a lot like bench, squat, and deadlift each 3 times a week. Am i too thin, should I be concerned?

Lift weights a lot like bench, squat, and deadlift each 3 times a week. Am i too thin, should I be concerned?

Can't tell: I can not tell you if you are too thin without knowing your height, body weight and body frame. At this point in your life, focus on healthy living- healthy eating, keeping the muscles toned, finding enjoyable forms of cardiovascular exercise, minimizing your risk of injury and staying in a healthy weight range. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Will doing squats every day help me lose fat?

Calories add up: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

Squatting (Definition)

To sit in a low or crouching position with the legs drawn up closely beneath or in front of the body; sit on ...Read more