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Does Doing Squats Make You Lose A Lot Of Weight
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could lifting weights count as strength training, or is doing squats, crunches, kickbacks, etc strength training?
Strength training: Training your muscles for increased strength and endurance should be a gradual process to avoid injuries. Lifting your own body weight such as in pushups, pullups, squats, lunges has similar benefit for staying fit. A good healthy diet plan is a must. Avoid junk calories and focus on nutrition with veggies and fruits. Stay regular and consistent. Good luck. ...Read more
Could doing squats w/ weights, increasing the weights after a period of time give u a bigger butt and fuller thighs? Or willit tighten it all an shrink
Sir I'm 16. I go to the gym. Does doing squats stunt growth of height? Similarly I've been told weight lifting stunt growth. Is it true?
No: Lifting weights does not stunt your growth. It is good for your overall health as well as making strong muscles and bones. Continue doing it if you like. ...Read more
Doing squats yesterday no weights and it felt like something above my knee cap ripped. I only did 8. Today go down stairs or sit down on Couch same?
Doubt U tor the quad: But surly U injured it. Coming out of a deep squat, puts Ur quad @ a bad advantage as far as leverage is concerned. For now ice, neoprene sleeve, I call non-functional bracing. it merely send stronger signals 2 Ur brain for proprioception, & sub consciously will B protective of it. As a brace, it adds no more than that. In 4 days NSAIDS, activity modification & slowly get back in 2 exercise as tol ...Read more
I want to lose the cellulite on my thighs and butt how can't I do that if I have lower back pain I don't want to hurt it by doing squats?
Exercise: Depending on the cause of back pain, exercise may be of benefit. Most chronic back pain in a 21 year old is related to core instability. A regular exercise program can help with stability, but choosing exercises without excessive twisting is wise. You do not have to target the thigh cellulite with squats for improvement, although squats within reason and correctly done may be ok for your back. ...Read more
I m 22 year olg girl. I m a virgin. Does running on the tredmill & doing Squats with heaving weights make the vagina loose?
No: This should have no effect on your vagina! ...Read more
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
Can doing squat exercises help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and help treat stress incontinence?
No knee pain: When you squat, you should push your hips backwards as if you are about to sit on the toilet. Your knees should be over your ankles and not over your toes. You should keep your chest up throughout this movement and push your knees out as you squat. This will help to keep your knees over your ankles and prevent knee pain. ...Read more
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Squats: Good for your quads. Bad for your back. Just be cautious not to hyperextend (bad technique) during the lift. Also, don't flex your knees more than about 45 degrees. Can also create huge stresses across the patella-femoral joint (also bad). Moderate weight, and increase reps for a less stressful but equally anaerobic lift. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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