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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
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