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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Does lifting weights cause your back to curve?

Does lifting weights cause your back to curve?

If you don't balance: Most people will preferentially work out the front of the body. Like chest, biceps, abdomen. This pulls everything forward and you can end up with a rounded upper back and shoulders. Make sure you balance this out with toning the upper and lower back muscles and stretch the pectorals to help your shoulder blades sit back. The mens olympic gymnastics team needs to work on this too! check them out. ...Read more

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After a hemorrhoidectamy, can you go back to lifting weights or will it cause a reoccurance? If not what about push/sit/pull ups instead are those ok?

After a hemorrhoidectamy, can you go back to lifting weights or will it cause a reoccurance? If not what about push/sit/pull ups instead are those ok?

Wait: I would wait at least 6 week before doing heavy lifting. You should speak with your surgeon to see what their recommendations are for activity after that. The biggest issue with recurrent hemorrhoids is straining at hard stool, so make sure you are increasing your fiber intake or using a stool softener like miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily to maintain toothpaste consistency stools. ...Read more

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Can lifting weights put tension on your back on make you shorter o stop yourself from getting taller?

Can lifting weights put tension on your back on make you shorter o stop yourself from getting taller?

This is my theory: Theoretically it's possible that excessive weight lifting (perhaps twice your body weight) may cause pressure & compression on the discs between the spinal vertebrae. This may be worse with dead lifts, squats & shoulder press & not much with bench press. ...Read more

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How much time do I have to wait after varicocelectomy to go back to weight training? What could happen if I go back to soon?

How much time do I have to wait after varicocelectomy to go back to weight training? What could happen if I go back to soon?

6 weeks: This depends upon the approach used for the varicocelectomy. With the retroperitoneal or an inguinal approach it be safest to wait approximately six weeks prior to resuming weight training. Going back too soon could result in the development of a hernia, or tearing of the connective tissue lining of the abdominal cavity in the area of the incision. ...Read more

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I was exercising 3-5 days a week aerobic/weight training. It's been about a year started back doing 30 mins. How long before I can do my 60 mins?

I was exercising 3-5 days a week aerobic/weight training. It's been about a year started back doing 30 mins. How long before I can do my 60 mins?

Varies: Varies somewhat based upon your overall condition and the intensity of your workouts. It would seem reasonable if you were currently tolerating your current workouts to gradually increase to 60 minutes over 4-6 weeks and if you have no troule continue at that level. The key is gradual. ...Read more

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Can we come back to weight training after recovered from ligament torn?

Post Injury Exercise: Yes. But please do this at first with a physical therapist or other expert so that as you reenter this vital exercise you are doing it correctly and in a way that will lead to strength and not further injury. ...Read more