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Does Lifting Weights Curve Your Back Further
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
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 daily to maintain toothpaste consistency stools. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Keep the weights manageable and don't struggle. That should be fine for your back. ...Read more
Can lifting weights put tension on your back on make you shorter o stop yourself from getting taller?
I stop lifting weights because of degenerative disc disease. Could I go back to lifting weights or even go back to the gym.?
Yes with lifestyle: Changes incorporating an exercise routines hat can include weights but avoid heavy weights and deadlifts utilizing a bench for these workouts with lower weights and higher reps, proper weight control, smoking cessation, possible use of a back support, making sure your mattress is good and sometimes use of over the counter medications if no medical reasons not for their use. Exercise is key! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will i get better since aug 2 i strained my lower back i've been taking the medication listed &when can I start slowlly lifting weights again?
Soon: Most muscle strains like back strains can take 4 to 8 weeks to completely resolve. Lite exercise is ok during this time but i would not recommend weight lifting exercises like squats, leg presses or lunging till pain is all gone. Lite weight work and common sense (stop if pain develops) is generally ok as tolerated. ...Read more
I got bursitis in my shoulder from lifting wights and after I'm healed and go back to lifting weights am I more or less likely to get it again?
Yes: Yes, you are, if you go back to lifting heavy right away and your form and posture is not correct. I would recommend starting slowly and making sure you have proper form and technique. Also, lifting different muscle groups on each day will help prevent it from coming back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very unlikely. I can: Not think of reason for that happening. ...Read more
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