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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

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Can i still go back lifting weights aftr months of my inginual surgery?

Can i still go back lifting weights aftr months of my inginual surgery?

Speak with Doc: It is certainly possible, but the answer depends on how significant your surgery was and how you have been healing. I would strongly recommend you discuss this with your physician and surgeon as heavy weight lifting before you are fully healed can have significant negative consequences. ...Read more

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I've got upper back/neck pains from lifting weights. How can I treat this?

NSAIDS like Ibuprof-: En or aleve (naproxen) (if no allergies/side effects with their use) might help, with some muscle relaxers + massages, heat alternating with ice packs, and continuing the exercises and weight lifting a couple of notches below your normal weights would be beneficial. See your pcp for the meds. Good luck and happy holidays. ...Read more

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My back hurts after lifting weights. How can I know if I've injured myself?

My back hurts after lifting weights. How can I know if I've injured myself?

See Physician: And stop lifting until you find out whats wrong and correct. Do not want to risk injury. When you resume lifting wear a weightlifting belt and be sure to follow proper technique. ...Read more

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Back of neck tightened up after lifting weights. Can I go back to that weight?

Back of neck tightened up after lifting weights. Can I go back to that weight?

Likely: Sounds like muscle spasms and without other symptoms. Most spasms can be treated effectively with some rest (initially), medication (anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, pain medications, and/or muscle relaxants), heat/ice and appropriate amounts of low impact exercise/stretching/physical therapy. After improving you should be able to return to same weight, unless it does it again. ...Read more

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Should I do weight training with a bad back or just stick to aerobic exercises?

Should I do weight training with a bad back or just stick to aerobic exercises?

Not enough info: I am sorry but that is an impossible question to answer in specifics without the radiology reports and a physical examination. Physical therapists, i would bet, would be able to come up with weight training and muscle training that may actually help the back rather than hurt it further. ...Read more

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Have a indent on my bicep from a impact how long before i go back to weight training?

Have a indent on my bicep from a impact how long before i go back to weight training?

Depends...: On whther there is any pain, tendon or muscle damage. If all of the above does not pertain, then can resume weights and continue if no pain is present. ...Read more

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I was weight training. The back of my neck started clicking. It doesn't hurt but every time i move my neck it clicks?

I was weight training. The back of my neck started clicking. It doesn't hurt but every time i move my neck it clicks?

Clicking with no : Pain is nothing to worry about. The clicking sensation can be from a variety of causes including muscular, ligament or joint related. ...Read more

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I stop lifting weights because of degenerative disc disease. Could I go back to lifting weights or even go back to the gym.?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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