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Doctor insights on: Dumbbell Lifting

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Does dumbbell lifting can make me shorter?

Does dumbbell lifting can make me shorter?

Probably not...: Unless the stress of the additional weight compresses and damages your growth plates. That will just decrease your "potential" height - not make you shorter. ...Read more

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Weight Lifting (Definition)

Weight lifting refers to the activity of lifting weights, or using resistance bands, pulley systems, or similar resistance apparatus to increase muscle mass or to tone the body. This can either be done competitively or as a ...Read more


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Weight lifting problems?

Try to be: More specific about your question(s), so that we can better guide you. Consider rephrasing and reposting your questions with more information. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is weight lifting only for men?

Is weight lifting only for men?

Not at all: Resistance training can serve a great benefit for women including maintaining bone density and muscle mass. It can also help augment a weight loss plan in conjunction with caloric restriction and cardiovascular training too. ...Read more

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Does Weight Lifting improve health?

Does Weight Lifting improve health?

Yes: A portion of it. Weight lifting creates increased strength and muscle tone while burning calories. However , aerobic exercise and flexibility training as well as proper diet and rest are also important for well rounded conditioning and over all health. ...Read more

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How to get into free weight lifting?

While there are: Many internet resources out there, I'd encourage you to consider seeking the input of a certified person trainer. As form/technique are very important when embarking in a free weight regimen. ...Read more

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Are there benefits to weight lifting?

Are there benefits to weight lifting?

Numerous: Including aiding in maintenance of bone density, muscle mass, improved moods, improved cardiovascular parameters, reduced osteoarthritis symptoms and the list goes on !!! ...Read more

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Could weight lifting make you faster?

Could weight lifting make you faster?

Probably not: Weight lifting increases muscle mass, which increases body weight. A big muscle does not necessarily make a fast muscle. Light weight lifting can be used to "tone" musculature, but if taken too far, the extra muscle mass might reduce speed. For increased speed, the best exercises are cross-training, sprinting and endurance running. ...Read more

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Need some weight lifting tips please!?

Need some weight lifting tips please!?

Slow but steady: Start easy and don't overdo it. The biggest mistake i see is people overdo it, then are unable to resume the program for many days. I recommend starting with low-impact cardiovascular exercise, then weight training, then stretching. Low weight, high reps tends to create strength with muscle tone and definition. High weight, worked to fatigue, low reps, tends to create muscle bulk. ...Read more

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I would like help with weight lifting.?

I would like help with weight lifting.?

Personal trainer: Weight lifting when done properly can be great for your health and bones. Its best to get advice from someone who can observe your technique and make real-time adjustments. Good luck ...Read more