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Are you asking: If you can and should lift weights after 60? If so, both yes and yes. Resistance training can help stave off bone density loss and muscle mass loss. Remember, the types of exercises and intensity with which you do them will be greatly different from someone in their 20's, as you'll like have different goals. You best bet is to get the "ball rolling" with a certified personal trainer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depending on what: Type of weight lifting you are doing, it may bulk up arm muscles or tone them but it will not specifically cause you to lose fat on your arms. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be arm fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories. ...Read more
Both: It will build muscle but not as much bulk. Lighter weights/more reps tend to be best for toning. ...Read more
Probably the muscles: And/or ligaments are pulled/strained. Occurs if one does not do warm ups or increases the weights too rapidly. Take some pain meds (nsaids), do stretching exercises, and slowly build up the weights you lift. If no improvement, then see an orthopod and get a formal pt and I am sure you'll get better. Good luck. ...Read more
Stretching: Some studies are showing that some people don't need as much stretching as others. Consider range of motion warm-ups if the stretches hurt. Don't forget the cool-down after, too. ...Read more
Can weightlifting (bench press, pectoral fly, pull-ups, push-ups, etc.) help or make worse wrist pain/carpal tunnel?
Depends on meaning: The idea of a lifting weights implies something different to different people. The AAP & certified trainer groups recommend no power lifting until the final stage of physical maturity.Cardio workouts (like soccer, jogging) are proper anytime as is instruction in proper weight training by a knowledgeable trainer ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In children?: it is safe for pediatric athletes to lift weights. Excessively heavy weight or improper technique can damage growth plates and therefore attention to technique and gym safety is important. A trainer who knows about pediatric weightlifting programs may be helpful to design a program for your child that is safe, yet effective. ...Read more
Good choice: Some of this is genetic. You'll want to go to the gym and do 3 sets of 10 reps of the most weight you can handle. Do others that build your triceps, even pushups. Ask your physician whether an electronic muscle stimulator and/or creatine are appropriate for you. Big muscles are fun; most women are even more attracted to a man who's fit, trim and defined, and to how you treat other people. ...Read more
With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?
Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on that area such as seated military press, etc for 6-8 weeks. If it was more of a soft tissue injury, than basically you would just try to keep your activities to such a level that your pain is not aggravated, but could increase them as tolerated. ...Read more
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