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Could lifting weights count as strength training, or is doing squats, crunches, kickbacks, etc strength training?

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

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What are the benefits of high reps with low weights and low reps with high weights in weight lifting?

What are the benefits of high reps with low weights and low reps with high weights in weight lifting?

See below: In general, high weights("maxing out") can increase more quickly the size of your muscle while lower weights w/ more reps work more on your muscle 'tone'.There is alot of overlap here of course. ...Read more

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Low weights/high reps, high weights/low reps- which will burn more calories?

Low weights/high reps, high weights/low reps- which will burn more calories?

Low/high: Generally low weights and high reps will give you more of an "aerobic" workout and will be more effective for weight loss. To get an aerobic workout, you want to get your heart rate up to 70-85% of the predicted maximum for your age for a period of at lease 25-30 minutes. Consult with your doctor to make sure it is safe for you to exercise. ...Read more

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Could push ups and pull ups increase punch speed and power for when doing MMA?

Could push ups and pull ups increase punch speed and power for when doing MMA?

Probably not much: Might help with power but not speed. Generally the power in a punch comes from the hip rotation and not the arms (ask a karate or kung fu instructor to explain/demonstrate this - or try punching without rotating your hips!). Speed comes from being relaxed as you initially throw the punch and not tightening your arm until just before impact. If your muscles are tense you can't throw a fast punch! ...Read more

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I'm a 17 yr old teenager n I want build lean muscular body. I practice push ups, pull ups , sit ups n Hindu dips. Doing Hindu dips decreases height?

I'm a 17 yr old teenager n I want build lean muscular body. I practice push ups, pull ups , sit ups n Hindu dips. Doing Hindu dips decreases height?

No: Hindu dips will not decrease your height. You are doing many of the right things to have a healthy boy. Consider adding an aerobic exercise like walking, running, biking or swimming 30-60 minutes a day to your exercise plan. Good health to you. ...Read more

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Low rep with heavy weights or high rep with low weights. Which is better for me?Want to have bigger muscles.

Low rep with heavy weights or high rep with low weights. Which is better for me?Want to have bigger muscles.

Muscle building: 10 to 12 reps is more aerobic, 6 to 8 reps and going down after each set is more designed for building muslce than cardiovascular health. Don't rest more than 10 to 15 seconds between sets, make sure you fatigue the muscle exercised in each set. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do barbel squats have the same strength standards as hack squats?

Do barbel squats have the same strength standards as hack squats?

Yes and more..: First, regular barbell squats you do nott flex the knees as much, which is good for your knee caps! the behind the body squatting is also more prone to injury. However, it is better for buttocks, and the front squat better for quads. However, i would take a seated squat as the superior exercise, since you can do more weight without hurting your back! ...Read more

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Which olympic lifts work on biceps?

Which olympic lifts work on biceps?

Clean and jerk. : Among other muscles, the clean and jerk can be used to work the biceps. And shoulders. And back. And quads. ...Read more

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With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

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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Weights gym safe disc bulge L 4 5 mirror doing leg press that seated and squats and lunges I no got build up core?

Weights gym safe disc bulge L 4 5 mirror doing leg press that seated and squats and lunges I no got build up core?

Back pain: Lunges and squats really put a lot of stress on the low back. You risk converting a bulging disc into a herniated disc. Isometric exercises are better to build the core muscles. A weight lifting belt can protect the low back if you have to do the lunges and squats. Consult with a personal trainer to avoid further injury to the low back. ...Read more

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Are push ups and pull ups enough for strength training?

Are push ups and pull ups enough for strength training?

Just for your arms.: Push ups and pull ups if done properly will strengthen your back, shoulders, chest and forearms. You can add properly done lunges or knee bends, squat thrusts, windmills, jumping jacks, sit ups or calf raises to round out your workout. Search the web for "Calisthenics" to get more specific information and to use the pictures to make sure you are doing them properly. ...Read more

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Do exercises such as squats, lunges, push-ups, planks, and jumping jacks help with weight loss?

Do exercises such as squats, lunges, push-ups, planks, and jumping jacks help with weight loss?

Yes: Along with cutting calories , don't eat junk food if you eat 2500 cal and burn only 2000 , in spite of your exercises you will gain weigh , to loose 1 lb of body fat you gave to burn 3500 calories , not easy task ...Read more

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Are hindu push ups bad on your rotator cuffs?

Are hindu push ups bad on your rotator cuffs?

Possibly: Hindu pushups, because of the larger range of motion required by the shoulders, will place more stress on the shoulders than normal pushups, so if you have had prior problems with your rotator cuff, you will need to proceed with caution. ...Read more

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Is 40 push ups, 125 crunches 25 sit ups 5 planks and 25 leglifts before i sleep a good workout?

Is 40 push ups, 125 crunches 25 sit ups 5 planks and 25 leglifts before i sleep a good workout?

That is awesome: But any vigorous exercise should be finished at least several hours before sleep. Too much stimulation can make it difficult to fall asleep. ...Read more

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High neutrophil and high vpm, women means something????

High neutrophil and high vpm, women means something????

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to have the actual values for the test results. ...Read more