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High Cable Curls
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
Both: It will build muscle but not as much bulk. Lighter weights/more reps tend to be best for toning. ...Read more
What are the benefits of high reps with low weights and low reps with high weights in weight lifting?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Does doing dead lifts, bench press, squat, shoulder press on daily basis increase testosterone levels? As all include spine activity!
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
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
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
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
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
Can i stunt my growth by doing bicep curls with 10 pound dumbbells? I do 5 sets of 20 push ups, 20 bicep curls, 20 squats, 20 sit ups. Can that stunt my growth?
No. : No. It won't stunt your growth.Get a more detailed answer ›
Crazy: Yes if you want to destroy your back and knees. ...Read more