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How Old Should I Be To Use 5kg Dumbbells
Lifting weights: We often advise that kids should not be lifting weights before puberty as it puts additional strain on growing tendons and bones and can affect height and cause injury. That being said, you should only be using a weight that you can hold or move steadily to avoid injury. If you are shaking too much trying to carry 5 pounds or 50 pounds, it's too heavy. ...Read more
Yes, not too heavy: It's ok as long as you don't use them to copy homework from. ...Read more
I'm 18 years old with mild scoliosis, can i workout with heavyweights and if so how could I pick up dumbbells and weights?
Trainer: Work with a trainer to first strengthen your core (midline) with use of squats, gradually increasing weights used, not too fast, and with roman chair, without weights at first then add flat weights increasing gradually. Do core strengthening for about a month before trying extremity work. Work with an experienced trainer. Wear a weight belt at all times. Always have a spotter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it healthy for a 13 year old boy to go to the gym every alternate day to lift dumbells 6-8kg n a 10kg(When I'm stressed),will this inhibit growth?
Must work up to it: It's not a great idea just to start at that high of a weight. I'd encourage him to start about half that weight and gradually work up over 1-2 months. You have to take weight lifting slow at this age so as to not fracture any growth plates as growth is rapid and this puts them at greater risk for these type of fractures. It will in NO WAY inhibit growth, but take it slow! ...Read more
How much should a 11 yr old lift with dumbells. Not the highest they can lift but regularly to gain some muscle weight?
Repetitions : Try lifting 20 lbs 25 times, then 50, then 100 when you're able over several weeks to months. Lift weights 3x a week. You'll have lovely muscles in a few months. Do it slowly. It's safer and more effective. ...Read more
Not much: Your total white blood cell count tells the big picture and the differential splits up the components. Eos should be 1-2%, so an elevation there may imply allergy, neoplasm, addison's disease, parasite, or other conditions. Your segmented neutrophils are just a hair on the low side, that that indicates that what you have is most likely not a bacterial infection. ...Read more
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