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Doctor insights on: How To Do Smith Machine Squats

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Why did I pass out after squatting down to retrive my drink from the vending machine?

Why did I pass out after squatting down to retrive my drink from the vending machine?

Medication?: Are you taking medication for high blood pressure? Had you not eaten any food for a long time? Any fainting episode should be investigated. Check with your doctor at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

Squatting (Definition)

To sit in a low or crouching position with the legs drawn up closely beneath or in front of the body; sit on ...Read more


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Is it a Myth that sports, squats, lunges & leg press machine can break the hymen?

Is it a Myth that sports, squats, lunges & leg press machine can break the hymen?

NoT a myth : Normal activity can cause some tearing of the hymen. It is myth that there are no hymenal changes until you have sex for the first time ...Read more

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M 22 year old girl virgin. I do heavy weight training exercises in gym can doing squats,lunges,& exercising on leg press machine in gym break hymen?

M 22 year old girl virgin. I do heavy weight training exercises in gym can doing squats,lunges,& exercising on leg press machine in gym break hymen?

No, but...: It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. So, ignore the hymen. Usually, only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken. ...Read more

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I workout out 3-4 times a week. I did legs yesterday and only did squats, no machines. I woke up with melon size bruising on my inner thighs? help????

I workout out 3-4 times a week. I did legs yesterday and only did squats, no machines. I woke up with melon size bruising on my inner thighs? help????

You tear: Muscle when you lift weights. Not sure how much weight you are squatting. But I would rest that part of your leg workout for awhile. Ice the area if having a lot of pain. 20 min on. No ice rest of the hour. If you start bruising after all workouts. See your doctor for full work up. This may have been isolated incident. ...Read more

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Could it be unsafe to do 400 squats?

Could it be unsafe to do 400 squats?

400# squats: Yes! that is a lot of strain on your knees and low back. If you are using improper form, you will hurt yourself. Please use spotters and be careful. I would recommend a coach. ...Read more

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I'm worried i've damaged my kness from squats. What are the signs?

I'm worried i've damaged my kness from squats. What are the signs?

Hard to say: Proper squat form is so important to keep your knees healthy. There are a myriad of ways you can damage your knees with improper squat form. But, knee pain could be from many things. Old injuries that never healed, improper running form, etc. Best to have a good knee exam to be sure and then follow up with someone who can critique your squat form. ...Read more

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Is squat really helpful in removing flabbiness from thighs??& losing fats from thighs !!

Is squat really helpful in removing flabbiness from thighs??& losing fats from thighs !!

Yes, and no: Muscle tone responds generally within about 2 weeks to regular exercise. However, fat can be decreased (about 1 pound a week) mainly with calorie restriction BUT, the fat distribution isn't really fixable except with surgery. You can lower total fat.. but from where it comes is difficult to control/influence. ...Read more

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Is squat really helpful in removing flabbiness from thighs??& losing fats from thighs !!

Is squat really helpful in removing flabbiness from thighs??& losing fats from thighs !!

No: There are no foods or exercises that will trim fat in one particular area of the body. Generalized weight loss through healthy diet along with varied types of exercise will tone all areas of the body and give you a better overall appearance. Squats will tone the thighs but won't trim any more fat there than any other exercise. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can squats cause rls?

Can squats cause rls?

Typically no: Squats can lead to muscle use/overuse which could create electrolyte abnormalities or Lactic Acid buildup but this is not RLS per se. Sometimes a back/muscle injury can predispose to RLS so it could also contribute. Typically, though, RLS is not caused by exercises like squats. ...Read more