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How To Do Smith Machine Squats
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
I have pain right above my knee when walking up stairs, running on elliptical machine, but not when walking or doing squats - for 2 months. Pls help?
Quad tendinitis: you will need a steroid injectionGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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