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Doctor insights on: How To Get Built From Lifting Weights

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Could i get buff without lifting weights?

Could i get buff without lifting weights?

Absolutely: Read up on simple calisthenics and go at them with great intensity and variety. My favorite are "killers" -- stand, drop to pushup position, do a pushup or three, stand up. Keep it up until you can't, do many sets daily. Watch what you eat -- enough lean protein, fruits ; vegetables, and not that much else. What worked for young mr. Wahlberg behind bars will work for you. ...Read more

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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more


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How i can get buff without lifting weights?

How i can get buff without lifting weights?

Calisthenics: Mr. Wahlberg (photo) transformed his body while he was doing jail time without lifting a single weight. It's the intensity of the workout. My favorite prison exercise is "killers" -- a squat thrust with one pushup in the middle alternating with one jumping jack. ...Read more

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Please explain where to get weight training help ?

Please explain where to get weight training help ?

Personal Trainer: Many gyms/fitness centers available with personal trainers. Read a few different books to get a perspective on weight training and define your goals-- short term and long term. See a trainer and have them teach you the equipment and develop a safe routine for your goals. If properly motivated, you can train on your own with occasional sessions with the trainer to make modifications.Good luck. ...Read more

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Looking for a weight training program to get stronger with better endurance. Could you suggest any please?

Looking for a weight training program to get stronger with better endurance. Could you suggest any please?

Balance!: Weight training with more repititions will give your both a resistance and cardio workout at the same time, particualrly if you lift for at least thirty minutes. You will also burn more calories, but you will gain less strength for the time put in. This is called circuit weight training. Having a heart rate monitor is good, so you can make sure you are in your "target heart rate.". ...Read more

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Any ideas on where to get weight training help ?

Any ideas on where to get weight training help ?

Sure: Plenty of excellent books on this as well as online advice. Find "new rules of lifting" for a start. Also many personal trainer options to get you started. Some gyms/clubs offer a free session . Check Around. Good LUck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i could get fit without lifting weights?

Can you tell me how i could get fit without lifting weights?

Run: You could start a running program( start slow in pace and distance and slowly increase) 5 days a week , do sit-ups , push-ups daily. If you don't like to run you could bike or swim. Getting a chin- up bar is a good idea too. Just get started.! Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Will you get stretch marks on your back from lifting weights?

Will you get stretch marks on your back from lifting weights?

Very unlikely. I can: Not think of reason for that happening. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a pinched nerve as a result of lifting weights?

Is it possible to get a pinched nerve as a result of lifting weights?

Yes: Disc herniation can occur secondary to overloading its weight bearing capabilities as a disc is designed for carrying & distributing load as well as allowing for motion. Sometimes it is not just the amount of weight lifted but the incorrect way it was done or even related to a repetition mode of failure. Conditioning or lack of may also play a role as can muscle fatigue placing more load on disc. ...Read more

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Can you get knots in your shin from lifting weights?

Can you get knots in your shin from lifting weights?

Knotty Shins: Depends on the type of lifting you're doing. I imagine any exercise that activates the muscles over the shins could cause them to spasm. That area can be hard to treat; i usually refer to pt for graston technique. ...Read more

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Why is it that i always get dizzy when I am lifting weights?

Head movement: It is not the weight lifting but change in head and body position during weight lifting that triggers the dizziness. ( positional vertigo) see a neurologist or ent. Medications can help. ...Read more

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Could weight training get rid of fat?

Could weight training get rid of fat?

Yes, to a degree: Weight training is mainly used to build muscle mass and add lean muscle. By burning off calories, you could lose some fat over time. But, losing fat will happen quicker thru a diet plan (low fat, high protein). Don't be surpised if you gain some weight as you add muscle mass, but keep working and your body fat percentage will decrease and this is better for you! ...Read more

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Which weight training supplements should I get?

Which weight training supplements should I get?

Protein: You really need a well-balanced diet and high protein intake. You need to boost your protein intake to between 0.45 and 0.68 gram per pound to preserve calorie-burning muscle mass. ...Read more

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Can lifting weights help me get rid of my body fat?

Can lifting weights help me get rid of my body fat?

Yes: Diet is first but combining with exercise has multiple benefits. Resistance exercise can accelerate results. Choose compound movements, set goals, chart progress, get a partner. Great book for middle age program, "the new rules of lifting: for life", shuler and cosgrove. ...Read more

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Will my breasts get bigger if i start lifting weights?

Maybe by -----: Making the pectorals muscles become bigger and pushing the breasts forward. Make sure you exercise both sides equally as otherwise one side may be more prominent than the other. The breast tissue itself does not get bigger. Remember in lifting weights you are mostly using biceps and triceps and not the pectorals as much. So with simple lifting there maybe no change in your chest appearance. ...Read more

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How could someone get noticeable chest gains just from body weight training?

How could someone get noticeable chest gains just from body weight training?

Absolutely!: Bench presses, flat and inclined are key! narrow hands or wide-set are another variable. Push ups, dips, chest fly with dumbbells. Do these in any combination and you will make noticeable chest gains! ...Read more

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What is the best way to work through the soreness you get after you start lifting weights?

What is the best way to work through the soreness you get after you start lifting weights?

Stretching: Stretching is very helpful for keeping your muscles from getting tight. It is a good idea to warm up a little before you stretch. You can do so before your workout & after. Drink plenty of water to flush out the metabolites (ex lactic acid) that are created when your muscles are making energy to move. These can cause soreness. ...Read more

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Will i get better since aug 2 i strained my lower back i've been taking the medication listed &when can I start slowlly lifting weights again?

Will i get better since aug 2 i strained my lower back i've been taking the medication listed &when can I start slowlly lifting weights again?

Soon: Most muscle strains like back strains can take 4 to 8 weeks to completely resolve. Lite exercise is ok during this time but i would not recommend weight lifting exercises like squats, leg presses or lunging till pain is all gone. Lite weight work and common sense (stop if pain develops) is generally ok as tolerated. ...Read more