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Is it a good idea to train your muscles during puberty?

Is it a good idea to train your muscles during puberty?

Form first: Attempts to gain muscle in an immature body can lead to injuries and frustration. Hormonal changes that occur during puberty set the stage for building more lean muscle once puberty is completed. Prior, or during this time, it is better to focus on learning and executing weightlifting exercises with proper form using a PVC pipe or lightweight empty bar. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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As a teen, is it good to start doing muscle build up?

As a teen, is it good to start doing muscle build up?

Opportunity: Adolescence, and specifically late into puberty begins a window of opportunity for you to build stronger bone and muscle mass. The natural surge in hormones will allow for more gain/effort than earlier. You have the opportunity to put on at least 5 pounds of muscle mass/yr, if not more, without using external sources.Work out under a certified trainer to help avoid injury. ...Read more

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At what age is it okay to let a child start to lift weights to help with sports performance?

At what age is it okay to let a child start to lift weights to help with sports performance?

Use a trainer: Weightlifting like many sports activities can be beneficial if done right & can produce significant injury if done wrong. Any pre-teen/teen should be supervised by a professional, preferably one certified in the area.Early training focuses on technique & low intensity weights. Power lifting & body building are not recommended until the kid reaches skeletal maturity (final height, b.O., shaves). ...Read more

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When is a good time to start doing sleep training?

When is a good time to start doing sleep training?

Early: What we think of as true sleep training, the "cry-it-out" variety, probably is not appropriate until 5 months or so. However, start helping your baby learn how to sleep early on. By 2 months, if baby's weight is good, give him an opportunity to go back to sleep at night without feeding him. Develop a consistent bedtime routine that separates sleep from feeding and helps him learn to self soothe. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to let a teenager with hormonal rage start bodybuilding?

Is it a good idea to let a teenager with hormonal rage start bodybuilding?

Depends on dfn: Emotional lability in adolescents caries a variety of labels & you might see it early or late in the 3-5 yr span that marks most male puberty.The aap & professional trainers rec heavy lifting/body building be delayed until skeletal maturity.In lay terms that means at final height /when kids shave etc. Training before this point is focused on form and technique with lower poundage. ...Read more

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Is it not good to take shower after workout in the gym? Is there an explanation that it is not good to do so?

Take shower: Cleanliness of shower facilities in a workout place may dictate whether one would want to "get cleaned up" prior leaving. It is generally advisable to take a shower and get to looking good and smelling good prior leaving the gym. It will project a better image of oneself. ...Read more

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Would it be a good idea to add sets for your weaker arm when working out?

Would it be a good idea to add sets for your weaker arm when working out?

Yes: It is a good idea to try and equalize your strength if there is a significant difference, but realize, your dominant ( righthanded vs lefthanded ) side will likely always be a little stronger than your non-dominant side.You just naturally use it a little more frequently. ...Read more

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Hola .. Is it good to lose weight by walking ..With respect to the diet.. Is it a good sport or not.. And what about the timing..Thx all?

Hola .. Is it good to lose weight by walking ..With respect to the diet.. Is it a good sport or not.. And what about the timing..Thx all?

Walking for exercise: Walking is fine for exercise and weight loss - low-impact, burns calories, and enjoyable. In combination with a proper nutrition plan, walking can help you lose weight. I recommend walking in the morning before you eat breakfast, if possible. ...Read more

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Why does it get harder to control your body during a vigorous exercise?

Why does it get harder to control your body during a vigorous exercise?

Not exactly sure: What you mean, as in body/muscle control? If so, as you come closer and closer to maximal effort much of your energy/concentration goes into just gross movement/power production rather than fine muscle control/dexterity. It's like on a treadmill, when you are walking at 3 mph it's easy to dance around the running board, at 10 mph+, it's a totally different story. ...Read more

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What is a good way to make time for exercising in a busy schedule?

Find a good time: Everybody has a busy schedule myself included as an orthopedic surgeon. But, if you are motivated you can find time. I run every day at 730 but get to run a little later on sunday am about 9am find a time thats convenient for you and be motiviated and stick to it. ...Read more

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Why is it not a good idea to play sport when suffering from flu?

Why is it not a good idea to play sport when suffering from flu?

Because body needs: To heal. If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent. ...Read more

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I enjoy exercising but have a lot of trouble finding time in the day to do it. I live out in the country not close to a gym I do own a treadmill and some weights why do you recommend it for a workout pattern as a minimum in order to stay healthy as a 27-y

I enjoy exercising but have a lot of trouble finding time in the day to do it. I live out in the country not close to a gym I do own a treadmill and some weights why do you recommend it for a workout pattern as a minimum in order to stay healthy as a 27-y

Internet : can offer some great options. Most core exercises use body weight nothing extra. A good pull up bar is useful. Pull ups push ups abdominal workout all good exercises. Brisk walks as well as a good run all good. You don't need a gym for a good effective workout. ...Read more

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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more