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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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Is it a good idea to workout everyday with light weight more reps. To build more muscle?.

Is it a good idea to workout everyday with light weight more reps. To build more muscle?.

No: Takes heavy weight to build muscle and you need recovery so you need to work different muscle groups on consecutive days. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ulcerative colitis and want to build muscle, swimming a good idea?

What to do if I have ulcerative colitis and want to build muscle, swimming a good idea?

Swimming: Swimming is always a good workout , but to look like the collegiate or olympic athletes you may have seen on tv , takes more than just swimming . They put in a rigorous dry land regimen as well . As we all age , our desire to look like that doesn't change , but our ability does. Swim and enjoy the exercise but don't expect swimming alone to build muscle. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when do your pectoral muscles develop during puberty?

Can you tell me when do your pectoral muscles develop during puberty?

Unrelated: Pectoral muscles are always present, any increase during puberty is related to hormonal influence of increased testosterone production. But if no evidence of pectoral muscle raises the concern of poland syndrome a congenital absence of the pectorals muscle. Seek an evaluation. ...Read more

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Rounded shoulders causing shoulder and neck pain. Is wearing a posture brace to bring the shoulders back a good idea? Will it weaken muscles?

Rounded shoulders causing shoulder and neck pain. Is wearing a posture brace to bring the shoulders back a good idea? Will it weaken muscles?

Exercise is better.: It is far better to exercise and strengthen the muscles in your shoulder and back to correct posture. See your doc, and get a referral to a physical therapist if necessary and to be sure you don't have scoliosis or another problem of the spine that is affecting your posture. Stronger muscles will help no matter what the cause, though. ...Read more

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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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