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Doctor insights on: Lifting Weights For Your Obliques

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Can you develope a hernia of the obliques from weight lifting?

Can you develope a hernia of the obliques from weight lifting?

Unlikely...: Hernias directly through the abdominal wall, when you haven't had a surgery or trauma to the area, are very rare. Depending on where it is, a hernia would have to go through several opposing layers of muscle or fascia. Hernias usually develop in natural weak points, like the inguinal or umbilical area. If you have a bulge anywhere on you abdomen and you cannot push it back in, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Lifting weights after 60?

Lifting weights after 60?

Are you asking: If you can and should lift weights after 60? If so, both yes and yes. Resistance training can help stave off bone density loss and muscle mass loss. Remember, the types of exercises and intensity with which you do them will be greatly different from someone in their 20's, as you'll like have different goals. You best bet is to get the "ball rolling" with a certified personal trainer. ...Read more

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Can lifting weights stunt your growth?

Can lifting weights stunt your growth?

No: Be careful though. Your bones are still growing and the growth plates are fragile. If you injure them by lifting too much or too often, you could cause growth abnormalities. ...Read more

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Which is better lifting weights or push ups?

Lifting weights: You can control the amount lifting and start with lighter weights and more reps and slowly gradually,safely increase the weights. ...Read more

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Can I do cardio and weight training together?

Can I do cardio and weight training together?

For sure: It is best for your health and fitness to do a combination of cardio and weights. However, i usually recommend doing cardio first to help you warm up your muscles. This can reduce injuries during weight training. ...Read more

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How can weight training release fatty acids?

How can  weight training release fatty acids?

Storage.: If you work out long enough (more than 20 minutes), you deplete glycogen stores in muscle and start using ffa's as your bodies principal energy source. You convert more easily if on a low carb diet, since you burn ffa's all the time. This is one reason that exercise should last at least as long as 45 minutes per session! ...Read more

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Can lifting weights help you lose weight fast?

Can lifting weights help you lose weight fast?

It certainly can --: Help, but i don't think it makes one lose the weight any faster. Lifting weights should be part of the whole package including proper healthy diet and regular exercises done routinely. Good luck and keep living healthy. ...Read more

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Will lifting weights at 14 stunt your growth?

Will  lifting weights at 14 stunt your growth?

No: Be careful though. Your bones are still growing and the growth plates are fragile. If you injure them by lifting too much or too often, you could cause growth abnormalities. ...Read more

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What are the risks in weight training too young?

What are the risks in weight training too young?

Weight Training: The main risks with weight lifting too young is injury and stunting of growth. In children, tendon attachments to bone are particularly susceptible to injury and irritation due to the growing body. Growth stunting can occur when growth plates in bone are overwhelmed by force. In general strength training is much safer than weight lifting and body building for children who are still growing. ...Read more

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