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Lifting Weights For Your Obliques
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I workout a lot Lift weights, tennis, etc. I noticed a tender lump in my upper oblique muscle. Could it just be a knot? Rolls under my fingers. A concern?
Needs checked: Could be just lymph node, but if tender and mobile, should be checked by medical professional. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Depending on your personal goals, abilities, and preferences, push-ups and/or weight training can be successfully incorporated into an exercise program. Push-ups are a single exercise working mainly the chest and shoulders, while lifting weights can entail multiple exercises working all major muscle groups. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No simple answer: Solid research tells us that children as young as 4 years old can safely engage in weightlifting. The problem is that kids do not get proper supervision and tend to compete with each other to see who can lift more weight. These practices are unsafe. Pick up the book, youth strength training: programs for health, fitness and sport by faigenbaum and westcott. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on meaning: I encourage my patients to find physical activities that they can be engaged in for a lifetime. The idea of lifting weights can mean many things. The aap and certified trainer groups recommend no power lifting until the final stage of physical maturity which is when you reach your final height.Training in proper lifting under supervision of a certified trainer is fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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No: Not necessary. Perhaps a weight lifting belt. ...Read more
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