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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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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?

Which is better lifting weights or push ups?

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 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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Why does my shoulder hurt after lifting weights?

Why does my shoulder hurt after lifting weights?

Maybe trauma: Assuming you're not overdoing it in the gym or using improper form or technique, you may have an injury in there. Get some testing - Xray, MRI perhaps. ...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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At what age a teenager can start weight. Training?

At what age a teenager can start weight. Training?

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 more

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Is it true that lifting weights can stunt your growth?

Is it true that lifting weights can stunt your growth?

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 more

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How can I prevent constant injuries while lifting weights?

How can I prevent constant injuries while lifting weights?

See below: If you are having constant injuries then you are either trying to lift too much weight or you are using poor technique. ...Read more

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What do you think of using creatine while lifting weights?

No better than meat: Creatine supplements can be effective if you are low in creative to begin with. A better option is simply lean red meat. ...Read more

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