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Placebo Effect In Weight Training
Can't rely on a pill: Over-the-counter diet pills decrease one's appetite a bit (they are related to stimulants). A person's desire to eat can be much stronger that a diet pill's power to decrease his appetite, so he will likely continue to eat too many calories. Also, diet pills don't increase one's desire to exercise. If something as simple as a diet pill actually worked, we would not have so much obesity in America. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Placebos are generally medications and sometimes physical or psychological substitutes which in themselves have no known effect but which cause the patient to feel as if they are getting some effect. They depend upon patient expectations and the fact that there is a strong psychological component ...Read more
Advice protein supplements available in the indian market beneficial in gain in weight while doing routine exercise at gym.Advice the quantity per day?
And placebo use is?:
You are assuming that placebo works by lying. Having a daily routine of medical care, having a doctor relationship, having any daily routine. all are Incredibly useful and all are reinforced by a daily routine of supplements Whether or Not the supplement does anything.
This is especially true when keeping a routine matters (weightlifting). ...Read more
Garcinia Cambodia pills side effects? heard they effect women reproductive organs. results of weight loss lasting? Does it effect birth control pills?
What is a reasonable amount of weight gain per week after starting resistance/core/weight training program if diet remains same. Losing wt b4 now gain?
Many variables : Not knowing your current weight, dietary macronutrient ratio, caloric intake, genetics or hormone ratios (very important in a 56 year old). It is common for resistance training to halt weight loss and in many cases to increase weight gain given the effects of resistance training on Insulin sensitivity and muscle development. See a nutritionist, sports physiologist or a sports medicine physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only if: Only if you're trying to lose weight in your wallet. Why would you take something when you don't know what's in it or whether it'll harm you -- particularly when it won't help you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Invest in healthy nutrition, weight loss, diet, etc. ...Read more
This is frustrating: This can be frustrating. The most important thing to do is expand how you measure success of your workouts. The other measures of success include how you feel, how your clothes fit, a sense of accomplishment, what friends say, etc. Your weight may be increasing because of increased fluid retention by sore muscles. Keep up the good work, don't get frustrated, and you will see results. ...Read more
Spotting, increased acne on chin, weight gain in considerable amount, cannot lose even though 6 days spent in the gym, good diet. Dry facial skin.
Weight gain 20lbs, only in midsection, not pregnant, gym 4/week, running &weights, on wellbutrin (bupropion). Thyroid? Add blood test?
Possibly: Fat in your midsection can mean several things. If you haven't had thyroid studies recently, ask your doctor about them. Also you may have some food sensitivities or exposure to toxins that causes difficulty with Insulin resistance. A functional medicine or holistic/integrative medicine doctor may help you with elimination diet to check on this. Also, "burst" interval training may help. ...Read more
I am now weight training and building some toned muscle mass. Will I gain weight just by the more developed muscles? Or, no effect whatsoever?
Yes: Muscle weighs more than fat so with muscle development from lifting you will gain some weight unless you are losing fat also But developed muscle does weigh more ...Read more
No: Do not waste your money.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes but dont push it: Weight training is great to improve our muscle tone and take the pressure off our joints. Just start with low weight and increase slowly. The folks who run into trouble are those trying to impress their friends by lifting too much, leading to torn uscles and tendons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Real: This is a very pricey mix of things; psyllium will bulk your stools and senna is a laxative. Claims for acai haven't stood up to examination and i doubt that mango is a real appetite suppressant. But the first two will make your gut feel different and give you the idea you've eaten something magic -- the principle of the "active placebo." it's your money. ...Read more
Is it true that weightlifting and sprints are more effective for weight loss in women than aerobic exercise?
Not necessarily: High intensity interval training(which entails some sort of sprinting) appears to be more efficient than "standard" aerobic exercise at improving fitness levels and weight loss. In the end, this is like a one size diet fitting all; there isn't one. Remember, bodybuilders when preparing for competitions "cut" weight by adding cardiovascular training not just increasing resistance training. ...Read more
What is a reasonable amount of weight gain per week after starting weight training program if diet remains same? Muscle weighs more than fat....
Weighs the same: A pound of fat weighs the same as a pound of muscle. Fat is less dense, takes up more space. As you get leaner, clothes tend to get looser, even at the same weight. Add muscle mass to that and clothes may get snug, e.g. Broader shoulders, bigger biceps. Want weight gain? Will need to increase calories in, and/or decrease calories out. ...Read more
For weight gains and build lean muscles i start serving serious mass weight gainer, is this product has side effects or dangerous?
Gained 20 pounds on Lexapro in 3 months in spite of diet/exercise...dr says Cymbalta (duloxetine) more weight neutral is this accurate?
Specific: Lighter weights with many reps will help build endurance for that specific movement. Curls will not help you run longer. Being stronger in the upper body will allow you to maintain better form longer and keep you going longer (if your legs permit) by not fatiguing the upper body as quickly. Dynamic weight training will build strength over a greater range of movements. Good Luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes, to a degree: Weight training is mainly used to build muscle mass and add lean muscle. By burning off calories, you could lose some fat over time. But, losing fat will happen quicker thru a diet plan (low fat, high protein). Don't be surpised if you gain some weight as you add muscle mass, but keep working and your body fat percentage will decrease and this is better for you! ...Read more
Yes, but...: Weight training (serious weights, not 5 lb dumbell curls) will increase your muscle mass and improve your metabolism while not working out. But lifting is only part of the equation. If you do not see the changes you are after with weight training alone, then take an hones assessment of your diet and make the necessary changes. ...Read more
Training vs heavy: Weight training is a variable process with two main issues: the teaching of proper technique and lifts by qualified instructors aso a kid avoids injury; the concentration on power and building muscle mass. The aap recommends use of proper trainers for instruction & the delay of power lifting until skeletal maturity (~final height, shaving, etc). ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Perfectly safe. If you start feeling muscle pains or tendon pains then slow down. ...Read more
Not enough info: I am sorry but that is an impossible question to answer in specifics without the radiology reports and a physical examination. Physical therapists, i would bet, would be able to come up with weight training and muscle training that may actually help the back rather than hurt it further. ...Read more
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