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Doctor insights on: Using Ankle Weights To Make You Jump Higher

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Does using ankle weights while sprinting to train make you run faster?

Does using ankle weights while sprinting to train make you run faster?

Maybe: The weights help to build up and develop the muscles of ankle and calves which could lead to faster running. ...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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What muscle to do you use to jump higher for basketball?

What muscle to do you use to jump higher for basketball?

Not so simple: It's not 1 or 2 or 3 muscles. It's many in your legs, pelvis, and back that work together to cause you to jump. ...Read more

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Do you use different muscles when you do leg lifts as compared to doing sit ups?

Do you use different muscles when you do leg lifts as compared to doing sit ups?

Yes: Sit ups work the abs and do not work the legs, leg lifts work the legs predominately, with some ab involvement. ...Read more

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Is it mandatory to lift weights or can I do all calisthenic workouts when using creatine?

Is it mandatory to lift weights or can I do all calisthenic workouts when using creatine?

Muscle growth: If you are taking the creatine for muscle development then you will need to lift weights to get the muscles to grow larger. If you are interested in building up your cardio then and aerobic workout is best. Most people usually do both for a well rounded workout. ...Read more

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Skinny 55kg 6ft.need an exercise routine to increase appetite but without going to gym or using any equipment.just like doctors simply walk to get fit

Skinny 55kg 6ft.need an exercise routine to increase appetite but without going to gym or using any equipment.just like doctors simply walk to get fit

Yes: Any exercise will do. Walking jogging, swimming, will help. Do not be concerned about being skinny. If you are otherwise healthy, being skinny is not a disease. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can wearing ankle/wrist 1lb weights all day make me get used to more weight and make me faster/stronger or will it have consequences?

Can wearing ankle/wrist 1lb weights all day make me get used to more weight and make me faster/stronger or will it have consequences?

Yes,: 1lb weight is not much for the Ankles. Yes it will make them stronger.Wearing on wrist can be cumbersome. Do you work on computer? then you will be more prone to develop Carpal Tunnel syndrome sooner. ...Read more

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Why would senior fitness instructor push us to do lunges with weights like a drill sergeant?

Why would senior fitness instructor push us to do lunges with weights like a drill sergeant?

For Strength: Hard to tell if you're upset with the effort involved (weighted lunges) or the instructor's in-your-face attitude. Adding weights to lunges is a great option, if somewhat advanced, to strengthen the thighs and improve core strength. The option to do them or not should be up to you and based on your fitness level and comfort. Some people like being "pushed" to excel, many others don't..Up to you! ...Read more

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Can you tell me are 2.3kg weights too heavy to start weight-lifting with?

Can you tell me are 2.3kg weights too heavy to start weight-lifting with?

Those are fine.: Those are pretty light, and would be a good place to start. In the beginning, focus on the form and technique for your exercises. Then, as you start using heavier weights, keep the form and technique proper to avoid injury and realize consistent gains. ...Read more

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Liftinf weights makes you grow because you are strengthening your bones and muscles, but until what age do u actually stop growing if you lift weights?

Liftinf weights makes you grow because you are strengthening your bones and muscles, but until what age do u actually stop growing if you lift weights?

Muscle can always gr: Lifting weights stimulates your body to adapt to stress by making muscle and bone thicker and stronger, but does not make bones grow longer. Bone growth to make you taller stops about when you need to start shaving. Muscles can always grow as long as you do resistive exercises and eat adequate protein. Height increase has no relation to lifting weights. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if i work out doing lunges and bulgarian squats with weights will it make me lose weight?

Could you tell me if i work out doing lunges and bulgarian squats with weights will it make me lose weight?

Weight loss: Achieving a healthy and maintainable weight requires exercise and diet. You must expend more calories than you consume to lose weight. If you do not watch what you eat you can still gain weight despite your work outs. I would also recommend adding some type of cardiovascular exercise 4-5 times per week such as walking, jogging, bicycling or swimming to burn the calories. ...Read more

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Which muscles do I need to for sprinting, long jump, and high jump?

Which muscles do I need to for sprinting, long jump, and high jump?

All your leg muscles: I think for the activities you're describing you will need to build them all up. But you don't want bulky muscles, so start working on your calf, hamstrings, and quads. But don't forget your flexibility and avoid bulk. You want long lean muscles. ...Read more

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If you u bench press with your legs or whatever you are training, does that body part get higher BP?

If you u bench press with your legs or whatever you are training,  does that body part get higher BP?

No: Bloed pressure change is evenly distributed throughout the body, regardless of which part of the body is being exercised. The circulation is a closed system. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high rep exercises to slim arms with wrist weights?

What to do if I have high rep exercises to slim arms with wrist weights?

Not sure: Exactly what you mean, but slim arms comes more from optimizing your body weight and body fat levels. If you are looking to trim your arms - while exercise is always good as it provide so many benefits - focus on optimizing your caloric intake. ...Read more

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What to do if i need some exercises to do pregnancy and post natally - putting on too much weight?

What to do if i need some exercises to do pregnancy and post natally - putting on too much weight?

Watch your intake: Walking is best, you should avoid processed foods, simple carbs like juices, drinks with high fructose corn syrup, starches, white flour and bread. Focus more on fresh fruits, chicken, lean meat, fish and fresh vegetables and limit your portion size. ...Read more

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How many reps and sets should I do per muscle when lifting dumbbells at home? I don't want endurance, I want to build muscle up as much as I can.

How many reps and sets should I do per muscle when lifting dumbbells at home? I don't want endurance, I want to build muscle up as much as I can.

6-10: The idea of reps is to work the specific muscle group to exhaustion and then rest it until your strength has returned. If you have a lot of endurance go as long as you can without causing pain, it will take a bit of trial and error. I suggested 6-10 reps per set to avoid pain and muscle injury. The number of sets is the number it takes to avoid painful muscle injury, try it out ! ...Read more