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Few days treatment for wrist tendinitis & now can do the thumb test with little pain & more mobility. Can I go back to lifting weights now? Advice?tnx

Few days treatment for wrist tendinitis & now can do the thumb test with little pain & more mobility. Can I go back to lifting weights now? Advice?tnx

Weight training: A general rule after tendonitis or joint irritation has resolved is to go back at half load and half repetition. Wearing a glove or soft splint and avoiding the positions that previously caused irritation is important as well as knowing what may have set the problem off in the first place. Mechanics become even more important. Speak with a trainer, or PT and your doctor to clarlfy things ...Read more

Weight Lifting (Definition)

Weight lifting refers to the activity of lifting weights, or using resistance bands, pulley systems, or similar resistance apparatus to increase muscle mass or to tone the body. This can either be done competitively or as a ...Read more


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Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Med side effects: Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) contains a statin as well as niacin. Side-effects include muscular aches (statins), inflammation (both), lft elevation (both), and flushing (niacin). Dangerous toxicity is rare, but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients. ...Read more

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I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin). How long does the niacin stay in your body.. Flushing?

I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin).  How long does the niacin stay in your body..  Flushing?

Good question: I researched your question: the half life of extended release Niacin in Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) is very variable, & depends on gender, dose, & individual characteristics. It peaks 5 hours after a single dose. Following years of treatment, it's probably safe to assume that it will take days (3-5) to wear off completely. Possibly longer depending on dose. ...Read more

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Gradually returning to weight lifting after a 9 month hiatus due to wrist injuries. Any preventive strategies or advice to prevent reinjury ?

Gradually returning to weight lifting after a 9 month hiatus due to wrist injuries. Any preventive strategies or advice to prevent reinjury ?

Go slowly: Focus on wrist, and particularly shoulder mobility with proper warm up and stretching prior to lifting and stretching after as well. Also, start with lifting very light even using just an empty bar to practice technique and form before adding weight. Then add weight slowly week by week to avoid overstressing the wrist. ...Read more

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Weight lifting problems?

Try to be: More specific about your question(s), so that we can better guide you. Consider rephrasing and reposting your questions with more information. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is weight lifting only for men?

Is weight lifting only for men?

Not at all: Resistance training can serve a great benefit for women including maintaining bone density and muscle mass. It can also help augment a weight loss plan in conjunction with caloric restriction and cardiovascular training too. ...Read more

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Does Weight Lifting improve health?

Does Weight Lifting improve health?

Yes: A portion of it. Weight lifting creates increased strength and muscle tone while burning calories. However , aerobic exercise and flexibility training as well as proper diet and rest are also important for well rounded conditioning and over all health. ...Read more

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How to get into free weight lifting?

While there are: Many internet resources out there, I'd encourage you to consider seeking the input of a certified person trainer. As form/technique are very important when embarking in a free weight regimen. ...Read more

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