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Doctor insights on: Weight Lifting Vs Powerlifting

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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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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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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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Which weight lifting workouts should I do?

Which weight lifting workouts should I do?

That depends on what: Your goals are. Weight gain, weight loss, increasing strength, increasing muscle mass, etc. You need to define that before being able to select a plan that is optimum for you. ...Read more

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Could weight lifting have stunted my growth?

Could weight lifting have stunted my growth?

Probably not.: Unless you lifted weights so heavy that you broke your growth plates (I'm sure you didn't do this), then the answer is no. Except in extreme cases of malnourishment, most Americans get PLENTY of food. Therefore, if you are "stunted" then the chances are that you were not genetically programmed to be tall. FYI, moderate weight lifting is now recommended to athletic teens as part of their routine. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Weight Lifting?

What are the complications of Weight Lifting?

Risks: Injury is the most common complication. Doing each exercise correctly, using a spotter and using the correct weight for yourself can prevent many injuries. ...Read more

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Does weight lifting stunt growth?

Does weight lifting stunt growth?

No: Strength training won't stunt growth and is a great way to improve your health. Whether you're young and growing fast or stopped growing taller a long time ago, focus on good form and control to minimize the risk of injury. ...Read more

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Can weight-lifting help you lose weight?

Can weight-lifting help you lose weight?

Yes: But, cardio is better..Have you seen a fat weight lifters ..Sure but not wide receivers, or long distance runers. So yes it will help but cardio , biking walking is better..Cut you sugar , decrease carbs and eat protein.See www.Weighstation.Net for help with your weight. ...Read more

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What are the side-effects of Weight Lifting?

What are the side-effects of Weight Lifting?

If U have an -: -an adequate diet, lift properly, supplement protein if needed U will add bulk & defined muscles. The bad can happen if trying 2 always trying 2 max lift, R not properly spotted in free weights while bench pressing, not taking a day off 2 allow Ur muscles 2 recover which can lead 2 ruptured tendon attachments or muscle tears. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight by weight lifting?

Is it possible to lose weight by weight lifting?

It is but ..: Remember that resistance training alone without some form of caloric restriction is unlikely to yield significant weight loss. It usually requires a combination of the two, often with a bigger focus on caloric restriction ... at least that's much of our weight loss data suggests. ...Read more

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Could weight lifting give you face a chiseled look?

Could weight lifting give you face a chiseled look?

No: It's in the genetic code that you inherit & can't change ...Read more

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Can weight lifting really affect the height growth?

Can weight lifting really affect the height growth?

No: If you are basically healthy , then your growth will determined by the potential your dna has. Nothing you do will really matter. There are no exercises or supplements that will make you taller than you are meant to be. ...Read more

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Could weight lifting stunt growth or damage my body?

Could weight lifting stunt growth or damage my body?

Possibly: Weight lifting or any other type of exercise can harm if not done with the proper technique, stunting of growth only occurs during our growing years, and supervised proper lifting has not shown to stunt growth ...Read more

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Can weight lifting at a young age stunt your growth?

Can weight lifting at a young age stunt your growth?

Not really unless...: Weight lifting is not a good idea for individuals before puberty. It is better to be your own resistance: pull ups, climbing rope, push ups, running, etc. Weight training will not stunt growth per se, but can damage the growth plates or causes a fracture to occur. Weight lifting is not a good sporting activity before puberty! gains in strength will be much less, as well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to exercise everyday with weight lifting?

Is it safe to exercise everyday with weight lifting?

Remember : Like for any form of exercise, it's good to have a day off here and there. While you could lift everyday, you would need to avoiding lifting the same muscle groups too frequently during the week as this will otherwise set you up for over training syndrome and injuries. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of daily weight lifting?

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What are the health benefits of daily weight lifting?

Multiple: Daily weight lifting will eventually increase your muscle mass, which not only improves your strength and makes you more functional for daily activities, but also increases your baseline metabolism which makes it easier to lose weight. In addition, regular exercise has been shown to cause endorphin release, which improves mood. ...Read more

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What is better between weight lifting and calisthenics?

Both!: Each provides the body with different fitness strengths! do both! ...Read more

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Can you have a loss of height from heavy weight lifting?

Can you have a loss of height from heavy weight lifting?

No: Your height is dependent on your bone structure, not muscle mass. So, you will not lose height by lifting weights. However, since gaining mass will make you look wider, it may give you the illusion that your height has decreased, even though it is not the case. ...Read more