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What Body Parts Does Weight Lift Work
I am a scoliotic guy and most of my life I wasn't allowed to carry heavy things. Is it safe for me to body - build/go to gym/weight-lift?
How much protein grams / kg of my body mass is it safe to intake over a day, if i weight-lift 4-5 times a week? (to avoid kidney problems etc.) ?
1-2 grams/kg: Average would be one gram of protein per kg of body weight. Two would be the upper limit of grams per kg of body weight to take as protein if you want to avoid kidney problems. Always keep yourself well hydrated with at least a gallon of water a day to keep the kidney working and help flush out excess protein. ...Read more
Weight lift: No you should weight lift the same muscles everyday. Your muscles need a recovery time in between weight lifting sessions for maximum result. Every other day is fine or use different muscle groups if you want to lift daily. ...Read more
See details: Weight train first and do cardio after that. ...Read more
Within reason: Disease convalescence is viewed very differently today. Not many docs tell their patients to stay in bed till they are completely well. When you are feeling good enough to exercise, please do. Just don't over do it to cause yourself harm. The general recommendation is usually to bring up the level slowly as tolerated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight lifting teens: If you have proper form and know what you are doing it can be safe to lift weights as a 16 year old. Be careful that you don't over do it, make sure you rest muscle groups, and make sure you work opposing muscle groups as well. Drink lots of water, pay attention to proper nutrition, and get sleep to recover as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If your disk herniation is acute (within the last few months), most spine experts suggest limiting heavy lifting until the pain subsides. When lifting is resumed, it should be gradual, starting with low resistance and more repetitions before adding to resistance. Check with your provider for specific guidelines in your personal situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes with the proper : Precautions and techniques if not too symptomatic. Avoid dead lifts and squats with bench workout ok as long as you do lower weights and higher reps. If still with pain, need to first work on core strengthening & cardiovascular endurance along with flexibility. You can resume weights after feeling better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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