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What causes blue veins to show under your skin on your thighs and chest which started since weight training?

What causes blue veins to show under your skin on your thighs and chest which started since weight training?

Result of Wt loss!: It is due to loss of fat under the skin, and as the underlying muscles get bigger with training, the veins become prominent. The veins are located just under the skin, then fascia, under which the muscles are located.
I am sure yeins become prominent elsewhere else also, but one sees them easily on the thighs and chestwall, while those on the back or back of thighs/legs are not seen easily. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How I can get buff without lifting weights?

How I can get buff without lifting weights?

Calisthenics: Mr. Wahlberg (photo) transformed his body while he was doing jail time without lifting a single weight. It's the intensity of the workout. My favorite prison exercise is "killers" -- a squat thrust with one pushup in the middle alternating with one jumping jack. ...Read more

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Can you get knots in your shin from lifting weights?

Can you get knots in your shin from lifting weights?

Knotty Shins: Depends on the type of lifting you're doing. I imagine any exercise that activates the muscles over the shins could cause them to spasm. That area can be hard to treat; I usually refer to pt for graston technique. ...Read more

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Why is it that I always get dizzy when I am lifting weights?

Head movement: It is not the weight lifting but change in head and body position during weight lifting that triggers the dizziness. (positional vertigo) see a neurologist or ent. Medications can help. ...Read more

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Started lifting weights and doing some push ups. Will any of my activity cause my breasts to change (get smaller or bigger)?

Started lifting weights and doing some push ups. Will any of my activity cause my breasts to change (get smaller or bigger)?

No: Doing pushups and weight lifting may result in larger pectoralis muscles, which could cause your breasts to protrude more, giving the illusion of breast enlargement. The breasts themselves would not be expected to change. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm trying to lose some weight and get toned about 6-10 lbs. How long should I do cardio for and lifting weights?

What do you advise if I'm trying to lose some weight and get toned about 6-10 lbs. How long should I do cardio for and lifting weights?

Depends: Really depends on what you are currently doing. Add 10% each week. That is increasing intensity or duration. Cardio 3 days weights 2 days stretching/yoga 1 day. Rest 1 day each week ...Read more

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Could I get buff without lifting weights?

Could I get buff without lifting weights?

Absolutely: Read up on simple calisthenics and go at them with great intensity and variety. My favorite are "killers" -- stand, drop to pushup position, do a pushup or three, stand up. Keep it up until you can't, do many sets daily. Watch what you eat -- enough lean protein, fruits ; vegetables, and not that much else. What worked for young mr. Wahlberg behind bars will work for you. ...Read more

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Could weight training get rid of fat?

Could weight training get rid of fat?

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

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Which weight training supplements should I get?

Which weight training supplements should I get?

Protein: You really need a well-balanced diet and high protein intake. You need to boost your protein intake to between 0.45 and 0.68 gram per pound to preserve calorie-burning muscle mass. ...Read more

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Can lifting weights help me get rid of my body fat?

Can lifting weights help me get rid of my body fat?

Yes: Diet is first but combining with exercise has multiple benefits. Resistance exercise can accelerate results. Choose compound movements, set goals, chart progress, get a partner. Great book for middle age program, "the new rules of lifting: for life", shuler and cosgrove. ...Read more

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Will my breasts get bigger if I start lifting weights?

Maybe by -----: Making the pectorals muscles become bigger and pushing the breasts forward.
Make sure you exercise both sides equally as otherwise one side may be more prominent than the other. The breast tissue itself does not get bigger. Remember in lifting weights you are mostly using biceps and triceps and not the pectorals as much.
So with simple lifting there maybe no change in your chest appearance. ...Read more

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How could someone get noticeable chest gains just from body weight training?

How could someone get noticeable chest gains just from body weight training?

Absolutely!: Bench presses, flat and inclined are key! Narrow hands or wide-set are another variable. Push ups, dips, chest fly with dumbbells. Do these in any combination and you will make noticeable chest gains! ...Read more

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What is the best way to work through the soreness you get after you start lifting weights?

What is the best way to work through the soreness you get after you start lifting weights?

Stretching: Stretching is very helpful for keeping your muscles from getting tight. It is a good idea to warm up a little before you stretch. You can do so before your workout & after. Drink plenty of water to flush out the metabolites (ex lactic acid) that are created when your muscles are making energy to move. These can cause soreness. ...Read more

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Will I get better since aug 2 I strained my lower back I've been taking the medication listed &when can I start slowlly lifting weights again?

Will I get better since aug 2 I strained my lower back I've been taking the medication listed &when can I start slowlly lifting weights again?

Soon: Most muscle strains like back strains can take 4 to 8 weeks to completely resolve. Lite exercise is ok during this time but I would not recommend weight lifting exercises like squats, leg presses or lunging till pain is all gone. Lite weight work and common sense (stop if pain develops) is generally ok as tolerated. ...Read more

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I got bursitis in my shoulder from lifting wights and after I'm healed and go back to lifting weights am I more or less likely to get it again?

I got bursitis in my shoulder from lifting wights and after I'm healed and go back to lifting weights am I more or less likely to get it again?

Yes: Yes, you are, if you go back to lifting heavy right away and your form and posture is not correct. I would recommend starting slowly and making sure you have proper form and technique. Also, lifting different muscle groups on each day will help prevent it from coming back. ...Read more

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How to get rid of clicking in my shoulder when lifting weights?

How to get rid of clicking in my shoulder when lifting weights?

May be normal: Clicking of the joints is often very normal. With working out, tendons thicken and can snap over bony prominences. Unless painful, this snapping may not be a problem. If painful, then get your shoulder evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon or sports specialist. Also, analyze your work out routine with a trainer to make sure your technique does not create shoulder problems. ...Read more

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Can a start weight training after get screws removed from my knee after a week?

Can a start weight training after get screws removed from my knee after a week?

Too soon: Absolutely speak to your orthopedist. He/she will guide you based on operative considerations. ...Read more

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I get cracking sounds in my joints when lifting weights does this mean I should avoid lifting weights?

I get cracking sounds in my joints when lifting weights does this mean I should avoid lifting weights?

Not necessarily: There are a number of potential causes, so you might want to be seen for a specific diagnosis before giving up something you enjoy. One of the more common causes is crepitance, which is often associated with early softening of the cartilage in the joints. In that case you would probably want to modify your workout to avoid excessive load bearing on the joints involved. ...Read more

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Any ideas on where to get weight training help?

Any ideas on where to get weight training help?

Sure: Plenty of excellent books on this as well as online advice. Find "new rules of lifting" for a start. Also many personal trainer options to get you started. Some gyms/clubs offer a free session. Check Around. Good LUck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get fit without lifting weights?

Can you tell me how I could get fit without lifting weights?

Run: You could start a running program (start slow in pace and distance and slowly increase) 5 days a week, do sit-ups, push-ups daily. If you don't like to run you could bike or swim. Getting a chin- up bar is a good idea too. Just get started.! Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Will you get stretch marks on your back from lifting weights?

Very unlikely. I can: Not think of reason for that happening. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a pinched nerve as a result of lifting weights?

Is it possible to get a pinched nerve as a result of lifting weights?

Yes: Disc herniation can occur secondary to overloading its weight bearing capabilities as a disc is designed for carrying & distributing load as well as allowing for motion. Sometimes it is not just the amount of weight lifted but the incorrect way it was done or even related to a repetition mode of failure. Conditioning or lack of may also play a role as can muscle fatigue placing more load on disc. ...Read more

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Can you get an aortic aneurysm from lifting weights?

Can you get an aortic aneurysm from lifting weights?

No: Be careful if you have an AAA not to lift heavy weights. ...Read more

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