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Is weight training always beneficial?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but dont push it

Weight training is great to improve our muscle tone and take the pressure off our joints.
Just start with low weight and increase slowly. The folks who run into trouble are those trying to impress their friends by lifting too much, leading to torn uscles and tendons.

In brief: Yes but dont push it

Weight training is great to improve our muscle tone and take the pressure off our joints.
Just start with low weight and increase slowly. The folks who run into trouble are those trying to impress their friends by lifting too much, leading to torn uscles and tendons.
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

To some degree it is important to weight train.
As we get older we lose muscle. If this cycle continues we lose support for our skeletal system which makes you more prone to falls and subsequent injuries.

In brief: Yes

To some degree it is important to weight train.
As we get older we lose muscle. If this cycle continues we lose support for our skeletal system which makes you more prone to falls and subsequent injuries.
Dr. Audie Rolnick
Dr. Audie Rolnick
Thank
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