Losing weight by lifting weights for women

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Avatar f tn I do and its healthy for you. If your body is accustomed to lifting moderate to heavy weights I would continue until you get farther along. I just hit 18 weeks and I'm still lifting moderately-heavy. My doc says go with how your body feels. I'm sure by third trimester the weights will have to lower but you r so early on! When in doubt ask your doc!
Avatar f tn In your position, I would talk to a personal trainer about the whole thing. One of my best friends is a L&D nurse, and the continual lifting of anesthetized, heavy women over 20+ years has taken an extreme toll on her back. Talk to the trainer about preparing, and about lifting weights to develop your muscles, and then about the right way and wrong way to lift a patient.
Avatar n tn Does she still have help,therapy? I would advise her to talk to them,they can help her with losing weight healthy and/or the worrying about it.
1066531 tn?1254969334 My advice is forget it. Lifting weights is not good for the heart because this type of exercise is anerobic. This means the body burns oxygen quicker than the heart can cope. Aerobic is much better because you develop the heart with the body and become fit. I remember when I worked in the building trade. One man was working with weights to try and make the manual labour tasks easier. In about a year he looked like a gorilla with huge arms and chest.
Avatar f tn I had gastric by surgery in march. I lost 65 lbs. so far, but at times my weight loss slows down. I am working out and lifting weights. Am i building muscle? After a month I found I lost some weight.
583580 tn?1231136383 I do cardio and I try to lift weights but theres my problem. Everytime I start a lifting program even though its low weight more reps I gain mass. This frustrates me cause it doesnt go away. I dont lose inches or weight I get bigger. Whenever this happens I stop lifting cause I dont want to get bigger. I know they say that a woman cant get bigger because she just doesnt produce the same hormones as a man but why would I be gaining mass if this were so.
Avatar n tn but does it mean that weight lifting would stop the gain of height??
Avatar m tn , 44 yo male. This weight loss was relatively easy, as I stopped lifting heavy weights and started counting calories. A Dr. told me weight lifting was bad for my heart, another one said is okay. I have started back to lifting light weights. The decreased weight hopefully has taken some strain off of my heart. It will be tough to lose the next 14. Sounds like you may be ready for some lifestyle changes. Losing some weight may help with taking some strain off of your heart.
Avatar m tn Do your mean lifting weights as in weight lifting the sport, or lifting weights as in bodybuilding, I cant think of a reason that bodybuilding should stunt your growth, but that you may just a small build, in that case you may find it hard to build your weight up, and weight lifting could stop you growing by the amount of weights that you lift over your head.
Avatar m tn I have chronic Hepatitis B and was wondering if moderate weight lifting is all right as it really works out for me. I have a stressful job and lifting weights really helps me to get rid of stress and makes me feel good about myself. I live in United States and as far as monitoring my status it has been done so every 6 months for the last 7 years and my ALT and AST are always on the very lower range and liver functions tests are all normal.
Avatar f tn Vegetables, fruit, and lean meat. Start lifting weights instead of doing lots of cardio. Weight lifting burns calories after you have finished working out. This should help you reach your goal!
Avatar f tn Do chest exercises like push ups or lifting light weights to build up those muscles. Some women report that their breasts are a tiny big smaller after they are done breastfeeding. I didn't have that experience but I will say my breasts look a tiny bit different. But age and losing and gaining weight can do that to you too.
Avatar m tn Hi, my name is Ben and i would like to know if weight lifting stunts growth or not? And why? Also i would like to know if anyone knows if there are ways how one can grow taller ?
Avatar f tn s what your muscles are trained for that counts. The fetus is well protected. Which said, lifting weights requires proper posture and lifting with the legs, not the back. When your bump gets in the way of doing it right, sometime in the third trimester (?), you should ask for help when necessary. Your co-workers will be happy to pitch in. Just my opinion.
Avatar f tn My whole life I been skinny and the most I have weight is 126 lbs in my puberty yrs.. lol now im 23yrs. Any who I need advice. I want to start by lifting weights n protein. . Is that a good idea.. I need a advice.
Avatar f tn Some of just get saggy skin when we lose weight. Check out YouTube for upper body exercises using weights.
Avatar f tn Start a sensible weight-lifting program. This is how to naturally increase your testosterone level. You want to start weight lifting with small weights. You don't want to start big because the object is to slowly build the big muscles and the small stabilizer muscles correctly from the start, learning correct form. That's how you get strong and avoid injury. You don't even need weights; you can use your own body weight. Youtube has videos that can get you started.
Avatar f tn Lol @Vikki_Fitz1 I'm going to try the weights again I was lifting but only 1 pound weights most likely why I wasn't seeing results.
Avatar m tn I'll weigh in on this. Lifting weights will not effect/affect your viral load for Hep C. It can cause varices in the esophagus to bleed-at least it happened to me. So have you had an endoscopy to have those areas looked at? I hope you are seeing a physician for your Hep C. How do you mean been sick for a year. Flu like? Yellow eyes and or skin, swollen abdomen, losing weight, tired, cramping hands etc.
Avatar m tn but the last 6 weeks of 2013 I started doing 40 45 mins cardio along with lifting weights. I could see a huge change in my legs and lower belly. I then went on vacation for 10 days. Went back to the gym, started the same workout I had done at the end of the year. Usually my chest area gets smaller...when I drop a few lbs. I guess that is how I tell if I'm losing weight.
Avatar n tn Is anyon weight lifting during their pregnancy i do alot of squats dead lifts and hugg intensity exercises. My doctor said it was alright but other s ob say otherwise..
767435 tn?1235759815 If you have never lifted, there is a book that has a great program, it is call The New Rules of Lifting For Women. The program in the book is 6 months long. Muscle building takes time so it will not happen overnight, but if you are new to lifting you will see some changes pretty quickly. Don't underestimate how much you can lift and don't be afraid of 'bulking', it is really hard for a woman to gain that amount of muscle. It will just give you great curves.
Avatar m tn I have been lifting weights pretty heavy for the past yr and 1/2. My cardiologist told me to stop lifting heavy weights but i can still lift lightly. It kills me to stop lifting, for once in my life i feel great and look pretty healthy. I guess my question is if l still lift weights what is lifting light? how do i know what is over doing it? Should i do light weight more reps. I would still like to achieve and maintain a good physique without causing more harm than i already have.
Avatar n tn I have some quesions about lifting weights. I am 24 years old and I never lifted weights until now. 1. Is it safe to lift free weights? 2. Shoud I lift everday or have some rest time? 3. What are some serious injuries that occur? 4. Can you become paralyzed from lifting weights(I heard that from a friend)? 5. How much should I lift overall? 6.
Avatar f tn If you are used to lifting heavy weights, you should be able to continue as long as you are comfortable. Like stated, there are women who are weight lifters and cross fitters who lift heavy up until they deliver. I know one woman who was a heavy lifter. She was squatting 95# up until labor. If your body begins to react badly or cramp, scale back.