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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!
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 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.
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 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 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'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.
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 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 Some of just get saggy skin when we lose weight. Check out YouTube for upper body exercises using weights.
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 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 From everything I have read it is totally fine to lose weight while pregnant. It kind of makes sense.. if I was eating my 100% best for the baby, I'd be losing weight.. I read a book called eat to live by fuhrman, and it totally changed my idea of what eating healthy is. It seems like everyone loses weight before they get pregnant! Maybe it makes us more fertile!?
Avatar m tn After I lift weights I get sick, during intense lifting I can feel getting sick, like a cold coming on. I have lifted weights since 18 and I am 24. This started two years ago. Also 2 years ago I was under the assumption I contracted an STD due to my genitals hurting like crazy 3 days after unprotected sex.
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..
Avatar f tn Hi Sammyg, Don't be discouraged with no weight loss in two weeks! Some people may lose 5-10 lbs immediately starting a new diet, but that is usually water weight and not true loss. I gained 25-30 lbs without diet change and while exercising a lot in 2015 and 2016. I lost 25 lbs in 2017 after realizing how much weight I had gained (and while having other hypo symptoms) by upping my exercise regime and counting every single calorie I ate for about a year.
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.
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 f tn Weight can fluctuate quite a bit. Women can also weigh heavier during their menstrual cycles. Some foods also result in fluid retention. With the exercise you can be gaining muscle mass (and muscle is said to be heavier than fat). Perhaps instead of just using the weight to evaluate progress you could try other things such as how you look and feel or how your clothes fit. Motherhood can be stressful and demanding. Perhaps you are depressed? (Low mood, low energy, ...).
Avatar f tn t be afraid to build leg muscles, often women are afraid of getting bulky from lifting weights and building muscle but it's very difficult to get bulky lifting weights unless you're taking illegal supplements and testosterone boosters. As you build muscle in your legs, the skin will tighten up giving you a much leaner tone look. If you don't want to join a gym, lots of bodyweight Squats and lunges, try high intensity intervals. Try jump Squats and jump lunges.
Avatar f tn For the last couple of weeks my husband has been experiencing a sharp stabbing headache in the front half of his head and temples, followed by a light-headed feeling and a tingling sensation in his limbs. The headaches only last a few seconds, but the tingling feeling lasts longer. He says this happens to him 4 or 5 times a day. He is in his mid-30's and does weight lifting 2 or 3 times a week and takes a lot of supplements and shakes along with his lifting.
Avatar m tn I also get flutters when lifting weights but have been told over and over again by many different docs that my heart is A-OK. Get checked to be sure, but I think it is adrenaline.