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Should I Take BCAAs? ask dr. bell

Dear Dr. Bell, I have been working out for several months now, some guy at my gym said I should be taking BCAAs.  Do you recommend taking them? If so, when and how much should I take?

The Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are Leucine,...

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How to determine what my Macronutrient Intake should be? ask dr. bell

Dear Dr. Bell, how do I determine what my Macro intake needs to be? Thanks for the help!

There are many opinions on how best to calculate your total caloric intake and how to distribute those calories among your macronutrient Intake:...

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Too Young To Lift? ask dr. bell

Hi Dr. Bell, my dad doesn’t want me weightlifting because I’m young and it will stunt my growth. What can I tell him to change his mind? Thanks in Advance, Lawson.

Dear Lawson,

If you are old enough to write this most excellent...

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How to Treat A TFL (Tensor Fascia Lata) Chronic Injury? ask dr. bell

Dear Dr. Bell, I have been experiencing pain in my upper left leg. I’m really not sure of the name of this area…I think the Hip Flexor? The pain occurs on the outside/top of the upper thigh, right below the waste. I have been...

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Can Lifting Weights Cause Acid Reflux? ask dr. bell

Hi Dr. Bell, I’ve had acid reflux for a while now, do you think it can be caused by intra-abdominal pressure from lifting? A friend suggested that could be a cause. Regardless, do you have any suggestions to neutralize it?

Chronic acid...

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Causes and Treatments of Back Pain During Pregnancy ask dr. bell

Dear Dr. Bell, I’m in my second trimester and I’ve started experiencing bad back pain. Do you have any exercises or stretches you would recommend to help with the pain?

My eldest daughter is going through her first-time pregnancy and...

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How to Fix Rounded Shoulders? ask dr. bell

Dear Dr. Bell, What type of exercise should I do to prevent (reverse) my shoulders that curb toward the front of my chest?

First, understand you have a 2-part problem. “Rounded Shoulders” are typically caused by Hypertonic (overly...

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Peak Contraction Training Program ask dr. bell

Hey Dr. Bell, what are your thoughts on Peak Contraction Training? In the gym today one guy was arguing it was the best way to put on muscle and the other guy was saying Peak Contraction Training reduces results and causes injury. Would you...

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