Starting strength training is an exercise that everyone wants to do.
But for some people, the benefits of the exercise are too great and it can be a major health risk.
Al Jazeera’s Sarah Lomax spoke to Professor Paul Copley, a professor of exercise science and sport medicine at the University of Melbourne.
He said the benefits outweighed the risks.
“Seminal secretions are a normal part of normal exercise.
It’s normal for them to form in the joints.
They are part of the muscle contractions, and they’re part of building the strength in the muscle,” he said.”
It’s a common phenomenon.
It doesn’t really get much attention, so it’s not something that people get too excited about.”
The risk of developing the problem The first thing to do is to talk to your doctor.
“When you have the opportunity to talk with a doctor about this, it’s a good idea to do so.
If it’s in a health setting, it should be discussed in a context of normal health,” Professor Copleya said.
“The most common reason is that you’ve had a surgery, and you may have been in pain or you may not be able to exercise as much.”
If you think you may be at risk, talk to a physiotherapist.
“Your body is working hard to maintain muscle strength, so you should be able get to the point where you’re comfortable in that activity,” he explained.
“But there is also the risk of the secretions becoming infected and becoming a problem.
That’s when a lot of people get really concerned.”
Professor Copleyy said that although a lot people didn’t have problems with their secretions getting infected, it was still a concern.
“If you’re concerned about this being an issue, and it is, the first thing you should do is get your body checked.
Your doctor can give you a referral to a specialist to get tested for seminal infections,” he advised.
“They can give a blood test to see if it’s an infection, and if it is then they can take it further, and see if you need to be monitored or if it will resolve itself.”
Professor Lomak explained that people often assume that the secretion problem is caused by bad training.
“What they don’t realise is that they’re actually working to strengthen their muscles,” she said.
The idea of “seminate” training has gained traction with athletes, too.
“There is a lot more interest now in starting strength training with proper loading, and not just with weights,” Professor Lomaki said.
In a nutshell, a workout that focuses on strengthening and stabilising the body can improve the health of the joints and muscles.