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When beginning weight-lifting, should one do endurance training or strength training first?

When beginning weight-lifting, should one do endurance training or strength training first?

Weight training: I think it is best to start with low weights and higher reps combined with flexibility program. Then progress up to strength training with higher weights. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Strength Training (Definition)

Strength training is to improve muscle mass. This can come from lifting weights, yoga, circuit training, etc. It is great at all ages but definitely needed to stop ...Read more


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Is it possible to get abs while strength training?

Is it possible to get abs while strength training?

Yes: Getting abs is a function of two things: losing body fat (which is probably 90% of it) and building abdominal strength. So if you are strength training and are in a "bulking" phase, you may get stronger and put on body fat at the same time and lose abdominal definition and be gaining abdominal strength. So it really depends on your definition of getting abs. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss: high energy training or endurance training?

Which is better for weight loss: high energy training or endurance training?

Differs: Different in the time required to burn the calories and the stress on your system. Many like to mix it up and do both. Whatever works best for you and your lifestyle and obligations is the best. Good Luck. (of course, diet is crucial). ...Read more

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What can I do for strength training?

What can I do for strength training?

Weights: A progressive weight training program designed by a personal trainer would be best. At 47 it pays to get the advice of a Personal Trainer -- at least to get started. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How can strength training benefit you?

How can strength training benefit you?

In many ways.: Weight is not the issue. It is all about leaness, strength and tone. Your bodies metabolism will be higher with more muscle mass. This is given to you by strength traing. So weigh the same, but put onosis. Plus, you will look better, both in your mirror a nd the eyes of others.Muscle and lose fat. Plus, it prevents osteopororosis. The list is endless. ...Read more

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What is functional strength training about?

Getting results.: /strength over show. Look at weightlifters vs bodybuilders. Who are the strongest. Who are steroid-puffed up creatures. So you have one of the two answers for "functional" strength training. The other is sports or activity related resistance exercise, specifically designed for competition in a given sport. The exercise for a rower RAE inappropriate for a distance runner. ...Read more

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Do all women need strength training exercises?

Do all women need strength training exercises?

Yes.: Weight is not the issue. It is all about leaness, strength and tone. Your bodies metabolism will be higher with more muscle mass. This is given to you by strength traing. So weigh the same, but put on muscle and lose fat. Plus, it prevents osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What's the best strength training workout video?

What's the best strength training workout video?

Strength Training: It depends on what your goals are for strength gain, muscle development and weight loss. What are your goals? ...Read more

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What are good strength training program for women?

What are good strength training program for women?

Resistance exercise.: Go slow initially, if new to this. Some sporting activities such as cycling will put \quite a bit of muscle on legs, so you will need a combination of upper and lower extremity training. I like dumbells and machines for initially workouts to avoid injury. Push ups, sit ups, and a variety can help you meet your exercise goal. And eat plenty of protein, so you don't waste your efforts! ...Read more

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How many reps should I do strength training per day?

How many reps should I do strength training per day?

Depends: It depends on your goal. If you are looking to tone your muscles, lower weight and higher rep such as 2-3 sets of 12-15 reps is generally recommended. If your goal is to enlarge the muscles, higher weight with lower rep such as 2-3 sets of 6-8 is generally recommended. ...Read more

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What is the best way to do strength training at home?

It depends: A collection of free weights of graduated weight (or sets that come with magnetized extra weights that attach to barbells) are a good way to do strength training at home. If you are just starting, it might be helpful to work with a trainer once or twice to make sure your form is good and avoid injuries. Always start with low weights and only add weight when it is easy to do 8-12 repetitions. ...Read more

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What is the most effective strength training program?

What is the most effective strength training program?

Depends: Strength training can be maintenance of muscle mass as well as increase in muscle mass. The best way to increase muscle is to do free weights slowly in a controlled manner, adding weights with each set and working different groups on different days. Do a cardio work out before to increase the work out challenge if you are advanced. You will also need protein to help build muscle. ...Read more

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Is it okay to do strength training help me lose fat?

Is it okay to do  strength training help me lose fat?

Add cardio.: Strength training will not help you lose too much fat. Add cardiovascular exercise to,your routine to make your strength training more effective and to add the fat burning benefit. ...Read more

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How do I combine interval, cross and strength training?

Staging: You are wise to combine these various types of training and conditioning. Your muscles get used to the same thing every time. You will maximize your improvement by constantly changing how you exercise. Don't do the same thing for more than 3 weeks without introducing change. ...Read more

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Should you do cardio before or after strength training?

Should you do cardio before or after strength training?

Depends on how hard-: -& how long you weight trained. You can incorporate both if lifting is not long & intensive. Otherwise hit the weights hard 1 day & cardio on your day of rest. After a heavy lifting day you should always have a day off 2 rest & let the muscles recover. That off day can be your cardio day. ...Read more

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What is the best at home free strength training program?

What is the best at home free strength training program?

See below: Pilates and Yoga are both excellent ways to strengthen your back. Another great program is RehabZone. Check out www.therehabzone.com for more information. ...Read more

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Am 66yo man. Should I add strength training into my week?

Yes, it's great.: It's very important to build your muscle strength especially as you age so you can take care of yourself and stay in your own home. Start slowly. You can even get 2 pound weights and slowly build up to 10 pounds. You can even exercise while watching tv. ...Read more

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