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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often should you add more to your diet if you're doing a strength training program and how much weight?
Eat better not more: Strength doesn't come from carbo loading, high calories, protein packing or other fads & trends. Improve your diet, try eating smaller meals more frequently, and balance activities to reduce injury risks and overuse. Sleep, breathe, enjoy! push yourself enough to feel aching without ripping or residual pain. Focus on form so your strength is more functional. Target a healthy life-long weight goal. ...Read more
Last week I started doing strength training. Over the week every time I weighed myself my weight increased?
Strength Training: Don't recommend weighing yourself more than once a week - because there are often fluctuation related to fluids. Once you do start increasing muscle mass you may find that you are slimmer but weigh the same or even a little more. That is because by volume - muscle weighs more than fat. The more muscle you have - the more it drives your metabolic rate up. (: ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to exercise 6 days a week. How should I exercise so I can stick with it? Cardio, strength training? Should I vary intensity of the exercise on certain days?
Exercise: The most important aspect of exercise is to find something that you enjoy. That way exercise can be something you look forward to, rather than something you have to do. Ideally, a great exercise routine would combine strength training a 2-3 days per week and cardio 3-4 days per week. Varying the exercise is also great in order to work different muscle groups. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure: 3 or 4 days a week is plenty for resistence training. ...Read more
Can you tell me if i plan to do three non-consecutive days of strength training per week (in addition to cardio) what is the best way to strength train?
Strength Training: Typically from a medical standpoint we have our patients give the stressed areas 48 hours to recover between sessions. So three non consecutive days a week is perfect for this. However, adding the cardio is the hard part based on what body area is most stressed. If you do a hard leg workout (say spin class) on Monday morning, and do lower extremity weights same day, you could get into trouble. ...Read more
I workout out 4-6 days per week, cardio 20mins each time and strength training each time. How often should I be eating daily? There's conflicting info
You're right about..: ..the conflicting info! I recommend you go to a legitimate website for the right info. www.mayoclinic.org-->healthy lifestyle-->health & fitness-->eating & exercise is a good place to start.. If you want more 1 on 1 online coaching, check out a web platform like: www.teambeachbody.com/marykauffmanfitness. Good luck to you! Dr. Anne ...Read more
I started out 5'4 and 147 pounds. I began strength training and cardio 3 times a week and cut my meals in half. I have gained 10 pounds on scale. Why?
I have been doing strength training the past few weeks and I have had this pain below my shoulder blade left side. What could cause this? posture?
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