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Doctor insights on: An Elite Female Sprinter Strength Training

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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 a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Is a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Yes: You are nicely combining three different forms of aerobic conditioning exercises. Rowing and cycling activities are heart friendly as well as joint friendly; good exercise for the cardiovascular system without beating up your joints. Of the three, the treadmill has more impact on your knees and ankles as you run. Would advise keep in the treadmill flat as opposed to inclined. Easier on the knees. ...Read more

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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

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Former elite marathon runner; Echocardiogram-EF-75% mild TR mild aortic insufficiency. Still run & do strength training. Expected findings for my age?

Former elite marathon runner; Echocardiogram-EF-75% mild TR mild aortic insufficiency. Still run & do strength training. Expected findings for my age?

Depends on: how mild is mild. It is abnormal, but it seems like a trivial abnormality, with a high normal ejection fraction and no functional limitation. But why did you get echo in the first place? Ask your cardiologist for specific opinion in your case. ...Read more

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I'm a competitive swimmer aiming for the 2016 Rio Olympics. What are some medication/supplements to enhance endurance and testosterone? I train 10x/wk

I'm a competitive swimmer aiming for the 2016 Rio Olympics. What are some medication/supplements to enhance endurance and testosterone? I train 10x/wk

Natural supplements: are the best way to attempt boosting your testosterone. Medications have side effects and are illegal for the Olympics! Zinc supplementation has been shown to be of some benefit in optimizing testosterone levels Vitamin D and whey protein may also be of some benefit. The most important thing to do is train and eat right. Best of luck! :) ...Read more

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Is marathon training good for my body?

Is marathon training good for my body?

Possibly: The only caveat is if this training is new to you i would suggest you be cleared medically from a cardiac standpoint before starting training. ...Read more

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Is whey protein recommended for an athlete who is building strength and muscles?

Is whey protein recommended for an athlete who is building strength and muscles?

Not necessarily: When protein is recommended if you do not get enough protein naturally through your diet in order to build muscle. Trusting your source of whey protein is important. There are brands that are tainted with steroids so athletes that take them believe it is the whey protein that is responsible for the positive response. ...Read more

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Does Cardio and strength training exercises in the gym break the Hymen?

Not that I am aware-: -of. as far as I know only vaginal penetration will do this, and not all females have a hymen or a complete one as this would not allow for period flow. these actually need surgical incision. ...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 some good resistance training/strength training workout?

Exercise: So many available. Ultimately what is good depends on your starting point and you eventual goal. Basic comprehensive program like "body for life" is a good starting point. ...Read more

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Crossfit vs olympic weightlifting vs regular weight lifting, what is better?

Crossfit vs olympic weightlifting vs regular weight lifting, what is better?

Wrong question.: Depends on your goals: Crossfit= strength endurance - you will get lean. Olympic lifts= technical exercise that requires good coaching to prevent injury. Power and strength emphasis - often used as part of program to enhance performance in power sports. Regular weight lifting - this is a general term and rep/rest/weight/exercise schemes varied depending on goals and training experience ...Read more

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Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

All things in moder: all things in moderation. in general the american college of cardiology recommend 60 minutes of get-your-heart-rate-up exercise 5 days/wk if you're in shape - 90 minutes if you're not. that being said - "extreme" athleticism might be bad for you and shorten your life. (100 mile marathon runs, climbing mount everest) ...Read more

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As an active young male playing several sports, how can I lose extra weight?

As an active young male playing several sports, how can I lose extra weight?

Eat right.: More protein and fewer carbs! the protein will keep you from losing muscle, while you burn fat. The typical diet that is hyopcaloric will cause one pound of muscle loss per three pounds of fat loss. Not good. With exercise and enough protein, you can add muscle, while losing body fat! ...Read more

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Could sprint running & hiit intervals substitutes weightlifting for fat loss?

Could sprint running & hiit intervals substitutes weightlifting for fat loss?

Sure: Fat loss? Yes! building strength? Less likley hiit is a great way to tone up. Just be sure to not overdo it when starting out, and remember if your going for fat loss abs are made in the kitchen above all. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss - cardio or strength training?

Which is better for weight loss - cardio or strength training?

Cardio: Cardio, if you do not practice regularly sports helps to condition the body, if assocc. With appropiate diet it is the best way to lose weight and stay healthy. ...Read more

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Does cardio & strength training exercises in gym loosen the vagina? I am a virgin. Plz reply.

Does cardio & strength training exercises in gym loosen the vagina? I am a virgin. Plz reply.

No: Exercise will usually improve muscle tone including the pelvic muscles (if you are doing any of these). If your question really is can vigorous exercise cause a rupture of the hymen - it can. ...Read more

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Could lifting weights count as strength training, or is doing squats, crunches, kickbacks, etc strength training?

Could lifting weights count as strength training, or is doing squats, crunches, kickbacks, etc strength training?

Strength training: Training your muscles for increased strength and endurance should be a gradual process to avoid injuries. Lifting your own body weight such as in pushups, pullups, squats, lunges has similar benefit for staying fit. A good healthy diet plan is a must. Avoid junk calories and focus on nutrition with veggies and fruits. Stay regular and consistent. Good luck. ...Read more