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Have neck oa. Getting upper back spasms with overhead strength training (5lb). How else can I strengthen my arms and upper back?

Have neck oa. Getting upper back spasms with overhead strength training (5lb). How else can I strengthen my arms and upper back?

Several Options: You many consider having a functional evaluation with a physical therapist to provide a regimen to minimize any neck mediated symptoms and also evaluate your overall functional mobility for areas of improvement. You may also find doing these exercises supine rather than upright may take some stress off your neck. ...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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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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What is the definition or description of: strength training?

What is the definition or description of: strength training?

Strength Training: A method of improving muscular strength by gradually increasing the ability to resist force through the use of free weights, machines, or the person's own body weight. Strength training sessions are designed to impose increasingly greater resistance, which in turn stimulates development of muscle strength to meet the added demand. ...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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Does strength training really help with weight loss?

Yes: However ultimately it is getting your heart rate up. This can be done with cardio or weight training. Advantage of weight training is that muscle uses more calories and energy and therefore will burn more eaten calories. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for strength training/weight loss?

What is the best diet for strength training/weight loss?

Proteins and carbs.: A diet high in proteins and carbohydrates, but low in fats is most advantageous for accommodating strength training and losing weight. ...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