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What are the benefits of cardio exercises over strength training?

What are the benefits of cardio exercises over strength training?

Multiple: The advantages to a daily jogging / aerobic program are these: increased aerobic fitness , better leg muscle tone, and increased endorphin release which usually results in better concentration powers and ability to relax . Strength training with weights increases muscle strength, endurance and general body habitus. Good Luck! ...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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Approximately 20 minutes again on the lower and upper body. these strength training workouts arent hiit and don't involve cardio. lose weight?

Approximately 20 minutes again on the lower and upper body. these strength training workouts arent hiit and don't involve cardio. lose weight?

Best program is-: -calorie deficient diet, adequate hydration, protein intake, & a weight training program set up by an AT-C @ a health club that fulfils Ur needs & is adapted 2 Ur abilities. 1 day weights next day CARDIO & repeat. This way U will become fit, stronger and healthier. Takes persistence & dedication. Push Ur self as able. ...Read more

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What does strength training and cardiovascular activity achieve?

What does strength training and cardiovascular activity achieve?

Improvement : Strength training improves overall metabolic activity, reduces likelihood of injury, and is supportive of healthy lifestyle. Cardiovascular activity is helpful for heart health, improvement in resting heart rate, improvement in blood pressure/blood sugar, improved mood/outlook, and increased stamina. ...Read more

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Will creatine supplements increase the size and strength of my muscles?

Will creatine supplements increase the size and strength of my muscles?

Yes: It will, but not without any work on your end. Creatine can help facilitate greater muscle building but only when the two most important aspects of muscle building are also present: workouts that stress the muscles, and protein consumption. Aim for higher weight and lower reps on bigger muscle groups (deadlifts, squats, bench press. Consume 30-50 grams of protein split before and after workout. ...Read more

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

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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Sport's Nutrition: what's the best macro ratio? carbs?protein?fat? for the purpose of building or maintain muscle mass (adding resistance training).

Sport's Nutrition: what's the best macro ratio? carbs?protein?fat? for the purpose of building or maintain muscle mass (adding resistance training).

I think it depends: My brief research into this suggests it is debatable & depends somewhat on your goals: bodybuilding vs. fat loss vs. maintenance. More carbs are needed for body building, and many fewer for fat loss. 40-60% carbs are recommended for body building, with 25-35% protein and 15-25% fat. You might target somewhere in the middle: 50% carbs, 30% protein, 20% fat. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the top workout program to gain upper body strength?

What is the top workout program to gain upper body strength?

One Size: Won't "fit all" people. That said, the "best" program is the (1) safest one for an individual (relating to one's medical condition), the one (2) most likely to engage consistency, & the one (3) that targets all aspects of fitness (aerobics, endurance, strength). So, (1) discussion with an md; (2) reflection on one's favorite; (3) search within healthtap's existing answers for program ideas. Enjoy! ...Read more

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What are some good resistance training/strength training workout?

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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Ectomorph doing which kind of lean workouts?

Ectomorph doing which kind of lean workouts?

Train hard: The term is used either for someone who is light-framed or for someone who gains muscle relatively more slowly when doing resistance training. Work out for your goals. Aerobic fitness for your definition and overall health; resistance for muscle mass (10 reps / set, 3 sets / workout; 3-4 workout / week). Eat sensibly, enough protein. Get defined & the 'big guys' will be jealous. Cheers. ...Read more

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Will building the leg muscles through weight training & high calorie protein diet help reduce the appearance of saggy thighs post weight loss? Age 22.

Will building the leg muscles through weight training & high calorie protein diet help reduce the appearance of saggy thighs post weight loss? Age 22.

It depends: It depends on how much weight you have lost. If it was a significant amount, the fat is lost but the skin was stretched so far that it just hangs when the fat disappears. We are talking about a hundred pounds or more that would affect this type of change. If it was 20-30 pounds, working the thigh muscles will firm and build up the muscle structures that the skin will not hang. ...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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Is using machine Pilates as effective as strength training in gaining lean body mass?

Is using machine Pilates as effective as strength training in gaining lean body mass?

I'm not sure: I don't know of any real studies that compare the two methods. Some types of apparatus used in pilates machine classes definitely offer resistance training, as well as stretching and flexibility. It would also depend on how high a resistance or how heavy a weight is used, as well as the number of times (repetitions) the exercise is repeated. Strength training is probably best to build muscle. ...Read more

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Is the curves workout circuit effective for weight loss? Improved stamina? Overall fitness?

Is the curves workout circuit effective for weight loss? Improved stamina? Overall fitness?

Can be: Any workout can be effective if it burns calories and improves your cardiovascular fitness. Do something you enjoy, because you need to do it long-term, not just for a short period of time. Also, you need to restrict your caloric intake to less than you're burning off in order to lose weight. ...Read more

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What is more effective in weight loss, free hand exercises or body building exercises in gym?

What is more effective in weight loss, free hand exercises or body building exercises in gym?

Low intensity : Weight loss exercise should be lower intensity than in weight maintenance. Most people are calorie restricting to lose weight. To burn fat, this is low intensity work outs that do not leave you hungry but send the message to burn fat. Once you hit maintanence, exercise intensity increases. ...Read more

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What component of fitness does weight training improve upon?

What component of fitness does weight training improve upon?

Strength: Weight training works primarily on strength but it also can increase your metabolism and help you burn calories more efficiently. Done in a circuit fashion it can also increase your cardiovascular fitness but would have to be done vigorously enough to elevate your heart rate. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of high reps with low weights and low reps with high weights in weight lifting?

What are the benefits of high reps with low weights and low reps with high weights in weight lifting?

See below: In general, high weights("maxing out") can increase more quickly the size of your muscle while lower weights w/ more reps work more on your muscle 'tone'.There is alot of overlap here of course. ...Read more

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