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Doctor insights on: Bodybuilding Circuit Training

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Is circuit training or regular weight training better good for beginners?

Training : Youre new to weight training, circuits are great to isolate and get proper movement, then moving on to weights is a good idea. The best thing you can do is seek out a personal trainer for a few sessions, they'll be able to assess your level o fitness and design plans accordingly. Staying in touch with your trainer then can elevate you to next level and help you reach your goals. ...Read more

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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more


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Is there a difference between bodybuilding and strength training? If so, what is it?

Is there a difference between bodybuilding and strength training? If so, what is it?

Yes: The goal of bodybuilding is to build an aesthetically pleasing and (usually) bigger physique. The goal of strength training is brute strength, usually as defined by one rep maximum lifts. Building bulk a la bodybuilding usually requires higher reps (8-12 range) while strength training emphasizes lower reps (4-5) with occasional sets in the 3, 2, or even 1 rep range. ...Read more

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What is considered over-training in sport and bodybuilding?

What is considered over-training in sport and bodybuilding?

Decreased outcomes: Over-training is when you start seeing decreased performance or outcomes even though you are continuing to train harder. You must listen to your body because there does need to be down time or cross-training for the body to heal. Achy pain is fine - but sharp pain is a clue that you are over doing it. Make sure to work on core strength and cross-train. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference in bodybuilding and athletic training(football)?

Lots: Too complicated to answer in short but: bodybuilding goal is really pure muscle development. Athletic training involves building muscles as well, but more than that as sports like football involve running, cutting, jumping, catching balls etc. Which is why a bodybuilder may not excel at football despite being extremely strong. ...Read more

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Thoughts on bodybuilding? Doing it all correctly (nutrition and training) can it impact on joints? If so other than omega what else will help?

Thoughts on bodybuilding? Doing it all correctly (nutrition and training) can it impact on joints? If so other than omega what else will help?

Cross train/Whey : Cross training burst interval aerobics with multi-vitamin and whey protein supplementation should help. Ask a trainer to evaluate your form and technique. ...Read more

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Suffering from diabitie type 2 last 4 monthy glucose level from 322mg/dl come to 104mg/dl(empty stomach)can I do heavy weight(bodybuilding)training?

Suffering from diabitie type 2 last 4 monthy glucose level from 322mg/dl come to 104mg/dl(empty stomach)can I do heavy weight(bodybuilding)training?

Yes: With well controlled diabetes mellitus you should be able to exercise and do body building and training. I am not aware of any issues regarding exercise and except make sure you are well hydrated and are on proper diet and medication regimen . Good luck. ...Read more

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As a 16 year old with adhd taking concerta. Been training for many months now. My question is i'm considering supplementing creatine for weightlifting and bodybuilding purposes. Do you think that there would be a potential reason/risk that should keep me

As a 16 year old with adhd taking concerta. Been training for many months now. My question is i'm considering supplementing creatine for weightlifting and bodybuilding purposes. Do you think that there would be a potential reason/risk that should keep me

No: creatine is a natural substance which muscles need to help stimulate their growth. Taking a supplement at an appropriate dose should not pose any problems and certainly not have anyadverse effects with medications. Becoming very fit is very good for ADHD. ...Read more

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Is weight training always beneficial?

Is weight training always beneficial?

Yes but dont push it: Weight training is great to improve our muscle tone and take the pressure off our joints. Just start with low weight and increase slowly. The folks who run into trouble are those trying to impress their friends by lifting too much, leading to torn uscles and tendons. ...Read more

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Does weight training build endurance?

Does weight training build endurance?

Specific: Lighter weights with many reps will help build endurance for that specific movement. Curls will not help you run longer. Being stronger in the upper body will allow you to maintain better form longer and keep you going longer (if your legs permit) by not fatiguing the upper body as quickly. Dynamic weight training will build strength over a greater range of movements. Good Luck ...Read more

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