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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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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?

To improve muscle: 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 age related muscle loss. ...Read more

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Is strength training safe for children?

Only after puberty.: Children should work out with there own body weight, ie. Erunning, push ups, chins, flexibility, etc. After puberty begins, they can start resistance traing with weights, but following proper supervision. ...Read more

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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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If I do zumba do I need to do strength training as well?

If I do zumba do I need to do strength training as well?

No: Zumba is popular because it is fun, fast, and music fueled. It substitutes movement of your body(inertia) for classical weight based resistance. You can strengthen with zumba when you move low to high postures or use resistance hand tools to keep rhythm. ...Read more

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Are push ups and pull ups enough for strength training?

Are push ups and pull ups enough for strength training?

Just for your arms.: Push ups and pull ups if done properly will strengthen your back, shoulders, chest and forearms. You can add properly done lunges or knee bends, squat thrusts, windmills, jumping jacks, sit ups or calf raises to round out your workout. Search the web for "Calisthenics" to get more specific information and to use the pictures to make sure you are doing them properly. ...Read more

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Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or strength training?

Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or strength training?

Not necessarily: Either. They serve different purposes and, remember, if you cut down your intensity(amount of weight) and increase volume(repetitions) and reduce rest intervals, weight training can be quite aerobic too. In a perfect world your exercise regimen would be a combination of both, which is why there is a strong movement towards aerobically focused resistance training. ...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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Need tips on strength training diet and cardio for losing weight?

Need tips on strength training diet and cardio for losing weight?

Weight loss: 90% of weight loss is from dieting. 10% from exercise. Controlling caloric intake as well as limiting processed foods high in sugar will help reduce fat accumulation. To lose weight just through exercise (fat loss) requires burning 3500 calories to lose just one pound of fat. Strength training will increase muscle weight and reduce fat. Aerobics at low intensity will help burn fat. ...Read more

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Are there any cons to strength training compared to aerobic exercise?

Are there any cons to strength training compared to aerobic exercise?

Do both: Ideally you should be doing both, since strength training will maintain muscle mass, while aerobic exercise maintains cardiovascular health. Only doing one or the other would miss out on the benefits of each one. ...Read more

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What is the difference between aerobic exercise and strength training?

What is the difference between aerobic exercise and strength training?

What are your goals?: Aerobic exercise designed to elevate heart rate and improve stamina. Strength training can include many types of exercise including eccentric training. This will assist in building muscle bulk. Aerobic can include biking, jogging, walking swimming. Strength training usually will require resistance training. ...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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Can you suggest some good strength training program for 16 year old male?

Can you suggest some good strength training program for 16 year old male?

Yes: The American Academy of Pediatrics has strength training program information available online and via app download. http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/Are-Weights-Safe-for-Kids.aspx ...Read more

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Is it recommended to do strength training and speed training at the same time?

Is it recommended to do strength training and speed training at the same time?

Yes: I recommend a multi-modal approach at training, mixing strength & speed workouts. However, that much quality effort must be balanced by appropriate rest periods and supported by good nutrition and sleep. Otherwise, you run the risk of overtraining. I also believe cross-training and preventative measures, such as yoga/pilates/stretching/icing are vital to avoiding injury. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does heavy strength training make the body more resistant to trauma and injuries?

Does heavy strength training make the body more resistant to trauma and injuries?

Depends: It is preferable to keep in mind that moderation is a good policy. Exercise will make you more resilient but not invulnerable to injury. Overzealous strength training may itself cause injury. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Which should you do first during a workout: aerobic exercise or strength training?

Which should you do first during a workout: aerobic exercise or strength training?

Depends who you ask!: For the average person, it really doesn't matter what order you do your exercises as long as you exercise. Many like to warm up w/aerobic activities before moving on to strength training. Others don't want to waste energy but rather focus on lifting then cool down w/aerobics. Unless you're an elite athlete in which your coach will set up your regimen. Don't forget healthy nutrition, too! ...Read more

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Do doctors think it's ideal to do the same amount of strength training and cardio?

Do doctors think it's ideal to do the same amount of strength training and cardio?

Yes: It's not necessary to exactly equally divide your time between strength and cardio work - the important thing is to mix things up and work on both, and many exercises will combine both strength and cardio (for example, burpees, or running with weights). By doing both you will reap the benefits of improved strength and improved cardiovascular fitness. ...Read more

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Do you think it's a good idea to combine krav maga training with strength training?

Yes, it's ok: Yes, it works ok. I've done it myself. Remember to give your body plenty of time, hydration, and calories to recover between sessions. ...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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Would doing 30 minutes of stationary bike 6 days a week be good for strength training?

Would doing 30 minutes of stationary bike 6 days a week be good for strength training?

Helps with endurance: 30 minutes on the bike will help more with endurance. If you rather more strength training consider, resistance training with weights. Slow reps with some good weight will be very beneficial. Good luck. ...Read more

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