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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

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Will lifting 5 pound dumbbells stunt my growth?

Will lifting 5 pound dumbbells stunt my growth?

Nope: If you are basically healthy , then your growth will determined by the potential your dna has. Nothing you do will really matter. There are no exercises or supplements that will make you taller than you are meant to be. ...Read more

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Could lifting bigger weights equal bigger arms?

Could lifting bigger weights equal bigger arms?

Yes: You'll gain mass by lifting heavier weights. Do three sets of ten repetitions of the heaviest weight you can manage, or close to this. You'll find yourself working up in weight and gaining muscle mass. ...Read more

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Does liftin weights make me gain weight?

Does liftin weights make me gain weight?

Sure: Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out with heavier weights with fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours per night. Hydrate well with water. ...Read more

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Do cardio workouts tone yor tummy?

Do cardio workouts tone yor tummy?

Tumy sag: Cardio workouts will help reduce the fat layer between your muscles and your skin which will definitely tone your abdomen. If there is excess skin it will need to be removed through a procedure called a tummy tuck. Loose skin that comes as a result of pregnancies and weight fluctuations does not shrink with exercise. ...Read more

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Can seated squats tone butt?

Can seated squats tone butt?

Unfamiliar : U have to educate me! I am familiar w/ full and half- squats and both are efficacious for buttock muscle strengthening and tone. What is a seated squat exactly? ...Read more

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Lifting weights after 60?

Lifting weights after 60?

Are you asking: If you can and should lift weights after 60? If so, both yes and yes. Resistance training can help stave off bone density loss and muscle mass loss. Remember, the types of exercises and intensity with which you do them will be greatly different from someone in their 20's, as you'll like have different goals. You best bet is to get the "ball rolling" with a certified personal trainer. ...Read more

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Isometric vs isotonic exercise?

Isometric vs isotonic exercise?

Move or not?: Muscle contractions can be divided into: •isotonic (constant tension through rom-range of motion) basically but not exactly like free wts. Most effect on weakest point •isometric (no movement) •isokinetic (motion is at aconstant speed but the force varies) requires complicated special equipment but does strengthen the muscle through its entire range equally. ...Read more

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Do supersets actualy build muscle faster than not supersetting weight lifting workouts?

Do supersets actualy build muscle faster than not supersetting weight lifting workouts?

No: Training muscle to fatigue creates injury and if proper nutrition and rest follow then you increase muscle and strength regardless of superset or not. ...Read more

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Does lifting weights count as exercise?

Does lifting weights count as exercise?

Of course it does: Any form of physical activity, even house chores, count as exercise! ...Read more

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Are dumbbell flys effective?

Are dumbbell flys effective?

Depends: Dumbell flys will exercise your deltoids and pectoral muscles in particular. This is effective if your goal is to increase the strength of these muscles. ...Read more

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Will lifting weights burn your arm fat?

Will lifting weights burn your arm fat?

Depending on what: Type of weight lifting you are doing, it may bulk up arm muscles or tone them but it will not specifically cause you to lose fat on your arms. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be arm fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories. ...Read more

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With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on that area such as seated military press, etc for 6-8 weeks. If it was more of a soft tissue injury, than basically you would just try to keep your activities to such a level that your pain is not aggravated, but could increase them as tolerated. ...Read more

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How would I calculate the calories burned from weight training? (deadlifts, bench, squats, etc...)

How would I calculate the calories burned from weight training? (deadlifts, bench, squats, etc...)

Apps: There is actually a pretty cool app called myfitnesspal available for free on iOS and Android (methyltestosterone). I used this when I had to lose weight safely for a sport by a certain time period. It allows you to calculate in calories and nutrients in, and your exercises are searchable. It won't be exact, but it gives a good estimate and it does work well. It's free, you've got nothing to lose... but weight! ...Read more

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Can girls use dumbbells in gym.

Can girls use dumbbells in gym.

Absolutely: Yes, weight and resistance training is fine for both men and women. Make sure to start low and go slow. Work with someone knowledgable like a personal trainer initially to learn good form and prevent injury. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are dumbbells better than barbells for weight training?

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Are dumbbells better than barbells for weight training?

Just different: Both are beneficial for weight training. Dumbbells allow greater range of motion and require the use of accessory muscles more. Barbells are more restrictive, but strengthen your primary muscle groups and are generally less likely to cause injury. ...Read more

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