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Doctor insights on: Explosive Reactive Strength Training

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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

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's an effective extreme body core training routine?

What's an effective extreme body core training routine?

Supervised.: It's best to begin serious training with a trainer, who can direct you to the best exercises and the proper way to do them, and point out any errors in your technique. When going to the extreme level, getting good training help is crucial so you don't hurt yourself, waste your time, or increase the chance of injury. Books are not enough at this level, since you need to be sure you understood! ...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

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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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Does strength training help speed up weightloss? (with proper diet and cardio included)

Does strength training help speed up weightloss? (with proper diet and cardio included)

Weight loss: Strength training will help accelerate fat loss and maintainence of lean body mass. Should be part of any body modification program. ...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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Which is better for weight loss: high energy training or endurance training?

Which is better for weight loss: high energy training or endurance training?

Differs: Different in the time required to burn the calories and the stress on your system. Many like to mix it up and do both. Whatever works best for you and your lifestyle and obligations is the best. Good Luck. (of course, diet is crucial). ...Read more

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When beginning weight-lifting, should one do endurance training or strength training first?

Weight training: I think it is best to start with low weights and higher reps combined with flexibility program. Then progress up to strength training with higher weights. ...Read more

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How are strength & resistance training different?

How are strength & resistance training different?

The same: Strength training and resistance training are effectively the same. Both are aimed at increasing your strength. ...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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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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Hi there. Is vinyasa yoga more appropriate before after an intense cardio workout? (Wrestling, Mauy Thai, Jui Jitsu)

Hi there. Is vinyasa yoga more appropriate before after an intense cardio workout? (Wrestling, Mauy Thai, Jui Jitsu)

Warm up vs cool down: Active warm up is ideal prior to intense workouts. Depending upon how aggressive your yoga routine is, it might serve as warm up. With that said, cooling down is also a good idea after intense exercise too. Bottom line, there's no proof that any specific exercise routine is better than another for warm up or cool down, aside from general statements. ...Read more

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Could I take amino acids for recovery from training (wrestling, strength and conditioning) without gaining weight?

Could I take amino acids for recovery from training (wrestling, strength and conditioning) without gaining weight?

Yes: Amino acid pills or powders have a specific calorie content, but it is usually small. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins such as those found in lean meat. Supplements are not likely to provide any benefit beyond a balanced menu including meat, dairy, eggs, beans and rice. I suggest you do a little research on real food sports nutrition. Gaining weight is NORMAL at 16, allow it! ...Read more

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Is a muscle pump beneficial after a strength training workout?

Is a muscle pump beneficial after a strength training workout?

??: Sorry but I am not sure what a muscle pump is so obviously i would not know if it might help there a large number of questions on this site regarding ideas & options for making "work outs" more effective or better ECT but in general there is no perfect way of doing things and mostly i would say that the best thing to do is to do a reasonable work out and call it good best of luck. ...Read more

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Post cardio snack? Protein & high on the glycemic index for my advanced strength traing. But what's good post cardio such as 5k 7mph. Fat loss goal

Post cardio snack?  Protein & high on the glycemic index for my advanced strength traing. But what's good post cardio such as 5k 7mph. Fat loss goal

Try drinking water: And not having a snack. If you want to enhance fat burning during cardio, have a cup of tea or coffee about 30 minutes prior to exercise (without sugar or sweeteners). This will help mobilize fat stores and improve endurance during your work out. Iced tea or coffee is good. And if you must have a snack try raw carrots, celery, other vegetables with hummus. Unsalted roasted almonds are good too. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a good bodyweight training program to tone up and increase my strength. Any advice?

I'm looking for a good bodyweight training program to tone up and increase my strength. Any advice?

H.I.I.T.: High intensity interval training is a good general approach. Take a look at the information on this website for a specific program - http://www.bodybyscience.net/home.html/. Remember that sleep and nutrition are just as important and sometimes more important than exercise. ...Read more