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Explosive Reactive 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
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
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
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
1.5 yrs. PT not reversing muscle atrophy. Getting stronger, no muscle development. Wt. training, lt. cardio, pool. Eat lean protein, fruit & veggies.
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardio: Cardio.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
??: 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
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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