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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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What strength training exercises can I do without lifting weights to tone up and lose weight?

What strength training exercises can I do without lifting weights to tone up and lose weight?

There are options: You could do isometric exercises. This means that you use your own body to create resistance. Imagine pushing against a door that is already locked, this generates muscle contraction but you aren't lifting anything heavy. Also aqua aerobics is a good option. You will have resistance from the water but again you don't have to lift anything heavy. Talk to your primary doctor to get their blessing. ...Read more

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Which weight lifting workouts should I do?

Which weight lifting workouts should I do?

That depends on what: Your goals are. Weight gain, weight loss, increasing strength, increasing muscle mass, etc. You need to define that before being able to select a plan that is optimum for you. ...Read more

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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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Should i lift weights the day after doing polymetric exercises?

Should i lift weights the day after doing polymetric exercises?

You can: As many exercise routines call for a mix of plyometric exercises combined with standard resistance(weight-based) exercises. Listen to your body. You may be sore after plyo's and completing a leg based work out may be difficult. ...Read more

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How to stop neck pain after lifting weights and situps?

How to stop neck pain after lifting weights and situps?

Take it easy: You can put a lot of strain on your neck with weightlifting and it can be a common cause of disc herniation. For weight lifting, try lowering weight, increasing reps and avoiding any exercises with increased flexion or extension of neck. For sit-ups, try doing crunches instead. The hands behind the head with situps can put a great deal of pressure on your neck and cause pain and injury. ...Read more

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Will lifting small weights tone your muscle faster with more reps?

Will lifting small weights tone your muscle faster with more reps?

Yes.: Weight training generally helps to shape and tone muscles while cardiovascular exercise burns the fat around the muscles so you can see them better. Lighter weights with higher reps are better for tone, and heavier weights with fewer reps would be better for size and strength. ...Read more

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Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or lifting weights?

Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or lifting weights?

Different: As one isn't necessarily better than the other. They serve different purposes and ideally you would incorporate both resistance training along withe aerobic training into your exercise routine. This allows you to reap the most benefits and fits in alignment with the American Heart Associations optimal exercise recommendations. ...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 to safely lift weights during pregnancy for toning and exercise?

How to safely lift weights during pregnancy for toning and exercise?

Get expert advice: It's best to talk to an expert like a certified personal trainer who has experience with pregnant women, sports medicine doctor, physical therapist or exercise physiologist, especially if you weren't doing resistance training before getting pregnant. General recommendation is to lift lighter weights than you were doing before pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is seated weight lifting good for your arms and shoulders?

Is seated weight lifting good for your arms and shoulders?

Yes: Regardless of your body's position, weightlifting will result in maintaining muscle mass and building strength in the muscles you work out. ...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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Should I lift weights everyday to build muscle?

Should I lift weights everyday to build muscle?

Three days: Muscle will be built on a three day weight regime proper diet this patient had biceps and still is working out three times a week www.Thehaguecenter.Com. ...Read more

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Does lifting weights cause your back to curve?

Does lifting weights cause your back to curve?

If you don't balance: Most people will preferentially work out the front of the body. Like chest, biceps, abdomen. This pulls everything forward and you can end up with a rounded upper back and shoulders. Make sure you balance this out with toning the upper and lower back muscles and stretch the pectorals to help your shoulder blades sit back. The mens olympic gymnastics team needs to work on this too! check them out. ...Read more

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Can lifting weights stunt your growth?

Can lifting weights stunt your growth?

No: Be careful though. Your bones are still growing and the growth plates are fragile. If you injure them by lifting too much or too often, you could cause growth abnormalities. ...Read more