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Doctor insights on: Relationship Of Intensity And Endurance In Strength Training

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What are some tips for strength training in terms of sets and reps to maximize results?

What are some tips for strength training in terms of sets and reps to maximize results?

More reps less weigh: To build strength rather than bulk, a muscle needs more reps, and less resistance. Do three sets of fifteen reps with weights that leave the muscle really tired, but not straining or burning. Advance the reps to four sets of fifteen or three minutes of work on the muscle targeted before increasing the weight. To build train 4 days a week. To maintain 3 is enough. ...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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Are supersets in lifting good for mass? Or strength and endurance

Are supersets in lifting good for mass? Or strength and endurance

Depends....: Depends on how you choose to do them. Here's a pretty good link with lots of info on ways you can change it up for different outcomes: http://exercise.About.Com/cs/weightlifting/a/supersets.Htm. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of cardio exercises over strength training?

What are the benefits of cardio exercises over strength training?

Multiple: The advantages to a daily jogging / aerobic program are these: increased aerobic fitness , better leg muscle tone, and increased endorphin release which usually results in better concentration powers and ability to relax . Strength training with weights increases muscle strength, endurance and general body habitus. Good Luck! ...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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Differences between aerobic and anaerobic exercise in terms of efficiency on metabolism?

Differences between aerobic and anaerobic exercise in terms of efficiency on metabolism?

Aerobic=efficiency: Aerobic metabolism yields about 30 atp (energy molecules) vs 2 atp molecules by using the anaerobic. This means aerobic is about 15 times more efficient. ...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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What's the impact of extreme cardio exercise with tonsillitis?

What's the impact of extreme cardio exercise with tonsillitis?

No relation : Exercise should not have impact on tonsillitis but usually it’s recommended to get better before exerting too much . ...Read more

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What is the difference between the exercise prescription for building muscular endurance and muscle strength?

What is the difference between the exercise prescription for building muscular endurance and muscle strength?

Training: Endurance training will usually involve doing cardiovascular training such as running, biking, swimming. Muscle strength training usually uses resistance training or weight based exercise. That said you can do resistance training in a cardiovascular way and vice versa. ...Read more

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What is the difference in the exercise prescription for building muscular endurance vs muscle strength ?

What is the difference in the exercise prescription for building muscular endurance vs muscle strength ?

Str vs Endur: Strength is looking for maximum output over a short period of time. An example of this would be powerlifting. Endurance would be training for long periods of time usually at a reduced rate. This would be a distance runner. Usually it is best to cross train, or train for both as in doing so you can develop both types of muscle fibers, fast twitch (strength) and slow twitch (endurance). ...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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Will weight training and aerobic exercise contribute to inflammation and joint pain with sle or will increased strength help?

Will weight training and aerobic exercise contribute to inflammation and joint pain with sle or will increased strength help?

Strike a balance: Arthritis, especially inflammatory type (like lupus or rheumatoid) responds well to moderate exercise. You have to find the right amount for your body. I encourage you to do weights and aerobic exercise but i urge you to get help with it at first. See a physical therapist or sports med trainer and explain your situation. You don't want an injury and you don't want to over do it at first. ...Read more

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Which has the potential to increase bone mass density the most, strength training (1-5 reps) or hypertrophy (8-12 reps). I use a pair of dumbbells?

Which has the potential to increase bone mass density the most, strength training (1-5 reps) or hypertrophy (8-12 reps). I use a pair of dumbbells?

Weight bearing: Weight bearing exercise, such as walking, is the best form of exercise to increase bone mass density. Strength training and hypertrophic exercises can increase muscle strength and size, respectively, and may be somewhat helpful for increasing bone mass density, but the exercise method of choice is weight bearing. Carrying weight while walking can increase benefit. ...Read more

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In addition to 2 hours of high intensity interval cardio and 2-3 hours of weight training a week, how effective is slimfast?

In addition to 2 hours of high intensity interval cardio and 2-3 hours of weight training a week, how effective is slimfast?

Hydrate/protien: You need a good helping, after a hard workout, of protien, slimfast has only about 9-12 max. Muscle milk has 23 grams and some protien bars have more. That with good hydration with gatorade or the like during = good. I would balance the amnt of prot against the calories that come with these choices. If use protien sup powdr b sure to read lable and understand all in it. ...Read more

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Sport's Nutrition: what's the best macro ratio? carbs?protein?fat? for the purpose of building or maintain muscle mass (adding resistance training).

Sport's Nutrition: what's the best macro ratio? carbs?protein?fat? for the purpose of building or maintain muscle mass (adding resistance training).

I think it depends: My brief research into this suggests it is debatable & depends somewhat on your goals: bodybuilding vs. fat loss vs. maintenance. More carbs are needed for body building, and many fewer for fat loss. 40-60% carbs are recommended for body building, with 25-35% protein and 15-25% fat. You might target somewhere in the middle: 50% carbs, 30% protein, 20% fat. Good luck! ...Read more

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For weight lifting and aerobic exercise, what type of doctor is an expert? Can personal trainers be trusted for questions on these subjects? Opinions vary about the benefits of off days, overloading muscles, and overtraining thresholds.

For weight lifting and aerobic exercise, what type of doctor is an expert?  Can personal trainers be trusted for questions on these subjects?  Opinions vary about the benefits of off days, overloading muscles, and overtraining thresholds.

A sports medicine : Doc or physiatrist is probably the best resource. Trainers are unfortunately variably trained and can injure as many as they help. There are some awesome trainers out there but do your due diligence and reasearch their training. ...Read more

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Will creatine supplements increase the size and strength of my muscles?

Will creatine supplements increase the size and strength of my muscles?

Yes: It will, but not without any work on your end. Creatine can help facilitate greater muscle building but only when the two most important aspects of muscle building are also present: workouts that stress the muscles, and protein consumption. Aim for higher weight and lower reps on bigger muscle groups (deadlifts, squats, bench press. Consume 30-50 grams of protein split before and after workout. ...Read more

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What are the differences between aerobic and anaerobic exercise in terms of efficiency on metabolism?

What are the differences between aerobic and anaerobic exercise in terms of efficiency on metabolism?

Aerobic=efficiency: Aerobic metabolism yields about 30 atp (energy molecules) vs 2 atp molecules by using the anaerobic. This means aerobic is about 15 times more efficient. ...Read more

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Approximately 20 minutes again on the lower and upper body. these strength training workouts arent hiit and don't involve cardio. lose weight?

Approximately 20 minutes again on the lower and upper body. these strength training workouts arent hiit and don't involve cardio. lose weight?

Best program is-: -calorie deficient diet, adequate hydration, protein intake, & a weight training program set up by an AT-C @ a health club that fulfils Ur needs & is adapted 2 Ur abilities. 1 day weights next day CARDIO & repeat. This way U will become fit, stronger and healthier. Takes persistence & dedication. Push Ur self as able. ...Read more

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Does the sodium loss in endurance athletes go down the more years they participate in training and racing?

Does the sodium loss in endurance athletes go down the more years they participate in training  and racing?

Kidneys: The regulatory mechanisms do not change. They will conserve salt to correct volume. Most athletes replace fluid and electrolytes whether necessary or not. Doubt this changes with experience. ...Read more