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Why must you do resistance training?

Why must you do resistance training?

Muscles/bones/tissue: Some of the best information on resistance training is from acsm, eg, www.Acsm.Org/docs/current-comments/rtandip.Pdf www.Acsm.Org/docs/current-comments/resistancetrainingandtheoa.Pdf if you want to do this at home, http://www.Acsm.Org/access-public-information/articles/2012/02/02/a-strength-training-program-for-your-home lists equipment and preparation needed. ...Read more

Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...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 is resistance training and why do you need to do it?

What is resistance training and why do you need to do it?

Weight-bearing: It benefits bone, muscle, tissues. Some of the best information on resistance training is from acsm www.Acsm.Org/docs/current-comments/rtandip.Pdf and http://www.Acsm.Org/access-public-information/articles/2012/02/02/a-strength-training-program-for-your-home in addition, following healthy eating guidelines from the cdc would be helpful http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/index.Htm. ...Read more

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How old should a child be before weight resistance training?

How old should a child be before weight resistance training?

Resistance training: Kids can be taught many healthy skills including resistancetraining as soon as they show interest. The aap and certified trainer organizations recommend all such programs be run by trained individuals & focus on proper technique in the beginning. Such things as power lifting & body building should be avoided until the child reaches skeletal maturity (shaving daily & at final height). ...Read more

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How to significantly reduce proctalin levels? maybe resistance training?

GYN: evaluation. There are excellent mediciations to treat hyperprolactiemia; however, you will need comprehensive metabolic and endocrinolgy evaluation and if necessary, imaging. I doubt that resisitance training is a viable therapy. ...Read more

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How do I set up a resistance training gym?

How do I set up a resistance training gym?

Space/equipment/plan: Some of the best information on resistance training is from acsm (american college of sports medicine). http://www.acsm.org/access-public-information/articles/2012/02/02/a-strength-training-program-for-your-home lists equipment and preparation needed. ...Read more

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How to lose weight with resistance training?

How to lose weight with resistance training?

See below: Resistance training is a good way to add lean muscle mass which will increase your metabolism and burn more calories. Proper diet and cardiovascular exercise mixed with resistance training is the best way to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is yoga a good substitue to resistance training?

Well not really: Yoga is muscle stretching and relaxation. It is not taking yur muscles. It stretches the tendons and the muscles. But I am no expert on yoga - you need to ask a yoga instructor. ...Read more

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Is resistance training worthwhile when trying to lose weight?

Is resistance training worthwhile when trying to lose weight?

See below: Resistance training is a good way to add lean muscle mass which will increase your metabolism and burn more calories. Proper diet and cardiovascular exercise mixed with resistance training is the best way to lose weight. ...Read more

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I am ridiculously hungry after resistance training, what to do?

I am ridiculously hungry after resistance training, what to do?

Eat more: I would recommend that you eat more protein prior to exercising. Make sure you are eating protein at every meal and snack, and eat within an hour of working out. I also would recommend that you eat within 30-60 minutes after you exercise. It sounds like you are using all of your calories pretty quickly and not eating enough before. ...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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Is resistance training an important part of a weight management routine?

Is resistance training an important part of a weight management routine?

It can: Exercising large areas of muscles like the glutes promotes higher return in caloric burning as well as better structural support for surrounding bones and tissues. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to do cardio and resistance training if you have lower bp?

Is it a good idea to do cardio and resistance training if you have lower bp?

How low?: Low blood pressure can be defined in a relativistic way, such as comparing your blood pressure to a population of similar age & gender people. Or low blood pressure may be defined as a symptom complex including light-headedness, faintness, dim vision, general weakness. Symptomatic low BP is a contraindication to exercise until a cause for it has been determined. ...Read more

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What are good resistance training and cardiac workouts at 60?

What are good resistance training and cardiac workouts at 60?

Walk/weight-bearing: Brisk walking is great for cardio. For resistance training, check out information from acsm, eg, www.Acsm.Org/docs/current-comments/rtandip.Pdf www.Acsm.Org/docs/current-comments/resistancetrainingandtheoa.Pdf if you want to do this at home, http://www.Acsm.Org/access-public-information/articles/2012/02/02/a-strength-training-program-for-your-home lists equipment and preparation needed. ...Read more

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How does resistance training support the immune system?

How does resistance training support the immune system?

Makes you healthy.: Wards off metagrbolic syndrome. But will directly improve immunity, but there is a bimodal issue with exercise and immunity. If you run a marathon, you are four times as likely to develop a cold in the next two weeks. Very intense activity suppresses the immune sytem. On the other hand if you take a graded resistance program and don't pusch "too" hard, your immune system will be in better shape! ...Read more

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I run and do resistance training 5-6 days a week. Is it important to wear a jockstrap or is it not necessary?

No need : If you start to feel tenderness or irritation with or after running, the extra support may help. If not, then it's probably not needed. ...Read more