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Sprinter Weight Training Programs
Committment : Virtually all regular training programs are good for beginners, but you have to keep at it or nothing works. Remember, you can have anything you want to in life, or all the excuses for why you cant. ...Read more
Multiple muscles: A weight training program for women does not necessarily have to be significantly different than that for men. I favor exercises that work multiple muscle groups rather than isolated muscles - for example, push-ups, rows, lat pull-downs, and exercises using a cable system. In general, these types of workouts will give you more functional benefits. ...Read more
Looking for a weight training program to get stronger with better endurance. Could you suggest any please?
Balance!: Weight training with more repititions will give your both a resistance and cardio workout at the same time, particualrly if you lift for at least thirty minutes. You will also burn more calories, but you will gain less strength for the time put in. This is called circuit weight training. Having a heart rate monitor is good, so you can make sure you are in your "target heart rate.". ...Read more
Volume = sets/reps: When talking about workout programs, the word "set" refers to the number of times a particular exercise is performed in a workout session; "reps" or "repetitions" refers to the number of times a lift is performed in a give "set".......For example, "2 sets of 10 reps" means that a bench press, for example, was performed two different times and each time, you bench pressed the weight for 10 reps. ...Read more
What is a reasonable amount of weight gain per week after starting resistance/core/weight training program if diet remains same. Losing wt b4 now gain?
Many variables : Not knowing your current weight, dietary macronutrient ratio, caloric intake, genetics or hormone ratios (very important in a 56 year old). It is common for resistance training to halt weight loss and in many cases to increase weight gain given the effects of resistance training on Insulin sensitivity and muscle development. See a nutritionist, sports physiologist or a sports medicine physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a reasonable amount of weight gain per week after starting weight training program if diet remains same? Muscle weighs more than fat....
Weighs the same: A pound of fat weighs the same as a pound of muscle. Fat is less dense, takes up more space. As you get leaner, clothes tend to get looser, even at the same weight. Add muscle mass to that and clothes may get snug, e.g. Broader shoulders, bigger biceps. Want weight gain? Will need to increase calories in, and/or decrease calories out. ...Read more
Gym: Read a few books on basic weight training, and find some routines that you can do. Go to a local gym and see if they have clean, quality equipment. A good gym is less expensive than buying everything at home, and probably safer. Take a few lessons from a personal trainer to learn proper form. Be persistent, watch others, ask questions, stay hydrated. You'll see results! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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