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Strength Building Exercises Without Weights
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
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
Both: It will build muscle but not as much bulk. Lighter weights/more reps tend to be best for toning. ...Read more
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Yes: A good program incorporates both cardiovascular and weight lifting. ...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
Yes: Running is an excellent exercise for building cardiovascular endurance; if you run distances you will improve your slow-twitch muscle tone and over time as you decrease body fat your muscles may appear more defined; if you focus on sprinting you will engage fast-twitch muscle and may see more of a "mass" effect; if you are trying for body-builder muscles strength training in gym is your best bet. ...Read more
Weight loss: 90% of weight loss is from dieting. 10% from exercise. Controlling caloric intake as well as limiting processed foods high in sugar will help reduce fat accumulation. To lose weight just through exercise (fat loss) requires burning 3500 calories to lose just one pound of fat. Strength training will increase muscle weight and reduce fat. Aerobics at low intensity will help burn fat. ...Read more
Best strength training exercises for strong back. posture and long lean torso? what do you recommend, rows, dead-lifts, plank, etc?
Squats: with your back flat against a wall.Do sets of 10 and add 1 set/week.Straight leg raising . ...Read more
PT: Are you looking to build large muscles or have toned, slender ones? Are you a male or a female? Check out: https://www.muscleandstrength.com/articles/super-toning-training-routine.html ...Read more
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