Doctor insights on:
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 age related muscle loss.
At puberty.: Once you start to build adult levels of sex hormones and your growth hormone production is your life's peak, then d the like.Is the time. Before that injuries are much more common. Before this, run, jump, do pushups, chins, rope climbing an. ...Read more
How often should you add more to your diet if you're doing a strength training program and how much weight?
Eat better not more: Strength doesn't come from carbo loading, high calories, protein packing or other fads & trends. Improve your diet, try eating smaller meals more frequently, and balance activities to reduce injury risks and overuse. Sleep, breathe, enjoy! push yourself enough to feel aching without ripping or residual pain. Focus on form so your strength is more functional. Target a healthy life-long weight goal. ...Read more
Last week I started doing strength training. Over the week every time I weighed myself my weight increased?
Strength Training: Don't recommend weighing yourself more than once a week - because there are often fluctuation related to fluids. Once you do start increasing muscle mass you may find that you are slimmer but weigh the same or even a little more. That is because by volume - muscle weighs more than fat. The more muscle you have - the more it drives your metabolic rate up. (: ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, it's great.: It's very important to build your muscle strength especially as you age so you can take care of yourself and stay in your own home. Start slowly. You can even get 2 pound weights and slowly build up to 10 pounds. You can even exercise while watching tv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: A collection of free weights of graduated weight (or sets that come with magnetized extra weights that attach to barbells) are a good way to do strength training at home. If you are just starting, it might be helpful to work with a trainer once or twice to make sure your form is good and avoid injuries. Always start with low weights and only add weight when it is easy to do 8-12 repetitions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on stage: The good news is that if you are new to strength training, almost anything you do will lead to gains. The most important thing to do at first is to learn proper technique so that you set up a lifetime of good habits, and injury-free training. Two extremely effective three day a week beginner programs include starting strength and stronglifts. Both emphasize whole body compound exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Strength training and breastfeeding
- An elite female sprinter strength training
- Benefits of upper body strength training workouts
- Strength training for arm amputees
- Differences between training programs for strength and muscular endurance
- Strength training for women over 50 to lose weight
- Abs strength training or endurance training
- Benefits of lower body strength training workouts
- Talk to a sports medicine specialist online for free