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What are optimal conditions to achieve gains strength training?

What are optimal conditions to achieve gains strength training?

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 more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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If I do zumba do I need to do strength training as well?

If I do zumba do I need to do strength training as well?

No: Zumba is popular because it is fun, fast, and music fueled. It substitutes movement of your body(inertia) for classical weight based resistance. You can strengthen with zumba when you move low to high postures or use resistance hand tools to keep rhythm. ...Read more

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Are there compounding benefits from strength training targeting opposing muscle groups? Why is that? Thanks.

Are there compounding benefits from strength training targeting opposing muscle groups? Why is that? Thanks.

Preventing fatigue: And overwork of a group of muscles is the key point. The idea is that you allow the muscle group time to recuperate while you focus on thier opposite number. It is not so much compounding effects as it is time management that allows for relative rest while continuing you workout program. True isolation is difficult but the theory is sound. ...Read more

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Does strength training really help with weight loss?

Does strength training really help with weight loss?

Yes: However ultimately it is getting your heart rate up. This can be done with cardio or weight training. Advantage of weight training is that muscle uses more calories and energy and therefore will burn more eaten calories. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for strength training/weight loss?

What is the best diet for strength training/weight loss?

Proteins and carbs.: A diet high in proteins and carbohydrates, but low in fats is most advantageous for accommodating strength training and losing weight. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss - cardio or strength training?

Which is better for weight loss - cardio or strength training?

Cardio: Cardio, if you do not practice regularly sports helps to condition the body, if assocc. With appropiate diet it is the best way to lose weight and stay healthy. ...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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Why should I continue strength training when it just makes my joints stiff?

Why should I continue strength training when it just makes my joints stiff?

Vary: Use resistance training , like trx bands to improve strength and flexibility. ...Read more

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Can loose skin on thighs tighten up with strength training exercises & cardio?

Can loose skin on thighs tighten up with strength training exercises & cardio?

No: But you are young. If you dropped a large amount of fat, leaving skin stretched out, the skin may slowly shrink to accommodate to a slimmer body. Exercise is very good for you. I hope you keep it up. ...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