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Strength Training And Breastfeeding
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
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
I want to exercise 6 days a week. How should I exercise so I can stick with it? Cardio, strength training? Should I vary intensity of the exercise on certain days?
Exercise: The most important aspect of exercise is to find something that you enjoy. That way exercise can be something you look forward to, rather than something you have to do. Ideally, a great exercise routine would combine strength training a 2-3 days per week and cardio 3-4 days per week. Varying the exercise is also great in order to work different muscle groups. ...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
They aren't: Mutually exclusive. Strength training is usually a considered a generic term synonymous with resistance training which focuses on muscle contractions against resistance(whether it be your on bodyweight or dumbbells). Crossfit is a sport which involves a series of exercises(often some being strength training exercises) done in rapid succession and high intensity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strength Training: A method of improving muscular strength by gradually increasing the ability to resist force through the use of free weights, machines, or the person's own body weight. Strength training sessions are designed to impose increasingly greater resistance, which in turn stimulates development of muscle strength to meet the added demand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What if i put together a routine for strength training and cardio afterwards. What will i achieve?
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