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Do all women need strength training exercises?

Do all women need strength training exercises?

Yes.: Weight is not the issue. It is all about leaness, strength and tone. Your bodies metabolism will be higher with more muscle mass. This is given to you by strength traing. So weigh the same, but put on muscle and lose fat. Plus, it prevents osteoporosis. ...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


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What are good strength training program for women?

What are good strength training program for women?

Resistance exercise.: Go slow initially, if new to this. Some sporting activities such as cycling will put \quite a bit of muscle on legs, so you will need a combination of upper and lower extremity training. I like dumbells and machines for initially workouts to avoid injury. Push ups, sit ups, and a variety can help you meet your exercise goal. And eat plenty of protein, so you don't waste your efforts! ...Read more

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Suggestions for low/no impact.Exercises to strength core muscles?

Suggestions for low/no impact.Exercises to strength core muscles?

Mayo Clinic: Mayoclinic.Com has a good list of non-impact core exercises under multimedia tab. The slide show and explanation is pretty informative. ...Read more

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When beginning weight-lifting, should one do endurance training or strength training first?

When beginning weight-lifting, should one do endurance training or strength training first?

Weight training: I think it is best to start with low weights and higher reps combined with flexibility program. Then progress up to strength training with higher weights. ...Read more

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What are some good resistance training/strength training workout?

Exercise: So many available. Ultimately what is good depends on your starting point and you eventual goal. Basic comprehensive program like "body for life" is a good starting point. ...Read more

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Any websites for providing calisthenic exercises and stretches and balance exercises for ligaments,tendons,joints, and muscles?(NOT THERAPY,THOUGH)

Any websites for providing calisthenic exercises and stretches and balance exercises for ligaments,tendons,joints, and muscles?(NOT THERAPY,THOUGH)

Free exercise sites: Here are a few references: https://www.learnvest.com/2013/01/10-free-workout-sites-youll-love/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-smith2/free-online-workout_b_7722024.html https://www.freetrainers.com/ ...Read more

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Need tips on strength training diet and cardio for losing weight?

Need tips on strength training diet and cardio for losing weight?

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

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Could lifting weights count as strength training, or is doing squats, crunches, kickbacks, etc strength training?

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

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Are supersets in lifting good for mass? Or strength and endurance

Are supersets in lifting good for mass? Or strength and endurance

Depends....: Depends on how you choose to do them. Here's a pretty good link with lots of info on ways you can change it up for different outcomes: http://exercise.About.Com/cs/weightlifting/a/supersets.Htm. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of cardio exercises over strength training?

What are the benefits of cardio exercises over strength training?

Multiple: The advantages to a daily jogging / aerobic program are these: increased aerobic fitness , better leg muscle tone, and increased endorphin release which usually results in better concentration powers and ability to relax . Strength training with weights increases muscle strength, endurance and general body habitus. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Is strength training safe for children?

Only after puberty.: Children should work out with there own body weight, ie. Erunning, push ups, chins, flexibility, etc. After puberty begins, they can start resistance traing with weights, but following proper supervision. ...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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How long should a weight training session last ? How many sets, reps and exercises per muscle for muscle growth ?

How long should a weight training session last ? How many sets, reps and exercises per muscle for muscle growth ?

This can vary as to: Whether you break up workouts in terms of upper and lower/trunk workouts or do them together. There are 2 types of regimens-1st is traditional sets of 3 of 8 to 15 reps at 80% maximum weight v 2nd type of 1set of 8-10 reps at maximum weight. In either regimen, 3 times a week so about an hour for the first type with short rests and the other almost as long with longer rests. ...Read more

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What are some workouts for building strength and toning?

What are some workouts for building strength and toning?

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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What are optimal conditions to achieve gains strength training?

What are optimal conditions to achieve gains strength training?

Many things: Optimal health conditions to gain strenght include a good work out routine that keeps challenging you (change it every six weeks), diet that is rich in protein and veggies, normal hormone levels because if you are low this will not work, ability to work out, as well as vitamins and amino acids. ...Read more

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