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Strength Training For Morbidly Obese
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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Vary: Use resistance training, like trx bands to improve strength and flexibility. ...Read more
No clear answer: Not sure that there is a set answer for this: however I would definitely encourage 40min of moderate intensity cardio 4-5 days per week, and then can supplement with weight training as well. Weight loss is predicated on intake vs output: ie how many calories you are taking in vs how many you are burning. Do not ignore your diet, take a good hard look at what you are eating, very important. ...Read more
Body fat: Carbohydrate restriction will provide the desired effect of increased fat burning. This, combined with cardio and weight training will get you the desired effect quicker than the former alone. Reaching ketosis requires less than 50-60g of carbohydrate daily and less than 1.2-1.5g/kg/day of protein. ...Read more
Can frequent strength training help prevent osteoporosis? How often, how much weight, what exercises?
Can loose saggy skin on thighs worsen with cardio & strength training exercise in gym? Age 22 female.
Yes and no: Exercise can lead to weight loss, dramatic weight loss can lead to "saggy skin" as you put it. On the other hand, exercises can tend to tone muscles and enlarge muscles which can have the opposite affect. In general exercise is good, and if you have any concerns post exercise you might consider consulting a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Is it enough to eat 60 grams of protein a day if I do strength training 3 times a week and cardio everyday?
Is it possible to retain muscle gained from strength training even if you completely stop strength training?
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