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Doctor insights on: Strength Training For Morbidly Obese

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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...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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What is the ratio of strength training per cardio if your target is weight loss?

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

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Is it possible for me to lose my belly by just using strength training and toning?

Possible: Possible but as stated before, exercise is not enough, you'll need to restrict your diet accordingly as well. ...Read more

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Which usually gets people's bodyfat lower quicker weight loss or strength training?

Which usually gets people's bodyfat lower quicker weight loss or strength training?

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

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Does strength training help speed up weightloss? (with proper diet and cardio included)

Does strength training help speed up weightloss? (with proper diet and cardio included)

Weight loss: Strength training will help accelerate fat loss and maintainence of lean body mass. Should be part of any body modification program. ...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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Does cardio & strength training exercises in gym loosen the vagina? I am a virgin. Plz reply.

Does cardio & strength training exercises in gym loosen the vagina? I am a virgin. Plz reply.

No: Exercise will usually improve muscle tone including the pelvic muscles (if you are doing any of these). If your question really is can vigorous exercise cause a rupture of the hymen - it can. ...Read more

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Can loose saggy skin on thighs worsen with cardio & strength training exercise in gym? Age 22 female.

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

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Is it possible to retain muscle gained from strength training even if you completely stop strength training?

Is it possible to retain muscle gained from strength training even if you completely stop strength training?

For a while: Use it or lose it! Eventually the strength will diminish if you do nothing to maintain that muscle growth and condition. ...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