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Is a muscle pump beneficial after a strength training workout?

Is a muscle pump beneficial after a strength training workout?

??: Sorry but I am not sure what a muscle pump is so obviously i would not know if it might help there a large number of questions on this site regarding ideas & options for making "work outs" more effective or better ECT but in general there is no perfect way of doing things and mostly i would say that the best thing to do is to do a reasonable work out and call it good best of luck. ...Read more

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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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With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats,leg press, hip abducter and cardio - elliptical?

Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on that area such as seated military press, etc for 6-8 weeks. If it was more of a soft tissue injury, than basically you would just try to keep your activities to such a level that your pain is not aggravated, but could increase them as tolerated. ...Read more

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Is waist training with a corset ok? Along with diet and exercise?

Is waist training with a corset ok? Along with diet and exercise?

Corset issues...: Think of your body like a balloon, like the long ones that people make animals out of. If you squeeze and tighten one section, the stuff (air in a balloon, all sorts of stuff in a human) being squeezed must pop out in a different section of the balloon or the body. Where else would all the stuff go? Abdominal muscles are vital to supporting the back & abdomen. A corset interferes with ab. muscles. ...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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Can exercising with a swiss ball and dumbells be considered a complete workout?

Can exercising with a swiss ball and dumbells be considered a complete workout?

It's a great workout: So much can be done with so little. You can essentially work out every muscle group with the right combination of weights. Start with a pair of 2.5lb, 5 lb, 10 lb, 15 lb and 20 lb dumbbells, no more is needed, start simple.Start with exercise that work more than one muscle group at a time. Remember. Core strength is the foundation all exercises build upon. ...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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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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How should a senior start strength exercises?

How should a senior start strength exercises?

Three suggestions...: Aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing are good places to start for anyone, regardless of age. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water actually reduces the stress on your body due to buoyancy. Once you are able to perform body weight activities then look to add light resistance with bands/ tubing. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a good bodyweight training program to tone up and increase my strength. Any advice?

I'm looking for a good bodyweight training program to tone up and increase my strength. Any advice?

H.I.I.T.: High intensity interval training is a good general approach. Take a look at the information on this website for a specific program - http://www.bodybyscience.net/home.html/. Remember that sleep and nutrition are just as important and sometimes more important than exercise. ...Read more

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Is circuit training or regular weight training better good for beginners?

Training : Youre new to weight training, circuits are great to isolate and get proper movement, then moving on to weights is a good idea. The best thing you can do is seek out a personal trainer for a few sessions, they'll be able to assess your level o fitness and design plans accordingly. Staying in touch with your trainer then can elevate you to next level and help you reach your goals. ...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's the best strength training workout video?

What's the best strength training workout video?

Strength Training: It depends on what your goals are for strength gain, muscle development and weight loss. What are your goals? ...Read more

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Can a physical therapy assistant become a athletic trainer with credits transfer?

Can a physical therapy assistant become a athletic trainer with credits transfer?

Depends on program: There is no question that a physical therapy assistant can become an athletic trainer. Whether credits or how much credit would be transferred depends upon the program and the school. ...Read more

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Help please? What is a good workout with bodyweight exercises, compound heavy lifts and running?

Help please? What is a good workout with bodyweight exercises, compound heavy lifts and running?

Lifting & running-: -sounds like a good program, but not on the same day.lift 4 gaining muscle mass & bulk & running 4 Ur cardo. Have a set program U use don't just walk from machine 2 free weights & use in no order. Have a written form that U can fill in what's done each session. If U don't have 1, hook up with an AT-C & a reputable health club & have 1 set up that fits Ur goals & abilities.. ...Read more

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Tried and true home workout routine using dumbells, a single kettlebell and pullup bar?

Tried and true home workout routine using dumbells, a single kettlebell and pullup bar?

Amount of exercise: Start slow and combine, aerobic, strength and flexibility. Start with three exercises per day at at least 12 reps and add additional exercise every few days. ...Read more

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Does Cardio and strength training exercises in the gym break the Hymen?

Does Cardio and strength training exercises in the gym break the Hymen?

Not that I am aware-: -of. as far as I know only vaginal penetration will do this, and not all females have a hymen or a complete one as this would not allow for period flow. these actually need surgical incision. ...Read more

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Do you think it's a good idea to combine krav maga training with strength training?

Do you think it's a good idea to combine krav maga training with strength training?

Yes, it's ok: Yes, it works ok. I've done it myself. Remember to give your body plenty of time, hydration, and calories to recover between sessions. ...Read more

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Is using machine Pilates as effective as strength training in gaining lean body mass?

Is using machine Pilates as effective as strength training in gaining lean body mass?

I'm not sure: I don't know of any real studies that compare the two methods. Some types of apparatus used in pilates machine classes definitely offer resistance training, as well as stretching and flexibility. It would also depend on how high a resistance or how heavy a weight is used, as well as the number of times (repetitions) the exercise is repeated. Strength training is probably best to build muscle. ...Read more

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What's the doctor's recommendation to incorporate weight training with my cardio training?

What's the doctor's recommendation to incorporate weight training with my cardio training?

Plyometrics: If you are looking at combining cardio and weight training, you may want to consider plyometrics. A fast paced plyo program will keep heart rate up and utilizes body weight and potentially supplemental weight to build muscle mass. Just make sure that you are in good enough shape so as not to hurt yourself with the relatively high impact exercises. ...Read more