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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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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

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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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How are strength & resistance training different?

How are strength & resistance training different?

The same: Strength training and resistance training are effectively the same. Both are aimed at increasing your strength. ...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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Can women use GNC pro performance® amp strength vitapak® program?

Can women use GNC pro performance® amp strength vitapak® program?

Yes they can.: Go see ur dr and have a baseline chemistry panel which include kidney and liver functions before u start taking it. Because some of these supplements can cause some minor effect on these organs. Hydrate urself well with h2o.God bless u! ...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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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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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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Building muscle: Your three favourite supplements to support gains from resistance training? (Non-branded/generic, WADA-compliant, as pill or powder)

Building muscle: Your three favourite supplements to support gains from resistance training? (Non-branded/generic, WADA-compliant, as pill or powder)

No need: If you are having a balanced diet, you do not need any supplements. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Does weight training build endurance?

Does weight training build endurance?

Specific: Lighter weights with many reps will help build endurance for that specific movement. Curls will not help you run longer. Being stronger in the upper body will allow you to maintain better form longer and keep you going longer (if your legs permit) by not fatiguing the upper body as quickly. Dynamic weight training will build strength over a greater range of movements. Good Luck ...Read more

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Can strength workout at low age reduce skeletal growth in width?

Can strength workout at low age reduce skeletal growth in width?

Probably not: While previously accepted opinions suggested that weight training at a prepubertal age may stunt growth, most recent evidence disputes this theory. Studies have shown that strength training leads to improvement in muscle coordination & strength, despite no significant change in muscle size (until after puberty when hormones help add muscle bulk). ...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 can strength training benefit you?

In many ways.: 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 onosis. Plus, you will look better, both in your mirror a nd the eyes of others.Muscle and lose fat. Plus, it prevents osteopororosis. The list is endless. ...Read more

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Why is mental strength stronger than physical strenght?

Effort: I don't know if it's necessarily stronger. It is complimentary to physical strength and in sports and physical tasks absolutely necessary for improved performance. I think mental strength takes greater effort to use effectively while physical tasks are routine and repetitious. Procedures are easy to reenact, but a mental task within a physical task may change each application. ...Read more

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