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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
Is it true that training strength with a fitness programme, can be dangerous for you heart in the long term?
Not usually: Unless a person has under treated hypertension or existing heart disease. The straining associated with lifting weights transiently increases blood pressure and cardiac afterload. In a stressed heart that is already thickened by hbp the afterload increase can weaken the heart further. Getting a medical exam first is appropriate and highly advised. ...Read more
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
Could I take amino acids for recovery from training (wrestling, strength and conditioning) without gaining weight?
Yes: Amino acid pills or powders have a specific calorie content, but it is usually small. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins such as those found in lean meat. Supplements are not likely to provide any benefit beyond a balanced menu including meat, dairy, eggs, beans and rice. I suggest you do a little research on real food sports nutrition. Gaining weight is NORMAL at 16, allow it! ...Read more
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
Getting results.: /strength over show. Look at weightlifters vs bodybuilders. Who are the strongest. Who are steroid-puffed up creatures. So you have one of the two answers for "functional" strength training. The other is sports or activity related resistance exercise, specifically designed for competition in a given sport. The exercise for a rower RAE inappropriate for a distance runner. ...Read more
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
Depends: It depends on your goal. If you are looking to tone your muscles, lower weight and higher rep such as 2-3 sets of 12-15 reps is generally recommended. If your goal is to enlarge the muscles, higher weight with lower rep such as 2-3 sets of 6-8 is generally recommended. ...Read more
It depends: A collection of free weights of graduated weight (or sets that come with magnetized extra weights that attach to barbells) are a good way to do strength training at home. If you are just starting, it might be helpful to work with a trainer once or twice to make sure your form is good and avoid injuries. Always start with low weights and only add weight when it is easy to do 8-12 repetitions. ...Read more
Depends: Strength training can be maintenance of muscle mass as well as increase in muscle mass. The best way to increase muscle is to do free weights slowly in a controlled manner, adding weights with each set and working different groups on different days. Do a cardio work out before to increase the work out challenge if you are advanced. You will also need protein to help build muscle. ...Read more
Add cardio.: Strength training will not help you lose too much fat. Add cardiovascular exercise to, your routine to make your strength training more effective and to add the fat burning benefit. ...Read more
Staging: You are wise to combine these various types of training and conditioning. Your muscles get used to the same thing every time. You will maximize your improvement by constantly changing how you exercise. Don't do the same thing for more than 3 weeks without introducing change. ...Read more
Depends on how hard-: -& how long you weight trained. You can incorporate both if lifting is not long & intensive. Otherwise hit the weights hard 1 day & cardio on your day of rest. After a heavy lifting day you should always have a day off 2 rest & let the muscles recover. That off day can be your cardio day. ...Read more
Yes, it's great.:
It's very important to build your muscle strength especially as you age so you can take care of yourself and stay in your own home.
You can even get 2 pound weights and slowly build up to 10 pounds.
You can even exercise while watching tv. ...Read more
They aren't: Mutually exclusive. Strength training is usually a considered a generic term synonymous with resistance training which focuses on muscle contractions against resistance (whether it be your on bodyweight or dumbbells). Crossfit is a sport which involves a series of exercises (often some being strength training exercises) done in rapid succession and high intensity. ...Read more
Stick to a regimen: Get some carbs into you before your workout and you should be well hydrated. Drink at least 16 ozs water before/during your workout. Eating carbohydrates/proteins within 30 minutes of your workout helps muscle growth and replenish glycogen stores for your next workout. The optimal carbohydrate to protein ratio for this effect is 4:1 (grams carbohydrate - protein). ...Read more
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
Short bursts: Sprints are awesome for fitness. Run to get your heart rate up towards your max then recover to around 50% of max hr (which should take abut 3x the time it took to do the sprint) and then repeat. Do a set of 6 at first and move up to reps of 10. Need a day off in-between sprint workouts. ...Read more
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
Under 14: From 14 and above, it is okay to start such training. ...Read more
Yes: Pilates!Get a more detailed answer ›
Both: Both as long as you do it for a while. ...Read more