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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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. Start slowly. You can even get 2 pound weights and slowly build up to 10 pounds. You can even exercise while watching tv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer