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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Weight Training (Overview)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with plates & measured resistances.


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At what age a teenager can start weight. Training?

At what age a teenager can start weight. Training?

No simple answer: Solid research tells us that children as young as 4 years old can safely engage in weightlifting. The problem is that kids do not get proper supervision and tend to compete with each other to see who can lift more weight. These practices are unsafe. Pick up the book, youth strength training: programs for health, fitness and sport by faigenbaum and westcott. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Weight Training (Overview)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with plates & measured resistances.


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Can you tell me all about what would i need to do basic weight training?

Gym: Read a few books on basic weight training, and find some routines that you can do. Go to a local gym and see if they have clean, quality equipment. A good gym is less expensive than buying everything at home, and probably safer. Take a few lessons from a personal trainer to learn proper form. Be persistent, watch others, ask questions, stay hydrated. You'll see results! ...Read more

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Strength Training (Tip)

Strength Training

Some women think weight training will stretch their skin & make them flabby. This is wrong. ...See more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Early on, visit your primary care physician to check general health
Yearly
Drink half your weight in ounces of water
Daily
Consult a nutritionist if you're unsure of healthy food choices
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Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
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What weight should I start in for dumbbells for home weight training?

What weight should I start in for dumbbells for home weight training?

Strength training: Start 2-5 pounds in each hand. Once your body becomes stronger, you can choose to gradually increase the amount. Ideally, a strength workout should include 8 to 10 exercises targeting the major muscle groups. Take care. ...Read more

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Which weighted exercises would be best for weight training? That would give the best results.

Which weighted exercises would be best for weight training? That would give the best results.

A good program. : If u r beginning u need a structured program best set up by an atc, programed to ur build & needs & abilities. Have some 1 on 1 training until u understand & b able 2 follow on ur own . Start slowly & increase as u can. Hydration and protein and a day of rest between sessions and work on core and cardio on the off days. Also b dedicated and follow thru. B dedicated and patient. ...Read more

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Strength Training

Myth: weight training makes your muscles big & bulky. Reality: not necessarily. ...See more

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Can I do cardio and weight training together?

For sure: It is best for your health and fitness to do a combination of cardio and weights. However, i usually recommend doing cardio first to help you warm up your muscles. This can reduce injuries during weight training. ...Read more

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Is weight training always beneficial?

Yes but dont push it: Weight training is great to improve our muscle tone and take the pressure off our joints. Just start with low weight and increase slowly. The folks who run into trouble are those trying to impress their friends by lifting too much, leading to torn uscles and tendons. ...Read more

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