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Weight Training (Definition)

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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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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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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High blood pressure (Tip)

High blood pressure

Relaxation techniques and specifically "autogenic training". ...See more

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Gaining Weight (Checklist)

Eat nuts
Daily
Increase healthy oils
Daily
Do resistance training
Every other day
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Is weight training always beneficial?

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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Are dumbbells better than barbells for weight training?

Are dumbbells better than barbells for weight training?

Just different: Both are beneficial for weight training. Dumbbells allow greater range of motion and require the use of accessory muscles more. Barbells are more restrictive, but strengthen your primary muscle groups and are generally less likely to cause injury. ...Read more

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Strength Training (Tip)

Strength Training

Strength training twice a week can accelerate weight loss compared to doing just aerobic exercise. ...See more

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Gaining Weight (Checklist)

Eat plenty of protein & carbs. Calories in should be > than out.
Once
Do high-intensity weight training to add muscle
3x week
Get plenty of sleep
Once
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Please explain where to get weight training help ?

Please explain where to get weight training help ?

Most fitness centers: Weight training can help you look good and feel even better. These programs often are offered through health clubs, community centers and YMCA. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: weight training?

What is the definition or description of: weight training?

Weight training: 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. ...Read more

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