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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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Is weight training always beneficial?

Is weight training always beneficial?

Yes but don't 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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
818 Doctors shared insights

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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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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Weight training (Tip)

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

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How is weight training help me lose fat?

How is weight training help me lose fat?

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

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Weight training (Tip)

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

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Visit your primary care physician to check your 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 is a good weight training program app?

What is a good weight training program app?

Bodybuilding. Com: Check it out. It is excellent depending on your current fitness level. ...Read more

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How can I find a good weight training routine?

How can I find a good weight training routine?

Start with basics..: There are many ways you can learn how to do good wt training regimens: start with basics as in picture--books, magaizines, instructional videos or consult with a personal trainer to help guide you along. Should learn many routines and alternate them from day to day to have a well-rounded physical development--eat well, sleep well, and exercise regularly. Consult doc regularly as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a good beginners weight training program?

What is a good beginners weight training program?

Committment: Virtually all regular training programs are good for beginners, but you have to keep at it or nothing works. Remember, you can have anything you want to in life, or all the excuses for why you cant. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat after weight training?

What are good foods to eat after weight training?

I BELIEVE THE: Latest thing is a protein and complex carb rich meal, with lots of water for replacement purposes, within an hour of your workout lifting. ...Read more

Dr. L. Stoney Dr. Stoney
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Weight training (Tip)

Strength training should be done on alternate days. It is important to supplement with nutrition. ...See more

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Please explain where to get weight training help?

Personal Trainer: Many gyms/fitness centers available with personal trainers. Read a few different books to get a perspective on weight training and define your goals-- short term and long term. See a trainer and have them teach you the equipment and develop a safe routine for your goals. If properly motivated, you can train on your own with occasional sessions with the trainer to make modifications. Good luck. ...Read more

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B/p is 170/90 is it ok to do weight training? Thanks

I'd be careful.: While exercise tends to lower the blood pressure in the long term, weight training will raise the blood pressure temporarily while you're pressing and pulling the weights, and in your case your numbers may achieve dangerous levels. Treat the high blood pressure first with prudent medications. ...Read more

Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
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Weight training (Tip)

Slow, steady, and daily wins the race with strength training. Decreases chance of injury. ...See more

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What can I do to build up my weight training stamina?

Intervals: Do interval training and mix up your routine every 3 weeks and take 1 week off every 4-6 weeks your body is smart and gets used to your routine and adapts thus stopping progress. ...Read more

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I'm looking for professional weight training programs?

I'm looking for professional weight training programs?

Joint fitness center: Most gyms have trainers on staff and provide free instruction including establishing a custom program to meet your goals. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Weight training (Tip)

Do strength training but not by yourself. Get direction from a trainer first. ...See more

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What's a good alternative exercise to weight training?

What's a good alternative exercise to weight training?

Other options: One good option is isotonic exercise (pushing against a closed door). Any exercise specialist can give you more info on this or get a book at the library. Also, swimming is another good option. ...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

Dr. Craig Morton Dr. Morton
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Weight training (Tip)

Get educated on proper technique before your start a strength training program. ...See more

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Wondering why I should do weight training before cardio?

Wondering why I should do weight training before cardio?

Doesn't matter: You can do your weight training after you do your cardio or before. Doesn't really matter. Some people will do cardio (run, bike, swim, elliptical, etc,) 5 or 6 days a week and wt. Train twice a week. I personally believe cardio workouts are more important and should be done 6 days a week if possible; weight training less often in middle- aged adults. Keep it up! ...Read more

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Please describe a good weight training program for women?

Please describe a good weight training program for women?

Multiple muscles: A weight training program for women does not necessarily have to be significantly different than that for men. I favor exercises that work multiple muscle groups rather than isolated muscles - for example, push-ups, rows, lat pull-downs, and exercises using a cable system. In general, these types of workouts will give you more functional benefits. ...Read more

Dr. Bradford Romans Dr. Romans
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Weight training (Tip)

Rest at least 24 hrs between resistance training sessions. ...See 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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What age would it be safe for me to start weight training?

Weight training: If you are 41 now it is safe. Get some guidance from a trainer before you start. ...Read more

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Weight training (Tip)

Limit injuries: do your strength training after your aerobic exercise not the reverse! ...See more

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What do you suggest to balance cardio with weight training?

What do you suggest to balance cardio with weight training?

Combine-Separate!: You can separate both activities, by lifting or doing resistance exercise, and alternating it with cardio-running, cycling, elliptical, etc. Or you can circuit weight train 5 days per week and obtain the benefits of both. Circuit weight training requires a heart rate monitor to ensure your heart rate is at 70% of hr max, before you start your next activity! ...Read more