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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?

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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
782 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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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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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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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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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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Strength Training (Tip)

Strength Training

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

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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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Please explain where to get weight training help ?

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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