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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 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
797 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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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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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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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
Once
Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
Once
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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