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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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How is weight training help me lose fat?

Burn calories: Weight training tends to burn more calories than cardio. ...Read more

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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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