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What are optimal conditions to achieve gains strength training?

What are optimal conditions to achieve gains strength training?

Depends on stage: The good news is that if you are new to strength training, almost anything you do will lead to gains. The most important thing to do at first is to learn proper technique so that you set up a lifetime of good habits, and injury-free training. Two extremely effective three day a week beginner programs include starting strength and stronglifts. Both emphasize whole body compound exercises. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Strength Training (Definition)

Strength training is to improve muscle mass. This can come from lifting weights, yoga, circuit training, etc. It is great at all ages but definitely needed to stop ...Read more


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What if i put together a routine for strength training and cardio afterwards. What will i achieve?

What if i put together a routine for strength training and cardio afterwards. What will i achieve?

Lost medication: Is it a controlled substance? What does your insurance policy specify? Each physician is different - please discuss with prescriber. ...Read more

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I started out 5'4 and 147 pounds. I began strength training and cardio 3 times a week and cut my meals in half. I have gained 10 pounds on scale. Why?

I started out 5'4 and 147 pounds. I began strength training and cardio 3 times a week and cut my meals in half. I have gained 10 pounds on scale. Why?

Muscle versus fat.: Muscle is more dense than fat, so you can actually gain weight while getting more trim. It's OK. In this context, your body fat analysis should improve - you might want to get this monitored by a trainer. ...Read more

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5 pound weight gain from strength training. Is it permanent? it's already been 3 months since starting

5 pound weight gain from strength training.  Is it permanent? it's already been 3 months since starting

Can be Good!: A gain in muscle mass can cause a good gain of weight! People tend to equate weight gain with gain of fat but given your info probably muscle. If you're worried have your body fat % measured by any good trainer. ...Read more

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I know that muscle weighs more than fat but will I eventually lose the weight that I gained from starting strength training?

I know that muscle weighs more than fat but will I eventually lose the weight that I gained from starting strength training?

Eventually: As you work out more, your body's composition will change with relatively more muscle and less fat. At this point I would worry less about weight and more about body fat%. The Naval Research Lab has an easy tape method for determining body fat composition. Apps are available for free download at Apple store or Google. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What does strength training and cardiovascular activity achieve?

What does strength training and cardiovascular activity achieve?

Improvement : Strength training improves overall metabolic activity, reduces likelihood of injury, and is supportive of healthy lifestyle. Cardiovascular activity is helpful for heart health, improvement in resting heart rate, improvement in blood pressure/blood sugar, improved mood/outlook, and increased stamina. ...Read more

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Is it possible to retain muscle gained from strength training even if you completely stop strength training?

Is it possible to retain muscle gained from strength training even if you completely stop strength training?

For a while: Use it or lose it! Eventually the strength will diminish if you do nothing to maintain that muscle growth and condition. ...Read more

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How many pounds would I gain from strength training if eating maintenance calories? and will I ever lose it?

How many pounds would I gain from strength  training if eating maintenance calories? and will I ever lose it?

It depends: there are too many variables. It depends are what exercises, the amount of weight, how many repetitions, how many days a week you do them, etc, etc, etc. ...Read more