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Doctor insights on: What Is The Difference In The Exercise Prescription For Building Muscular Endurance Versus Muscular Strength

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What is the difference in the exercise prescription for building muscular endurance vs muscle strength?

What is the difference in the exercise prescription for building muscular endurance vs muscle strength?

Str vs Endur: Strength is looking for maximum output over a short period of time. An example of this would be powerlifting. Endurance would be training for long periods of time usually at a reduced rate. This would be a distance runner. Usually it is best to cross train, or train for both as in doing so you can develop both types of muscle fibers, fast twitch (strength) and slow twitch (endurance). ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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What is the difference between the exercise prescription for building muscular endurance and muscle strength?

What is the difference between the exercise prescription for building muscular endurance and muscle strength?

Training: Endurance training will usually involve doing cardiovascular training such as running, biking, swimming. Muscle strength training usually uses resistance training or weight based exercise. That said you can do resistance training in a cardiovascular way and vice versa. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between gaining muscle mass and building strength?

Is there a difference between gaining muscle mass and building strength?

Yes there are: Strength training programs develop your ability to activate current muscle mass, while promoting slight size increases.
Muscle-building programs focus on resistance-training induced intramuscular damage which results in increased fiber diameter and subsequent muscle growth after recovery occurs. ...Read more

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Why is it ok to take a prescription strength medication for example an 800 motrin¬ healthy to take four 200mg motrin otc? What is the difference?

Medication: They are the same thing. I do not understand the question. In both cases the medication is the same and the dose is the same 800 mg. ...Read more

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What is cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength, can someone help me out?

Stamina: It ll means how much good shape you are in as far as your musculoskeletal system is concerned and how trained your heart for exercise. ...Read more

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I have low iron and take over-the-counter iron pills. I how much iron is in prescription strength iron and what is he difference between that and ove?

I have low iron and take over-the-counter iron pills. I how much iron is in prescription strength iron and what is he difference between that and ove?

Iron: Over the counter iron pills come in various strenghts and can be similar to prescription iron. Best to use a slow release iron e.g. Slow Fe and take 500 mg vit C with each dose to help absorption of iron.
Look up high iron foods on google, as food is best source of iron. ...Read more

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What are cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength?

Fitness: CV endurance refers to aerobic conditioning, or the body's ability to maintain a heightened level of physical activity over a long period of time. I liken it to marathons over sprints, like driving freeway miles instead of city miles. Your heart is fondest of freeway miles vs short bursts that we think of as city miles-like your auto! Achieve CV endurance by steady exertion over longer pds of time ...Read more

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Clarify :ihave prescription strength orthotics but will that be sufficient for exercise running 6 miles wk. Or is there something more support? No-arch

Clarify :ihave prescription strength orthotics but will that be sufficient for exercise running 6 miles wk. Or is there something more support? No-arch

SHOULD BE OK: As long as they have some flexibility; not a completely rigid type; should be ok. Some doctors and orthotic labs try to sell you a different device for every sport. That's crazy and expensive. ...Read more

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Is whey protein recommended for an athlete who is building strength and muscles?

Is whey protein recommended for an athlete who is building strength and muscles?

Not necessarily: When protein is recommended if you do not get enough protein naturally through your diet in order to build muscle. Trusting your source of whey protein is important. There are brands that are tainted with steroids so athletes that take them believe it is the whey protein that is responsible for the positive response. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best training programme for building strength?

Help please? What is the best training programme for building strength?

One that you'll do!: Best exercise/training program is one that you'll do regularly. There's also recommendation to change exercises every now & then to keep things fresh. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/exercise/art-20048389, http://www. Bodybuilding. Com/exercises/ & http://www. Fitnessmagazine. Com/videos/exercises/exercises. Htm for starters. Many others online. ...Read more

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Help! Is 3 sets of 1-5 reps good for building strength?

Help! Is 3 sets of 1-5 reps good for building strength?

Building strength: It is a great idea to do resistance exercise. Get a physical exam before you start a program. One thing I would suggest is to use a weight you can manage and start slowly and increase gradually to avoid injury.
To build strength, I recommend using a pyramid, a weight you can do 10 reps, then more for 6, 3, and 1 rep. Inbox consult me if you want to learn more. You will build strength if you try. ...Read more

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What exercises are best for building your core arm strength?

What exercises are best for building your core arm strength?

Arm workouts: " core" arm strength, or rather, exercises that can build up your arms: wrist curls/ extensions, biceps curls and triceps extensions, . For your upper arm and shoulder do military press and inclines. Ask a good personal trainer for a regimen that would best 'fit ' you! Good luck! ...Read more

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Whey, animal, & soy protein. In order, which is best for muscle building, why, and how great is the difference between them?

Whey, animal, & soy protein. In order, which is best for muscle building, why, and how great is the difference between them?

Protein supplements: Any protein can support muscle growth. There are many sources of protein supplements besides whey. Protein from diet will work as well as supplements with vegetarian protein, pea protein, soy protein, rice protein etc. Your selection depends on preference. ...Read more

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What's the difference having high BP because of stress or of training specifically for your aorta? Which is worst short term for building aneurysms?

What's the difference having high BP because of stress or of training specifically for your aorta? Which is worst short term for building aneurysms?

Transient bp: High blood pressure or systemic hypertension is a chronic condition in which the blood pressure is constantly elevated throughout the day; medical treatment Is needed to prevent long term complication such as stroke, heart attack or aneurysm. On the other hand, transient elevation of bp, by exercise or stress, is a normal response with no adverse clinical consequences. ...Read more

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What's more useful for strength building: barbells or dumb bells?

Weight: You can lift more with barbells. But, if you can't lift the bar with good form, start with dumbbells. ...Read more