Strength Training & Exercise
- Q What exercises improve strength?
Eric Olsen, FitnessAny activity will improve strength, but resistance training works directly toward this result. Aerobic dance and calisthenics such as push-ups, sit-ups (always with the knees bent), and pull-ups also build strength. Increasing the intensity of... Full Answer
- Q Will lifting weights make me look muscle-bound?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineMany women fear that lifting weights will make them look like an Eastern European shot putter. Understandable concern (though I have nothing against Eastern European track and field athletes), but somewhat of a mistaken one. Adding muscle - by doing... Full Answer
- Q Will lifting weights make me bulky?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineWhen we think about muscles, we tend to think about really big ones (Hulk Hogan) or really nice ones (Brad Pitt's abs, Hillary Swank's shoulders). But working your muscles isn't necessarily about making you big, brawny, and eligible for the NFL draft.... Full Answer
- Q Why is strength training important for weight loss?
Joan Roth , FitnessBoth cardio and strength training are key components of a balanced workout program and successful weight management. However, a regular strength training program can help you increase your lean muscle mass, reduce your body fat, and burn calories more... Full Answer
- Q What should I eat if I am regularly strength training?
Proper nutrition is an important part of any fitness regiment. What you eat influences your performance, and so can when you eat. You should try to always eat a healthy breakfast and avoid eating any large meal right before you work out. Adequate blood... Full Answer
- Q What is strength endurance training?
Ann Prokenpek - NASM Fitness Expert, FitnessThe goals of strength endurance training are to improve stabilization endurance, increase prime mover strength, improve the overall work capacity of the muscle, enhance joint stabilization and increase lean muscle mass (LMM). During the strength... Full Answer
- Q What are advanced core strength training exercises?
Dr. Grant Cooper, Physical Medicine & RehabilitationThe advanced core strength training exercise is a terrific, though somewhat challenging, exercise for your back and entire body:Kneel on all fours with your back straight. Simultaneously extend your left arm and right leg out straight so that your arm... Full Answer