Strength Training & Exercise
- Q What are the most important tips for strength training?
Dr. Dean Ornish, Internal MedicineTips for strength training: Exercise larger muscles before smaller ones - for example, thighs before calves. Do exercises that involve multiple joints before single ones - for example, do overhead lifts before wrist curls. Do harder exercises before... Full Answer
- Q How does strength training relate to sports performance?
John Blievernicht, FitnessTraining to develop strength is important for maximizing performance in most sports, especially for contact sports. Being strong gives the athlete a foundation to improve explosive power. However, strength training is often overemphasized at the... Full Answer
- Q What are the benefits of weight training?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyGo to the gym and there are two camps of exercisers. There are the ones who use the cardiovascular machines, and there are the ones who lift the weights. If you fall into the first camp, you may have little experience with weight training or you fear... Full Answer
- Q Will resistance training make me bulky?
Dr. Mike Clark, FitnessMaybe resistance training will make your body big and bulky, but only if your genetics call for it, and usually only if you are a male. Men have a high level of the hormone testosterone, which creates large muscle growth. In contrast, women have... Full Answer