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What is muscle fitness?

Mr. Donovan Green
Athletic Training
Muscle fitness comes from strength training and conditioning. In this video, Dr. Oz's personal trainer, Donovan Green, talks about what kinds of exercises can develop muscle fitness.

Muscle fitness is the training of muscles that should involve progressive levels of muscular stabilization, endurance, strength, and power training cycles or phases. Changing the variables during the muscular training phases is key for the most effective and efficient fitness workout.

The amount of time invested in each training phase/level will depend on your goals and activities.

Your muscles are designed to provide quick power, strength to overcome force and to sustain locomotion for extended periods of time. That being said complete muscle fitness is when the muscle has the ability to perform all of these tasks efficiently and effectively.  By altering the variables during exercise training we can train our muscles to be effective at performing these tasks.  NASM recommends you follow a systematic and progressive model to enhance muscular fitness. This model takes you through exercises designed for stabilization, strength endurance, maximal muscle strength, and muscle power.

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