Posts Tagged ‘strength training’

Low and Slow To Build Muscle, Lose Weight, and Avoid Injuries

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

When I first started to strength train (weight train), I did high reps and low weight. Although I toned up, I was only able to attain a certain level of results.

I then switched to using high weight and doing fewer reps. I saw even bigger results. The size of my arms increased, and I got a lot stronger.

The problem becomes that high weight and low reps tend to cause injuries. These injuries can force you to stop strength training the injured area for a few weeks.

I have something that I have been doing for a few weeks that seem to works. It is Low and Slow. When strength-training try using low weight, low reps, and do it very slow. Do each set until your muscles feel fatigued. Fatigued is the key to building muscle. It can really give you a great workout.

If you want a good workout, and you want to minimize injury, try low and slow and always remember to consult your doctor before starting any exercise program.

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Good Home Exercise Equipment to Have

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

I love to work out at the gym. However, I don’t always have the time to go. Therefore, I have collected a few pieces of equipment that I love to use in my home workout.

Resistance Bands

This is an alternative to hand weights. They offer resistance and strength training, especially if you like to travel.

Dumbbells

Increase your fat loss by adding weights and dumbbells for resistance and strength training. You can buy dumbbells in a variety of weights, or buy two bars and a variety of loose weights.

Fitness Ball

It’s a large poly-vinyl ball (usually between 18 and 28 inches in diameter). You can use it for many things (as a bench for weight training, for abs, and for stretching).

Home Gym Systems

All-in-one home gym machine, have everything you need to build muscle. They’re a great workout.

Elliptical Trainer

Elliptical machines give you a great cardio workout, with no-impact.

Curling bar with weights

This is a great way to build your biceps, triceps, and shoulders.

If you are looking to exercise at home, you may want to consider getting some or all the above exercise equipment.

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George A. Diamond
Author of the Book
Don’t Diet! Just Think And Get Thin
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Weight Train to Lose Weight

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Last week I mentioned that you don’t need to sweat to exercise. That is for people that want to exercise but don’t really want the stuff that goes with it like sweating. I feel that I would rather have someone go for a leisurely walk than no walk at all.

See Article: You Don’t Have to Sweat to Exercise

However, there is nothing that beats a good, hard, sweaty workout. My favorite exercise is running, but I have added weight training to the mix a few months ago. Although weight training builds muscle it also can cause you to lose weight. It is generally good to include full-body weight training to your exercise routine two to three days of the week. The reason is this. Strength training will break down your muscles, which causes your body to repair them. This takes a lot of energy and helps to boost your metabolism causing your body to burn fat while building muscle.

George A. Diamond
Author of the Book
Don’t Diet! Just Think And Get Thin
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Lift Weight to Lose Weight

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

A new study confirms that strength training is an important in shedding the body of extra weight.

No doubt, aerobic exercise burns calories. However, the body’s metabolism quickly returns to pre-exercise levels, within 30 minutes.

Resistance training, according to the researchers, leads to increased calorie burning for up to two hours after the workout is over.

There is a downside. Weight training usually results in a corresponding increase in weight due to increased muscle mass.  Therefore, there needs to be a balance between weight training and cardiovascular activities to get the best benefits.

George A. Diamond
Author of the Book
Don’t Diet! Just Think And Get Thin
Available at Amazon.com
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http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Diet-Just-Think-Thin/dp/0615415156/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296510399&sr=1-5

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