Posts Tagged ‘Weight 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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What Are the Benefits of Weight Training?

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Weight Training…

  • Weight training tones your muscles.
  • Weight training makes you look healthier.
  • Weight training increases your metabolism, which allows you to burn more calories.
  • Weight training gives you more energy.
  • Weight training strengthens your bones, lowering your risk of getting osteoporosis.
  • Weight training improves your muscular endurance.
  • Weight training makes you strong.
  • Weight training makes activities easier.
  • Weight training lowers risk of back injuries.
  • Weight training can decrease your blood pressure.
  • Weight training can lower the risk of developing adult diabetes.
  • Weight training can increase your blood level of HDL cholesterol (good type).
  • Weight training can improve your posture.
  • Weight training improves your immune system.
  • Weight training lowers your heart rate.
  • Weight training can improve your balance and coordination.
  • Weight training improves your mood.
  • Start weight training if you want to enjoy any of the benefits above.

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    George A. Diamond
    Author of the Book
    Don’t Diet! Just Think And Get Thin
    Available at Amazon.com
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    How to Get More Activity To Lose Weight

    Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

    If you want to lose weight, it is a good idea to have both aerobic exercise and weight training in your exercise routine.

  • Select a time and place
  • Exercise requires time. It requires that you make your workout a priority. Therefore, you need to plan where, when and how much you are going to exercise.

  • Start out, slow and build up.
  • If you are new to exercising, or you have not exercised in a while, it is important that you don’t over do it. Start out, slow and build up your time and intensity.

  • Choose something fun that works for you.
  • It is important that you do an exercise activity that you enjoy. I love to run and weight train. My wife loves to read her Kindle while using the elliptical. Find something and do it!

  • Make 30 Minutes to an hour your goal
  • It is important to exercise 30 minutes to an hour, four to five days a week. Make it your goal.

  • Record your progress
  • If this helps you, it may be a good idea to track both what you do and your results. Track calories in a weight loss journal, keep track of exercises on a chart, and write down your weight daily on a calendar. Is this necessary? No it is not. However, many people find this to be useful in their weight loss and fitness endeavor.

    If you want to lose weight it is a good idea to add more physical activity into your daily routine.

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    Don’t Diet! Just Think And Get Thin
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    Exercise Should Be Part Of Your Weight Loss Program

    Monday, November 7th, 2011

    Weight loss can be enhanced by exercising regularly. If you want to lose weight, it would be a good idea to start a regular exercise program. Exercise is important because it builds and strengthens your muscles which in turn help you to burn more calories.

    It is important to realize that the more calories you burn throughout the day mean fewer calories get stored as fat. That’s why exercise helps you to lose weight. A cardio and or weight training are great ways to help you lose weight.

    Changing your exercise routines occasionally may help you to keep your focus on your goal. It is also a good idea to rotate your workout regularly, so that you build different muscles and so that your body does not get used to your workout.

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    Author of the Book
    Don’t Diet! Just Think And Get Thin
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    Measuring Tape and the Scale – Weight Loss Tip

    Thursday, August 11th, 2011

    The scale is a great tool for losing weight. It will help you measure your weight loss progress during the weight loss process. It is also a great tool for keeping you thin once you have lost the weight. However, there is another tool that in addition to the scale can help you during the weight loss process, and that is the measuring tape. If you weight train hard as part of your weight loss exercise program, you may be losing fat and gaining muscle. The scale will show the weight loss but won’t show the muscle gain or weight redistribution (from fat to muscle). This is where the measuring can help. It can show you, for instance, that your waist got smaller but your arms got bigger. Therefore, if you are weight training heavily it may not be a bad idea to get out the measuring tape and start tracking your weight redistribution.

    George A. Diamond
    Author of the Book
    Don’t Diet! Just Think And Get Thin
    Available at Amazon.com
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    Exercise Smarter To Lose Weight

    Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

    Any exercise you get is good, but smart exercise is better, So let’s talk about a few of the benefits of proper exercise.

    Below are a few general rules for exercising:

  • Working out harder is better. Working out longer isn’t necessarily better.
  • Good form with weight training is essential for safety.
  • Doing warm ups is a necessity.
  • If you learn the right exercises for your body, your progress will be far greater.
  • A good exercise to lose weight is weight training because muscle is a good fat burner. In other words muscle adds fat burning power.
  • You can also do simple exercises like walking.
  • 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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    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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