Strength Training

Effective fat burning and body conditioning home workouts

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I came across this very good 30 minutes video from YouTube on a workout- it is actually targeted for moms but I find the video contains quite a comprehensive list of exercise. The instructor Chana Balk is also very knowledgeable. The exercises are not easy and during the beginning, you may need to pause the video often [...]

Why am I gaining weight after quiting the gym?

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Many people who quit the gym ended up gaining weight. That probably become a reason why they are afraid to quit the gym- and continue to pay the membership fees….but hardly going at all. Thus there is the guilt and self-directed anger (hating oneself for finding all types of flimsy execuses just to miss gym) [...]

Disabled people who made a difference

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Each and every one of us have our very own ‘disabilities’.  If we are able bodied, we are only set apart from a disabled person when their disability is visible for everyone to see. It becomes a true inspiration when we read real life stories of people who suffered from physical disabilities- sometimes not because [...]

Strength Training- use body weight or weight machines?

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Strength or weight training can be done using various methods such as: using own body weight- example push ups using weight machines- you normally find in a gym like a leg press, chest pullover or a cable machine using free weights – example dumbells and barbells Using Body Weight The advantage of using your body [...]

Victoria Principal’s The Body Principal- Exercise Program for Life

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When I was a teenager, my mom bought the book “The Body Principal” written by Victoria Principal. Victoria Principal is well known for her role in the soap opera Dallas. This book hit the market during the time when aerobics were popular and mega gyms are probably not around yet. But the emphasis is different- it offers a [...]

Possible Cause of Chronic Muscle Soreness During Strength Training

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Are you in into strength training and wonder why you constantly suffer from chronic muscle soreness and dull pain? When you go and visit the physician or physiotherapist on suspicion of an injury or muscle tear, they could not find anything wrong with you. Nothing shows up in scans and tests. And yet, you find [...]

How to Make the Best Out of Your Weight Training

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When it comes to weight or strength training, which one you think will be more effective? A. Doing 2 sets each time 2 times a week, or B. Doing 1 set each time 3 times a week (every alternate day)? The answer- you will benefit more from 2 sets (or better still 3 sets) each [...]

Strength training- danger of overtraining one muscle group and ignoring the rest

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Many gym goers focus on only certain particular part of their bodies during strength training. This is very dangerous because it will result in muscle imbalance- and on the long run, increases the risk of injury on other underdeveloped muscles. Example: 1. Focusing on the biceps and ignoring other parts such as shoulders (deltoids), chest [...]

Go for the Real Thing- Differenciate Fact & Fads of Exercise

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When I first started developing interest in fitness, health and proper eating, I came across so many conflicting information. The same magazine can say conflicting things- one month they say a diet is bad, then few issues later, they say that research had found that taking that diet is good. There are so many books- [...]

8 Common Misconceptions & Fears about Strength Training

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Weight or strength training is a very important component of an exercise program. Many people who work out in the gym or start any exercise program always only focus on the cardio. If you are one of those weight machine phobic folks, does any of the below describes you? you have no interest to look [...]