Strength Training

Guide to Strength Training by NSCA

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What do you do if you want to learn more about strength or weight training on your own? Today, many people refer to online resources like YouTube whereby many so called ‘experts’ would you how to lift weights. However, we may not be able to know their credentials for sure. If you want to learn [...]

Should I set up a home gym or join a gym?

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Once during the H1N1 outbreak, a local sports equipment store have gotten very creative- in their advertisement, not only that the offer tips to counter H1N1, but they’ve use this as an opportunity to promote home gyms. In fact, I’ve noticed that the company had really gotten really creative in their advertisements. Gym memberships are [...]

Physical endurance is not only due to cardio or lifting weights alone

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Many people thought that the more physically fit you are, the more lean or if you have more muscles, then you will have more stamina and endurance. So in order to maintain that, you must continue to push your body to workout hard, more cardio, weights at the gym. The result? Risk of injury. Runners [...]

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 [...]