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Strength Training: Incline Treadmill, full stride, quickness
Strength Training: Incline Treadmill, full stride, quickness, workout

Strength Training: Increasing Strength After 50 Years Old, exercise stations, burning calories
Strength Training: Increasing Strength After 50 Years Old, exercise stations, burning calories, lifting weights

Strength Training: no subject, biceps
Strength Training: no subject, biceps

Strength Training: improving my push ups, pt test, pushups
Strength Training: improving my push ups, pt test, pushups, sit ups

Strength Training: Jaw muscles, jaw muscles, sarcastic answer
Strength Training: Jaw muscles, jaw muscles, sarcastic answer

Strength Training: Which Lifts/Exercises, common wealth games, archery team
Strength Training: Which Lifts/Exercises, common wealth games, archery team, erector spinae

Strength Training: lazy stomach?, slow metabolism, stomach problems
Strength Training: lazy stomach?, slow metabolism, stomach problems, proper tests

Strength Training: low body fat, incline bench press, high protein foods
Strength Training: low body fat, incline bench press, high protein foods, incline chest press

Strength Training: what is the name of this machine
Strength Training: what is the name of this machine

Strength Training: Past Fifty, yard sprints, inch waist
Strength Training: Past Fifty, yard sprints, inch waist, dumbbell

Strength Training: Pilates and Strength training, pilates exercises, bowflex
Strength Training: Pilates and Strength training, pilates exercises, bowflex

Strength Training: Push up training, muscle fibers, pushups
Strength Training: Push up training, muscle fibers, pushups, nonsense

Strength Training: Regaining Lost Muscle & Strength, third world country, gyms
Strength Training: Regaining Lost Muscle & Strength, third world country, gyms, strata

Strength Training: RSD, whole lot
Strength Training: RSD, whole lot

Strength Training: rowing machine, air resistance, bike training
Strength Training: rowing machine, air resistance, bike training, local gym

Strength Training: running on treadmill, obstacle, physique
Strength Training: running on treadmill, obstacle, physique, athlete

Strength Training: Strength Training Program for Young Wrestler, home study, workout plan
Strength Training: Strength Training Program for Young Wrestler, home study, workout plan, brittany

Strength Training: strength training/scoliosis, hyperkyphosis, hyperlordosis
Strength Training: strength training/scoliosis, hyperkyphosis, hyperlordosis, scoliosis

Strength Training: strength training, inch worm, tin soldiers
Strength Training: strength training, inch worm, tin soldiers, bottom position

Strength Training: Back strengthening after scoliosis surgery, harrington rods, harrington rod
Strength Training: Back strengthening after scoliosis surgery, harrington rods, harrington rod, upper spine

Strength Training: Weight training over 50, compound exercise, compound exercises
Strength Training: Weight training over 50, compound exercise, compound exercises, rest periods

Strength Training: Weight training exercises for disc hernia, light weights, slip disc
Strength Training: Weight training exercises for disc hernia, light weights, slip disc, bullworker

Strength Training: Workout question, blood glucose levels, lean physique
Strength Training: Workout question, blood glucose levels, lean physique, light weights

Strength Training: weight training without bodybuilding, isolation exercises, barbell row
Strength Training: weight training without bodybuilding, isolation exercises, barbell row, bench press

Strength Training: weight training reps, quality fitness equipment, weights bench
Strength Training: weight training reps, quality fitness equipment, weights bench, external weights

Strength Training: The familiar, richard doughty, fruit intake
richard doughty, fruit intake, work outs: Hey, When lifting twice a week , you need to make the best of the time you have in the gym. leg curl, bicep curl other random arm machine is less effective in making a difference in your appearance then squats and bench press, with squats and bench you can...

Strength Training: fat loss, calcium rich foods, whole wheat
calcium rich foods, whole wheat, aerobic work: Your problem is that you are focusing too much on fat loss cardio . It seems like you are doing a huge amount of aerobic work and no strength training. That should be the first thing on your list of to do things. It seems like you ve dropped your body fat...

Strength Training: fat loss / gain muscle, periodization, gain muscle
periodization, gain muscle, loss gain: This is dude to a lack or proper periodization and progression as well as nutrition by your trainer. You really should be using a routine that emphasizes fat loss. As far as supplements to decrease your body fat, it s hard to make a recommendation since I...

Strength Training: fat loss/muscle gain, squats lunges, chin ups
squats lunges, chin ups, exercise info: Thanks for your question. I suggest you start a weight-lifting program consisted of: push-ups, chin ups, squats, lunges, and arms. You will develop overall muscle mass that will help your abs shape. You can get some decent exercise info at www.standapartfitness.co...

Strength Training: fat loss, body workouts, huge muscles
body workouts, huge muscles, increase metabolism: Some of the magazines don t tell you that, in addition to the workouts described, you need to take steroids to get that big! But some magazines are legit. In order to get that big without drugs, you need to be lifting incredible volumes of weight and eating...

Strength Training: finding a gym, free workout, gym location
free workout, gym location, membership money: Hi Bobbie-thanks for your question.There are several things to look for when looking for a gym.Location,cost,cleanliness,employees and amenities.if the gym is not convenient to your house and job,you will not go there.Make sure that the equipment is wiped...

Strength Training: getting fit at 52yrs, strength endurance, flexibility training
strength endurance, flexibility training, stretch class: Dear Peter, Thanks so much for your question! In your question I think you will find your general answers - you need strength/endurance (weight training) and flexibility training; and for heart health and other benefits you also need to do some cardio....

Strength Training: fitness after 50, workout plan, self challenge
workout plan, self challenge, exercise plan: Dear Lee Ann, Thanks for your question. It is never too late to exercise (and remember, if 40 is the new 20 that makes you 28, so you re fine :-)) and see benefits. And while I cannot guarantee any results I would estimate that you would see results...

Strength Training: fitness / bodybuilding as a male 47 years old, eas protein, fitness bodybuilding
eas protein, fitness bodybuilding, high intensity training: Well you have to undderstand that it is extremely hard to lose fat and add muscle regardless of what most people will tell you. It sounds like you have a fat loss plan and have done well on it. Workouts being brutal aren t always a good thing, by the way....

Strength Training: fitness certification, fitness certifications, anatomy physiology
fitness certifications, anatomy physiology, fitness certification: Hi Jessica,If you punch in fitness certifications into google,thousands and thousands of sites come up. Some certifications are online only.Some have weekend certifications,in different cities in the U.S.Cost is also very different:from $49 to over $1000.A...

Strength Training: about fitness, heart pumps, oxygen exchange
heart pumps, oxygen exchange, blood oxygen: Hello Parry First, I would lift light every other day. Your muscles grow stronger when they are resting, not when you are lifting. Lift heavy once a week. Do you feel pain while lifting? Or do you feel pain days afterwards? You should feel discomfort...

Strength Training: flexibilty/sixpack, harris benedict equation, static flexibility
harris benedict equation, static flexibility, flexibility exercises: Tough question to answer without knowing details of your current body composition, but here s some general advice. When looking for fat loss, you need to consume less calories than your body burns in a day. How many calories you need a day depends on your...

Strength Training: flexible, genetic makeup, muscle length
genetic makeup, muscle length, information website: Dear Jeff, Thanks for your question. There are many factors involved in flexibility, not the least of which is your genetic makeup; we each have slight differences in our joint shape and structure, bone length, and muscle length. There is a lot you can...

Strength Training: follow up, strength endurance, max strength
strength endurance, max strength, fight training: Jeff, you raise some good questions. To answer your first question, yes max strength would be very important. All your points make perfect sense. I would also say that strength endurance would be of big importance as well. You never know how long a fight...

Strength Training: follow up, max strength, fight training
max strength, fight training, solidity: Hi Jeff,you are right,for fight training,maximum strength is more important.It is more vital than throwing or sprinting.What terms are you asking me to break down? Explosivity and starting strength ARE dependent upon each other,both need to be good for both...

Strength Training: The foods I eat., drink pepsi, water tea
drink pepsi, water tea, chicken turkey: Hi Kendal-thank you for your question.No it is not ok for you to keep eating candy and drinking sodas-they have way too much sugar and sodium.Try to drink mainly water, & tea sweetened with equal or sweet and low.As for vegetable and fruits for you to eat-go...

Strength Training: football training, full body workout, football training
full body workout, football training, football practice: Hi Chase... You sound like you are doing a great job with your workouts. I ll answer the creatine question first. Although I am not a big supplement type of guy and really do not believe that a 14 year old should need to, creatine, when used correctly...

Strength Training: football training, varsity football team, sckool
varsity football team, sckool, night b4: Hi Mark-thank you for your question.Congratulations on making the varsity football team for your sophmore year.Good job!!!The best exercises that you can do at home are :crunches, leg lifts,pushups,pullups,dips,jumping jacks,squats,and lunges.You can either...

Strength Training: forearm, biceps brachii, forearm muscles
biceps brachii, forearm muscles, hammer curls: Hi Matt... First, if you want to work your forearms more, you need to move your wrists, not elbows. While you are correct in your anatomy, those muscles are elbow flexors and are not forearm muscles. You should do wrist curls and grip exercises to build...

Strength Training: free weight exercises, tricep kickback, shoulder press
tricep kickback, shoulder press, bicep: Hi Billy,thank you for your question.Some of the best upper body free weight exercises are: bicep curl,tricep overhead extension,seated shoulder press,one arm row,tricep kickback,pec flye. Do these one right after the other for 3 or 4 sets.These will really...

Strength Training: free weights vs machines, free weights, exercise routine
free weights, exercise routine, proper position: Hi Sandy,there are both good and bad reasons to use machines and free weights.machines are good for beginners because the keeep your body in the proper position and balanced.Free weights are good because you can do more exercises with a greater range of motion.Try...

Strength Training: freeweight vs machines, jenny dear, free weights
jenny dear, free weights, freeweight: Dear Jenny, Thanks for you question, Well, the main differece between free weights and machines is that the second ones are easy to use and thus are prefered from beginners. They are safer to use than free weights cause they were designed mainly to prevent...

Strength Training: frequency of lifting, bench presses, muscular size
bench presses, muscular size, healthy choices: With the amount of sets you are doing for curls, it might benefit you to take an extra day or two to rest and let your biceps recover. Some bodybuilders will vary between 4-7 days between sessions for a particular muscle group, but understand they have a...

Strength Training: Gain muscle, 5 gallon buckets, cinder blocks
5 gallon buckets, cinder blocks, broom stick: Thick handled bars are excellent for forearms as well. You can make a thick bar by wrapping towels around your exhisting DB handles or tape. The thicker the better. As for the brick exercise let me try to better explain it. Pick up a brick in each hand...

Strength Training: Recovery, muscle protein synthesis, maximum muscle gains
muscle protein synthesis, maximum muscle gains, weight training program: Hi Research on this type of stuff is usually flawed. There are just too many variables to consider. Again the determining factor of rest periods needed is determined by YOUR individual exercise intensity. More intense workouts will require longer...

Strength Training: Recovery, muscle protein synthesis, maximum muscle gains
muscle protein synthesis, maximum muscle gains, weight training program: Trust me, I know what you mean! I have been a trainer for 6 years and been studying bodybuilding for 18 years and I still don t know what works best. There is alot of conflicting information. That s why I like the book I told you about in my previous email....

Strength Training: Recovery, muscle protein synthesis, maximum muscle gains
muscle protein synthesis, maximum muscle gains, weight training program: Hi Dave, I know it can get very confusing! In exercise, there are alot of things that people can t seem to agree on - recovery time is one of them. I am am going to recommend a great website for you - www.drlenkravitz.com. He specializes in exercise...

Strength Training: Recovery, muscle protein synthesis, maximum muscle gains
muscle protein synthesis, maximum muscle gains, weight training program: Hi Dave,thank you for the followup question.You are right in saying that it is confusing with one expert saying one thing and another expert saying something else about how much recovery time is needed between workouts.I personally prefer the split routine...

Strength Training: Recovery, muscle protein synthesis, maximum muscle gains
muscle protein synthesis, maximum muscle gains, weight training program: Hi Dave, You know what you are right to feel so confused! So am I! The bottom line is that there is no right or wrong way. The human body is so complex, so intricate and so well-adapted to respond to stress that one individual can train as hard as they like...

Strength Training: Gaining my muscle back, fresh fruits and vegetables, alkaline diet
fresh fruits and vegetables, alkaline diet, little honey: Hi Edward, I know you are going through a stressful time but the answer to your question is 1. eating Nutirtious food and performing Weight Training and Plyometrics. First let me tell you a little about your diet- Well, I think you should eat more...

Strength Training: Gaining quality mass, meal replacement drinks, sprint training
meal replacement drinks, sprint training, workout plan: I can t give you specifics, but it is as simple as eating every three hours. I just had them eat 5-6 meals a day, which was more than what they were doing, and keep at it. They looked at their days and scheduled in when were the best times to eat and then...

Strength Training: Gaining weight, leg curls, side bends
leg curls, side bends, leg presses: Hi Sheena-thank you for your question.A lot of women have excess fat in their midsection,it is just the way we are built.To gain muscle in your legs,make sure that you are doing squats,lunges,leg extensions,leg curls,and leg presses.Do more weight with less...

Strength Training: General Workout Questions, national strength and conditioning association, national strength and conditioning
national strength and conditioning association, national strength and conditioning, joe gunn: Hey Alex, generally high reps with lower weight and shorter rest builds endurance which means that the physiological changes going on inside the muscle are different than those that take place with lower reps and heavier weights. Power adds speed of movement...

Strength Training: Good Program, light weights, shoulder presses
light weights, shoulder presses, explosive strength: Hello Steve I assume you are going back to a gym. For strength: do shoulder presses with a power rack. Add 1 pound a week to your weight. Use a manta ray attachment for comfort. Do every 2- 3 days. For explosiveness; do fast-start running and standing-still...

Strength Training: Growth Plate Fractures And Pain, growth plate fractures, isometric exercises
growth plate fractures, isometric exercises, growth plates: Hello Marc The entire bone grows, not just the growth plates. If the growth plate is damaged, and you are in good physical condition, i.e. no diseases and good circulation, positive resistance against your bones such as a selected exercise program, the...

Strength Training: gain and growth muscle, strength training routines, body workout
strength training routines, body workout, split routine: Hi Dariesky, There are are many types of strength training routines to fit your needs. You could do a total body workout 3 days a week or you could split it up into certain muscle groups 2-3 days a week and other muscle groups 2-3 days a week. Depends on...

Strength Training: How can I gain and lose weight at the same time, nitric oxide supplement, no2 and ce2
nitric oxide supplement, no2 and ce2, creatine supplement: I would say your training plan sounds great, not so much for losing fat but will do some and will help with mass, except the last phase where its more strength/power. The supplements are great too, its a very personal thing but the basic idea of the products...

Strength Training: gain muscle mass- pretty skinny guy, gain muscle mass, ab king pro
gain muscle mass, ab king pro, potato snacks: some things i would adjust i would drop machines and focus on dumbbell and barbell lifts i would try to make sure you are doing the major lifts squat deadlift chins bench row i would look into getting a soild program usng those lifts...

Strength Training: gain muscle mass- pretty skinny guy- check out pics, will make it easy for you to answer, gain muscle mass, ab king pro
gain muscle mass, ab king pro, potato snacks: Hoi Theo.... Thanks for the pics, that does help a lot! For your lifting: Looks like you need to add some more leg work. I would add a deadlift and some sort of squat (I prefer the front squat). You need some glutes man! I would increase your reps to...

Strength Training: gaining muscle, nutrition component, nutrition strength
nutrition component, nutrition strength, nutritional diet: Amie, I don t want to speculate too much about why you gained 10 pounds because I don t have all the facts before me. I don t know exactly how much protein you ate or if you were eating anything else with it. Generally, if you gained weight there are some...

Strength Training: not gaining no weight, volume focus, deadlifts
volume focus, deadlifts, bodyweight: Hi Christopher. There is no one program or no one diet that works for everyone trying to accomplish the goals that you are. There are a number of great programs and diets out there, but they may not be the best ones for you. What works for one guy, may...

Strength Training: game day, mcroberts secondary school, adolescent culture
mcroberts secondary school, adolescent culture, instantactionsports: Dear Rolly, Thanks for your question. Having raised a teenage football player, I understand your frustration. Here are a few links that may help (one article has a pro athlete explaining how he injured himself in a game because he didn t warm up). ...

Strength Training: game day, mcroberts secondary school, national strength and conditioning
mcroberts secondary school, national strength and conditioning, body workouts: Kids will do anything to get out of doing work. When I was younger I used to have full blown workouts and then go play pick-up basketball about an hour and a half later. At first, I was a little tight, but once I warmed up I was just fine. These kids are...

Strength Training: game day, mcroberts secondary school, mike boyle
mcroberts secondary school, mike boyle, body workouts: Hi Rolly, The book I would recommend is one that any serious strength coach in this country would have read (which is part of the curriculum at the majority of colleges for sports training). It s called the NSCA Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning...

Strength Training: game day, mcroberts secondary school, pubmed org
mcroberts secondary school, pubmed org, body workouts: There are some articles available on the effects of pre-game activity at a number of sources: nsca-cc.org, pubmed.org, t-nation.com, standapartfitness.com, etc, etc. I think the fact that the men don t want to do any type of structured exercise prior to a...

Strength Training: geting more muscle mass, workout program, diet supplements
workout program, diet supplements, muscle groups: If you are working out 6 days a week with weights I think that is a little too much but depends on what kind of workout you are doing. I would suggest you give you muscle groups at least 2 days rest. As far as how long it will take you, I have no idea. ...

Strength Training: my goal, diet supplements, body workout
diet supplements, body workout, high intensity: You need to lower your caloric intake and eat 5 to 6 meals a day. I would recommend you do a total body workout 3 times a week and do cardio 5-6 times a week with some high intensity cardio mixed in. I would also make my goal about 9-12% bodyfat and that...

Strength Training: my goal, lean body mass, weight loss fitness program
lean body mass, weight loss fitness program, mark thanks: Dear Mark, Thanks for your question and congratulations on starting a weight loss & fitness program. Good for you! Based on your information you currently carry 197 pounds of lean body mass and 73 pounds of fat. If you maintain the 197 pounds of lean...

Strength Training: my goal, chicken breast sandwich, lifestyle training
chicken breast sandwich, lifestyle training, interval training: I suppose it s fine...I m not a nutritionist. But, rumor has it that the world s best strength coach does the following: for breakfast, his clients have a meat and nut breakfast. This sets the tone for the day and manages your insulin. Insulin is the...

Strength Training: Is this a good routine?, functional exercises, bench press
functional exercises, bench press, lift 6: On the surface your program looks ok. What is most important when training for a specific sport is that you perform exercises that closely mimic the activities done in the sport. Our bodies respond very specifically to the stress we put on them. Doing a leg...

Strength Training: How Can I grow up my shoulders?, incline bench press, repetitions
incline bench press, repetitions, shoulders: Your English is fine Paulo! There are many shudder exercises that you can do. One of my favorite sets is to do lateral raises (lift out to the side), then to the back, and then to the front. Do these right after each other in sets of 8 -10 repetitions....

Strength Training: growth, growth periods, rep max
growth periods, rep max, stair step: I know this answer won t be popular, but if this is the first time you have had growth, then I would wait it out for another 4 weeks. Maybe something was different that particular day and it changed due to excess water for example. It could have just been...

Strength Training: growth, strength training diet, growth periods
strength training diet, growth periods, diet supplements: I doubt the gain in your weight is an increase in muscle mass in that area. It s probably an increase in fat all over your body. You are not hurting by doing a max of 6. There is no right or wrong answer to that really. Just change up your workout. ...

Strength Training: growth, growth periods, rep max
growth periods, rep max, stair step: Hi Michael,thank you for your question.It does sound that your stomach growth is from using the 25lb weight plate.Try doing the same workout just without the 25lb weight plate.Most people can gain 1/4 to 1/2 an inch in about 2-3 months with the proper workout.Do...

Strength Training: growth, pull ups, push ups
pull ups, push ups, warmup: Working out will not affect your growth especially the workout you are doing. I would suggest though you read some books no weight training and condition for basketball. Your workout is not a very effective workout. I wouldn t stretch before I workout but...

Strength Training: Would like some guidance, high intensity interval training, strength program
high intensity interval training, strength program, body strength: Hi Alex. First, fat can not be turned into muscle or vice versa. They are two different types of tissue. Second, what works for one person is not going to work for the rest. So, just from the information you ve given me I recommend: 1)Clean up your...

Strength Training: No gym, lunges and squats, bodybuilding routine
lunges and squats, bodybuilding routine, pull ups: Hi Conor Sorry for the delayed response. Yes there are many types of body-weight type exercises that you can use to increase your strength. Exercises like pull-ups, push-ups, dips and inverted pulls are good to increase the strength of your upper...

Strength Training: No gym, weights dumbbells, bicep curls
weights dumbbells, bicep curls, free weights: You can definitely get a great workout at home using just free weights & dumbbells. I would also suggest you get a balance ball and a bench if you can. Here s a sample workout you can do 3 times a week. Bench Press or Push ups Pullups, pulldowns, or...

Strength Training: No gym, chinups, steel bars
chinups, steel bars, squats: Conor, I grew up with no equipment either. A good start is pushups, chinups, and squats. Find something you can do curls with also and add those. I built my own weights from steel bars and cement when I was your age. Let me know if you want a more detailed...

Strength Training: No gym, adjustable dumbbells, body workout
adjustable dumbbells, body workout, weight bench: Conor, you could do stuff like pushups, pullups, and situps, but you will only get so far with that. If you have the means to buy some weights then I would look into that. I suggest to my clients to get something as simple as a stability ball and adjustable...

Strength Training: No gym, lunges and squats, hi protein foods
lunges and squats, hi protein foods, bodyweight exercises: Hi Conor-thanks for your question.Since you are able to buy weights,I suggest that you buy the following equipment.An adjustable bench and a few pairs of dumbbells.With the bench and dumbbells,you can do the following exercises:bicep curl,tricep kickback,one...

Strength Training: No gym, adjustable dumbbells, lean protein
adjustable dumbbells, lean protein, gain mass: Dear Conor, Thanks for your question & congratulations on being concerned with health and fitness--good on you! To avoid injury it is important to be consistent in your exercise, to start slowly, and to make sure that you are working with proper form....

Strength Training: gym membership, gym location, aerobic classes
gym location, aerobic classes, towel service: Hi Jennifer, there are quite a few things to consider when you are planning to join a gym:location,price,amenities,aerobic classes,child care(if needed),equipment,staff,etc. Probably the most important is location,if the gym is too far away,you probably will...

Strength Training: gym memberships, joining a gym, steam room
joining a gym, steam room, gym memberships: Hi mark,some important things to look for when joining a gym are;location,price,amenities,people.Location is important becuse if the gym is too far away,you will not go there as often,try to find a gym as close as possible to your job or home.price is important...

Strength Training: No gym, ancle, strength program
ancle, strength program, posibilities: Dear Conor, Thanks for your question. First of all, i want to say that there should be no way on earth to take any kind of forbidden substances that can put your health in danger. You are still young, which means you should be careful with any training...

Strength Training: Hamstring muscle strength, medial collateral ligament, romanian deadlift
medial collateral ligament, romanian deadlift, zimmer splint: Women are starting to tear their ACL and MCL more and more and one of the reasons experts believe is because their hamstring strength is lacking. The hamstrings aren t activated to fire in and help stabilize the knee. The first exercise I would try is...

Strength Training: Hand Weights, bicep curls, hand weights
bicep curls, hand weights, shoulder presses: Hi Caine-you should start out with the 2.5lb weights for bicep curls,shoulder presses,tricep kickbacks and chest presses.Start out with 2 sets of 10 reps,when that gets easy,move up to the next size weight.Work out 3 days a week for 6 weeks,then stop for 2...

Strength Training: HELP, stationary exercise bike, calories burn
stationary exercise bike, calories burn, food proteins: Until you have trained yourself to propersly eat in a supportive manner you are WASTING your money on supplements. Eat 5-6 meals a day spaced 3 hours a part. Consume (whole food) proteins, fats and carbs at each meal and keep your portions in line with your...

Strength Training: Heavy weights, Piltaes routine, heavy weights, home routine
heavy weights, home routine, new routine: Hi Rebecca,thank you for your question.It sounds like you have a good routine. You should do cardio 4 days per week,pilates or yoga twice per week and strength training 4 times a week.Do upper body and about 30 minutes of cardio one day,then lower body...

Strength Training: Hei Mr Torres,I am a 19..., stereroids, oil fish
stereroids, oil fish, whole grains: First of all, I would quit the drinking or at least do it in moderation. Gaining fat from drinking alcohol is not going to help you gain muscle! You need to eat 5 to 6 meals a day. Eat lots of lean proteins, carbs from veggies, fruits, whole grains and...

Strength Training: Help, lean body mass, weight training for football
lean body mass, weight training for football, lean protein: Check out this article: http://www.illpumpyouup.com/articles/weight-training-for-football.htm Don t waste your money on Carnitine. It does nothing for you. Best thing you can do is eat 5 to 6 times a day with a lean protein, fruits, veggies, whole...

Strength Training: Help me lose it...then gain it, sports specific training, dumb bells
sports specific training, dumb bells, will brink: It s impossible in less than 4 months to do both. I would focus on trying to gain as much muscle as possible then focus on getting leaner once you attain the amount of muscle you have. Just to warn you, unless you have great genetics this is not easy. You...

Strength Training: Help me please, good ab workouts, ab exercises
good ab workouts, ab exercises, body workout: Cory, first off you don t need to go on a diet so to speak, you need to understand how to eat properly. This is what I tell people: 1. Eat frequently throughout the day (once every 3 hours). 2. Make sure at each meal you have a food from each of the...

Strength Training: Help me!!!, good ab workouts, lower body exercises
good ab workouts, lower body exercises, upper body exercises: Hi Cory,thank you for your question. Kudos to you for deciding to begin exercising.The benefits you will reap will be enormous. Eat 4-6 times a day.You need to start eating more carbohydrates(for fuel)and more protein(to help build back up the muscles that...

Strength Training: Hey, my hockey team gave me..., workout book, hockey team
workout book, hockey team, good luck: Hello Dustin This would be a guess, because I am not sure what it is either. It sounds like X is an option where you do only reps that you can do, whether it be 1 rep, or 3 or 5 or 10, etc. I suggest that you ask one of your team players if they know...

Strength Training: HI, grilled chicken breast, best supplements
grilled chicken breast, best supplements, whey protein: Hey Daniel, At 19 you should embrace the power of the best supplements available. . .fresh whole foods. There is absolutely no substitute for a baked sweet potatoe, grilled chicken breast and giant garden sald with an olive oil base dressing. That is a...

Strength Training: -------------------------..., kitchen counter top, ballet performance
kitchen counter top, ballet performance, flight of stairs: BOTH night and morning is important. They help speed up your metabolism, keep your body flexible, and allow you to sleep better, be more awake and alert during the day. I find in time that all I need is 15 minutes total each day to do my stretching exercises....

Strength Training: Hi,Im a freshman in highschool,..., doing pushups, push ups
doing pushups, push ups, pushup: Hi Jay I tried to find the answer for you on the internet, but there was no stats on this one. Here is an excellent pushup program; If you can do 20 pushups on the floor with no problem, put a couple of books under your feet and raise your lower body...

Strength Training: Hi Wes,Is the 'muscle binding'..., binding theory, extents
binding theory, extents, strength training: Dranoel, this is the 2nd question on muscle binding that I have heard in the last month. I find it strange, only because I have not heard of the muscle binding theory. Since this is the 2nd time I ve heard it, I am certainly going to look it up. Can...

Strength Training: High reps and muscle maintenance, bodyweight calisthenics, bodyweight exercises
bodyweight calisthenics, bodyweight exercises, calisthenic workouts: You are not on a very low calorie diet to begin with so most of what is said does not apply to you. What you have developed you did with high reps and lower intensity so I don t think you will have any problems. However that said, you are still advised to...

Strength Training: High reps and muscle maintenance, bodyweight calisthenics, calisthenic workouts
bodyweight calisthenics, calisthenic workouts, real good reason: If you haven t done any prior lifting, you have nothing to worry about.The T-nation article best suits lifters with 3+ years experience banging out weights. You have to give whatever program you try time to work. You can t expect changes overnight, and you...

Strength Training: Hockey, tricep dips, monday tuesday wednesday
tricep dips, monday tuesday wednesday, cardio work: Your legs are worked 3 times, is that all weights or some are weights and other days plyos? If its all weights then I would break it down differently with the body where maybe you do an upper then lower, then uppper then lower the same week but not more than...

Strength Training: Hockey, national strength and conditioning association, national strength and conditioning
national strength and conditioning association, national strength and conditioning, growth spurt: Hey Reid, exercises like lunges, squats, step-ups, romanian dead lifts, cleans of all types, and plyometrics is a good start. Consult with a personal trainer preferably certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association for specifics. Good...

Strength Training: Hockey Training, pound weights, elite hockey
pound weights, elite hockey, squat position: Hey thanks for your question, It s nice to see you have set some high goals and you are determined to work hard. You are still young, which means you should be careful with any training course you will be following, since there is high posibilities of getting...

Strength Training: Hockey Workouts, workout regimens, upper body strength
workout regimens, upper body strength, foot speed: Hi Brody. I would love to help you out, but this is a very broad question. Before designing or suggesting a workout for any individual, I like to know the individuals age, health history, past and current workout regimens, skill level and so on. Plus, the...

Strength Training: Hockey workout, hockey workout, hockey conditioning
hockey workout, hockey conditioning, barbell row: Glad to hear you re taking up hockey...I love working with hockey players. You didn t give me specifics of your training program, so I ll try to help you as much as I can. Performing 30 minutes in the treadmill is fine for starters, but after 2 weeks, I d...

Strength Training: Hockey workout, squats and lunges, bicep curls
squats and lunges, bicep curls, treadmill workout: Hi Barry thank you for your question. Hopefully you have a basic weight set,such as a bench,dumbbells and barbells.If you do, do this workout: Try to workout 4 days a week.Depending upon your schedule,on Saturday and Tuesday do upperbody and abs-do...

Strength Training: Hockey workout, hockey workout, heavy weights
hockey workout, heavy weights, hotmail: Hi Barry, Glad to hear you are training for a sport. The secret to improving your hockey will be within your core. I mean keep strengthening with squats/deadlifts/presses/pull ups etcs but you need to improve the co-ordination, speed and strength of your...

Strength Training: Hockey workout, high intensity interval training, hockey workout
high intensity interval training, hockey workout, elliptical treadmill: Brent, A full body resistance routine 3-4 days weekly will do fine just as long as you progress the reps/speed and weight whenever possible. Try performing sets for 30 seconds each instead of a number of reps. Hammer the big muscle groups like back, legs...

Strength Training: Hockey, adductor muscles, hip abductor
adductor muscles, hip abductor, front squats: All of the exercises above are great for increasing speed. As you found out, it is running speed that is improved, and not necessarily skating. Skating involves more lateral (side to side) movement than running does. The way that the exercises you did improve...

Strength Training: HST Training, hypertrophy specific training, workout nutrition
hypertrophy specific training, workout nutrition, high intensity training: It s funny you ask me about this because I just started doing this program about 2 or 3 months ago. I ve gained about 10 pounds of mostly muscle doing this program. I really like it. I don t know if it s better than any other program but it definitely worked...

Strength Training: HST Training, hypertrophy specific training, high intensity training
hypertrophy specific training, high intensity training, undue stress: Dear Bob, Thanks for your question. HST has been around since about 2000 and does work well for many people. My interest in fitness is always about functional training and not necessarily size or muscle growth, so when asked questions like this I tend...

Strength Training: HST Training, hypertrophy specific training, body workouts
hypertrophy specific training, body workouts, high intensity training: I had never heard of HST training and I m glad that you brought it to my attention. It is an interesting philosophy. As to your question which is better. HIT has been popular for awhile and has had its supporters and detractors. Essentially, doing 1...

Strength Training: HST Training, hypertrophy specific training, high intensity training
hypertrophy specific training, high intensity training, compound movements: Hi No I hadnt heard of this method of training. It is interesting and may hold some value. I like the fact that the routine begins with compound movements for the legs which will have an anabolic boosting effect for the duration of the workout. I...

Strength Training: HST Training, hypertrophy specific training, genetics fitness
hypertrophy specific training, genetics fitness, high intensity training: Nothing is better than another thing, its all relative to the persons short term goals. HIT is more for cut, tone and endurance, HST is for growth so you apply the appropriate style to the goal you seek and if you seek both you do the HST for 2-4 weeks first...

Strength Training: HST Training, hypertrophy specific training, hypertrophy training
hypertrophy specific training, hypertrophy training, high intensity training: I am usually pretty negative about these fad typse of training but the little bit I read on the web site was pretty accurate (as far as the literature is concerned). I have not spent much time on their site and I did not examine their specific protocols. ...

Strength Training: I take it you havent responded..., cscs, cpt
cscs, cpt, ces: Yeah, sorry about that. Like I said things have been crazy around here lately. I have resonded to your last two questions and hope they help! Keep up the pursuit for improvement! Take care, Randy Broderdorf CSCS, CES, CPT www.TakeActionFitness.co...

Strength Training: heart rate, whole grains, fitness club
whole grains, fitness club, stationary bike: Marie Congratulations on changing your lifestyle. You should be very proud of yourself for all the hard work you have done. Anything and everything we do causes us to burn calories. Breathing, sleeping, digesting our food ect. Anything we do above and...

Strength Training: height, resistance training, bone growth
resistance training, bone growth, dips: There is no scientific evidence to show that resistance training will affect your growth. I would just be careful not to injure your bones where bone growth occurs. It is at the ends of your bones. If you damage those areas, that could stunt the growth in...

Strength Training: height.., healthy balanced diet, stimulating the pituitary gland
healthy balanced diet, stimulating the pituitary gland, necessary nutrients: Hi Mark, Your height depends mostly on your heredity. However your diet and exercise can influence your height growth. When it comes to height increasing exercises I recommend Streching (everyday)and Strength Training(3-5days a week). Even Cardiovascular...

Strength Training: hello, my question is this, I'm a male, 19 years, heavy weights, strength fitness
heavy weights, strength fitness, moderate weight: If you are new to working out, start out slow. 2 sets of 10 reps of moderate weight on most exercises. Once you build a foundation of good strength & fitness, you can incorporate more exercises and use 3 sets of 8-10 reps (moderate to heavy weights). You should...

Strength Training: hello i have a question, ab workouts, abdominal exercises
ab workouts, abdominal exercises, flat stomach: Hello Miss Kitty-thank you for your question.The best motivation that I can give you to stick to an exercise plan is to know that you are helping yourself to live a longer,healthier life when you workout.People who are in shape have lower blood pressure,less...

Strength Training: hello, bodyweight exercises, walking lunges
bodyweight exercises, walking lunges, strength training equipment: Hi Meka, you can get a smaller stomach by watching your diet-more protein and carbs such as-tuna fish,lean chicken and turkey,oatmeal,sugar free cereal,pasta,brown rice,baked potatoes,no soda,at least 8 8oz glasses of water a day.Do full body exercises such...

Strength Training: help looking to get big and strong, sports specific training, lineback
sports specific training, lineback, relief pitcher: Ok let s start with the supplements. I recommend a book that gives you an unbiased review of most supplements then you can decide which ones you would like to take. The book is called Muscle Building Nutrition and it s on page 4 of www.MyFitnessLibrary.com...

Strength Training: help thx weigt training, back workout, fish eggs
back workout, fish eggs, page questionnaire: Alright here goes...I cannot give you specifics as my clients have to fill out a 10 page questionnaire and pay me a lot of money to design a program and they would not appreciate me giving out free programs. 1. Weight lifting (heavy or light) will not stunt...

Strength Training: help thx, squats and lunges, bicep curls
squats and lunges, bicep curls, tricep kickbacks: Hi Roshan-thank you for your question.Whey protein and lifting weights will not stunt your growth.Usually the amount of reps done per set will depend upon your goals:to increase size,use more weight with less repititions,to tone and firm,use less weight with...

Strength Training: help I've fallen and I cant get up, incline bench press, arm curls
incline bench press, arm curls, leg curls: Hey Michael, I meant crunches not curls on your running days, I apologize.As for your not having a leg press machine,there is no exercise that will do the same thing,but on leg days you can do squats,standing calf raises,lunges,leg curls and leg extensions....

Strength Training: help I've fallen and I cant get up, lunges, dumbbells
lunges, dumbbells, consecutive days: You can certainly lift on the days you do cardio. My recommendation would be to do the cardio after you lift. You will be more fat burning efficient that way. Your routine seems pretty thorough, so if you want to do some lifting on the cardio days, you...

Strength Training: help, 5ft 5in, power rack
5ft 5in, power rack, heavy lifting: Hi Sam If you are on a budget, then I recommend that you join a gym. The equipment is already available so there is no investment up-front to get started. If you are willing to invest in equipment, then an in-home gym is the way to go. I have an in-home...

Strength Training: hi, bicep curls, abdominal crunches
bicep curls, abdominal crunches, tricep dips: You might just be too hard on yourself. If people are noticing then that is a good thing. My best advice would be to take a look at what you have access to equipment wise. Then go to the library and look up exercise books. Circle the exercises for the...

Strength Training: hi there, i am a 16 y.o..., heavy weights, exercise options
heavy weights, exercise options, strict diet: Hi Conor! Do you belong to a gym? If so, then you ll have plenty of weights and exercise options there to really build strength and size. If you are limited in equipment, then we have to get more creative. Building strength and building size are 2 slightly...

Strength Training: -------------------------..., plumbing section, walmart
plumbing section, walmart, kitchen counter: Hey again Conor Your goal is do once a day, count to 20, slowly, each time you do this exercise. You will see results very quickly. Mostly, your stomach goes flatter really fast. Good definition will take a few months. Keeping at it, you will end up...

Strength Training: hi, upper body workouts, bicep curls
upper body workouts, bicep curls, bodyweight exercises: Hi Quincey,thanks for your question.It sounds like you are just doing upper body workouts and neglecting your lower body.Why don t you try this routine.Tuesday,thursday and Saturday,do upper body,but do less repititions with more weight-instead of 5 sets of...

Strength Training: hi, whey proteins, protein source
whey proteins, protein source, long distances: Yes, whey protein can be helpful in meeting your daily protein needs...but I prefer my athletes eat their protein in the form of real food. Only take whey after working out or when you have no time to eat a real protein source. Creatine can help you and...

Strength Training: hi, handstand pushups, bodyweight workouts
handstand pushups, bodyweight workouts, pull ups: Dear Jordan, Thanks for your question. You can get a perfectly effective workout without using equipment or spending money on a gym membership. However, I do not suggest doing hundreds of the same movements every day. As with standard strength training,...

Strength Training: hi, handstand pushups, claf
handstand pushups, claf, inbetween: The hand stand pushups might help you with regular pushups but they kinda put more emphasis on your shoulders and triceps alone rather than your chest, then shoulders and triceps. To help with the handstand pushups, trying getting close to a wall and do a...

Strength Training: hi, i just wanted to know..., weighted vest, stairclimbing
weighted vest, stairclimbing, terminator 2: Hi Donal: The Brad Pit exercise look for the Fight Club and the movie Troy is not difficult to achieve, IF you have a personal trainer, a full gym, and a very restricted diet. What he did was LOTS of reps, lots of sets, very controlled diet, i.e low body...

Strength Training: hi, i just wanted to know..., body weight exercises, strength training workouts
body weight exercises, strength training workouts, daisy duke: Hi! Apparently, after doing a bit of searching myself, there are quite a few people looking for the answer to this question as well. I saw the movie a while ago, and don t remember it too much. While I found a site that claims to have the diet used by...

Strength Training: hi, slow twitch muscle fibers, fast twitch muscle fibers
slow twitch muscle fibers, fast twitch muscle fibers, growth hormone secretion: Hi J and thanks for your question! There are many factors that come into play when considering the amount and rate of muscle growth. Genetics play a role in how much, how fast and how hard or easy it is to add lean muscle. The distribution and amount...

Strength Training: high weights low weights, bodyweight workout, bodyweight exercise
bodyweight workout, bodyweight exercise, walking lunges: Hi Phil-thank you for your question.Why don t you try doing a bodyweight workout for a few weeks.Since your body is used to doing exercises with weights,if you use just your bodyweight for a few weeks,that will really shock your body and you should see some...

Strength Training: hip flexors, straight leg deadlifts, hip flexor muscle
straight leg deadlifts, hip flexor muscle, target muscle: Look, as far as the workouts are concerned, you can t choose an exercise that will isolate the muscle group and work on it individually. Deadlifts, yes they are indeed one good exercise but actually the target muscle group for it is gluteus maximus(the higher...

Strength Training: hockey training, fast twitch muscle fibers, twitch muscle fibers
fast twitch muscle fibers, twitch muscle fibers, ab crunches: I think you are very wise to start your training now. Everyone knows that the real improvements are made in the offseason. Not knowing what your knowledge is with exercise and weightlifting, I will suggest a basic three day a week program for you. In...

Strength Training: at home, rejuvenation program, speed up your metabolism
rejuvenation program, speed up your metabolism, protein group: Alright, I answered your home question earlier so let me address the weight loss question. What s funny is I will be in Vegas the week before. Can t wait. Anyways, there are about 12 weeks from now until Vegas. It would be very difficult to lose 40 pounds...

Strength Training: at home, bodyweight exercises, whole grains
bodyweight exercises, whole grains, light jogging: Start with some jumping jacks and light jogging. Also, watch your calorie intake. You should be eating roughly about 2000 calories a day with nutritious foods (greens, whole grains, leans meats, lean dairy) and burning up 3000 800-1000 calories a day through...

Strength Training: at home, bodyweight exercises, push ups
bodyweight exercises, push ups, stability ball: Hi Tasha-thank you for your question. Do you have any exercise equipment at home-dumbbells,a stability ball,a mat etc? If you don t have any exercise equipment you can do bodyweight exercises. Stationary lunges walking lunges squats push-ups pull-ups...

Strength Training: at home, interval training, lean protein
interval training, lean protein, whole grains: Tasha, I think you can lose close to 60 pounds by July. An individual safely should lose 1 to 2 pounds of bodyfat a week. This is December 1 so we have 28-32 weeks until July. It will be very attainable, BUT you have to follow through on the three components...

Strength Training: at home, mark shields, whole books
mark shields, whole books, email: Hi Tasha, Wow, that s going to be tough to answer in just one email as there are whole books written on the subject. Are you willing to invest some money into some home equipment? If so, what budget would you be willing to work with? Also, what does your...

Strength Training: at home, south beach diet, exercise activity
south beach diet, exercise activity, exercise at home: This is a really open question . weight loss is about 3 main things diet , work outs and non-exercise activity . Diet will have the largest effect on your weight loss, so first i would get that in order. An easy program out there is the south beach diet,...

Strength Training: home workouts, bodyweight exercises, bicep curls
bodyweight exercises, bicep curls, tricep kickbacks: Hi Razel,Thank you for your question. The best exercises that you can do at home are bodyweight exercises. Squats Walking lunges stationary lunges lateral steps push-ups pull-ups crunches leg lifts torso twists You can use your weights to do: bicep...

Strength Training: at home, full body workout, grilled chicken salad
full body workout, grilled chicken salad, bicep curls: Hi Toya-you are right-900 calories a day is way too little.A goal to lose 40lbs in about 12 weeks is stretching it.You could probably lose 25-30 lbs by your birthday on June 27.Working out 6 days a week for 2 hours a day is overkill.You will be much more susceptible...

Strength Training: hydration and bulking up, caloric intake calculator, hard gainer
caloric intake calculator, hard gainer, workout nutrition: Gatorade is just as good and much cheaper. I always buy the powder so it s even cheaper than buying it in a bottle. You should read the article on Pre & Post workout nutrition that is on my blog at www.myspace.com/wealthmaker . Muscle Milk is fine and...

Strength Training: Ile also ask, the probabilities..., state progress, overtraining
state progress, overtraining, cscs: Again, you never, ever, ever, ever want to be in an over trained state. Progress stops and reverses, you will greatly increase your chances of injury and you will take much, much longer to get back on track. This is NOT intesnity training so please do...

Strength Training: IMPRINTING, NEUTRAL SPINE AND PELVIC TILT, pelvic tilt, thoracic spine
pelvic tilt, thoracic spine, transversus abdominus: Dear Sarah, Great question! So many people are confused on this issue. First, imprinting has nothing to do with having your lumbar spine pressed into the mat. Imprinting is about feeling the muscles that attach, move, and stabilize the vertebrae (the...

Strength Training: Improving vertical leap, improving vertical leap, strength training program
improving vertical leap, strength training program, vertical jump: I trained a cyclist for 4 years and certain parts of our strength training program would have helped with the vertical leap, but it was a by-product of the goal of the program which was to be a more explosive and stronger cyclist. Does a cyclist improve...

Strength Training: Incline Treadmill, stomach muscles, hip muscles
stomach muscles, hip muscles, incline treadmill: Hey Barry Forget the incline. That just puts too much pressure on your ankles. You will get a lot better results if you do 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes at night. Keeps the metabolism going. It slows down as you get older. Your stomach...

Strength Training: Incline Treadmill, heart rate zone, incline treadmill
heart rate zone, incline treadmill, intensity level: Hi Barry! Running on an incline on a treadmill will get your heart rate up faster than on a flat surface. The intensity of your workout and the desired results will be based on the amount of time you spend in a given heart rate zone. In very simple terms,...

Strength Training: Increasing Physical Stamina., physical stamina, whole grains
physical stamina, whole grains, fitness magazine: My suggestion to you is that you need to exercise more and maybe your diet is not very good. I would suggest you do weight training 2 to 3 times a week not more than an hour each time and 4-5 times a week of some kind of cardiovascular exercise 25-30 minutes...

Strength Training: Increasing Strength After 50 Years Old, genetic freak, lifting weights
genetic freak, lifting weights, royal canadian air force: Michael, your fears are a common one by many people, but not to worry. Don t take offense to this, but if you could gain 40 pounds by lifting weights at your age, then you have probably found a secret to the fountain of youth. I highly encourage people...

Strength Training: Interesting stats, upper body exercises, alwyn cosgrove
upper body exercises, alwyn cosgrove, workout logs: Hi Dave... Why not work the whole body 3 times per week. I would reduce to no more than two sets per exercise. Again, there is no need to be doing more than 2-3 sets unless you are purely body building. Use compound (multi joint) exercises such as the...

Strength Training: Interesting stats, upper body exercises, alwyn cosgrove
upper body exercises, alwyn cosgrove, isolation exercises: Alwyn Cosgrove knows what he s talking about so I m sure what he says is true. I have read that article before on www.t-nation.com As far as progressing forever, if you think about it, that s impossible. Your genetics will limit how big and strong...

Strength Training: Interesting stats, upper body exercises, alwyn cosgrove
upper body exercises, alwyn cosgrove, workout logs: Thr reason for split routines is because of limitations on time and energy for one workout make it necessary to divide the exercises used into two groups performed on alternate days four or six days a week. The answer to your question in the traditional sense...

Strength Training: Interesting stats, upper body exercises, alwyn cosgrove
upper body exercises, alwyn cosgrove, workout logs: Dear Dave, Thanks for your question. I want you to remember that the 7 day week is a human construction and that your muscles don t know the difference between a 7 or 8 day cycle. What is important is that your muscles get consistent work. That said,...

Strength Training: Interesting stats, upper body exercises, alwyn cosgrove
upper body exercises, alwyn cosgrove, workout logs: I agree 100% with Alwyn s statement. To not get to scientific, I will say that we have elevated protein and muscle building hormones for 24-48 hours following training. So why perform one body part per day? While I do think that body part training has it s...

Strength Training: Interesting stats, upper body exercises, alwyn cosgrove
upper body exercises, alwyn cosgrove, workout logs: Hi Dave-thanks for your question.I know that it is very confusing to figure out what is the best workout to do.Chances are,if you ask 10 different personal trainers what the best program is to do-you will get 10 different answers.I am on Alwyns mailing list...

Strength Training: Interesting stats, upper body exercises, alwyn cosgrove
upper body exercises, alwyn cosgrove, workout logs: Dave, Some great questions. Alwyn cosgrove is a great trainer and has put in the time and got the results to big up full body training. My view is the big bang exercises are great and you get your money s worth. The thing with training is there are...

Strength Training: Interesting stats, alwyn cosgrove, upper body exercises
alwyn cosgrove, upper body exercises, workout logs: Hi Dave. I m a big believer in a lot of what Alwyn Cosgrove says. This is a guy who uses a lot of research to back up his results. Every time I ve heard him speak or read his work, he has used research to back up his statements. I have seen that statement...

Strength Training: Interval training, interval training, moderate pace
interval training, moderate pace, minute move: Hi Barbara, Thank you for your question. Interval training is cardio.It is done on any piece of cardiovascular equipment,usually the treadmill.It is alternating between slow and fast paced intensity.You could start out with 5 minutes of pace that is getting...

Strength Training: im a 14 yr old boy.i weigh..., barbell shrug, double biceps
barbell shrug, double biceps, dumbbell press: Hello Blair Your schedule is good. To get good definition, do lots of reps with light weights. That is what my 14 year old son does, he has 3% bodyfat and 15 inch! split (double) biceps. Never do reps when lifting heavy. It grinds the joints together. Bad,...

Strength Training: im a 15yr old boy about 115lbs..., bicep curls, preacher curls
bicep curls, preacher curls, concentration curls: The preacher curls are not the best bicep builder. The preacher curl puts most tension at the weakest range of motion and very little at your strongest range of motion. I would suggest you do standing bicep curls or concentration curls. 3 sets of 10-12...

Strength Training: im a 15yr old boy about 115lbs..., rest periods, rep max
rest periods, rep max, high intensity: The preacher curl, like many other bicep/brachialis exercises can be effective if done properly. If your goal is to build muscle bulk, you must work at a high intensity. To cause muscle growth, an exercise needs to be performed at a 6-10 rep max. This means...

Strength Training: im a 15yr old boy about 115lbs..., continuous tension, pull ups
continuous tension, pull ups, smart training: Hi Blair and thank you for your question! The preacher curl is a good variation to the standard bicep curl. Think of it more as an exercise to help you continue development along with the barbell and dumbbell curl versions. The preacher curl places the...

Strength Training: im a 15yr old boy about 115lbs..., large biceps, muscle fibers
large biceps, muscle fibers, muscle size: No the preacher is no better or worse than the barbell curl - it is just a different exercise for the same muscle. The preacher will target different muscle fibers than a regular curl because the upper arm is held at an angle in front of the body (supported...

Strength Training: -------------------------..., hack squat, elbow joints
hack squat, elbow joints, barbell: Well, that was quick! If you are lifting heavy, they both work the same muscles. Instead of facing day-after pain, do a 1/4 squat, HOLD for 60 seconds. Same results. My thighs are huge. I have to wear a size 46 pants. Any size smaller, I split the legs...

Strength Training: im a 15yr old boy about 115lbs..., phys ed teacher, bicep curls
phys ed teacher, bicep curls, preacher curls: Dear Blair, Thanks for your question! I am impressed that you are so concerned about exercise at 15--good for you. Before I specifically answer your bicep curl question, I need to say that I hope you are doing a balanced exercise program that includes...

Strength Training: im 17 and i have been weightlifting..., high intensity cardio, six pac
high intensity cardio, six pac, yard sprints: If you are satisfied with the amount of muscle you have, I would continue working hard with my weight training and do at least 4-5 times a week of cardio. I would do it in an interval training style. For example running ten - 100 yard sprints with a minute...

Strength Training: how to improve at plyometrics, plyometric workouts, squat thrusts
plyometric workouts, squat thrusts, squat thrust: Dear Marc, Thanks for your question and sorry for the delay. Look, squat thrust is a plyometric exercise for me, as long as it is performed in an explosive way. Quickness is everything in plyometrics. If you d like to i ll give you a top training routine...

Strength Training: improving leg strength, strength endurance, strength train
strength endurance, strength train, flight of stairs: Hi Monica... Welcome to the lands of non flat roads :) Having come from a very hilly area and then moving to Florida, i loved the roads in Florida! You best bet to learn to ride hills is to ride smaller hills and build up to bigger ones. Sounds way to...

Strength Training: improving posture, anterior pelvic tilt, hip flexors
anterior pelvic tilt, hip flexors, exercise suggestions: hey Amy that question depends on a persons posture, a lot of clients i work with have anterior pelvic tilt, so we will strengthen the glutes with glute bridges and lateral band walks , then we will stretch the hip flexors. For upper body many of my clients...

Strength Training: improving my push ups, push ups, exercise goals
push ups, exercise goals, pushups: Ok, now it is my time for questions. Can you elaborate more on giving points for pushups? What other exercises do you do, give points for? What is the goal in reaching various points? This is a very interesting motivation plan, I would like to learn more....

Strength Training: more info please, hormone profiles, lifting weights
hormone profiles, lifting weights, hormone supplements: I m pretty convinced that those precursor type supplements do not work that well. There is little reliable evidence to demonstrate that they work effectively while there s gobs of evidence to show the beneficial effects of intense exercise like lifting on...

Strength Training: What intensity should I aim for when weight training, free weights, increasing weight
free weights, increasing weight, spotter: It s nearly impossible for me to give you an intensity rating based on a scale of 1 to 10. How can I possibly quantify that? If you are worried about dropping weights,use dumbbells. You should always use a spotter when using a barbell. You can use a self...

Strength Training: interesting, perfect nutrition, muscle soreness
perfect nutrition, muscle soreness, ny times: Hey Jeff, Godd article. You should NEVER workout till your sore or can t move unless your a competetive bodybuilder with absolute perfect nutrition supplementation and rest and even then its not the best way to be training. Perform your sets for a...

Strength Training: intermediate workout, squats and lunges, bicep curls
squats and lunges, bicep curls, huge pecs: Hi Sanju-this is the superset concept:2 exercises for 2 different bodyparts one right after the other.For example:legs-quadricep and hamstring.Leg extensions work the quad(front of thigh),leg curls work the hamstrings(back of thigh).Instead of doing 3 sets...

Strength Training: Back issues, doing push ups, low back pain
doing push ups, low back pain, best exercise: Hey Lets go through your 3 questions in order 1. Best exercise for abs, planks by far but if you want a six-pack itís your diet that will make that happen. 2. As far as the back pain while doing ab exercises, its something I couldnít answer with out...

Strength Training: Jaw muscles, jaw muscles, neck muscles
jaw muscles, neck muscles, light weights: Hello Alex You are the first person to ever ask me about jaw muscles! OH YES, lifting heavy for a number of years now has really made my jaw muscles massive! They stick out the sides of my mouth when I grit my teeth. You can see them and feel them. My...

Strength Training: Joint pain when strength training using a resistance band., resistance band, resistance bands
resistance band, resistance bands, strength train: Dear Chris, Thanks for following up. I doubt you did any permanent damage, and now that you have stopped you should be just fine. The pain that you are feeling now is typical of some rotator cuff strain, so give your shoulders a rest for a few days....

Strength Training: juvenile scoliosis/strength training, spinal curvatures, spine curvature
spinal curvatures, spine curvature, puberty stage: Dear Rosanna, Thanks for your question. While many spinal curvatures can be corrected with exercise, many cannot. It sounds like your daughter has a pretty severe degree of scoliosis that is worsening fast enough for the doctors to feel the need to...

Strength Training: Kre alkalyn creatine, kre alkalyn creatine, creatines
kre alkalyn creatine, creatines, creatine: There is no real evidence that any of these new creatines are any better than regular creatine. I would suggest you purchase a book called Muscle Building Nutrition , it s on page 4 of www.MyFitnessLibrary.com . It gives you an unbiased review of supplements....

Strength Training: kettle bell?, lats, biceps
lats, biceps, curls: I would not suggest you do that...trying to mimic ANY sports movement (baseball or gold swing, throwing with a weighted baseball or football) is a bad idea. Your motor movement pattern would get screwed up and might cause you to alter your mechanics. Focus...

Strength Training: kettle bell?, russian twists, torso rotation
russian twists, torso rotation, chin ups: Hi Barry. In order for me to really answer your question I would need to know what your workout consists of now. But I can help by giving you some suggestions. What I would not do is to try and replicate your shot with weight training exercises. If you...

Strength Training: Just so you know even better..., cardio workout, excess acid
cardio workout, excess acid, amino acids: You can still perform that style of lifting and rest more between max weight sets. But you need to also mix in sub-max lifting (30% would be a bit too low, try 60-80%). Professional power lifters who s job it is to be at maixmum strength do not try to...

Strength Training: L4 Stress Fracture, stress fracture, vertebral fracture
stress fracture, vertebral fracture, lumbar vertebrae: Dear Nick, Thanks for your question. You are completely correct that you need proper core work to help stabilize your lower spine and pelvis. If you had done such training and knew how to hold your abs and pelvic muscles while lifting you may very well...

Strength Training: Lean Muscle Gain, lean muscle gain, bicep curls
lean muscle gain, bicep curls, skull crushers: Hi John,thank you for your question.For upperbody size and definition,you can do bench presses,bicep curls,shoulder presses,shrugs,deadlifts,etc.You can do alternating exercises instead of straight sets.For instance,with the barbell you can alternate deadlifts...

Strength Training: Lean Muscle Gain, lean muscle gain, lean muscle gains
lean muscle gain, lean muscle gains, workout regime: You want to work the body out equally but leaning and gaining at the same time is tough. To get definition you need to look at diet and work higher rep with lower weight, this will not coincide with lean muscle gains since in that case you need a higher calorie...

Strength Training: Leg Magic?, inner thigh muscles, leg magic
inner thigh muscles, leg magic, inner thighs: Hi Barry, What I mean by lateral steps is that I just do lateral steps for a predetermined length,usually 100 yards. If you don t know what lateral steps are,here is how to do them: stand with both feet together,step out laterally(sideways) about...

Strength Training: Leg Strength and Flexability, dynamic exercises, upper bodies
dynamic exercises, upper bodies, leg strength: There are nureous factors to consider...such as how lonh have you been strength training...what kind of strength training? As for exercises: barbell squats, deadlifts, Romanian deadlifts, step ups, lunges. Also, don t neglect your upper body...check out...

Strength Training: Leg speed, bass drum pedals, lower leg muscles
bass drum pedals, lower leg muscles, leg speed: Great question John... Most of the questions are sports related, but as a guitarist, i guess I can help out a drummer :) I think what will aid in strength work is to find some rubber tubing and strengthen by pulling your toes toward you with the tubing...

Strength Training: Leg strengh / strech, living in japan, plyometric
living in japan, plyometric, strengh: Dear Jose, Thanks for your question and sorry for the delay. Well, as i can see, you are weight training to death, to make your legs stronger. Well, i can say that this is the wrong way to make it work. Explosive plyometric workouts are the right type...

Strength Training: Lifting weights, full body workout, lifting weights
full body workout, lifting weights, free weights: Dear Hassan, Thanks for your question. You do NOT want to lift weights every day! Muscles build during the rest between workouts, and they need a 48 hour rest (so do a full body workout every other day at the same time at the most). Now, if the 45...

Strength Training: Which Lifts/Exercises, 5 gallon water bottles, positive stress
5 gallon water bottles, positive stress, back muscles: Hello Kyle Well, you made this too easy for me. You have already established your goal; to be able to pull 70 pounds of pressure with your arms. Since both arms are holding the bow and string, both arms will be doing the work to pull against the 70 pound...

Strength Training: Light/Heavy weight training, skull crusher, light weights
skull crusher, light weights, bench press: Hi Jeff,thank you for your question.Light weights for a lot of repetions are best for explosiveness and endurance.It really does not make a difference whether you are a beginner or advanced weight trainer.If you want to focus on explosive power,you can superset...

Strength Training: Limited workout weights and weight gain., peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, whole wheat pasta
peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bread: Tony, One of the easiest solutions would be to make some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It is cheap, it has carbohydrates, and protein in it. To make it a little healthier, I would use natural peanut butter and whole wheat bread. Try to get some thicker...

Strength Training: Lose Weight, excerise tips, oil fish
excerise tips, oil fish, body workout: you need to do some strength training 2 to 3 times a week. I would suggest a total body workout. You also need to eat 5 to 6 meals a day to speed up your metabolism. Each meal should have protein, carbs, and fat. Protein should be from lean red meats,...

Strength Training: Lose weight-maintain muscle, cardio workouts, heavy weights
cardio workouts, heavy weights, cable machines: Hi Rick and thank you for your question! Congratulations on your success with your current routine! It sounds like you have made great progress in a decent amount of time, that s great! To continue losing the body fat while maintaining muscle mass without...

Strength Training: Losing Strength, lb male, protein intake
lb male, protein intake, resistance training: Hi Kevin,thanks for your question.It seems as if you are plateauing in your workout.Why dont you do two days upper body and two days lower body.do not forget to do abs 2 or three days a week also.You should up your protein intake also-175-185 grams a day....

Strength Training: Losing Strength, adjustable dumbbells, workout routine
adjustable dumbbells, workout routine, lb male: If the Bowflex is all you do for resistance training then I think you need to incorporate some variety in your routine. I don t know what different exercises you can do with the Bowflex, but try to do different exercises for the muscle groups you are working...

Strength Training: Losing weight while maintaining strength, fat loss supplements, ab exercises
fat loss supplements, ab exercises, interval training: First of all, stop wasting your time doing 30 minutes of abs. Just do a total of 2 to 3 sets of ab exercises and do about 12-20 repetitions. Train it like any other muscle. I would also suggest you do a total body workout 3 times a week since this is better...

Strength Training: lazy stomach?, big belly, work outs
big belly, work outs, steady progress: Hey Barry , I ve never heard of anyone with a lazy stomach , and i think most people relax post dinner . Your problem is more complex then that. First things i would look at is , how long have you been working out and dieting ? Are you making some sot...

Strength Training: leg exercise, leg exercise, squats
leg exercise, squats, current condition: Hi James. First, why are squats and lunges bad for the knees? Is this something you heard? Do you have any evidence or research of this? Any exercise can be bad for you if it is not done right or not appropriate for that individual. Second, squats may...

Strength Training: leg exercise, leg exercise, dead lifts
leg exercise, dead lifts, movement patterns: hey james i would do both , since they are both part of our primal movement patterns , i would also add single leg dead lifts the myth that squats and lunges hurt your knees is false your body is born to squat , watch a baby learn to walk , they do deep...

Strength Training: leg exercise, mark shields, leg exercise
mark shields, leg exercise, exercise program: Hi, They are both great exercises (and assuming no underlying knee issues and good balance, both should be part of any exercise program). They re not bad for the knees, only if done improperly. If we think about it, we squat everyday, assuming you poop...

Strength Training: leg strength, plyometric workouts, high school baseball
plyometric workouts, high school baseball, shin muscles: Dear Justin, Thanks for your question. I don t know who told you that 4miles a day do not work for you, but he is definitely right. This endurance workout will work on slow twitch muscle fibres and make you slower that you were before. This workout, used...

Strength Training: leg training/strengthening, leg fatigue, fight fatigue
leg fatigue, fight fatigue, fitness newsletter: Ryan, your legs would probably still be strong if you were still catching, but tennis puts a whole different demand on your legs than baseball. My suggestion would be to try strength training. Do 2 to 3 sets at repetitions of 10-12 for squats and lunges....

Strength Training: length of work out?, protein drinks, strength workout
protein drinks, strength workout, catabolism: I would definitely consider the rest time and what you are doing inbetween. If it is purely rest time, then don t bother counting it. If you are supersetting in between or doing cardio inbetween, that would be a different story. But you are using it for...

Strength Training: lifting splits, lower body exercises, physical education teacher
lower body exercises, physical education teacher, seated shoulder press: Hi Brian, thank you for your question.I usually train each body part twice per week.Depending on your schedule,if you prefer to workout during the week and have weekends off,you can workout Mon,Tues,Thu,Fri.Monday and Thursday do lower body and abs,Tuesday...

Strength Training: light/heavy weight training, fitness newsletter, weight trainers
fitness newsletter, weight trainers, olympic lifts: Jeff, it depends on several factors, but generally speaking you can do both. Obviously, for the beginning lifters you are going lighter, so they can work on the technique and develop a strength base. Your more experienced lifters will go heavier because...

Strength Training: light/heavy weight training, heavy weights, explosive training
heavy weights, explosive training, olympic lifts: Light weight refers to ballistic or plyometric moves. In this case, yes, you need light to moderate weight depending on your fitness level. Explosiveness, is usually characterized with Olympic style lifting adn thus,you must use heavy weights for such. You...

Strength Training: Is light weight muscle training..., body weight exercises, added resistance
body weight exercises, added resistance, muscle training: Actually for what you want you need an extremely strong core. My suggestion is that you perform body weight exercises like pullups, dips, chest dips, inverted pulls, pushups and lunges / squats with added resistance. Kettlebell training would also...

Strength Training: And I lost that email from..., endurance training, endurance athletes
endurance training, endurance athletes, minimal load: Hi Jeff, Since you lost the last response I have simply posted the past two answers to your questions. I will be responding to your other question here within the next day. Take care, Randy Broderdorf CSCS, CES, CPT Answer: Now, for increasing...

Strength Training: How long does it take for a teen to get big ?, group workouts, decent workout
group workouts, decent workout, protein shakes: My guess is that you just aren t eating enough. Most guys make that mistake. It takes a good amount of calories to put on muscle and a decent workout program. Try increasing your caloric intake by 500 calories a day and see if you gain any muscle. If you...

Strength Training: How long does it take for a teen to get big ?, protein shakes, pull ups
protein shakes, pull ups, richard doughty: Hey Dani, It s hard to say how long it will take for you to gain weight, i can tell you if you don t do the right things, you won t ever get big. let me give you some good tips on how to gain muscle - If you train 3 days a week do full body work outs...

Strength Training: How long does it take for a teen to get big ?, protein shakes, broad shoulders
protein shakes, broad shoulders, muscle magazines: Normal teens have issues growing because they spending too much time reading muscle magazines, following those routines and not eating enough. My clients who are teens or teens who have consulted with me typically add 5-10 pounds of lean muscle in a month...

Strength Training: How long does it take for a teen to get big ?, protein shakes, broad shoulders
protein shakes, broad shoulders, bench press: Hi Dani-Why don t you try this routine to get bigger. 4 Days a week workout-2 days upper body-2 days lower body. Days 1 and 4 -upper body-sample exercises: bicep curl,tricep kick back,pec flye,bench press,cable crossovers,lat pull down,row. 20-30 minutes...

Strength Training: How long does it take for a teen to get big ?, protein shakes, broad shoulders
protein shakes, broad shoulders, fit body: Hi Dani... How many sets/reps do you do with each exercise? How much rest between sets? What do you eat? The right food can mean a lot. To gain muscle tone, it can take anywhere from 6 months to two years depending on your genetics. You need to concentrate...

Strength Training: Have you looked at alot of..., elite populations, course science
elite populations, course science, best bet: You re right to want to make sure the information you recieve is backed with scientific rationale as well as real world application rather than just what we refer to as gym science . Gym Science is the information that gets passed around the gym by people...

Strength Training: lose weight in my thighs, self concious, richard doughty
self concious, richard doughty, lifting weights: Hey Molly, I have a few suggestions for you; first if you want to lose fat anywhere on your body you need to have a good balanced work out plan and solid eating habits. Fat stores will leave your body where they want to and it leaves off the spots it wants...

Strength Training: losing body fat, fish oils, high intensity
fish oils, high intensity, jimmy smith: Bern, Here s some suggestions -Focus on full body routines utilizing different stes and reps each day -Perform cardio for 2-3 times per week, no more then 20-25 minutes of high intensity intervals -Supplement with fish oils and r-ala. Hope that helps...

Strength Training: losing weight, protein group, body workout
protein group, body workout, piece of the puzzle: Jeremy, if only it could be that simple. What you want to do is just a piece of the puzzle. Weight training will help you develop muscle to increase your metabolism. This will help you burn fat more efficiently. I would recommend doing at least a total...

Strength Training: A lot, workout sessions, negative phase
workout sessions, negative phase, aerobic activities: Hi Alex-thank you for your question. The difference between aerobic and nonaerobic is this.Aerobic means with oxygen,non aerobic is without oxygen.If you are in a non aerobic state,you at the top of your threshold of breathing,you cannot be in a non aerobic...

Strength Training: low body fat, high intensity workout, lower body workouts
high intensity workout, lower body workouts, full body workout: Hey Michael, The answer to that question is quite simple- Cardio is the way...along with it you will have to carry on with More Reps less Resistance Weight/Strength Training with Streching and a balanced diet. So You will have to include Aerobics...

Strength Training: low intensity lifts-reg, progressive resistance, ab exercises
progressive resistance, ab exercises, lifting weights: Hi KJ...thanks for the question. The basic concept of lifting hard and getting bulky is a misconception. It s actually quite difficult to get bulky. I know it sounds like a muscle head type answer, but if you are lifting low intensity, you are wasting your...

Strength Training: low intensity lifts-reg, ab exercises, lifting weights
ab exercises, lifting weights, bench press: Hi KJ, If you are just looking for toning of the body, you should stick with the 20 min per day, but you should slow it down to about 3 or 4 days a week, because your muscles need a rest to repair the work done the day before. Remember it is not the amount...

Strength Training: low intensity lifts-reg, light weights, ab exercises
light weights, ab exercises, lifting weights: If you are only using very light weights then you are probably ok to lift daily although you are not stressing the muscles sufficiently to improve strength. I would suggest doing 2 sets of 10-12 reps per exercise with 1 min rest between sets 3 days a week....

Strength Training: low intensity lifts-reg, weight training routine, ab exercises
weight training routine, ab exercises, lifting weights: Hi KJ. Your weight training routine shouldn t really shouldn t be based on time, as much as it should be on the sets, reps and rest periods. If you re going to be doing it for 6 days/week for 20 minutes each session, why not bring the number of days down...

Strength Training: low intensity lifts-reg, lifting weights, ab exercises
lifting weights, ab exercises, bench press: KJ, the good thing about lifting weights is that there are no absolute correct methods. There are many ways to get to one point. That being said, you could do a 3 day workout or you could maintain your six day workout. I was working out 6 days a week...

Strength Training: low intensity lifts-reg, lower body exercises, upper body exercises
lower body exercises, upper body exercises, ab exercises: Hi Kj, Why don t you try a 4 day a week upperbody/lowerbody split routine. 2 days upper body-and 2 days lower body. Upper body exercises can include: bench press pec flye lat pulldown row tricep pressdown bicep curl dead lift lower body exercises...

Strength Training: low intensity lifts-reg, ab exercises, lifting weights
ab exercises, lifting weights, body workout: Hi KJ, With your basic routine lifting 6 x week might be ok, but I would still take some time off every few weeks, maybe only doing 2 days a week. However, your routine is far from optimal. I would suggest doing a total body routine (hitting your legs...

Strength Training: low intensity lifts-reg, ab exercises, lifting weights
ab exercises, lifting weights, body workout: I would do a total body workout 3 times a week. Do not neglect your legs. Include some squats, deadlifts, rows, pullups in your workout. I m not sure what you mean by toning but I m assuming you want to get leaner so you can see more muscle definition....

Strength Training: low intensity lifts-reg, lifting weights, ab exercises
lifting weights, ab exercises, bench press: Dear KJ, If you are lifting weights light enough that you can do it every day, then you are not really doing yourself too much good. The point is to stress the muscle a bit in order for it to get stronger. This does not mean you will get bulky or will...

Strength Training: low intensity lifts-reg, lower body exercises, leg curls
lower body exercises, leg curls, walking lunges: There are many options to choose from. The first would be to focus on a circuit style of training. Rotating between upper and lower body exercises. You can use a rep range (10-12 reps) or a time period (i.e. 20 seconds on and 20 seconds off). This...

Strength Training: low intensity lifts-reg, ab exercises, lifting weights
ab exercises, lifting weights, rest periods: If your goal is to basically stay in shape with some muscle tone, I suggest you lift 3-4 days. The only factor unknown here is level of intensity. Your workout can last 20 minutes, but it is important that you maintain a level of intensity that will elicit...

Strength Training: low weight high rep, free weights, dumbbells
free weights, dumbbells, barbells: Hey Jeff-you should change your routine every 6-8 weeks no matter what your goals are.Why don t you start doing higher weight with lower reps for the next 4-6 weeks.Make sure that you are doing a variety of exercises and use different machines,like dumbbells,barbells...

Strength Training: lower back, hockey workout, old timers hockey
hockey workout, old timers hockey, lateral band: hey Barry, I have two things for you to work on 1. hip mobility - If your hips are tight it takes the stress out on your back 2. glute activation - sometimes muscles don t fire how they should , glute max and mediues both tend to stop firing . to improving...

Strength Training: What to do to lower my body fat?, traditional chinese food, workout time
traditional chinese food, workout time, phone consultations: Erik, It is not common for yoour bodyfat levels to raise, so I have no clue what your training is telling you. Your training should be aimed at increasing muscle AND dropping body fat. When you are around 17-19% it is very easy to do both. High calories...

Strength Training: lower back pain, core exercises, lower back pain
core exercises, lower back pain, bridge position: The best exercises for eliminating your back pain are exercises that train and strengthen your core. The best core exercises then are those that require you to stabilize either against gravity or against an external force. Bridging exercises are excellent...

Strength Training: MASS?, omega 3 fatty acid, centrum performance
omega 3 fatty acid, centrum performance, chicken turkey: Hi Chris,thank you for your question. The best thing for you to eat to gain muscle mass is protein:tuna,lean chicken,turkey,etc-you should eat one gram of protein per pound of bodyweight that you are. The best workout to build mass is heavy weight with less...

Strength Training: Maintaining muscle, weight in kilograms, lifting weights
weight in kilograms, lifting weights, ectomorph: James, here are some guidelines to help you with your nutrition: Take your weight and convert it to kiligrams (if you measure in pounds divide your weight by 2.2). Multiply that number by 54 and that is approximately the amount of calories you need to...

Strength Training: Mass Increase, body weight exercises, pulley system
body weight exercises, pulley system, pectoral fly: Hi Brian Welcome to the club! It is very common for guys to get to a plateau in term of muscle growth. That is the big attraction of anabolic steroids. The resons are complex but probably have something to do with the maintenance of a muscle mass...

Strength Training: Mass Increase, full body workout, bicep curls
full body workout, bicep curls, squats lunges: Hi Brian, thank you for your question. Try this routine,instead of a full body workout 3 times a week-do a split routine 4 times a week-For instance on Monday and Thursday do upper body-bicep curls,tricep overhead extension,bench press,lat pulldowns,cable...

Strength Training: Mechanisms of Fatique, neuromuscular fatigue, fatique
neuromuscular fatigue, fatique, overtraining: Enzo, of course I can answer all your questions...and while I m at it, I ll give you the meaning of life as well. Just joking though, let me point somethimg out: entire books have been written about each question you have presented me. So to go into detail...

Strength Training: Microdisectomy/Strength Training?, squats deadlifts, l5 s1
squats deadlifts, l5 s1, target zone: Dear Angela, Thanks for your question. Congratulations on being cleared after your surgery and knowing that you shouldn t just jump into exercise without consideration. I would recommend that you start out with 30 minutes per day of cardio--the elliptical...

Strength Training: Muscle balance, squats and lunges, isolation exercises
squats and lunges, isolation exercises, bench press: Hey Chris, Sorry for the delay, I just received your question Friday. Just because you can perform triceps press downs with 120 pounds that doesnít mean you have to barbell bicep curl 120 pounds. At first glance it seems to make sense that opposing...

Strength Training: Muscle Gain protein, contrary to popular belief, lifting weights
contrary to popular belief, lifting weights, protein intake: It is all relative really but I personally believe that hard training athletes, relative to their goal and needs should eat accordingly so for muscle building then yes, I think a higher end protien intake closer to 1.5-2 gm per lb bodyweight per day. I also...

Strength Training: Muscle Gain, lean muscle gain, workout regime
lean muscle gain, workout regime, rest time: First and foremost you have to watch what you put in your mouth. You need to eat plenty to develop muscle, but you also need to watch the fat intake so you can work on the definition. There are so many exercises to pick from that I would try to choose three...

Strength Training: Muscle gain, homeostatic state, calories per day
homeostatic state, calories per day, fri: Hi Dave.. Sounds like you have a pretty good idea of where you are going. To really gain the bulk you are looking for you really need to stay in the 8-12 rep range on all sets. This range leads to hypertrophy, or fiber size increase. The key here is to...

Strength Training: using supplements, workout regime, intense workout
workout regime, intense workout, warmup: Hi Rohit,you can use glutamin and creatine together they will help in increasing your strength and performance.Consume one serving a day,start whenever you want to,when your supply runs out,wait about one week,then start taking again.There are usually no side...

Strength Training: Muscle gain, calories per day, health gains
calories per day, health gains, muscle gain: You are absolutely right. The key to gaining weight is eating enough food, then how hard you are working out. Your BMI is good, don t worry about that for now. What I would focus on is the calories. Besides, BMI is schewed if an individual has low bodyweight...

Strength Training: Muscle Mass?, whole grain cereal, whole wheat bread
whole grain cereal, whole wheat bread, lean muscle mass: Hi Derrick I have found that muscle MASS is rather easy to achieve. It is definition that I have to work hard toward. Your body builds muscle mass when (a) you lift heavy, and (b) you give your body several days of REST afterwards. Rule is - when you...

Strength Training: Muscle soreness..., biceps curls, tennis elbow
biceps curls, tennis elbow, warm ups: No, do not stretch before the game. Research states that stretching actually decreases muscle power. It s a great recovery tool. You should warm up off ice as much as you can. Get your hips loose by swinging the legs, moving the torso, swinging the arms....

Strength Training: Muscle toning/shaping/sculpting, light weights, heavy weights
light weights, heavy weights, spread arms: Sure. Light weights with lots of reps is for definition. Heavy weights is for muscle mass. Pick a light weight that you can control, while doing your reps. If the weight is too heavy, you are only causing damage. Here is a great pushup program. Do 20...

Strength Training: machines, bodyweight exercises, physio ball
bodyweight exercises, physio ball, dumbbells: I get asked this question a lot. When I started out own my own as an in-home trainer, my clients would ask me the same thing. And I would tell them the same thing, not much . All you really need are: an adjustable bench, some sort of dumbbells (adjustable...

Strength Training: maintain firm muscles with age, stopping the clock, will brink
stopping the clock, will brink, balanced diet: There is a great book named Stopping the Clock you many want to purchase. It deals with anti-aging. Some supplements I would recommend are a multi-vitamin mineral, creatine, whey protein, etc...Of course, a well balanced diet is most important. I...

Strength Training: maintaining muscle mass, bodyweight exercises, bodyweight exercise
bodyweight exercises, bodyweight exercise, weighted vest: Steve, You can absolutely maintain muscle mass with doing bodyweight exercsies. You are right on taregt with noticing the physiques of Navy SEALs...they have very low body fat levels and very strong bodies--not overly huge like drugged up bodybuilders. The...

Strength Training: Hey about under armour i saw a nike t shirt that said summin about runners high and in the tag it said vick sweat . Is it worth buyin., nike t shirt, outdoor shoes
nike t shirt, outdoor shoes, buying shoes: Hello Hermanth I think the t-shirts by Under Armor are a good idea. I wear them every day at work (I work indoors and outdoors) and they work great for me. I find the normal cotton t-shirts HOLD water so you are always wet and hot. Go to Yahoo and type...

Strength Training: What are marathon shoes, marathon shoes, vcr players
marathon shoes, vcr players, cotton socks: Hello again Hemanth Shoes are like dvd and vcr players. The manufacturers found they could sell more shoes, more dvd players, more vcr players by offering a wide variety of options to the public; none of which we need! The best runners run with no shoes,...

Strength Training: max, max strength, conclusive answer
max strength, conclusive answer, leg strength: I think your perception is probably a reality in a way. You might have made a quick ascension to two times your bodyweight on the squats. This strength level was a heck of a lot better than before thus the power seemed great. But, as you progress, you...

Strength Training: maximum lifting potential, heavy weights, 1rm
heavy weights, 1rm, perform 2: Hi There is no ideal amount of weight you should be able to lift. There are are just too many factors that affect strength and each are individual to each person. While there is a link between muscle size and strength this is not necessarily the case....

Strength Training: multivitamins, complete multivitamin, brand vitamins
complete multivitamin, brand vitamins, vitamins and minerals: Hi SK I have been buying and using One Source Complete Multivitamin and Multimineral for about 10 years now. The pill is red. The label is yellow, blue and white. I buy them at Walmart. Synthetic or natural, the body digest vitamins and minerals the same,...

Strength Training: muscle building, fast twitch muscle fiber, fitness bodybuilding
fast twitch muscle fiber, fitness bodybuilding, adequate quantities: Not everyone is capable of building the physiques that you see in the professional ranks or magazines but everyone can improve their physique tremendously with proper exercise, diet, and supplementation. Genetics does play a big role as far as the limits...

Strength Training: which muscle compartments??, many different things, shoulder presses
many different things, shoulder presses, exercise programs: Hello Shaheed All those exercise programs assume 1 thing, and do not consider something else; They ASSUME that everyone has a lot of time on their hands to long and complicated exercises. And they do not CONSIDER something very important; when you pick...

Strength Training: muscle def., barbell rows, richard doughty
barbell rows, richard doughty, free weights: The method i suggest is no carbs on non-training days carbs during/ or after work outs on training days and 2 high carb days a week. i would switch your bread for low carb wraps and things like that to cut down on the carbs green leaf veggies are excluded...

Strength Training: muscle definition, interval training, free weights
interval training, free weights, muscle definition: Hi Carly, Your weight sounds fine for someone your height-your bodyfat is a little high-around 20% is better.Why don t you try interval training-5 minutes of cardio-then a few resistance exercises-no rest in between.interval training gets your heart rate...

Strength Training: muscle definition, gaining muscle mass, light weights
gaining muscle mass, light weights, muscle definition: Yes, if you remember the number 1 rule for gaining muscle mass and definition: REST! Your muscles grow stronger, bigger during the rest, not during the lifting. Using dumbbells will give you some of the best definition on your arms. Go slow and keep...

Strength Training: muscle deteriation?, deteriate, strength gains
deteriate, strength gains, good luck: Dear Andy, Thanks for your question. Muscle gets big and strong in response to loads and resistance, so the answer is yes. If you stop training the muscle will ultimately deteriorate when it s not being worked. You will need to keep up the training...

Strength Training: muscle fibre specific training, fast twitch muscle fibers, twitch muscle fibers
fast twitch muscle fibers, twitch muscle fibers, standing long jump: Hello Jeff For fast-twitch muscle fibers such as yours, your body will respond well to daily explosive training. Make sure to do a daily aerobics to keep your metabolism high. Include a daily stretching program, especially focus on stretching the leg muscles,...

Strength Training: muscle gain, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, preacher curls
peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, preacher curls, natural peanut butter: Well, in the big scheme of things be thankful that you do have a fast metabolism. My guess is that you will have to be patient since you are only 15 and that as you get older you will be able to put on the mass that you desire. That being said, to gain...

Strength Training: muscle gain, protein drinks, horrible evidence
protein drinks, horrible evidence, prograde: On the first page at the bottom left is the vgf+25 and that is a multivitamin. That would help as well, but that isn t what I m talking about. If you click on Athletic Peformance that will take you to a page where you can click on the shake I m talking about....

Strength Training: muscle gain, barbell rows, compound exercises
barbell rows, compound exercises, chin ups: Hey Jonathan, If you want to get stronger for basketball start doing compound exercises barbell rows , push ups , chin ups , squats and deadlifts . I would recommend getting a professional or a coach to teach you proper form for the squats and dead lifts...

Strength Training: muscle gain, barbell curls, flat bench
barbell curls, flat bench, fiberous: Sam, Gald to hear of all the succes your having in the gym If you want to pack size you need to eat more anf lift less. Sounds kind of strange but here is what I mean. If you want mass hit big moves and cuyt back on reps and sets. Besides if your...

Strength Training: muscle issues, body weight exercises, chin ups
body weight exercises, chin ups, push ups: Dear Husain, Thanks for your questions. First, I also remember the old Charles Atlas ads (with the big guy kicking sand in the face of the little one and getting the girl). In fact, body weight exercises can help build muscle--think push ups, chin ups,...

Strength Training: muscle mass and developement, gain muscle mass, strength training program
gain muscle mass, strength training program, photo host: You are thin and you don t seem to have much fat on your body...I will guess you are between 8-11% BF. You don t have much mass, which can be achieved through a good strength training program. I recommend picking up a copy of New Rules of Lifting or Power...

Strength Training: muscle mass, muscle mass, sodium
muscle mass, sodium, stomach: Hi Jarred-thank you for your question.For you to add muscle bulk to your arms and stomach you need to use heavier weight.Do less reps,but more weight.Make sure that you use proper form on all exercises.You also need to make sure that you eat properly-more...

Strength Training: muscle twich, hammer curls, pin pricks
hammer curls, pin pricks, muscle twich: Hi Michael-thank you for your question.You might be getting the twitch in your forearm because you are squeezing the dumbbell too tight-try loosening your grip a little and also try not no hold your arms too close to your side-it could be a muscle spasm. ...

Strength Training: muscle twich, hammer curls, pin pricks
hammer curls, pin pricks, muscle twich: Dear Michael, Thanks for your question. What you are experiencing is a little bit of nerve impingement, probably related to the position of your arm when curling. Make sure that you are not over-gripping your weight, that your wrist is at a neutral...

Strength Training: NEED TO GET IN SHAPE, cute clothes, flat stomach
cute clothes, flat stomach, fitness info: I think you are on the right track. Continue eating well adn incorporating some exercise at least 4x week. Once you are ready, begin strength training and maybe taking some classes. The web has ALOT of fitness info and as long as what you read is credible,...

Strength Training: Neck Pain, bicep curls, base of my skull
bicep curls, base of my skull, pectoral fly: Dear Tyler, Thanks for your question. The first thing I would do is see your doctor. Exercise induced headaches are actually quite common and can be treated with simple medication, but you want to be sure that there are no underlying factors. And...

Strength Training: Need Advice, hips thighs, workout schedule
hips thighs, workout schedule, workout routine: When I say full body I mean using compound movements like bench, squats and the like. You want to use the most muscle possible. You use more muscle in a chest press then a fly right? If you squat you use more muscle then on your glute and calf day right?...

Strength Training: Need Advice, protein drinks, carbohydrate food
protein drinks, carbohydrate food, navy seals: I agree about Muscle Milk. I had a store clerk trying to get my to purchase it, but one it was a little pricey and two, I thought it had way too much fat in it for my taste. Despite the logic the clerk was trying to tell me about it, I kept it on the shelf....

Strength Training: Need answers please, speed and agility training, sport speed and agility
speed and agility training, sport speed and agility, agility drills: MJ, there is no short answer for this. Speed takes leg and core strengh, reactive strength, speed drills, agility drills, form drills, and good mechanics. Try to find a copy of Sport Speed and Agility Training , by Cissik and Barnes. ISBN: 1-58518-875-...

Strength Training: Need info, heavy weights, t nation
heavy weights, t nation, workout routines: It is best to use reps 8 and under, you will still get the muscle growth and fat loss that you are looking for. The issue with higher reps is that it trains mostly endurance, you re not after that. You want to focus on multiple sets(3-6), lower reps(1-8)...

Strength Training: Nutrition for Strength Training, pound weight class, muscle building exercises
pound weight class, muscle building exercises, foods with protein: Hello! Thanks for writing. 1. Go to weightlifting once a week. Muscles grow when they are resting, not during the lifting. 2. Two best muscle-building exercises are (a) squats, and (b) isometric shoulder-presses. 3. During the week, do stretching...

Strength Training: in the one in the movie sleeping with th enemy, stepping machine, slepping
stepping machine, slepping, arm movement: Sorry about that. I was looking at an old catalog from Norditrack. When I bought an elliptic machine. I called Norditrack and they tell me that the machine you want, and the machine I bought - both are discontinued! There is still a lot of other machines available...

Strength Training: about natural strength, different body shapes, different kinds of exercises
different body shapes, different kinds of exercises, strength training program: This is because of the shape of your body. Different body shapes have different kinds of exercises that are suitable for them. The body shapes are: 1. Endomorph- rounded and with a generous waist size 2.Mesomorph-muscular and athletic looking (This might...

Strength Training: neck muscles, doing push ups, neck muscles
doing push ups, neck muscles, force of gravity: Hi Alan and thank you for your question! The sternocleidomastoid muscles are the muscles that go from the back of your ears down the front of your neck to the collarbone/sternum area. So, no, doing push-ups does not work those muscles. Doing push-ups works...

Strength Training: need help, advocare products, lean body mass
advocare products, lean body mass, drew brees: Zack, I could really be typing for hours telling you what you need to do, but I will give you some brief pointers. 1. Continue lifting. Lift the big muscle groups (legs, chest, and back) and also work on the core. I would workout 3 or 4 times a week,...

Strength Training: i need help setting up a weight lifting routing, shoulder press, power rack
shoulder press, power rack, muscle group: Hello Ray When lifting, always be sure to give at least one day of rest between your lifting programs. Your muscles grow stronger when they are resting, not when you are lifting. I find it better to do light lifting every other day, and heavy lifting...

Strength Training: need a little help on builing muscle/toning.., leg curls, leg exercises
leg curls, leg exercises, leg extentions: Hi Shelley-you should be eating more protein and carbohydrates.Tuna,chicken,turkey,potatoes, and rice. You should be doing more leg exercises;squats,lunges,leg press,calf press and leg curls in addition to leg extensions. 4 sets of 12 reps sound good-just...

Strength Training: need a new chest routine, tricep exercises, complex carbs
tricep exercises, complex carbs, simple sugars: It seems that you are training for growth in the chest purely as opposed to both growth and strength. If you want to train chest twice a week, I first suggest you perform a light and heavy day. Focus on rowing and tricep exercises to help build your bench...

Strength Training: need your opinion, heavy weights, moderate intensity
heavy weights, moderate intensity, pectoral muscle: Hi Chris Sure you can be doing some upper body exercises before you fully rehab your knee. My opinion is that you really need to be doing core training combined with your weightlifing routine. Core training is an essential part of your rehab and will...

Strength Training: I need more speed!, national strength and conditioning association, national strength and conditioning
national strength and conditioning association, national strength and conditioning, leg strength: Hey Danae, your training should be very much like sprinters. Leg strength, core strength, flexibility, and plyometric activity will be the foundation of your training. Very difficult to give you a complete program in this forum. Consult with your coaches...

Strength Training: novice workout regime, workout regime, toned body
workout regime, toned body, novice: Hi Rafael-thank you for your question. Why don t you tell me a little more about yourself,so that I will be able to help you better. Do you have access to a gym or do you workout at home? What kind of work do you do-how many hours do you work each week?...

Strength Training: nutrition and recovery, whole wheat bread, fruits and veggies
whole wheat bread, fruits and veggies, insulin sensitivity: I would focus on one thing at a time. It is very difficult to gain muscle without gaining some fat. You need to make a decision on what you want to do. Lose fat or gain muscle. If you want to bulk up then eat more calories and you can eat more of the carbs...

Strength Training: Ok, first in terms of punching..., sugar ray leonard, mike tyson
sugar ray leonard, mike tyson, max strength: Hi Jeff, Strength, speed and power all play rolls in punching and grappling. Power is the same as RFD (rate of force production), so it is a combination of strength and speed. Speed and strength are not always equal or similar and depend on various...

Strength Training: Ok I'll go 3 day, barbell curls, workout nutrition
barbell curls, workout nutrition, wealthmaker: This website shows you a sample workout www.hsnhst.com . It s all in there. You can do the cardio on the other days if you like. I would recommend do a shorter higher intensity cardio. Read the article on my blog www.myspace.com/wealthmaker If you...

Strength Training: Ok I'll give it a try, dumbbell concentration curls, dumbbell hammer curls
dumbbell concentration curls, dumbbell hammer curls, arnold dumbbell press: Hi Mike,thank you for your question.You might consider doing this 3 day routine. 1.Chest and back. 2.Bicep,tricep and shoulders. 3.Legs and abs.Doing opposing muscle groups like this works very well.It looks like your choice of exercises are good,just make...

Strength Training: Ok I'll give it a try, dumbbell concentration curls, dumbbell hammer curls
dumbbell concentration curls, dumbbell hammer curls, arnold dumbbell press: More does not necessarily make better. It is more about quality rather than quantity. I can t actually see your workout and make suggestions, but if you are pushing yourself on those exercises and then following up with good healthy eating then you will...

Strength Training: Osteoporosis, muscles and bones, hand weights
muscles and bones, hand weights, treatment of osteoporosis: Hello Maryann Your best choice will be using heavier weights and weight machines. 5-10 lb. weights, usually hand weights, will concentrate mostly on your hands, arms, and shoulders. You need to exercise the entire body. Second, the type of exercise you...

Strength Training: how often?, muscle groups, muscle mass
muscle groups, muscle mass, aleksander: Hi Aleksander... I don t know what your experience in the weight room is. If you do not have experience, I would go to the gym 3 x week and do 3-4 sets of 5-8 reps and work your whole body. If you want to gain some mass, you will need to take a good look...

Strength Training: how often?, hypertrophy specific training, body workout
hypertrophy specific training, body workout, will brink: Since you are a beginner, I definitely would go with a total body workout 3 times a week. I would highly recommend the Hypertrophy Specific Training workout which is on www.hsnhst.com . I ve had great results and I ve been doing bodybuilding for many years....

Strength Training: how often, dumbbell chest press, abdominal exercise
dumbbell chest press, abdominal exercise, lat pulldown: Hi Aleksandar, Since you re a beginner I would advise doing a whole body routine 3 x week. Hitting each major muscle group with an exercise for 3 sets, one day 15 reps, one day 10 reps, then another day 8 reps, be sure to increase the weight as you decrease...

Strength Training: how often, group exercises, bench press
group exercises, bench press, leg raises: Hello Aleksandar, bodybuilding can be very complex and hard work, if your goal is to put on muscle mass then you should go to the gym around 3 to 4 days a week(remember to rest your muscles even if they don t feel sore). You should also eat healthy and...

Strength Training: how often do you need to train?, circuit training routine, exercise support
circuit training routine, exercise support, marc marc: Marc, I m not saying you won t see any gains doing it this way, but it will make it more difficult to see the improvements you would like to see while each stimulus is going every other week. I think strength training and plyos definitely compliment each...

Strength Training: osteoporsis and pilates, thoracic spine, dear lillian
thoracic spine, dear lillian, lifting weights: Dear Lillian, Thanks so much for your question! First, remember that bone loss is systemic and if you have osteopenia that means you have bone loss throughout your skeleton, not simply in one place. However, having some bone loss in that lower thoracic...

Strength Training: overextended ligaments (shoulder), rotator cuff strengthening exercises, shoulder girdle
rotator cuff strengthening exercises, shoulder girdle, shoulder bones: Dear Ket, Thanks for your question! I have worked with many musicians over the years with similar issues--guitar, violin, and piano. Ligaments are the tissues that connect bones to each other. Since the shoulder girdle is made up of a lot of mobile...

Strength Training: overstretched ankle ligament, ankle ligament, physicaltherapy
ankle ligament, physicaltherapy, left ankle: Dear Kat, Thanks for your question. Sorry to hear about your injury. Without seeing you or really knowing exactly what you injured I am not comfortable prescribing exercises. A good online resource with exercises is http://physicaltherapy.about.com/od/orthopedicsandpt/ss/anklerehab.htm...

Strength Training: overtraining, ab excersises, upper body workout
ab excersises, upper body workout, hammer curls: Not knowing your exact goals for training I will still lean toward the fact your are overtraining. Depending on sets,reps intensity and rest periods not to mention supportive nutritional principles you are definately carrying a huge volume of exercise....

Strength Training: Past Fifty, young bloods, bitch tits
young bloods, bitch tits, athletic person: 300 pounds for 3 reps without working out in awhile it pretty darn good. I think you might be too hard on yourself. I think a huge problem nowadays is that we see these huge freaks in magazines & sometimes on TV and we think we have to be that big and ripped....

Strength Training: Physical rehabilitation for football, acl reconstruction, physical rehabilitation
acl reconstruction, physical rehabilitation, fourty: Hey David! Being that you had the acl reconstruction just a few weeks ago, my professional opinion (coming from someone who also worked 5 years in a P.T. clinic) is that you need to listen to your physical therapist and not try to rush things too quickly....

Strength Training: The Physiology of Strength, gaining muscle, myofibrils
gaining muscle, myofibrils, physical ed: I would like to see this 100 lb. guy bench press 300. That seems a lot of genetics along with good training. Anyway, yeah there is some neural improvement, but the other option is this. You could still be gaining muscle, just not size because you are...

Strength Training: Pilates with broken foot, tendon repair surgery, fifth metatarsal
tendon repair surgery, fifth metatarsal, ankle weight: Dear Kate, Thanks for your question! My stepson broke the same bone a few years ago, so I have some direct experience with this injury. As long as you are not weight bearing you should be OK, but there is always the possibility of pushing into the foot...

Strength Training: Pilates and cross training, exercise regimen, light weights
exercise regimen, light weights, muscle groups: Dear Don, Thanks for your question and congratulations on starting Pilates (I m glad you enjoy it!). You are doing a lot of exercise and are appropriately concerned about giving yourselves the rest that you need to maintain strength and function. The...

Strength Training: Pilates & Osteoporosis, forward flexion, pro education
forward flexion, pro education, concrete facts: Dear Donna, Thanks for your question. Modified Pilates is suitable for osteoporosis. The forward flexion in much of the mat is contraindicated. Here are two articles-- http://www.ideafit.com/pro_education/PDF/Modifying_Pilates.pdf http://www.balancenter.net/page9.html...

Strength Training: Pilates/Strength Training, strenth training, vertabrae
strenth training, vertabrae, pilates instructors: Dear Kathie, OK, here are my thoughts... 1. You may be predisposed to tight hamstrings (it does happen). Make sure when you do any leg springs or foot in straps work that you extend through your heels to also stretch your calf muscles. They are often...

Strength Training: Pilates and Strength training, aero pilates reformer, pilates machine
aero pilates reformer, pilates machine, pilates mat: Dear Samantha, Thanks for your question! I am going to address your second question first. When you do the strength training on the Bowflex use everything you have learned from your Pilates mat practice. Exhale on effort, breathe, keep your abs engaged,...

Strength Training: Pilates v gym, exercise methods, katie dear
exercise methods, katie dear, institute teachers: Dear Katie, Thanks for your question. My blanket answer is that Pilates and the other core stability exercise methods prepare you for whatever other activities you wish to engage in. For example, I recently helped a man who was a professional mountain...

Strength Training: Plyometrics, fitness advisor, bodyweight
fitness advisor, bodyweight, speed training: So you re looking for speed? Training for speed requires ALOT of strength. Remember, with every step you have to overcome inertia...so if I had a pair of idential twins and they both weigh 200 lbs and twin #1 can only squat 250lbs, but twin #2 can squat 400lbs...who...

Strength Training: Police Training Push Ups, bicep curls, bodyweight squats
bicep curls, bodyweight squats, perfect pushups: Hi Andrea,thank you for your question.I think that you should do more weight training for back,biceps and triceps to help you to be able to do more push-ups.Your chest is the primary muscle group for push-ups,but the back and arms are secondary muscle groups.do...

Strength Training: Posture and Muscle Building, protein shakes, chest muscles
protein shakes, chest muscles, chest exercise: Hi, i ll talk about the posture. If you go to my blog you can find some info on muscle building & exercise. Most people develop a slight hunch because of our day to day work. If we do computer work / phone / desk work etc, we are using muscles that pull...

Strength Training: Posture, upper chest, hunch
upper chest, hunch, pilates: Dear Jamie, Thanks for your question. The last thing you want to do is use a belt to support your back. This will simply further weaken your muscles and make things much much worse! You need to strengthen your core--your abs, back, and butt--so that...

Strength Training: Press versus Pull Down, muscles of the back, arm muscles
muscles of the back, arm muscles, shoulder muscles: Hi Michael, (1) not at all unusual to lat pull more than you press. I assume you mean overhead press where you are using triceps and shoulders. In the lat pull you are using some arm muscles, some shoulder muscles, amd the large latt muscles of the back...a...

Strength Training: Program variety, fast twitch muscle fibers, twitch muscle fibers
fast twitch muscle fibers, twitch muscle fibers, lean muscle mass: Hey Dave, don t concern yourself with BMI...determine your percent body fat and use that to monitor your weight gain (muscle and fat). If you are accumulating fat around your abs then you may be getting enough calories..hard to really tell without analyzing...

Strength Training: Program variety, weight training program, undulating periodization
weight training program, undulating periodization, training principles: Dave-try to eat 3000 -3100 calories a day,and watch your intake of fat-get most of your calories from carbohydrates and protein,buy a protein drink,they have about 200 calories and 30 grams of protein,that will help to build muscle for you. thanks, lis...

Strength Training: Program variety, workout nutrition, undulating periodization
workout nutrition, undulating periodization, answer exercise: 2,100 to 2,300 calories a day is not enough calories if you want to gain some serious muscle. Remember I said that I had to eat between 3500 to 4000 calories per day. YOu may not need to each that much since I have a fast metabolism and sounds like your...

Strength Training: Program variety, undulating periodization, weight training program
undulating periodization, weight training program, nutritional consulting: Dan, It sounds like alot of your issues stems from your eating habits. When I work with clients, I give a extensive screening to determine the root of their problems. Your issue is pretty common and can be corrected in few ways. If you email me at jimmy@jimmysmithtraining.com,...

Strength Training: Program variety, lower body exercises, upper body exercises
lower body exercises, upper body exercises, bicep curls: Hi Dave-I think that you need to up your calories to about 2500-2800 calories a day.If your calories come from a whey protein drink,that should help you to gain muscle and burn fat.Try to bring your BMI down to less than 20%.It is hard to lose fat and build...

Strength Training: Program variety, weight training program, undulating periodization
weight training program, undulating periodization, training principles: I went ahead and calculated your basal metabolic rate (BMR), which was 1721 calories. This is the amount of calories you would burn per day without performing any physical activity at all. Now I m going to give you an activity level of moderate, which means...

Strength Training: Protein, workout nutrition, diet supplements
workout nutrition, diet supplements, will brink: You need about 1.5 to 1.7 grams of protein/kg of bodyweight if you are trying to build muscle and doing strength training. You should be eating protein every meal and should be eating 5 to 6 times. There are many ways you can take protein to boost your...

Strength Training: Pull-Ups/Shoulders, upper body exercises, upper body workout
upper body exercises, upper body workout, pull ups: Hey , Personally i would go with the 1-3 reps and work on building them up to 6-12 reps. i personally have had a lot of luck gaining muscle in the lower rep ranges. For your shoulders , do military press first one week and see if it makes a difference....

Strength Training: Pull-Ups/Shoulders, upper body exercises, upper body workout
upper body exercises, upper body workout, chin ups: Hi Dave. You re not the only one who has problems building up their chin-up reps. One technique I ve used is band assisted chin-ups. Here is a link to show you what I mean: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ATtb8D-RN0Y Once you can perform the desired...

Strength Training: Pull-Ups/Shoulders, upper body exercises, upper body workout
upper body exercises, upper body workout, shoulder exercises: Hi Dave-thank you for your question.If you can only do 1-2 reps of pullups now,that is OK,you will work your way up to more reps eventually,just keep working at it.As for your shoulders-why don t you do your shoulder exercises first-you are using them in...

Strength Training: Pull-Ups/Shoulders, upper body exercises, upper body workout
upper body exercises, upper body workout, pull ups: Hey Dave, chins are kind of like lat pulls with your body weight. I suggest doing lat pulls with a weight for your desired reps and as you get stronger you can get your chins up to those reps. Bench press works frontal delts and many back exercises also...

Strength Training: Pull-Ups/Shoulders, upper body exercises, upper body workout
upper body exercises, upper body workout, pull ups: If pullups are too difficult for you, just do a pulldowns instead until you are strong enough to do more pullups and maybe every few workouts test yourself to see how many pullups you can do. As far as shoulder presses, the weight should be much less than...

Strength Training: Pull-Ups/Shoulders, upper body workouts, upper body exercises
upper body workouts, upper body exercises, upper body workout: Hi Dave..Great questions. I ll go after one at a time. Pull ups are a great upper body exercise and should be incorporated into everyone s routine. To build up your pull ups and stay in the programmed rep range, I would recommend doing assisted pullups....

Strength Training: Pulls ups for girls?, back muscles, lats
back muscles, lats, pull ups: Hi Brenda, Thank you for your question. Pull-ups mainly work the back muscles(the lattimus dorsi or lats)-they will make your shoulders bigger-it is perfectly fine for females to do pull-ups. Thanks Again, Bonni...

Strength Training: Pullups, biceps brachii, isolation exercises
biceps brachii, isolation exercises, upper traps: Rock, I really don t understand the question. During the chinup you use the lats, upper traps, biceps brachii, brachialis, and some posterior deltoid. You use more posterior deltoid in behind the neck chins. Another thing you might do is do isolation exercises...

Strength Training: Push up help, core stabilization, bosu
core stabilization, bosu, stability ball: Hi Edward...since I do not know what your friends have told you, I ll give you my advice. The main concentration on a push up is on your core. You need to practice planks, ALOT. The plank will help your push up more than anything. Typically, the core is...

Strength Training: Push up training, kitchen counter top, doing pushups
kitchen counter top, doing pushups, slow twitch muscles: Hello Susan Good question. There is three types of people in the world, speaking only muscles. 1. People with fast twitch muscles. They are the runners of life. They take a long time to get tired. 2. People with slow twitch muscles. They are...

Strength Training: Push-ups versus Weightlifting, bodyweight exercises, push up workout
bodyweight exercises, push up workout, pull ups: Well,Jonathan,if you can not put the pull-up bar in the house,how about outside,at a park?There are a lot of parks that have monkey bars that you can use to do pull-ups on.Hopefully you will be able to do some exercises outside at a park. Good Luck, bonni...

Strength Training: Push ups, forearm exercises, push ups
forearm exercises, push ups, grip bench: John, Hi, what you can do to help yourself to get more pushups is modified pushups. Use the smith machine with it in a low setting,about a foot above the ground,and also with the bar set about 3 feet off the ground.You can also do pull-ups and close grip...

Strength Training: Pyramid Training vs Circuit Training, muscular hypertrophy, pyramid method
muscular hypertrophy, pyramid method, professional trainer: Hi Nick. I d be glad to help you out. First, let s talk about the pyramid method. Basically, one would start out with higher reps, less weight and then from set to set one would decrease the reps while upping the weight. This routine is a bit outdated....

Strength Training: pain, dumbells, dumbbells
dumbells, dumbbells, loose weight: Hi Cory-thank you for your question.You can hurt your wrists doing wrist curls if your form is not correct or if you are using too much weight.A few ways that you can build up your abs at home with dumbbells and a bench are :hold a dumbbell in each hand-hold...

Strength Training: Back pain..., curvature of the spine, natural curvature
curvature of the spine, natural curvature, exercise questions: Hi Andres-thank you for your kind words,it is a pleasure,fun and interesting to be able to help people with their exercise questions. Have you ever tried crunches on a stability ball,that follows the natural curvature of the spine and gives much better...

Strength Training: Back pain, body weight exercises, long periods of time
body weight exercises, long periods of time, good posture: Hi Unfortunately lower back pain is an enigma. We don t understand the intricacies of why some people with awful posture have no back pain and those with with relatively good posture do. I would venture to say that you need to increase your core strength...

Strength Training: pelvic floor blowout, posterior pelvic tilt, pelvic floor dysfunction
posterior pelvic tilt, pelvic floor dysfunction, pubic symphysis: Dear Mary, Thanks for your question! Perfect timing as I just finished teaching an entire weekend of pelvic floor work. OK, the physio should be doing the internal pelvic work, or should refer him to a PT trained in that (I used to work with a group...

Strength Training: personal trainer, cancellation policy, drill instructor
cancellation policy, drill instructor, health history: Hi Sean,probably the most important thing you should look for in a personal trainer is their personality.Make sure that they are a good match for you.If you want someone who is like a drill instructor,and your trainer is too laid back,it probably will not...

Strength Training: personal training, national academy of sports medicine, college of sports medicine
national academy of sports medicine, college of sports medicine, national strength and conditioning: Hey Seth The American College of Sports Medicine is probably the most well known. I had not heard of the National Satrength and Conditioning Association. I checked them out on the internet, they seem to be interested in professional-class lifting, not average...

Strength Training: pilates vs strength training, regimine, strength training
regimine, strength training, personal trainer: I think a majority of your problems may come from nutrition. ALso....how long have you been runningfor 50min? You can be at a plateau. Nutrition wise...you should evaluate what you are eating and how much. You may be eating too little and your body is responding...

Strength Training: plateau, bench press, appropriate weight
bench press, appropriate weight, bicep: Hey Luis, there are a lot of things I need to know before offering specific suggestions. Go back to a weight you can do 12 good form reps for 3 sets with 2 mins rest between sets. Add a little weight when you are able to complte all sets and so on. After...

Strength Training: plyometrics, squat jumps, leg stance
squat jumps, leg stance, strength hope: Hi Plyometric training is actually very easy if you use some creativity. Simple jumps in place are good for starting out. Use your arms to assist in the jumps. Progress then to jumps where as soon as you land you jump back up again - almost like...

Strength Training: plyometrics, vertical jumps, double leg
vertical jumps, double leg, leg strength: Barry, I apologize for not getting answering to you sooner, but the site wouldn t let me login. But enough of my problems. Plyometrics can be very demanding on the body, if it isn t properly prepared for it. With that being said I m going to give you...

Strength Training: pool training for vertical leap, plyometric shoes, richard doughty
plyometric shoes, richard doughty, vertical leap: Hey George, Your verticle leap is basically going to be an outcome of your force production vs your weight since your weight is stable we need to increase your body s ability to produce force . We do that by increasing strength and explosive power, this...

Strength Training: poor bench press, bench press, light exercise
bench press, light exercise, pecs: Hi Jamie, it probably has a lot to do with your routine. Try this for a while: start with a weight you can do 3 sets of 10 reps with 2 mins rest between sets( 3 days a week). Make sure you sue good form, no bouncing or arching of the back, keeps butt on...

Strength Training: poor bench press, bench press, push ups
bench press, push ups, core work: Jamie, Start with some push-ups and overall core work:planks, bridges, woodchops (google them if you are not sure what they are). Lay off the bench for about 2-3 weeks, while you are busy strengthening the muscles AROUND the pecs: shoulders, upper back, &...

Strength Training: poor bench press, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, bench press
peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, bench press, peanut butter and jelly: Jamie, At 5 11 and 126 pounds, right now you don t have much muscle to be able to muster up a good bench press. So the first thing you have to do is eat a lot of good quality foods to have extra calories in order to build muscle. Try to get some extra...

Strength Training: post cardio nutrtiion, workout nutrition, glycogen stores
workout nutrition, glycogen stores, nutriton: I ve tried a lot of different supplements and I ve had nothing as effective as Advocare before. Consequently, I would take nothing else after a workout or run but Advocare nutrition. You definitely could lose muscle if you aren t eating before you run....

Strength Training: power & fitness workout, bodyweight exercises, muscular contractions
bodyweight exercises, muscular contractions, weight vest: Jordan, I m not totally understanding your second question. Are you asking how do you do more pushups within each set? If that s the case, do something as simple as adding one rep to each set, each workout. It may not seem like a lot, but your body will...

Strength Training: preparing for a max in weight training, tuna cans, protein shakes
tuna cans, protein shakes, meal snacks: I know that eating at school kinda sucks. Keeping a good nutrition bar such as Cliff Bars are great for snacks. There are also some good protein shakes that are premade in cans that you can keep in a locker. I like to eat tuna right out of the can. My...

Strength Training: proper form, arm muscle twitch, barbell curls
arm muscle twitch, barbell curls, hammer curls: I would recommend you skip leg extensions since they do put too much stress on the knee and squats, lunges, etc are better for working your quadriceps including the hamstrings and glutes too. I can t really help you with the pain you are experiencing in...

Strength Training: proper form, arm muscle twitch, barbell curls
arm muscle twitch, barbell curls, hammer curls: Michael, I like to have the pads a little below the shin right in the groove your foot and shin make when you flex the foot. If the pad is on your shin, it can hurt a little. I would get some plads and stack them on the seat so that it raises your body and...

Strength Training: protein shake, protein mix, pint of milk
protein mix, pint of milk, quality protein: Apology accepted. I may have overreacted. Like I said before I would just stay away from protein shakes if you have such a bad reaction. Food is always better than shakes anyways. Maybe you are allergic? That could be another reason. I used to have problems...

Strength Training: protein shakes, way protein, quality protein
way protein, quality protein, protein bar: Dear Cory, Thanks for your question. My first suggestion is to try different flavors and brands of shakes, as there is quite a bit of difference in flavor. You should also look at different forms of protein powder; you may find that soy protein tastes...

Strength Training: protein weight lifting/ excessive calories, high protein diets, high protein diet
high protein diets, high protein diet, lean body mass: Hi Ryan and thank you for your question! It s a bit difficult for me to determine how many calories or protein grams you need without knowing your weight, height, activity level, age, etc. Basically for protein consumption, the traditional recommendations...

Strength Training: Too much protein?, pediatrian, grams per pound
pediatrian, grams per pound, low fat meals: The doctor is just being concerned about getting too much so your kidneys don t malfunction. Yes you do need protein, but I probably would shoot for .8 grams per pound. I would focus more on your total caloric intake to gain the weight. To find the right...

Strength Training: punching and hitting power, back muscles, chest muscles
back muscles, chest muscles, dumbell rows: Hi Scott,the back muscles help with your hitting power because that is where your strength comes from when you are throwing a punch-when you swing your shoulder,it includes the lats,teres major and traps.So if these muscles are built up,then you will have...

Strength Training: push ups, pushups, push ups
pushups, push ups, shoulders: Hey Jeff-you could be doing your push ups wrong if your wrists hurt.Align your arms directly underneath your shoulders,and make sure that your hands are facing forward,if your hands are at an angle,it could cause soreness in your arms.You shoud definitely...

Strength Training: push ups, push ups, cheers
push ups, cheers, intensity: hi, You are lifting all your body weight, depending on how low you go effects the intensity of the press up. only your toes and hands should have contact with the floor. Be able to push at least 10 and when this is to easy, try taking one leg off the floor....

Strength Training: push-ups, pushup, football coach
pushup, football coach, pushups: Sorry it took me awhile to get back to you but your football coach is an idiot. There is no way you would be able to go from doing girly pushups to regular pushup in one week. It takes time to get stronger and bigger. Just do the best you can. I would...

Strength Training: push-ups, situps, pushups
situps, pushups, fitness test: I would recommend doing the situps on Monday, the pushups on Tuesday, the situps on Wednesday, the pushups on Thursday, the situps on Friday, and the pushups on Saturday. Sunday is a rest day. This will allow your muscles to rest between exercises. Your...

Strength Training: pushups, decline bench press, eddie chan
decline bench press, eddie chan, pushup: A decline pushup would be with your hands on an elevated surface like a bench and your feet on the ground. This will hit the chest from the best angle like doing dips. The decline pushup is easier than a regular pushup or incline pushup unfortunately so...

Strength Training: pushups, push ups, eddie chan
push ups, eddie chan, wide feet: Hi Eddie... Push ups are a great chest, arm, and core exercise. Probably one of the best overall exercises. You can vary the push up by changing the angle of your body (feet up, feet down), you can change hand positions for different angles. Hands wide,...

Strength Training: pushups, strongman training, worlds strongest man
strongman training, worlds strongest man, man training: www.elitefts.com has alot of information to get you started. I would go there first. Here is a website to help you get started http://www.elitefts.com/documents/strongman_training_101.htm I would also suggest you do a search and read up on olympic...

Strength Training: pushups, eddie chan, one handed pushups
eddie chan, one handed pushups, shoulders: Hi Eddie-thank you for your question.There are a variety of ways that you can do pushups,you just change the position of your hands.One way is to have the hands directly below your shoulders,another way is to put your hand farther apart,outside your shoulders,you...

Strength Training: pyramid workout, muscle group, many thanks
muscle group, many thanks, stunts: Hi Jake-thank you for your question. It sounds as if your program is fine,just make sure that you do cardio also.Yes,your goals of gaining power and strength will be reached with this program.Actually,it is a myth that low reps will stunt your growth.Make...

Strength Training: Question about my new workout before I begin it, handstand pushups, weighted vests
handstand pushups, weighted vests, knee tucks: Hi Dany-thank you for your question. It sounds like a good pretty hardcore program to me-it is always good to try different workouts and see what works for you best and what you enjoy the best. Dragondoor.com does some pretty hardcore workouts.Go for it-try...

Strength Training: Questions, bicep curls, dead hang pull ups
bicep curls, dead hang pull ups, stretch reflex: Hi Zach. Here is a 4 week routine you might want to try. I would do this at the very beginning of your back or upperbody workout Warm-up: Supinated Lat Pulldown 2x5 reps (60sec rest between sets). Week 1: A1)Chin-up 4 x 1 rep (90sec...

Strength Training: Questions, lat pulldown machine, pull ups
lat pulldown machine, pull ups, pullup: I would try one of two things. The first would be to utilize the lat pulldown machine. I would use this exercise to develop strength in your back. Use proper technique and do it twice a week with a day or two rest inbetween. Do three sets of 10. The...

Strength Training: Questions, quickness drills, brianmac demon
quickness drills, brianmac demon, dead lifts: Hi Barry, speed and quickness are neuromuscular skills that can be learned to some extent. Don t get me wrong though, muscle fiber type has a great deal to do with it also. Leg strength as well as core strength are very important to start with. I recommend...

Strength Training: Questions, lower back exercises, doing push ups
lower back exercises, doing push ups, supplementary exercises: I forgot to add that you may want to do some forced repetitions every few workouts. For example you can jump up on a pull up bar and come down as slowly as you can and do as many as you can until you can t come down slowly anymore. Also, maybe the reason...

Strength Training: question, gain alot, strength training
gain alot, strength training, treadmill: Don t worry so much about the weight scale. The weight scale tells you nothing. I would go by bodyfat percentage, the mirror, and measurements. I wouldnt worry about getting bulky either since it is very difficult for most people do gain alot of muscle...

Strength Training: question, food intake, strength training
food intake, strength training, muscle mass: Your program is a very good one very similar to mine...3 days strength training and 5-6 days of running. A lot of females have a fear of getting bulky with weight training and this is generally a myth. Gaining enough muscle mass to make you appear bulky...

Strength Training: question, full body workout, muscle groupings
full body workout, muscle groupings, fitness workouts: Dear Ryan, Thanks again for the follow up. I suggest-- First mesocycle-- Full Body Workout--lighter weights-higher reps lots of abs Second-- Chest/Shoulders/Triceps/Abs Back/Biceps/Wrists/Legs/more abs Third-- Full Body Workout Higher weights-lower...

Strength Training: question, body workouts, workou
body workouts, workou, game thanks: Hi Lulu-I think that you should do 3 exercises per body part-with the reps being 12-15 per set.You should work out 3 days a week if you are going back to full body workouts.You can do 30 minutes of cardio on your workout days-your routine should take 60-90...

Strength Training: question on fitness, diet supplements, will brink
diet supplements, will brink, gaining muscle: I would check out this website. I ve gotten great results with this program www.hsnhst.com . I would also recommend a book by Will Brink . The name is Muscle Building Nutrition on page 4 of www.MyFitnessLibrary.com . It has good information on bodbuilding,...

Strength Training: question on lifting?, great shape, muscle group
great shape, muscle group, strength training: There are a lot of variables that can go into a three or a five day workout split, so I can t answer your question effectively as to which is better. For a beginner a three day split could be better than a five. For someone who can only lift three days a...

Strength Training: Yeah, Pilates is cool, but..., max strength, physical combat
max strength, physical combat, rfd: Dear Jeff, I do recommend Tai Chi--a soft martial art that works on concentration, breath, balance, flexibility, and full range of joint motion--what s not to like? I will suggest to you what I tell my clients, which is to pick activities that you enjoy...

Strength Training: question for u, lean muscle tissue, split workout
lean muscle tissue, split workout, triceps exercises: Hey Ryan! If you are new to exercise, make sure you start out slowly, but it sounds like you may know what you re doing since you re talking about splits. There are really 2 ways to go: you could train like a body builder and really focus on isolating...

Strength Training: it (my last question) wasn't..., homework question, question boxes
homework question, question boxes, homework questions: Jeff First, hello again. I also ask questions to other sites and it really BOILS me too when the volunteer replies with I don t do homework questions. Even when I say my question is NOT a homework question. Besides, what if it is a homework question,...

Strength Training: question about weight gain., pasta salads, major muscle groups
pasta salads, major muscle groups, pizza pasta: There is no way you can gain muscle on that kind of diet and exercise routine. You need to work the major muscle groups at least 2 to 3 times a week. I would suggest a total body workout. Doesn t sound like you are serious about gaining muscle though. ...

Strength Training: question, compound exercises, zillionth time
compound exercises, zillionth time, muscle tissue: I understand that you do not want to get bulky through weight training, but for the zillionth time, it s not going to happen!!! This is such a misconception. By adding muscle to your frame you are doing two things. First, muscle is much more dense than...

Strength Training: RE: Teenage weight loss, badminton training, flabby belly
badminton training, flabby belly, body workout: Lucy, I would start off with the basics. First off, you have to look at your activities during the week from a cardiovascular standpoint. If you are able to have your heartrate going at a high rate throughout the duration of the event than you can consider...

Strength Training: RE: Teenage weight loss, hey lucy, badminton training
hey lucy, badminton training, liters of water: Hey Lucy, Can you give me a rundown of or typical daily meal outline? I have a few excellent ideas for you. Eat every 2-3 hours, at least 6 times per day, choosing tons of dark leafy and dark green veggies. With lunch and dinner have a huge multi color...

Strength Training: RE: Teenage weight loss, badminton training, flabby belly
badminton training, flabby belly, diet supplements: I m not sure if what your diet is like so I m going to assume you are not eating the correct foods and maybe too many calories. I would suggest you check out 2 books on www.MyFitnessLibrary.com . Look on page 4 for Diet Supplements Revealed and page 5...

Strength Training: RE: Teenage weight loss, benefits of resistance training, hips thighs
benefits of resistance training, hips thighs, body workouts: Hey Lucy, You seem to have all the activity down but I feel your missing out on the benefits of resistance training(weights/bodypump classes). Implementing this type of training with all of your exhisting activities should really help. Shoot for thrre days...

Strength Training: REP SKIN STRENGTH, excess skin, loose skin
excess skin, loose skin, dumbell: Hi Rohan, At 6 1 and 175 lbs, I wouldn t really consider you to be that big. Even if you do feel big for your height, if you don t stick with the weight training your skin won t become so stretched that it just hangs off your body. Usually, excess skin is...

Strength Training: Re: Freehand, bodyweight exercises, registered dietician
bodyweight exercises, registered dietician, pull ups: Hi Neville-thank you for your question.Unfortunately,as to your height,I think that you are full grown at 19 years old,and probably will not get any taller.As for your diet,I am not too familiar with the diets of pure veggies,you should check with a registered...

Strength Training: Rebound exercise, rebound exercise, fancy moves
rebound exercise, fancy moves, average person: Hi Kate, I don t think so. It takes about 15 minutes of running for the average person to burn 150 calories with some variation due to size, speed, etc. It sure would be a lot easier to jump on a trampoline for 2 minutes. It would seem highly unlikely that...

Strength Training: Rebound exercise, rebound exercise, fancy moves
rebound exercise, fancy moves, fitnessgenerator: Hi Kate-thank you for your question.Unfortunately,you will not burn 150 calories in 2 minutes doing rebound exercises.It will probably take 20-25 minutes to burn 150 calories.If you just jump up and down and do not do fancy moves,you will probably burn 150...

Strength Training: Rebound exercise, rebound exercise, intense workout
rebound exercise, intense workout, fancy moves: There is no way you can burn 150 calories in 2 minutes jumping on a trampoline. It is too easy. If you were burning that many calories, it would have to be an extremely intense workout and I can t even think of anything that can burn that many calories in...

Strength Training: Recovery, muscle protein synthesis, maximum muscle gains
muscle protein synthesis, maximum muscle gains, weight training program: Your body doesn t neccessarily need to be sore, to indicate you had a good workout. However, it is one of the guages you need to know if you have recoved fully. Everyone is different depending on fitness level, nutrition, and occupation. SOme peopel have...

Strength Training: Recovery, muscle protein synthesis, maximum muscle gains
muscle protein synthesis, maximum muscle gains, weight training program: Well you pretty much hit the nail right on the head. There is no exact science for any of this. What may work for one person doesnt mean it works for the next. There are only so many ways to train and recover but every month magazines have to come up with...

Strength Training: Regaining Lost Muscle & Strength, muscle gainer, leg muscles
muscle gainer, leg muscles, time span: Hi! The first thing that I have to say is that I cant believe that people are suggesting that you take steroids! I m sure you know all of the horrible side-effects (up to, and including death; unless that sort of thing doesnt bother you), and if you dont...

Strength Training: Regaining Muscle mass, hand casted, pullup bar
hand casted, pullup bar, specific weight: I think you should have kept at least 2 days weight training while working at UPS even if all you did was get a pullup bar for the home, do pushups, pullups, tricep dips, squats and chins! You did not get that weak over 3 weeks no. Working, although it may...

Strength Training: Rehab: hamstring muscle, medial collateral ligament, hip extensors
medial collateral ligament, hip extensors, zimmer splint: Hi Unforunately the hamstrings and the knee are integrally related to each other and it is difficult to suggest exercises for the hamstrings that do not concurrently involve the quads too. The hamstrings are primarily hip extensors and work most effectively...

Strength Training: Reps v/s weight limit, quick responce, max muscle
quick responce, max muscle, muscle growth: I would lighten it a little to get the 10-12 reps. It will take too long for you to develop the strength to be able to do 125 for 10-12 reps. Once you get the weight, use that as your training weight. If you can get the desired repetitions for that weight,...

Strength Training: Resistance bands, resistance bands, getting into shape
resistance bands, getting into shape, stability ball: Dear Julie, Thanks for your question! Yes, resistance bands are worthwhile and can give you good workout. Here are two web resources that can help-- http://women.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,18849-2429862,00.html http://www.thera-bandacademy.com/research/byCategory/showCategoryWithResources.asp?cat=bodypart...

Strength Training: Role of food in Strength training, muscle size, minimal effect
muscle size, minimal effect, muscle strength: Thanks for the question Darren, I m glad you got you your size goals, way to go, man! You have just come out of what we call an hypertrophy (size gaining) phase. You now want to lean that out a bit and get strong. The way to do that is to lift heavy in...

Strength Training: Routine, compound exercises, heavy weights
compound exercises, heavy weights, lifting weights: Hi Dave! Great questions! I think that your new routine looks good as far as the exercises and days. The key to gaining mass is to use the rep range that you re using (8-10), but you MUST have exhausted the muscles within this count. By the time you get...

Strength Training: Routine, compound exercises, heavy weights
compound exercises, heavy weights, lifting weights: Hi Dave, I would suggest you give yourself enough rest between the workouts of Strength training. However you might increase the time. You must add 200-250 calories more than what u consumed. Please don t overload your self with too much Cardio and 20 mins...

Strength Training: Rowing, kettler kadett, rowing exercise machine
kettler kadett, rowing exercise machine, bells and whistles: Bryan, When buying any type of fitness machine it is best to try out the machine before the purchase. Its just like buying a car. You most certainly would take it for a test drive first. I know a car is thousands of $$$ and a rower only a few hundred...

Strength Training: RSD, muscle stiffness, medical exercise
muscle stiffness, medical exercise, core training: Dear Andrea, Thanks for your question! RSD is a tough one--chronic pain, muscle stiffness, stiff/frozen joints (including the vertebrae). Basically, the CNS has become so overloaded with pain that the switch is stuck in pain mode! So here are my recommendations--...

Strength Training: how to re-shape calves?, muscular calves, hip bone
muscular calves, hip bone, excersize: Dear Zulejka, Thanks for your question! There are several ways to approach this issue. Please note that you may be genetically predisposed to larger calves, in which case they may always be larger than you would like. However, there are some things...

Strength Training: I read a scientific article..., body weight exercises, load weights
body weight exercises, load weights, muscular contraction: There are times when using that percentage of load would be appropriate, drop sets included. If we re talking about explosive movements then even body weight exercises would elicit a great training response depending on the exercise and a few other perameters...

Strength Training: recovering from surgery, pubic bones, hip bones
pubic bones, hip bones, strengthening exercises: Dear Kim, Thanks for your question! A tough surgery, but I am sure you will recover quickly. It is crucially important that you start slowly and work on your breathing and pelvic floor/transverse abdominus strength before moving on. Before you start...

Strength Training: repetitions, protein drinks, gain strength
protein drinks, gain strength, perfect blend: Matt, unfortunately they are all correct to some degree. When you weightlift, you can take several different paths to get the results that you want. All of the above you stated, I have done with clients in one way or another, but what I do with clients...

Strength Training: repetitions, increasing weight, gain strength
increasing weight, gain strength, weightlifting: Dear Matt, Thanks for your question! Yes, this can be confusing. If you are starting out with weightlifting the basic 10, 8, 6 pyramid approach, increasing weight slightly in each set, will be just fine. Make sure to take 48 hours off between workouts...

Strength Training: repetitions, strength gain, gain strength
strength gain, gain strength, hypertrophy: hi, I know what you mean, there is lots of info out there. In a nutshell: strength gain (usually first two weeks, if developed a foundation already) 5 sets of 5 reps with a tempo of 1 second up and 3 second down. any exercise. hypertrophy, growth...

Strength Training: repetitions, pyramid program, gain strength
pyramid program, gain strength, relative strength: Hi Matt. First thing, forget about the pyramid program. It creates to much fatigue in early sets. Second, what works for one person is not necessarily going to work for the next. I would suggest setting up your workouts so you are focusing on relative...

Strength Training: reps to do, weight training for dummies, major muscles
weight training for dummies, major muscles, bicep: Dear Shlomo, Thanks for your question. I assume that when you lift weights you are progressing from larger to smaller muscles; in other words, chest exercises, then back exercises, shoulders, biceps/triceps. Ideally you would have different size weights...

Strength Training: reps to do, perfect push ups, weight training for dummies
perfect push ups, weight training for dummies, major muscles: This is a difficult question to answer because people are so different. If I understand what you are saying, you use 10 kilos and do three repetitions on both hands. Is that correct? I might guess that you are a little below average, but please take my...

Strength Training: reps when weightlifting, jack lalane, something heavy
jack lalane, something heavy, foot ball: Dear David, Remember that the early bodybuilders, including Sandow, were also showman and sideshow attractions. They pulled cars & trains, towed boats, and all sorts of stuff (remember Jack Lalane?) Sandow tried all sorts of training methods and published...

Strength Training: reps, weight training routine, heavy weights
weight training routine, heavy weights, olympic lifts: Hi Jake... This is actually Tim, not Karen. Adding muscle is generally done by doing 2-3 sets with reps in the 8 -12 range. If you are trying to work for power, low reps (1-3) with a weight that you can move very quickly will increase power. You need to...

Strength Training: resistance bands, front squats, resistance band
front squats, resistance band, leg exercises: Hello Carl, The band exercise recommended by your friend is a ok one. Make sure it is with a light resistance band. If it is too hard then the exercise will be impossible. Plus, I really don t try to mimic sports specific exercises with resistance. I...

Strength Training: resistance bands, bosu ball, personal workout
bosu ball, personal workout, resistance bands: Hi Holly, Actually I use these quite a bit in my own personal workout,and with my clients.If used correctly,the resistance bands,stability ball and BOSU ball are a great addition to any workout. The bands are good because if you travel a lot,you can pack...

Strength Training: resistance training, mark shields, resistance training
mark shields, resistance training, mark thanks: Dumbbells can be used for dozens of exercises including the legs and midsection. One quick note though. No exercise will burn fat from the area being worked. Meaning let s say you did 10,000 sit ups a day, that would do nothing to burn the fat from that area....

Strength Training: rest, body workouts, split routines
body workouts, split routines, muscle magazines: Hi Steve... Split body routines are the emphasis of muscle magazines and are the thing of the past. Go back to your 3 day whole body routine. You will get a leaner, stronger body. I would go with 6-8 reps with 3 sets for the exercises. Split routines...

Strength Training: right way to do building, aerobics exercise, bench press
aerobics exercise, bench press, flexible body: Hi Farhan The bodybuilding look is mostly achieved by having low bodyfat. Usually 1-3%. Even someone with little muscles show great definition with low body fat. Add some good size muscles and you look great! More about bodybuilding later. Let s start...

Strength Training: rotator cuff damage, doing push ups, doing pushups
doing push ups, doing pushups, bench press: Hi Terry-thank you for your question. You should probably go to a doctor and see how badly your shoulder is hurt,but if it is not bothering you when you do push ups-then it should be OK for you to continue doing push-ups.You can probably maintain bench press...

Strength Training: rowing machine, target heart rate, heart rate zone
target heart rate, heart rate zone, alternate days: Hello Jon, A rowing machine is a great tool for cardio. Maybe you have the resistance set too high? Lower the resistance and increase your speed and see if this elevates your heart rate into your target heart rate zone. Back when I used to wrestle,...

Strength Training: Why is running cardio and not sit ups, cardio workout, anaerobic exercise
cardio workout, anaerobic exercise, lifting weights: Well...Hemanth, The answer is simple, Sit-up is an anaerobic exercise. But it does not affect the hear rate much ie. Blood circulation increases only a little. But consider running- you are working up the same muscles but you are moving your body (your...

Strength Training: running on treadmill, reduction diet, diet supplements
reduction diet, diet supplements, running shoes: You need to wear shoes when you run and make sure you are wearing the proper running shoes. If it still bothers you, try doing other forms of cardio. Changing it up will get you better results. As far as getting rid of your belly, that needs to be the combination...

Strength Training: running on treadmill, impact activities, ankle pain
impact activities, ankle pain, crunches: Dear Michael, Thanks for your questions. First, you MUST wear appropriate footwear when exercising, especially higher impact activities like running and weight lifting! Our bodies are not meant to withstand the impact of hard surfaces without cushion....

Strength Training: Safety, chin ups, heavy backpack
chin ups, heavy backpack, richard doughty: Hey honestly i would use a weighted dip belt or a vest before i did a back pack. i dont see how you would strain your neck since you won t be loading your neck but given the motion of a pull up , having straps around your shoulders would be annoying. richard...

Strength Training: School question, school question, rest period
school question, rest period, scientific explanation: You give your muscles a rest period so they can recover, repair, and rebuild. Your muscles actually tear down slightly (microtears) and your body uses proteins, hormones, etc.. to rebuild and repair the muscle and hopefully it becomes bigger and stronger but...

Strength Training: Shaping up?, fire hydrant, certian areas
fire hydrant, certian areas, arm muscles: Hello Kensou Sure, this is easy to do. As you, my goal was never to have a muscular body. I just wanted to be strong and tight. I find this is achieved by lifting and HOLDING something heavy for 60 seconds. And do this exercise every OTHER day. Your...

Strength Training: Simple Weightlifting Program, bicep curls, reverse crunches
bicep curls, reverse crunches, major muscle groups: If you want to keep it simple than what you are doing should be fine. I might alternate your days of situps. Just like other muscles, your abs do need at least a day s rest. Maybe you can do some situps and some reverse crunches to really blast abs on one...

Strength Training: Since youre about practicality,..., muscles and bones, light weights
muscles and bones, light weights, raw power: Hello Jeff Yes, but it works both ways. The stronger your muscles are; the more you can resist against your opponent putting pressure on YOUR muscles and bones. Sometimes it will not be necessary to break your opponent s arm, but rather have the strength...

Strength Training: Size on Arms, fiber type, muscle fiber
fiber type, muscle fiber, heavy load: Hi Robbie and thanks for your question! First off, let me say that your lifts of 200 kg (440 lbs.) on your dead lift and squat at a body weight of 73 kg (160.5 lbs.) are very impressive! You are exceptionally strong for your body weight. This also gives...

Strength Training: Soccer is no.2 body for it no.1, adjustable dumbbells, likes and dislikes
adjustable dumbbells, likes and dislikes, cardiovascular conditioning: Hey Toby-no sweat on another question-ask as many as you want. The best foods to eat are ones high in protein and carbohydrates. You need protein because it helps to build muscle and carbohydrates are used as fuel and give you energy. Protein: lean turkey,chicken,steak,tuna....

Strength Training: Soccer Speed, plyometric workouts, shin muscles
plyometric workouts, shin muscles, muscle fibers: Dear friend, Enchancing strength and speed entails fast twitch muscle fibers exercising. That will be achieved by explosive plyometric workouts, like depth jumps, squat hops, thrust ups and more. Backward sprints, deadlifts and reverse toe raise are the...

Strength Training: Soccer specific training, soccer training program, squats lunges
soccer training program, squats lunges, leg curls: Nick, I can give you a general routine, but I m not taking into account your experience or any medical issues you might have that I m not aware of. If you are younger than 13, do not do this workout. If you are 13-15, keep all your reps at 10, 16 or older...

Strength Training: Soccer Training, soccer training program, plyometric workouts
soccer training program, plyometric workouts, shin muscles: Dear friend, I m an expert on strenghening with plyos. You had better ask someone else for weight program. Now on to the real stuff. Enchancing strength and speed entails fast twitch muscle fibers exercising. That will be achieved by explosive plyometric...

Strength Training: Soccer training, soccer training program, bicep curls
soccer training program, bicep curls, tricep kickbacks: Hi Nick-thank you for your question.For soccer,you need to do interval training,since soccer is a lot of running in short spurts.Why don t you try this:using the treadmill-run at a fast pace for 30 seconds,then slow down to a more moderate pace for 2 minutes-that...

Strength Training: Soccer, speed and agility drills, mild asthma
speed and agility drills, mild asthma, strength exercise: Hey David, In soccer you need speed, quickness, and agility. You can improve all these things with the right drills and training. Leg strength is important but you can do quite a lot without weights. Start with 3 sets of 10 step ups (step up onto a bench...

Strength Training: Son wants to workout too, opposing muscle groups, dumbbell exercises
opposing muscle groups, dumbbell exercises, pull ups: Keep plugging away at that pull-up. If it were easy, everybody could do it. I don t know how much you can believe the bench press theory since the bench works the chest and the pull-ups works the back. Two opposing muscle groups. As far as your 11 year...

Strength Training: Sorry, growth spurt, lee e brown
growth spurt, lee e brown, leg strength: Speed is a combination of leg strength, agility, acceleration, reaction time, and reactivity resources. You must work on each of these components to improve your performance. It would be difficult for me to outline a program in this forum. I will recommend...

Strength Training: Spare Tire?, high intensity interval training, legs and thighs
high intensity interval training, legs and thighs, knee reconstruction: Hi Unfortunately as you probably know there is no such thing as spot reduction. To lose your spare tire you will simply need to lose more weight. The best way to achieve this is to expend more energy than you are currently taking in. You may consider...

Strength Training: Spinning Classes, cardiovascular workout, spinning classes
cardiovascular workout, spinning classes, speed drills: Hi Joyce,Thank you for your question.Yes ,Spinning is a very good workout.It is riding a bike for 20-60 minutes.The teacher does different things in each class-for instance they simulate giong up hills,with a lot of resistance on the pedals.The also do speed...

Strength Training: Split Routines vs. Full Body, full body workout, split routines
full body workout, split routines, bodybuilding magazine: I didn t read the article because I beleive in doing full-body routines too. For the last 4 years, I have been perfoming a full-body workout 3x/week for myself and I have also done the same for my clients. However, there is a place for split routines. Most...

Strength Training: Split Routines vs. Full Body, split routines, bodybuilding magazine
split routines, bodybuilding magazine, cda article: Dear Dave, Thanks so much for your question (& the link!). In general, I am interested in exercise that works. I believe that every exercise is a total body exercise, every exercise is complex and involves both stabilization and movement, and every...

Strength Training: Split Routines vs. Full Body, split routines, bodybuilding magazine
split routines, bodybuilding magazine, cda article: Hi Dave, I couldn t find the article the you were describing - perhaps you can include the link again. The quick answer to your question: It depends. There are so many factors that dictate a person s fitness regime. These include: you level of fitness,...

Strength Training: Split Routines vs. Full Body, split routines, bodybuilding magazine
split routines, bodybuilding magazine, cda article: I don t think it will change the way everyone looks at gaining muscle just for the simple notion that old-schoolers and meatheads like pumping the iron in the gym. They dig the continual work everyday and it is a cult for them. That being said I liked...

Strength Training: Split Routines vs. Full Body, split routines, bodybuilding magazine
split routines, bodybuilding magazine, cda article: Hey Dave, I applaude your interest in fitness and your curiosity will no doubt lead to great success in and out of the gym. I have always been the beliver in the stimulus being the easy pasrt. Give me a person with strict discipline nutritionally and...

Strength Training: Split Routines vs. Full Body, split routines, bodybuilding magazine
split routines, bodybuilding magazine, cda article: Dave,thank you for your question.You are right,everybody has a different idea about the best way to workout.I have done workouts both ways and personally prefer to split my body up into parts,usually lower body--chest,back and abs,--and biceps,triceps and...

Strength Training: Split Routines vs. Full Body, split routines, bodybuilding magazine
split routines, bodybuilding magazine, cda article: Hi Dave Sorry for the delay. Unfortunately your link didnt work. This is a toughie. Split routines allow for more concentration on particular muscles and therefore allow them to be worked harder causing more muscle damage and therefore a greater...

Strength Training: Sports Training, athletes diet, workout schedule
athletes diet, workout schedule, elite level: Hi Ian! SOunds like an interesting paper! While I do not train professional athletes, I have coached elite level gymnasts for over 14 years and have done a lot of reading and research on the training of professional athletes. I can tell you that these...

Strength Training: Squat and deadlift dangerous lifts?, front squats, exerices
front squats, exerices, powerlifter: If you are doing sets of 10, then rest 60 seconds inbetween each set. If you were doing 8 reps, I would suggest 75 seconds inbetween each set. If you were doing 12 reps, I would suggest 45 seconds inbetween each set. If you find the right weight it is...

Strength Training: Squats, leg muscles, time interval
leg muscles, time interval, squats: Barry, there are several things you can do. You could vary the reps and rest time that you are doing. For example, you could pyramid your reps by weeks. Do a 4 week cycle, with the first week you would do 12 reps resting 45 seconds inbetween each set. ...

Strength Training: Squats, gastrocnemius muscle, leg muscles
gastrocnemius muscle, leg muscles, squat position: Dear Barry, Legs conditioning is a complex situation. Try the following workouts for quadriceps, biceps and gastrocnemius muscle groups. a)Step ups - Maybe the most significant workout. Use a chair (leaned against a wall to keep it stable). Begin with...

Strength Training: Squats, weights dumbbells, front squats
weights dumbbells, front squats, leg squats: Hey Joe, I have done squats for many years and it is an excellent exercise. I like lunges with dumbells, step ups, front squats, and single leg squats even more. Try a couple of these and change them out every 4-5 weeks. Try 3 sets of 10-12 reps with 2...

Strength Training: Squats and Lunges - concentric and eccentric phases, adductors, squats
adductors, squats, lunge: Squat: Muscles that contract: Glutes (ALL) Quads (concentric) Adductors Tibailis Muscles that lengthen: Hamstrings (although they statically contract to stabilize and control pelvis during the down-phase) Calves Lunge: (which pahase is not clarified)...

Strength Training: Squats / Toning, exercise regime, time and patience
exercise regime, time and patience, stairclimbing: Hi Sue Squats are great for the thighs, and the butt. Gravity is your butts enemy, always pulling it down. Squats is your fight back! 4 sets of 25 is good. You need breaks between. I do 3 sets of 10 each day. Any exercise you do, last 72 hours after...

Strength Training: Squats and Vertical Jump, plyometric workouts, opposing muscle groups
plyometric workouts, opposing muscle groups, shin muscles: Dear friend, Look right now i would say that dunking is definitely a realistic goal. No doubt about it. You know jump is a two-part thing. Power-to-ratio (how much power your muscles are able to release) and you have developed that ablility with the exercises...

Strength Training: Squats, plyometric workouts, slow twitch muscles
plyometric workouts, slow twitch muscles, anterior muscles: Brent, Thanks for your question. Firstly, I m not going to sent you to the gym, that s for sure! Being in good shape and working on your footwork does not require any special equipment at all. OK, now, first of all, the fact that you have been jogging...

Strength Training: STRENGTH, workout partner, lifting weights
workout partner, lifting weights, leg presses: Hi Geraint, If your goals are strength and power for Rugby-you need to lift heavier weights,with less repititions.A lot of your strength in Rugby comes from your legs,so you need more leg work-squats,lunges,leg presses.Even though you need to lift heavier...

Strength Training: Starting to lift, spring break daytona, push ups
spring break daytona, push ups, free weights: Hello Hans Congratulations on starting out to completely change your appearance. It takes time, and patience, but it can be done. I went from a medium shirt in college, to start weightlifting at age 35 - to a large shirt, to a xl, shirt, to a xxl shirt...

Strength Training: Strenght and Conditioning Coach?, professional sports team, national strength and conditioning association
professional sports team, national strength and conditioning association, national strength and conditioning: Kinesiology would be another area you could major in and is very similar if not the same thing as exercise physiology. As far as good schools go, I don t know of any off the top of my head that are exceptional. A lot of strength coaches that I know get their...

Strength Training: Strenght Training, body workouts, many different ways
body workouts, many different ways, wrok: Hey Toni Lynn There are so many different ways to condition your muscles and acheive the fit look but in my experiences one of the best is to focus on full body workouts performed 3-5 times weekly. You can either time each set(40 seconds) or pick a...

Strength Training: Strenght and weight loss, fructose corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup
fructose corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, body workouts: Thanks or the info Cory. What I would recommend is that you follow up with a good Manual Physical Therapist that can help with specific exercises and mobilizations that can help you maintain stability. The reason your back goes out is that when that disc...

Strength Training: Strength & Power training, good upper body workout, upper body workout
good upper body workout, upper body workout, chopping wood: Chopping wood is a good upper body workout but eventually you need to increase the intensity of your workout to build significant strength and muscle mass. The best way to do that is to lift weights and little by little increase the intensity of your workouts...

Strength Training: Strength program, 5 gallon pails, heavy weights
5 gallon pails, heavy weights, lifting weights: Hello Scott Well, this is an excellent question! My son started lifting weights at age 7 (he is now age 15). Weightlifting WILL change your son into a different person. He will be more focused, more mature, and become a man! long before his friends and...

Strength Training: Strength and Speed, shoulder shrugs, body workout
shoulder shrugs, body workout, workout program: Hey David, that is a very extensive question for this forum and it is very difficult to do it justice with a short answer . Generally a 3 day total body workout consist of exercises like bench press, incline press, or pushups (if you don t have weights) for...

Strength Training: Strength Training, intesity, sleep patterns
intesity, sleep patterns, proper rest: Hi This looks like a pretty intense routine but what are your goals? If this is mass building routine you may want to split it up more to focus on specific body parts and really hammer them instead of repeating a similar type routine 2 days later. ...

Strength Training: Strength Training over 50, arm curls, shoulder shrugs
arm curls, shoulder shrugs, abdominal exercises: Hi Jerry, sounds like you worked hard for many years. No you do not have to continue same regimen. We all start to lose muscle mass with age and the only way to slow the process is with strength training. I suggest you do weight training working all muscle...

Strength Training: Strength Training Program for Young Wrestler, strength training exercises, building muscle mass
strength training exercises, building muscle mass, strength training program: No problem with all the questions Brittany, that is why we are here. 1. 15 exercises would be a lot. You want to break the exercises into 4 categories. Push for upper body, pull for upper body, push for lower body, pull for lower body. I would also add...

Strength Training: Strength Training with SI Injury, lower back injury, light weights
lower back injury, light weights, step aerobics: Hi Tom...Sorry you are having such back issues. As far as the weight that you are doing, it is ok to load it up gradually as long as you have great technique. A visit to a good physical therapist who works with people who work out would be a good thing....

Strength Training: Strength Training vs. Pilates, body resistance, yoga 2
body resistance, yoga 2, resistance training: Dear Anne, Thanks for your question! And congratulations for staying active and mobile. I m sure your body appreciates it. If you are only doing mat Pilates then, unfortunately, you cannot eliminate your strength training. If you are doing equipment...

Strength Training: Strength Training, calf muscles, negative stress
calf muscles, negative stress, positive stress: Hello Tom Well, how do I put it? I am age 53, almost 54. When you and I were under age 30, we did not need to exercise. Now we HAVE to exercise! There is a terrible aging disease called sarcopenia facing our futures (and everyone else our age). There is...

Strength Training: Strength training, being a woman, strength training
being a woman, strength training, joints: Hello Angela Instead of doing sets and reps when lifting, lift and HOLD the weight for as long as you can. Goal is 60 seconds. This will 100% fatique your muscles without damaging your joints. Then, give your muscles 1-3 days rest. You build strength during...

Strength Training: Strength training - how much is too much?, clarification questions, cardio workout
clarification questions, cardio workout, muscle recovery: Dear Kay, Thanks for your question! I think you should fine doing cardio & strength sessions in the same day. However, you need to constantly keep tabs on how you are feeling. If you stop making gains, feel weaker, or are always sore, you need to cut...

Strength Training: Strength training for film production, muscle mass development, lunges and squats
muscle mass development, lunges and squats, feminine physique: Hi You re correct one muscle part per day is more of a bodybuilding type routine. It is fine to perform a routine on a daily basis but it is my recommendation that you use slightly higher weights than what you are using. Toning is just a feminine...

Strength Training: Strength training, 24 hr fitness, bodybuilding powerlifting
24 hr fitness, bodybuilding powerlifting, power lifters: Hello Sonny! Those are very good questions! Let s first talk about a bodybuilder. They are the men and women you see in the weightlifting magazines. They have very, very low body fat, very high muscle definition. They usually have sponsors so they do...

Strength Training: Strenthening arm muscles, upper body exercises, arm muscles
upper body exercises, arm muscles, bench press: Focus on upper body exercises like bench press, shoulder presses, pull ups, pulldowns, dips, etc.. then at the end of your workout do 2 to 3 sets of 8 to 12 repetitions of any bicep and tricep exercise. You can look up any of these exercises on the internet...

Strength Training: Suplements, creatine supplementation, protein shakes
creatine supplementation, protein shakes, weight traning: Hi again Ice and thanks for the question! You can try experimenting with simply starting with a maintenance phase with your creatine supplementation. There have been many studies that have shown using just the maintenance phase to be as effective as the...

Strength Training: Supplement Question, daily caloric intake, muscle milk
daily caloric intake, muscle milk, hydroxycut: If you are trying to get leaner, you just need to make sure that your total daily caloric intake is less than what your body is burning. I don t think Muscle Milk is ideal for a diet that is for getting leaner since it has alot of calories, then again you...

Strength Training: Supplementation, bsn supplements, workout nutrition
bsn supplements, workout nutrition, anaerobic endurance: I wouldn t waste my money on any nitric oxide supplement. A recent study came out that said it didn t increase muscle mass or strength significantly. It only increase one repetition max bench press and anaerobic endurance slightly. It s not worth paying...