A sister article with more explicit instructions would be nice. These are all great points, but what counts as strength training? how much, how often? I'm confident that my program is giving me the gains I want, but I know too many women that thing heavy lifting is bad.
Good information. I will push myself to do more strength training!
9/17/2013 1:14:55 AM
I have been strength-training at least five days a week for several months now, and have noticed a real difference. My arms have better tone, and I've done so many squats and lunges that my thighs and hips are much stronger. However, strength training will NOT get rid of the "batwings" any more than crunches will give you a six-pack. Those "wings" are just loose fat, and you have to reduce that, with diet and cardio, before you'll be able to see those triceps you've been toning!
Strength training is more than just "pumping iron" or using dumbbells. Once I realized that, I wholeheartedly embraced it! Don't get me wrong, I do use the weight machines at my Y, but I also take a group class in strength training and have learned many things I can do at home without having to fiddle with machines.
thanks for the terrific information. I recently increased my lifting. I have determined it has caused an increase in my appetite. I eat more on those days. I think it would be a good idea to add a tip on how to manage the increase in hunger int your article.
1/17/2011 7:33:46 AM
Thank you for a very interesting article with so much information included. I am saving it to my "favorites" file for future reference. I already follow a regular strength training routine (and have done so for years), and experience its healthy benefits on a daily basis.
1/17/2011 12:37:01 AM
When I read the Article about Strength Training, I realize that it make more sense to the story. I have tried any exercies that I could think of but Strength Training is one of the best. I loved the Weight Training. I feel great, fit and strong.
Thanks for this article. Strength training is one thing I love, but I've been having a hard time fitting it into my schedule. This article reminded how important it is and I'm going to make sure I make time for it.
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