How your body looks is not always what you would want, ideally. Family genetics have a great influence, and of course inactivity and overeating play a major role in maxing out your profile. Yet you can go a long way to getting most of what you want with persistence and a good training program. Men and women may have a somewhat different perspective on the ideal body shape for them.
You can do it here, you can do it there, in fact you can do it just about anywhere -- and that is resistance training. Find something to pull against or push against and you are doing resistance training and probably strength training as well. A few simple tools plus your own body allows you to practice just about anywhere.
The term 'strength endurance training' is a little tricky. It's something of a twilight zone in between pure strength training, Olympic lifting for example, and pure endurance training, triathlon as an example. In classical resistance training it means lowering the load and increasing the number or repetitions, perhaps as many as 30 reps in one set. Here's how it pans out:
If you want to perform well, feel well, and enhance your training program, whether it's resistance training or anything else involving strenuous exercise, you need to keep the body supplied with fluids.
Some fluids are better than others -- alcohol is not good, water is great, and sweetened drinks can be useful at the right time.
If you're an athlete, and you have a natural ability that involves speed and agility for example, you need to be careful that you don't mess with this too much by getting too bulky, even with extra muscle. Now this is a fine line to walk. Extra muscle and strength may make you faster and more powerful, but if you go too far, you might lose that essential ability. Take it easy and progressively and know when to stop.
Metabolic Syndrome is a cluster of effects that predispose you to diabetes and heart disease. Common markers are high blood pressure, abnormal glucose readings, high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol. You can do something about it with exercise training, including weight training.
Each week, thousands of people take up weight training as a regular part of an exercise program. Gyms are no longer just for bodybuilders, weightlifters and athletes. Starting out can be a little more daunting than a jog around the block; technology and equipment always increases the complexity of tasks. Even so, once you get going it's just like riding a bike . . . well, almost.
You want strength and muscle and at the same time you want low levels of body fat. Trouble is, when you bulk up you get muscle and fat. Getting one without the other is always problematic. Hormones have a lot of control over these factors. Best you at least know what they are and how they work.
When you train for athletic endeavor, for weight loss of body shaping, it's always worth knowing that what you are doing has some factual, even scientific basis. Weight and resistance training is no different. Misinformation abounds, and some things are not known with confidence. The following article is based on scientific reviews from the American College of Sports Medicine plus some practical experience.
Power training with weights has elements of both strength and muscle training; but the approach is a little different to the more specific protocols for building strength or muscle. It's best to lay a good base of all-round strength and muscle before taking on a power training program, which is more explosive as you lift loads fast.
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