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Weight Training Techniques and Strategies

Weight training and strength training has hundreds of exercises and variations of exercises to choose from and more seem to arrive on the scene each year with novel equipment and machines. However, the standard weight training techniques and strategies are time-honored training methods that you need to know about in order to take advantage of the exercises available.

Great Calf Muscles with Weight Training
Get great calves by doing a few targeted weight training exercises.

Training with Kettlebells and Clubbells
You can vary your training by using various forms of free weights such as kettlebells and various ancillary gym weights.

Training for Muscle Endurance - Pros and Cons
You can train with weights for muscle endurance -- but is muscle endurance a valid goal?

How to Create a Bodybuilding Program
A Standardized Approach to Bodybuilding Programming

Weights and Running
What's the best way to mix weight training with running?

Pyramid Training with Weights
Pyramid weight training varies workout loads in order to improve results.

Advanced Training with Supersets
Use supersets to fine-tune your weight training.

The Best Sequence of Cardio and Weights in the Same Workout Session
IN which order do you do cardio and weights at the gym? Here's what new evidence says: cardio then weights. Read more.

20 Workout Programs with Weights
Choose a weight-training workout for a variety of aims and objectives.

Exercise, Hormones and Weight Management
Can certain types of exercise like weight training help you lose weight by favorably influencing the appetite hormones?

Coffee and Caffeine for Health and Exercise
Caffeine is a stimulant that enhances some aspects of physical and athletic performance. Coffee may also have health promoting properties.

How to Train for Special Forces Entry
The entry testing for admission to the various military special forces like the SAS, SEALS and Deltas is rigorous and demanding -- and that's just to get accepted -- then the real fun begins. Getting fit for these special forces requires strength and endurance.

Incorporating Strength and Muscle in Boot camp Training
Boot camps are popular fitness programs run by personal trainers. They usually involved aerobic and anaerobic running and some body exercises. Here is how you can ensure you get a muscle workout as well.

What's Best - Dumbbells or Kettlebells?
dumbbells, kettlebells, weights, barbells

How Do You Combine Cardio and Weight Training?
There are many different opinions on the best sequence of cardio and weight training.

Book Review of Hardcore Circuit Training for Men
Hardcore Circuit Training for Men is a new book of advanced circuit training for men.

How to Use Stretch Bands for Strength Workouts

Muscle size and strength increases when you load a muscle with tension over time. Various types of stretch bands and tubes can place the muscles under load and can be useful for beginners and home training.

These materials are comparatively inexpensive and can be used at home and in rehabilitation settings. The following exercises demonstrate what can be done with stretch bands and tube…

A Green Guide to Gym Training
The application of environmentally friendly practices in all walks of life is upon us. Why not in your weight training and workouts?

Best Practices in Weight Training for Healthy Older Adults
Common language summary of the ACSM's Progression Models in Resistance Training for Healthy Older Adults

Principles of Muscle Endurance Training
Common language summary of the ACSM's Progression Models in Resistance Training for Healthy Adults - Muscle Endurance

What the ACSM Says About Weight Training
The fundamental principles of weight training and resistance training from the latest, 2009, position stand.

General Principles of Power Training
Common language summary of the ACSM's Progression Models in Resistance Training for Healthy Adults

General Principles of Muscle Building
Common language summary of the ACSM's Progression Models in Resistance Training for Healthy Adults

General Principles of Strength Training
Common language summary of the ACSM's Progression Models in Resistance Training for Healthy Adults

Cardio Before or After Weight Training - When Do You Do Cardio Before…
When do you do cardio? Before you weight train, straight after, or on another day completely? Share your program details.

Single Versus Multiple Weight Training Sets
Do you need to do more than one exercise set in weight training or will one set give you the same results?

Leg Extension Exercises - Beneficial or Dangerous?
Leg extensions are weight training exercises done with a lever machine in a gym. The exercise works mainly the quadriceps muscles of the front of the thigh. Debate over the safety and utility of this exercise is long standing.

How to Design a Weight Training Program
The design of a good weight training workout program depends on a range of factors including the aims of the trainee, his or her experience, access to equipment, age and time constraints.

Weight Training on a Budget
Gym subscriptions are not inexpensive, so it's nice to know there are ways to keep up your weight training at home or in the outdoors. Here are a few simple tips and strategies to save on gym memberships when you need to cut back on fitness-related expenditure.

Strength and Cardio Lifting at the Same Time
Strength and muscle is one aspect of fitness -- aerobic conditioning is something else, usually acquired by running, cycling or rapid movement sports. Yet you can acquire reasonable cardio fitness with weight training -- but you have to know how to do it.

A Workout to Prevent Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis, a thinning of the bones, can be targeted with a workout program with weights and impact exercise, which can help to increase or maintain bone density.

Top 15 Tips for Building Muscle
Although the amount of muscle you naturally carry is determined by genetics, you can improve on this substantially by knowing how to train and how to eat to support muscle growth and minimize fat. Here are 15 tips to get you going in the right direction.

Tips for Safe Weightlifting and Injury Prevention
Training with weights is not excessively dangerous as long as a few simple measures are followed. Good technique and the choice of an appropriate weight are the two most important factors in ensuring that you have a relatively safe weight lifting experience.

Best Exercises for Osteoporosis
Exercise and nutrition can help women and men avoid the bone condition called osteoporosis or brittle bones. Some exercises work and some are not so good. Find out the best exercises for osteoporosis.

The Best Time of Day for Weight Training
Knowing the best time for you to weight train can improve your weight training outcomes. Many things affect this decision, including your body clock, work, socializing, environment and weather, and your health and perhaps age. Also, there just could be good technical reasons to train at a certain time of day. Read on to find out more.

Bodybuilding Supplements Review
Bodybuilding supplements and nutritional supplements are reviewed for efficacy and safety.

Creatine Supplements for Sports and Fitness
Creatine is one of the most widely used performance supplements in sports and fitness training. But does it work, is it safe, and how much do you need to take?

How to Train the Abdominal Muscles
The abdominal muscles are comprised of the rectus abdominis, the transverse abdominis and the internal and external obliques as well as a few less significant muscles. The article discusses the function of each and exercises that can be used to train these muscles.

Fact or Fiction? Answers to Weight Training Questions
Advice about weight training can be confusing. This article attempts to provide answers to some of the more controversial weight training recommendations on a range of topics.

Best Weight Training Guide
A guide to weight training and strength training for novices and the more experienced who wish to understand the principles of weight training and programs.

Before or After? When to Do Cardio in Your Weights Session
When to do cardio in a weights session. The sequence of cardio in a weights session is controversial. Should cardio be done before or after a weights session?

Top Ten Exercises for New Weight Trainers
These ten exercises: squat, bench press, deadlift, leg press, cable row, bicep curl, tricep pushdown, upright rows, pulldown and crunch provide a full-body training session for anyone new to weight training -- or for more experienced exercisers wanting a simple yet thorough set of exercises on which to build further.

Do the Deep Abdominal Muscles Need Strengthening?
The recommendation to hollow in or draw in the abdominal muscles to activate the deep transversus abdominis muscles is now under question for weight trainers and strength trainers because the science does not hold up under investigation.

The Weight Trainer's Bodybuilding Diet
Knowing how to maximize your bodybuilding diet is one of the key ingredients in adding muscle to your body in conjunction with a weight training program.

Get Ready for Weight Training -- A Checklist
Check out these readiness pointers before you head on down to the gym.

ExRx Weight Training Portal
A comprehensive collection of weight training information including exercise and muscle and joint descriptions and images.

Pick the Celebrity with the Strongest Voice - Celebrities wit…
New research suggests that men and women have the ability to detect the strength of other men by their voices, even if they have no visual clues.

Weight Training Versus Aerobic Training
Weight training and aerobic training are compared for effectiveness in fitness training. Are both mandatory for fitness or can one type of exercise training do the trick.

How Low-Carb Diets Can Hurt Your Weight Training
low-carb, low carbohydrate, bone, osteoporosis, muscle building, muscle loss

10 Reasons to Use a Split Routine Workout
Splitting your workouts into various major muscle groups can help you train harder.

Book Review - Kinesiology, The Skeletal System and Muscle Function
Kinesiology, The Skeletal System and Muscle Function, by Joseph E Muscolino is a superb anatomical description, with copious illustration, of the muscles and bones of the body and how they work together. A video is included with each book.

10 Sports That Benefit From Weight Training

Power Training Tips

The Science of Strength Weight Training

Top 10 Hydration Strategies

The Fitness Triad - Run, Lift, Run Faster
The fitness triad - run, lift, run faster

Best Dumbbell Arm Workout
Use this dumbbell workout to target strength and muscle growth in the biceps and triceps of the upper arm.

How Cardio and Weights Interact

Training for Power with Weights

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