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Podcast: Strength Training vs. Resistance Training by PJ S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 08 Jan 2009 2:46pm Strength training, resistance training, weight training, weight lifting, "working with the weights"...all these terms describe essentially the same thing, right?? Wrong. In order to give yourself the best chance to succeed at improving your muscular fitness and reducing your body fat, you need to be STRENGTH TRAINING...and, YES, there is a d ... Read on »
Day #13: Strength train 2-3 times per week by Marni R. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 18 Jan 2010 12:01pm Do you strength train on a regular basis? Athlete, exercise enthusiast or person who doesn't like to exercise but knows it is important....is strength training part of your routine? In addition to swim, bike and/or run, do you make the time to physically strengthen your muscles? Sure, sticking to an aerobic or aerobic training plan will make yo ... Read on »
Strength Training for Those Who Hate Weights by Brett - Sheer Balance Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Jun 2012 3:28pm Strength training came later in my life. In the beginning of my fitness career, I taught the traditional aerobics classes: Step, Double Step, and Low / High Impact. I loved them. About five years into teaching, however, I was asked to teach a Body Pump class. This was my introduction to Strength Training. I quickly fell in love with the class ... Read on »
Strength Training During Marathon Training by Carrots 'N' Cake Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 May 2011 12:17pm GAH!!! My head is spinning. There’s a lot happening on the work front this week. It’s all good stuff, but woah. I’m feeling totally overwhelmed. Sorry for the negative intro. I guess I just don’t deal with stress well. Snack Mid-morning, I took a break from the madness at my desk and munched on a cinnamon almond Raw Way Bar ... Read on »
Ask Tawnee: Should I combine strength training with endurance training? by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Wed 12 Jan 2011 11:01am Q: Should I do primarily lower body training (ie. legs) before/after a swim workout? Editor's Note: Contributing writing and USA Triathlon Coach Tawnee Prazak answers some of your most important training questions. Ideally, you should do strength training as a completely separate workout from endurance, but if you have to ... Read on »
Strength Training Programs: Is Cross-Training Necessary? by Eric C. Healthy Living Professional Posted Fri 11 Feb 2011 7:01am As I noted earlier in the week, I’m two weeks in to the new Lean Hybrid Muscle program and really enjoying it.  It’s a pretty significant change of pace from what I might call my normal programming that’s geared toward predominantly increasing strength and overall athleticism – but it’s working extremely well.  As the saying goes, “The best pro ... Read on »
Triathlon Training Day 58: 5K Run + ARX + Strength Training by Jeff Irvin Patient Expert Posted Mon 15 Jun 2009 11:23pm Got to the gym late today. I had a real bad tooth ache so I took some painkillers and needed to wait until the effect wore off. Damn tooth aches hurt man. I lost some of an amalgam filling and it is killing me. I don't have time to get it fixed until Wednesday so gonna have to suck it up! Anyways, in order to give myself some extra energy I to ... Read on »
Strength Training Programs: Training Speed to Get Strong by Eric C. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 25 Aug 2011 10:38pm Imagine two lifters standing near one another – each with a barbell loaded to 405 pounds on the floor in front of them. Assume these two are identical in every way – except for one key fact. Lifter A was a high-jumper, but Lifter B got his physique from more traditional bodybuilding methods. Neither of these guys has ever deadl ... Read on »
Mixing kettlebells and strength training for fat loss and strength by Nathan D. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:49pm As my regular readers now I am trying to reach that mythical place of being strong and lean at the same time. By strong I mean a 2.5 times bodywgeight squat and deadlift and a 1.5-2 times bodweight bench press raw. Raw meaning no equipment such as belts, wraps or suits. By lean I mean I can see my abs and don't have a belly! Okay, so the ... Read on »
Strength Training Programs by PJ S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 06 May 2008 7:02pm I am going to rant about Cincinnati Ohio strength training programs. Most so called "strength training programs" which are being marketed, sold and offered by some personal fitness professionals in Cincinnati Ohio are NOT actually strength training programs...they are RESISTANCE or WEIGHT TRAINING programs. You might be asking,"Well what's ... Read on »