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October Weight Loss Challenge: Day 24 Strength Training

Posted by on Oct. 24, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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Welcome to Day 24 of the October Weight Loss Challenge!

Do you do any strength training?

What excercises do you do and how often do you strength train?

If you do not strength train, what other workouts do you incorporate to build muscle mass?

Strength training builds muscle mass and keeps bones strong. Your body burns more calories maintaining muscle than it does maintaining fat.

Here are some tips for strength training:

  • Learn proper form (most important!)
  • Stick to the basics : Squats, Deadlift, Reverse Lunge, Glute Bridge, Push-Up, Inverted Row, Chin-Up, Overhead Press, Plank
  • Use Acceptable Alternatives if mobility prevents you from doing any particular exercise
  • Focus on getting stronger, by SLOWLY increasing weight/reps as time goes on
  • Be Consistant (strength training 3 days a week is recommended)
  • Set Goals and Don't Be Intimidated
  • If You Are New to Strength Training, follow a Beginner Program
  • Understand That Strength Training is building your muscles, NOT 'bulking' you up.

If you are new to strength training, be sure to seek the help of trainers, gym employees or other knowledgable professionals on how to properly use free weights and equipment to avoid injury!

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by on Oct. 24, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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DuncansMommy
by on Oct. 24, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Yes. I have free weights and a home gym. I also do exercises that use my own body weight.

dmwood
by Silver Member on Oct. 24, 2012 at 9:43 AM

I do not lift weights but I do use my body weight - push ups, planks....

mommaheather87
by on Oct. 24, 2012 at 9:48 AM
No I currently don't. I used to lift weights though.
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Meg2011425
by Member on Oct. 24, 2012 at 9:49 AM
Not currently because I don't have any. But I will soon.
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.Peaches.
by Bronze Member on Oct. 24, 2012 at 9:53 AM

At this point, my focus is solely on fat loss/cardio, so I'm not strength training. I might add a little strength training when I lose about 15 pounds, but I'm not looking to 'build' muscle- I don't need anything else added to my frame, I'm pretty curvy and solid as it is. 

frankiesma530
by Member on Oct. 24, 2012 at 9:57 AM

 I really want some weights.  The extent of my strength training is pushups, and I've done planks on occasion.

JoyJoy
by on Oct. 24, 2012 at 9:58 AM
no i dont
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aJiG827
by on Oct. 24, 2012 at 10:02 AM

No. I used to though when I was a member of a gym.

jimsonb73
by on Oct. 24, 2012 at 10:09 AM
I have p90x so when it's in the program I do it
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Augmama2be
by on Oct. 24, 2012 at 10:15 AM
Not at this time...
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