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TRAINER TIP: How Much Weight Should I be Lifting?

For weight loss, research has found that lifting between 60 and 80 percent of your one-rep max (that is, the heaviest amount of weight you can lift for one repetition of an exercise) is the best way to stimulate muscle … Continue reading

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EAT WELL: Discover Beets – A Powerful Antioxidant

Did you know that the pigment that provides the rich red color of beets is also a powerful antioxidant and cancer fighting agent? Beet roots contain a unique class of phytonutrients called betalains. Betacyanin is the red pigment that is … Continue reading

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18 BENEFITS OF A PROPER WEIGHT TRAINING PROGRAM

1. Weight training tones your muscles, which looks great and raises your basal metabolism…which causes you to burn more calories 24 hours a day. You’ll even burn more calories while you’re sleeping. 2. Weight training can reverse the natural decline … Continue reading

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Weight Training For Healthy Bones and Enhanced Aging

As we age, the importance and numerous benefits of weight training, becomes increasingly significant. Endless research has been done on this topic, and as a result of these studies we now have hard evidence that as we age our bone … Continue reading

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Weight Training For People 40 and Older

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) now has fitness guidelines specific to weight training for people over 40. The advice: perform such exercises 2 to 3 times a week to condition all of the major muscle groups – arms, … Continue reading

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Weight Training

Regular weight training does more than just build better muscles, it builds a better, healthier body. Several new studies confirm the benefits of mild-to-moderate resistance training, which includes reduced blood pressure, lower LDL (”bad”) cholesterol levels and higher HDL (”good”) … Continue reading

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