Basic Facts About Strength Training

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Chaz Jackson here, hope this post finds you well Kings and Queens.

As many of you readers know, outside of being a Motivational Speaker and Author,  I am also certified in Physical Therapy, specializing in Orthopedics and currently apart of the Southeastern Physical Therapy team. I have experience working as a  travel/contract therapist assistant and have gained knowledge in long term, acute and orthopedic care. Along the way I have developed a great understanding on the subject of health and fitness.

I want to talk about strength training in the post, something I have applied to my lifestyle for over 21 years. I truly believe it is a huge part of living a healthy lifestyle. So let’s get started!

Strength is related to the force output of a contracting muscle. It is directly related to the amount of tension a shortened muscle can produce in a given activity. Strength training helps prevent injuries and promote quality of life by: enhancing muscle performance, increase strength in connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, promote strong bones, improve balance, promote lean muscle mgeert-pieters-535211-unsplashass, and decrease body fat

Frequency during strength program:

  • Beginner program– 2 sessions per week
  • Children and Elderly– 2 to 3 sessions per week
  • Highly trained athletes– up to 6 sessions per week

Strength training is high intensity with low repetitions to promote bigger muscles. Two to four exercises, 3 sets of 4 repetitions for maximal results. Strength gains are recognized after 2 to 3 weeks, primarily result of neural adaption. Muscle growth is not developed until 6 to 12 weeks of resistance training.

Key principles for strength/resistance training:

Intensity-exercises load (amount of resistance)

Volume– the total # of repetitions

Exercise order– the sequence of exercise program

Frequency– the # of exercise sessions per day or week

Rest interval– recuperation period during and post exercises

Duration– total time of exercise program

What is your favorite routine or workout?

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