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Strength training so important

Thursday, August 15, 2013

For years I have tracked biking, hiking, walking and spinning in the fitness tracker! However, strength wasn't"t as easy to track unless I did strength videos! That is all changing along with my approach to strength! Thank you Spark!

I have done strength with a trainer combined with cardio and low calorie diets, but just felt exhausted. Now I train making sure to get the balance of good carbs, protein, and watching sodium! I have changed my mind set and I am doing strength where I am truly engaged. I am not just doing the motions, but really contracting the muscles. I am using my own body weight to engage muscles such as squeezing the hamstrings as I do seated leg lifts.

While we so often work to balance calories and food items, we too often forget to balance cardio and strength and strength that you are engaged in and not just doing the motions! Let"s rock cardio too! Having had a knee replacement, I now feel more muscles in my legs and shoulders than I ever knew I had. I am convinced it is the simple contractions that refine muscles more than the exercise!

Do your strength today contracting a muscle!,

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    emoticon There is just "Something" Special about the Wonderful Feeling you get after Strength Training. It is hard to describe or explain but I LOVE It!!
    2375 days ago
    When I went to the gym yesterday, the trainer there worked with me to devise a strength training program to lose the most body fat and regain the muscle strength in my shoulders, especially the one I recently strained. And they keep telling us, muscle burns more calories than fat so let's rock this emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2660 days ago
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    2661 days ago
    What a wonderful way to discuss strength training. I don't think that most people even know what it is. Way to go!
    2662 days ago
    I need to do more strength training
    2662 days ago
    Very true - the repetitions are what do it. emoticon
    2662 days ago
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