Although weight training is similar to bodybuilding, they have different objectives. Bodybuilders use weight training to develop their muscles for size, shape, and symmetry regardless of any increase in strength for competition in bodybuilding contests; they train to maximize their muscular size and develop extremely low levels of body fat. In contrast, many weight trainers train to improve their strength and anaerobic endurance while not giving special attention to reducing body fat far below normal.
Weight loss also depends on the type of strength training used. Weight training is generally used for bulking, but the bulking method will more than likely not increase weight because of the diet involved. However, when resistance or circuit training is used, because they are not geared towards bulking, women tend to lose weight more quickly. Lean muscles require calories to maintain themselves at rest, which will help reduce fat through an increase in the basal metabolic rate.
The benefits of weight training include greater muscular strength, improved muscle tone and appearance, increased endurance and enhanced bone density. Weight lifting and resistance training can also lead to a multitude of medical benefits including increased insulin sensitivity, decreased visceral fat, increased GLUT 4 density, reduced blood pressure, increased HDL cholesterol, decreased LDL cholesterol, decreased triglycerides, increased bone mineral density and improved cardiovascular health.
A push-pull workout is a method of arranging a weight training routine so that exercises alternate between push motions and pull motions. A push-pull superset is two complementary segments (one pull/one push) done back-to-back. An example is bench press (push) / bent-over row (pull). Another push-pull technique is to arrange workout routines so that one day involves only push (usually chest, shoulders and triceps) exercises, and an alternate day only pull (usually back and biceps) exercises.
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Circuit weight training is a form of exercise that uses a number of weight training exercise sets separated by short intervals. The cardiovascular effort to recover from each set serves a function similar to an aerobic exercise, but this is not the same as saying that a weight training set is itself an aerobic process.
This is a very common weight lifting routine that is used by most sports program to incorporate a weight training component in the exercising for the sport. Most sports as we know will benefit from a number of form of strength exercising. The strength and power working out attained in this weight lifting routine will be useful in the execution of the sports skills during competition. For example, the jumping power attained in weight working out will be useful for a basketball player executing lay-ups and dunks. The One-Three-Five Program is basically allocating Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for body weight working out and the other days for sports skills and tactics training. During body weight exercising days, the athletes will execute a general resistance training routine of bench presses, pull-ups, sit-ups, military presses and squats. These are five general mass building and strength exercising exercises. Each exercise targets a major muscle grouping, thus ensuring that overall strength training is achieved. In this routine, the athletes also perform general sets and repetitions of 4×1
Without further ado, lets take a look at how to progress in weight training. I’ll start of with the two most popular then move onto a few more obscure.
The Good-morning is a weight training exercise in which a barbell, two dumbbells, or no weight at all is held on the shoulders, behind the head. The person bends forward and bows at the hips and recovers to upright. The good-morning is so called because the movement resembles bowing to greet someone. It involves the hamstrings but is primarily used to strengthen the lower back; the degree of knee bend used will change the focus – nearly straight-legged involving the hamstrings most.