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Weight Taining Tips
Joe Piscatella posted:
Most people center their exercise program on aerobic exercise because of its cardiovascular benefit. But don't overlook the benefits of weight training. It can promote weight control and loss of body fat, improve bone density, reduce diabetes risk and improve cognitive function.

Here are a few tips to use when you are weight training:

Use good form. Learn to do each exercise correctly. Don't rush it. Move the weight in an unhurried, controlled fashion to isolate the muscles you want to exercise. If you are unable to maintain proper form, decrease the weight or number of repetitions.

Don't overdo it. Choose an appropriate weight, stop at the point of fatigue and use good form.

Don't work through the pain. If an exercise causes pain, stop. Perhaps try again in a few days with less weight or resistance.

Rest. Avoid exercising the same muscles two days in a row.

Get professional advice. Use a knowledgeable trainer to design a program specifically for your goals and to check your technique and form.

Remember, you don't need to strive for the look of a body-builder to reap weight training benefits. Strengthening your muscles provides better stamina, balance, and confidence.

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