Fitness Minutes: (22,220)
1,537 1/3/12 11:09 A
I think many basics are clear, and controversy-free.
Clearly, strength training as said- I think what I needed to learn, and what was my misconception about it, is that I don't need to be a monster body-builder to successfully strength train.
Also, a seemingly popular misconception is that exercise is more important than diet. It was for me, anyways. I think I get it now- I'm no angel, and had a few too many holiday cookies, but have improved that alot.
The other issue to me is, to paraphrase another place I frequent, "Nerd Fitness"; do what you like. You'll be more apt to stick with it, and can build from your success.
I agree with Zorbs - strength training is important, for many reasons. They include that visual improvement in body shape, a metabolism boost from the increased muscle mass, and keeping strong bones as we age.
Fitness Minutes: (137,931)
1/2/12 8:00 P
There's no controversy over strength training. EVERYONE, regardless of size or fitness level or age, should be strength training.
See my blog post: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=4652279 from today!
I'm interested to know what people think on the different fitness and weight loss recommendations, I feel like there are so many conflicting ideas - like how often to weigh yourself, if at all and to lift weights or not? So please leave some posts!
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