Strength training is all about quality, not quantity.
To be effective, ST must genuinely challenge your muscles at close to their maximum capacity - you should be aiming to fatigue your muscles in sets of 12 reps or less. Lifting heavy and choosing genuinely challenging exercises is actually far more effective strength training than lots of reps with light weights. Also, choosing compound exercises that work several different muscles at once will allow you to get
While videos are often good at demonstrating good form for exericses, many so-called 'strength videos' emphasise light weights and isolation exercises that work only a few muscles.
A simple routine of:
* pushups (modified, wall or incline pushups if necessary)
* bent over dumbbell rows
would allow you to work most of the major muscle groups in the body in just 20-30 minutes.
Also, most experts recommend resting your muscles at least 48 hour between strength training sessions. So rather than 6-10 minutes daily, aim at 20-30 minutes every second day, and ensure that it is genuinely challenging. Make ST your priority on these days, and if you still have time, a light cardio session.
On non-ST days, you can still go with your normal 30-45 minutes of cardio.
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