"According to a University of Michigan research study, at least 25% to 30% of weight lost by dieting alone is not fat at all, but lean tissue, muscle, bone and water. However, strength training helps dieters preserve muscle mass while still losing weight."
Well, I've up and opened Pandora's Box now! Seriously, strength training is the one area where I'm sorely lacking. I've kinda been avoiding this thread. Glad I checked into it today. This may wind up being easier than I thought!
"It is never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot
I like this idea. I can't seem to find any of our free weights. I haven't bought any resistance bands. When there is a DVD with resistance bands, I usually use a towel. Not exactly the same, but... When I went to PT, the therapist advised me to use cans as 1# weights. I have used water bottles also.
I must admit that I prefer wall squats to regular ones. I'm afraid that my posture is off when I do them in the middle of the room. I like having a ball and a wall behind me. It forces me to keep my back straight.
For a change of pace let's list strength training we can do without special equipment. Cans and towels are allowed I think we can trust that we all have those. Resistance bands and dumbells are not. Links are encouraged.
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