Excellent and detailed article, however it may be too technical for the beginner. It might be easier for the beginner if the topics were broke into separate articles or more examples given. I understand it myself but I just know from reading the Spark message boards that strength training seems to really confuse people.
7/27/2008 1:23:30 AM
Jen always gives advice that I agree with. I liked this article a great deal. It explained many things about weight training that I was not sure about - like what core means. I keep hearing this term everywhere, but never really understood the exact muscles involved. I didn't even note that this was her article until I finished it - it does not surprise me at all. I am a big fan of Jen's.
Whoa! I had no idea about "The Detraining Principle: After consistent strength training stops, you will eventually lose the strength that you built up...in two weeks or less!" Thx for that warning! Need to be consistent for the rest of my life!
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