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Don't forget to do this in your exercise workouts! Strength training is the key to healthier joints, bones, ligaments and tendons. Plus - the added benefit of slimming down is good too!!! emoticon

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I've been doing strength training 2-3 times a week consistently for the last month and a half and I've lost over 6.5 inches so trust me - IT WORKS!

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  • I always poo poo'd strength training because it lacked the significant increase in heart rate component....UNTIL Sparkpeople opened my mind to new ideas and truths. Now strength training is a daily deal for me. Weight loss + strength training + cardio is the road less traveled....I'm on that road and lovin' it. - by MCFHARPIST
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    Yes, I too have been trying a LITTLE weights - soup cans.
    They are getting too light and will have to find a substitute soon.
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    Blessings, to all my Spark Buddies !
    WE can do it! - by FRANCES-AGAPE
  • KADEJAH
    Most definitely agree. as a former instructor I always included it in my classes two days a week It also helps to build defined muscles, and muscles help you burn way more calories than you ordinarily would - by KADEJAH
  • I REALLY need to get back to this! Thanks for sharing. - by ANDRAYAYA
  • Have had a tendency to ignore ST; but this weekend went with daughter to gym in Chicago, where we mostly did weight training, which rejuvenated me & my desire to include it regularly. emoticon - by GINGERVISTA
  • Great advise emoticon - by BOLEBRON
  • Thanks for sharing - by LEANMEAN2
  • BANNERMAN
    Keep at it! - by BANNERMAN
  • I was about to do my strength training after cardio exercise pretty consistently about 3 times per week when I was out of work... now that I'm working again... and much more limited in my time because I also drive more than an hour to get to work... and then I sit all day at work - I try to get 1-2 days of strength training in at least. I feel better when I do. I just don't always have as much time for it as I used to...:) - by DONNAGRACE1164
  • FRIENDOFBACH
    Better for you in every way!
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  • LREIGLE
    Great advice - by LREIGLE
  • For me it's not a problem I've been lifting for years - by ILOVEJIM851991

  • Like others, I avoided this and when I learned the loss of muscle in a year, woke me up! Not always consistent, but working on it! - by PINK4YOUTOO
  • Not to mention the benefit of toning arms (especially the batwings!). - by YESWEDID
  • and remember that muscles burn calories! That's why men lose weight more quickly than women as they have more muscle mass than women. - by 5FOOTOFFEISTY
  • I have always loved strength training. In the last 3 Weeks I have dropped several inches with circut training and I love it. - by ANGELALYNN82
  • I agree but it does take up a lot of time. - by HYATTI1
  • I love circuit training because it incorporates strength training and cardio. Adding strength training to my routine helped me to break a 4 week plateau!

    emoticon - by KMACHE
  • yea for strength training. emoticon - by LANNIEMANUEL
  • Love it! I incorporate it in my program at least 3x/wk. - by PRIN1978
  • I agree, I am not able to do a lot of strength training because of pain, but I do some at least 3 days a week. The benefits are well worth the aches and pains.
    emoticon - by REDROSEMARIE
  • I like the definition it gives and the feeling of power in the muscles. But as you pointed out, also good for the ligaments and joints! - by CHRIS_TEE
  • MISSM66
    you are so Right,Strength Training is the best, emoticon emoticon emoticon - by MISSM66
  • It works if I work the programs. Simple as that! - by JOY73YL
  • That's why I like doing Walk away the Pounds with Leslie Sansone..she incorporates strength training with her walks. - by CMORISAK
  • emoticon Trying - by SUZICANDO
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  • CONNIE1-11
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  • That is what I am working on now, I want to lose some inches around my waist, not really interested in losing too many more pounds, but I want to build up muscle. - by MERRYMARY42
  • you're right but I never seem to do it. - by CATIEMARIE
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