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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!
- Submitted by FITGRL124 12/18/2010 in Exercise | 32 Comments
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MCFHARPIST 4/14/2012 11:58:00 AM

    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.
FRANCES-AGAPE 4/14/2012 6:05:00 PM

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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!
KADEJAH 12/18/2010 7:38:00 AM

    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
ANDRAYAYA 4/16/2012 8:52:00 AM

    I REALLY need to get back to this! Thanks for sharing.
GINGERVISTA 4/15/2012 5:56:00 PM

    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
BOLEBRON 4/15/2012 11:07:00 AM

    Great advise emoticon
LEANMEAN2 4/15/2012 6:50:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
BANNERMAN 4/15/2012 12:57:00 AM

    Keep at it!
DONNAGRACE1164 4/14/2012 11:49:00 PM

    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...:)
FRIENDOFBACH 4/14/2012 10:47:00 PM

    Better for you in every way!
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LREIGLE 4/14/2012 10:32:00 PM

    Great advice
ILOVEJIM851991 4/14/2012 8:17:00 PM

    For me it's not a problem I've been lifting for years
PINK4YOUTOO 4/14/2012 4:59:00 PM

   
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!
YESWEDID 4/14/2012 4:58:00 PM

    Not to mention the benefit of toning arms (especially the batwings!).
5FOOTOFFEISTY 4/14/2012 4:14:00 PM

    and remember that muscles burn calories! That's why men lose weight more quickly than women as they have more muscle mass than women.
ANGELALYNN82 4/14/2012 3:59:00 PM

    I have always loved strength training. In the last 3 Weeks I have dropped several inches with circut training and I love it.
HYATTI1 4/14/2012 3:42:00 PM

    I agree but it does take up a lot of time.
KMACHE 4/14/2012 12:10:00 PM

    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!

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LANNIEMANUEL 4/14/2012 10:57:00 AM

    yea for strength training. emoticon
PRIN1978 4/14/2012 10:42:00 AM

    Love it! I incorporate it in my program at least 3x/wk.
REDROSEMARIE 4/14/2012 10:34:00 AM

    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.
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FLYINGCRANE 4/14/2012 10:24:00 AM

    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!
MISSM66 4/14/2012 10:14:00 AM

    you are so Right,Strength Training is the best, emoticon emoticon emoticon
JOY73YL 4/14/2012 10:04:00 AM

    It works if I work the programs. Simple as that!
CMORISAK 4/14/2012 8:42:00 AM

    That's why I like doing Walk away the Pounds with Leslie Sansone..she incorporates strength training with her walks.
SUZICANDO 4/14/2012 8:24:00 AM

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MISSILENE 4/14/2012 6:26:00 AM

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CONNIE1-11 12/20/2010 9:43:00 AM

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MERRYMARY42 12/18/2010 10:28:00 AM

    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.
CATIEMARIE 12/18/2010 9:57:00 AM

    you're right but I never seem to do it.
CONNIE1-11 12/18/2010 9:35:00 AM

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CONNIE1-11 12/18/2010 9:35:00 AM

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