Slow Lifting Works?

Slow Lifting

If you want to become very strong, you have to lift weights heavy enough to make your muscles burn. It doesn’t make any difference whether you move the weights slowly or rapidly. Just exercise intensely enough so your muscles feel sore the next day. The soreness indicates that you have injured the fibers. When they heal, they will be stronger than before you injured them. But muscles heal only when you let them rest. If you put great pressure on a muscle that is already sore from a previous workout, it cannot heal and will tear. Then you are injured and will not be able to lift at all.

When you move very slowly with a weight, your muscles fatigue and weaken so that the weight feels much heavier than it is. Lifting a weight slowly causes the same muscle damage as lifting a heavier weight more quickly. One problem with slow lifting is that sports require fast movements and training is specific. You have to exercise against resistance moving fast to be able to use your muscle fast when hitting a baseball, throwing a half court pass in basketball and hitting someone in football. So slow lifting can make you strong, but it is not the best way to prepare you for fast-moving competitive sports such as tennis, ping pong, basketball and volleyball.

Weight lifting for middle age and beyond

Checked 10/6/17

Having Love Handles Worst than Smoking?

By ecaddy / April 10, 2017

OMG now being over weight is worst than smoking for your long term health.

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In a commentary published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the authors describe how obesity and being overweight contribute to metabolic syndrome, which affects 1 in 3 adults and about 40% of adults aged 40 and older. Clinicians have traditionally evaluated each of the major risk factors contributing to metabolic syndrome on an individual basis. There is evidence, however, that the risk factors are more than just the sum of their parts.

Better Food = Better Life

By ecaddy / April 3, 2017

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This article has a different and simple way to incorporate and navigate selecting getting the right foods into out diet.

Ideal fitness starts with ideal nutrition. Understand the major nutrition groups: fat, carbohydrates, and protein. Protein helps you build muscle, carbohydrates give you energy for working out, and fats – in moderation – are necessary for injury repair. About a third of your daily calories should come from protein, about half from carbohydrates, and the rest from unsaturated fats.

Five Mistakes Men Over 40 Make Trying to get Fit

By ecaddy / March 28, 2017

There are things that hold us back, some physical and some mental, and many if not all can be overcome by making a few changes.

#1 biggest mistake is using age as excuse not to work out or eat right.

#2 Not changing what you do when you workout. Easy to get in a rut.

#3 Letting your experience work against you. He explains it very well.

#4 Not focusing on the basics

#5 Not during training that’s for your age.

Total Body Dumbbell Workout to Torch Fat

By ecaddy / March 26, 2017

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The best way to get a true, total-body burn going? Pick up some weights—the heavier the better. But skip the biceps curls and triceps kickbacks; opt for complex movements that recruit tons of muscle to get your whole body revving. The perfect routine to do just that? This circuit from celeb

Sumo Squat with Overhead Triceps Extension

A. Stand with feet wider than shoulder-width apart, toes pointed out. Hold dumbbells together directly overhead.
B. Sink into a sumo squat, lowering until thighs are parallel to the ground, while lowering dumbbells together behind head, elbows pointing toward the sky.
C. Straighten legs and squeeze triceps to raise dumbbells and return to starting position.

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