Make Connections: What’s a Safe Weight Workout?
So how much weight should you use? Experts say if you are able to lift 100 pounds, you should use 80 pounds and do 3 to 5 repetitions of each of 3–9 sets.
way to develop muscle strength. Using resistance bands is a good— and relatively inexpensive—way to train. Many people like to build muscle strength by working with weights. Weight lifting can be effective. But it can also be dangerous. Using too much weight or lifting incorrectly can strain ligaments , muscles, and tendons . Working with someone knowledgeable can help keep you be safe. Experts recommend using lighter weights and doing more repeti-
tions to get the biggest benefit. Muscular Endurance
Muscular endurance refers to a muscle’s ability to exert force without getting tired. Improving muscular endurance helps develop the muscles’ slow-twitch fibers. These fibers handle low levels of force over a long period. Endurance can be developed using the same activities as when improving cardiorespiratory endurance. These include jogging, swim- ming, and cycling. Body Composition You may know someone who looks small but weighs more than another person who has a larger body. Or two people who are the same height
How Are Food and Fitness Connected?
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