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Exercise: How much is enough?

To produce real results during your gym sessions you have to train consistently. According to exercise physiologist Chris Jordan you have to at least exercise four to five times a week to improve your health. “You have to commit to doing it regularly,” says Jordan. His view is supported by ...

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Pumping iron beats cardio

Lifting weights might be the way to go, especially when you get older. A new study suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle mass in older individuals that can be otherwise lost through cardiovascular workouts. “A lot of older adults will walk as their exercise ...

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Adjustable dumbbells: Versatile and easy to use

There are two main types of adjustable dumbbells on the market: Traditional adjustable dumbbells come with a bar, weight plates and collars to fasten the weights to the bar. You remove the weight plates by taking off the spin on collar, pulling the weight plates off and then sliding new ...

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Strength training improves flexibility

Researchers believe strength training is surprisingly effective to improve flexibility in the long term.

Researchers believe strength training is surprisingly effective to improve flexibility in the long term. In a study, conducted by researcher Alam Saraiva and colleagues, the effects of two different strength training regimens were tested in elite athletes as part of a series of upper and lower body flexibility measurements. The ...

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