Weight Lifting could be helpful reports American Heart Association

Weight Lifting could be helpful reports American Heart Association

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[Best Syndication] A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association recommends that there can be benefits for people with heart disease and weight lifting in addition to aerobic exercise.

There are some people that should not participate with weight training. Those that should not do resistance training are those with unstable heart disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure or heart rhythm disorders, infections in and around the heart, and some other serious problems. Anyone should consult with a doctor before beginning any new exercise program.

The benefits of weight training help people to function better in daily living.

The AHA recommends that an initial weight-lifting program should be performed in a rhythmical manner that is controlled in a slow to moderate speed. You should make full range of motion and not hold your breath or strain by exhaling during contraction of the exercise. You should not strain during the inhaling during the relaxation phase.

You should change back and forth between upper and lower body work between exercises to allow for enough rest between exercises.

You don’t have to do three sets of repetitions, and the AHA said that one single set provides almost the same amount of improvement in muscle strength.

With those suffering with cardiovascular disease the AHA said it would be better for them to reduce the resistance and increase the repetitions. This would reduce the chances of a person holding their breath and straining during weight lifting.

One benefit of weight training is that you can increase muscle mass. This improves metabolism and can help burn more calories. This could be beneficial in addition to diet and aerobic exercise as part of a weight loss program.

Always consult with your doctor before beginning any fitness training program. You can visit americanheart.org for more information.

By Mark Barone
Best Syndication Writer

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