FAQs

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How long and how often should I workout?

It's recommended that you workout a minimum of 3 days per week for 30 to 60 minutes each session for maximum fitness benefits. If you find it difficult finding time to complete your workout, you may try breaking it up into the upper body and lower body. Or total body circuit training is great.

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I've heard of aerobics, but what is anaerobic training?

Anaerobic training is resistance training that does not require oxygen for energy.

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Doesn't weight training bulk you up?

No. Bulk only occurs when you work with extremely heavy weights. Women particularly have little chance of bulking up since they lack the hormone (testosterone) required to achieve that level of definition.

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Do I really need to stretch before and after I workout?

Yes, stretching is imperative before and after working out because it prepares the muscles for vigorous work and helps prevent injury. Don't forget to warm up the muscles BEFORE stretching with a 5 minute cardio prep or rhythmic limber, i.e., treadmill, exercise bike, running in place or jumping jacks.

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What's the best way to workout?

The most effective workout is a balance of cardiovascular exercise, weight training, and a flexibility program.

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Can I workout and still eat what I want?

No, Most of the success of any fitness program is in what you eat. Diets should be modified to insure a healthy balance between fats, carbs, protein and calories. A nutritional program made up of complex carbohydrates, quality protein, essential fats and leafy green vegetables is the key to success.

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How do I get started?

It is recommended that you start slowly with a minimum of 20-60 minutes of physical activity, i.e., walking, light jogging, bicycling or light aerobics, weight training performed 3 times per week.

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Sometimes I experience a burning sensation when I workout, what is that?

That burning sensation in the muscle is caused by a build up of lactic acid. It generally is not something you need to worry about. Try working through the 'burn', however, if this persists, stop the exercise that is causing the pain immediately and see a physician.

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