There are only three types of strength exercises:
Isokinetic strength training: slow-moving exercises through a full range of motion against a constant force or resistance.
Isotonic strength training: moving weight against resistance as in weight lifting.
Isometric strength training: applying force against an immovable object, such as a wall.
Because of its close association with bodybuilding, strength training has amassed a large number of myths.
There are different programs that lead to the development of muscular strength and muscular endurance, and they are primarily based on the types of exercises and the number of repetitions that are executed.
By decreasing your body fat by 2% and increasing your muscle mass by 5%, through strength training, resting metabolism can increase by 10% to 15%.
Here are a few myths:
Myth: Strength training results in becoming muscle-bound and a loss of flexibility.
Fact: If weight-training exercises are performed over the full range of motion, flexibility improves.
Myth: Strength training, especially for women results in just big muscles.
Fact: Gaining muscular strength and endurance by weight training both increases the number of muscle fibers and size of each individual fiber.
Myth: It takes a long time to see results from strength training
Fact: For those who are unfit, strength gains occur very quickly. This rapid improvement often results in motivation that leads to staying on a program.
Myth: Men gain strength faster than women
Fact: Women gain strength just as quickly as men for the first 12 weeks. However, men generally increase their muscle size more than do women as a result of strength training.
Myth: Strength training can hurt my sport-specific training, especially when I want to perform.
Fact: By adding strength training to your fitness program, your sport-specific workout will get better and your performance will improve.
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