Topics

Fitness

5 key strength-training exercises

5 key strength-training exercises

You want to add some strength training but don't want to pay for a trainer or classes. What exercises should you do, how heavy and how much? Answer: Make them functional movements and make them hard. That's what stimulates the body to get stronger. "I saw an article a few years ago that said women shouldn't use weights over 3 pounds — but grocery bags can be 20 pounds," notes Danette Rivera, a coach at CrossFit L.A. "You have to use weights and reps that are hard enough to effect change." According to Jacque Crockford, an exercise physiologist and educational specialist at the San Diego-based American Council on Exercise, "hard enough"...

Loading
70°