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Posts tagged "resistance training" within Fit Life

When it comes to losing weight, which is more effective—aerobic or resistance training?

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, January 03, 2013


For those who spend countless hours in the gym each week trying to tone up and shed pounds, it’s important to know that their efforts have been worthwhile. Many wonder which type of workout is most effective for fat and weight loss. See ACE’s response to a recent study that compared aerobic training to resistance training.




How can I stay fit while traveling this holiday season?

By Stephanie Thielen on Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Thinking about ditching your usual workout when you head out on vacation? Don’t do it! Try these awesome and efficient resistance-band exercises instead—you’ll be so glad you did!




When strength training, is it better to do more reps with lighter weights or fewer reps with heavier weights?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, February 17, 2010


We know that regular strength training can have many benefits including increasing muscle fiber size and strength as well as increased bone mineral density, but how much weight should we be using and how many repetitions should we be completing in order to maximize our results?




What is the difference between total body strength training routines and split routines?

By Pete McCall on Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Are you wondering how long to follow a total body routine before progressing to split routines? Unsure what type or training is best for you? Find out here.




I've heard a lot about how smith machines are not good to use. Is this valid as far as planes of motion are concerned?

By Pete McCall on Tuesday, December 08, 2009


The effectiveness of smith machines depends on the training goal. If it is a fitness-based goal such as developing muscle hypertrophy (an increase in the size of muscle fibers) for pure aesthetic reasons then the smith machine allows the ability to focus on a specific muscle during a limited range-of-motion, so it can be effective. However, a traditional smith machine does limit movement to one plane of motion...