benches and machines are usually used for weight training workouts.
- Free weight includes dumbbells, curl
bar, tricep bar and bar bells.
- Benches like flat, incline, abdominal,
hyper extension, and preacher are used.
- Leg press, hack squat, leg extension,
leg curl, leg adduction and abduction, seated and standing calf, pec deck and
lat pull down are some of the machines that are used for strength training work
Resistance bands and stability balls are also used for weight
Reps and Sets
sets are some of the jargons used in weight training. Number of repetitions that
can be done per set of exercise is called reps. For instance, if a work out is
done continuously for 15 times, then it is called 15 reps in a single set. If
is continued for another 15 times with a rest of few seconds (the rest time
depends on the intensity), it is considered as another set.
Weight Training for Women
training can be done both by men and women. Every woman’s dream of a lean body
with toned muscle can be easily achieved by weight training. It is a
misconception that strength training is not suitable for women. They wrongly presume
that after weight training, their body may resemble that of a body builder. Although
there are women bodybuilders, the training objectives and methodologies are
entirely different. So it is just a myth that women should not opt for weight
training. It is actually beneficial for women as it boosts the metabolism,
build muscle mass and bone density. As a matter of fact, reduction in bone
density is one of the major problems women face while they enter their middle
age. No wonder, weight training comes as rescue for this problem.
A short term
objective to shed some pound of weight should not be the goal. The long term goal
should be to regain the health. This can be achieved by dedication and