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Super-Slow Weight Training: The Safest, Most Effective Form of Exercise?

Super-Slow Weight Training: The Safest, Most Effective Form of Exercise?

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  • Four common mistakes that lead to injury are skipping your warm-up, using poor form, putting too much stress on your shoulders, and neglecting opposing muscle groups
  • A proper warm-up should raise your body temperature by one to two degrees Celsius, or just below three degrees Fahrenheit. While most opt to use aerobic activity for their warm-up, muscle-contracting exercises are far more effective, as it only takes 10-15 seconds of muscular contractions to raise your body temperature by 1ºC. Included are 16 quick warm-up exercises that can speed up and improve your warm-up routine
  • Super-slow weight training is a form of high-intensity exercise that is not only more effective than conventional strength training, but also much safer, as it actively prevents you from accidentally harming your joints or suffering repetitive use injury. This makes it an ideal form of exercise for virtually everyone, regardless of age or fitness level
  • Proper recovery is also important, as exercising too vigorously too frequently can stress your body and lead to injury
  • Women have reportedly started weight-training in record numbers, and weight-training related injuries among women have subsequently increased by 63 percent

By Dr. Mercola

Strength training is an integral part of a well-rounded exercise program, and is recommended for both sexes of all ages, including kids and seniors.

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