Frequently Asked Questions
Why is it important for women to lift weights?
When prescribed progression and technique is observed through proper instruction and guidance by degreed and certified strength professionals, the following benefits can be attained:
1. Reduce the Risk of osteoporosis
- Weight-bearing exercises, such as lifting weights, can improve bone density.
2. Increase lean muscle mass
- Building muscle mass is important for overall health by boosting metabolism and can help in maintaining a healthy weight.
3. Improve cardiovascular health
- It can improve circulation by increasing your heart rate.
4. Increase strength and power
- Helps improve athletic performance and the ability to perform daily activities.
5. Better body composition
- Fitness routines that incorporate lifting weights can decrease body fat and increase lean muscle mass.
6. Reduction of anxiety and stress
- Weightlifting and exercise releases endorphins that improve overall mood.
7. Decrease the incidence of falls and injuries
- Lifting weights helps improve posture and balance.
How does my child increase their speed?
- Focus on form: Encourage practicing proper running form, such as keeping their head up, their arms swinging at their sides, and their feet landing under their hips.
- Improve strength and flexibility: Engage in strength training and stretching exercises to help your child build their muscles and improve their overall athletic ability.
- Interval training: Incorporate interval training into your child’s running routine to improve their speed and endurance.
- Rest and recovery: Make sure your child is getting enough rest and recovery time to avoid injury and maintain optimal performance.
- Gradual increase in intensity: Gradually increase the intensity and duration of your child’s running sessions over time to help them build up their endurance and speed.
- Proper nutrition: Encourage your child to eat a well-balanced diet, including foods high in protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats to support their athletic performance.
Remember to always prioritize your child’s safety and well-being, and to consult a professional, especially a certified strength and conditioning coach.
Should my child participate in rigorous exercise everyday?
It is generally recommended for children to engage in physical activity for at least an hour each day, but this does not necessarily need to be rigorous exercise. While rigorous exercise can be beneficial for improving fitness and athletic performance, it is important to balance it with other forms of physical activity and rest. Overdoing it can lead to injury or burnout.
It is important to keep in mind that children’s bodies are still developing, and they need time to rest and recover. Encourage your child to participate in a variety of physical activities, such as running, playing sports, swimming, or cycling, and make sure they are getting enough sleep and eating a balanced diet to support their overall health and well-being.
Consult a pediatrician or a doctor to determine the best exercise program for your child, considering their individual needs and health status.