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I do weight training 3 times a week should I be worried that this will stop cellular death?

By Anonymous June 20, 2010 - 8:22am
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Hi Anonymous,

Great question and there was just a great article on this very subject on Medicine Net. You can read the full article here http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=116169.

Specifically dealing with weight training, The American Academy of Family Physicians saya you should not exceed 3 days a week. In addition, the following is what is recommended:
Work with an instructor to learn the proper way to lift weights.
Establish goals.
Always start with a warm-up and end with a cool-down.
Always lift with spotters.
Don't lift if it hurts you.
Avoid working the same muscles more than three times per week.
Never lift weights that feel too heavy to be lifted safely.
I hope this helps answer your question since the research appears to be pretty new.

June 20, 2010 - 9:08am
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