What is Resistance Training?
Ans :- Any Physical activity that causes muscles to contract and expand against an external resistance.
Ex: – Resistance bands, open weights, machine weights, own body.
Which exercises can be called as Resistance Training?
Ans :- HIIT, Pilates, Plyometrics & Yoga all are Resistance Training.
Who can do RT?
Ans :- Anyone who wants to stay fit can-do it. Only people with any kind of bone fracture/surgery/injury/arthritis etc. should take medical opinion before doing Resistance Training.
What are the parameters that can affect Training results?
Ans :- Warm up, Sets, Repetitions, Break between Sets, Type of Exercises, Intensity, Amount of sessions & Cool Down.
What are the benefits of RT?
- Muscle Strength
- Weight Target is achieved
- Higher stamina for physical work
- Keep lifestyle diseases away like blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, obesity, back pain etc.
- Posture Correction
- Sleep quality improves
- Improved body image enhances persons confidence
- Older people should do Resistance training under guidance
Do we need supplements after RT?
Ans :- It is Both No and Yes. Most of the protein requirements can be fulfilled by our food. If you are involved in any sports activity or follow primarily a Vegetarian diet then you might require protein powders. A plant-based diet may lack in all essential amino acids and coupled with hectic lifestyles, you might find it difficult to manage the daily protein requirement with it.
Is Gym mandatory for RT?
Ans :- No, it can be done at home and some of the exercises don’t even require equipment’s. Like push-ups, plank, lunges, squats etc. use bodyweight as resistance. A trainer can be helpful to get you started and achieve some health goal.