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Q: Health Benefits of Weight-Lifting? ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: Health Benefits of Weight-Lifting?
Category: Health > Fitness and Nutrition
Asked by: noelsemple1-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 25 Oct 2006 19:43 PDT
Expires: 24 Nov 2006 18:43 PST
Question ID: 776961
I'm male, 26 y/o, I run and bike regularly and think I'm in pretty
good aerobic shape.  But I never lift weights or do any exercise
involving my upper body (apart from occasional groceries).  Are there
any good health reasons to develop my upper body?  I'm satisfied with
my appearance now, and don't care about the cosmetic benefits of doing
Subject: Re: Health Benefits of Weight-Lifting?
Answered By: easterangel-ga on 26 Oct 2006 00:07 PDT
Rated:3 out of 5 stars
Hi! Thanks for the question.

The following links provide the benefits of weight lifting.

"Top Ten Reasons for Weight Lifting"

"Benefits of Strength Training"

"Top 18 Benefits of Weight Training"

"Weight training"

"Benefits of Weight Lifting'

"Living Well: Weight-training brings benefits as you age"

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noelsemple1-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars
it would be useful to have a summary or a synthesis of the data, and
maybe an assessment of the credibility of these sources, instead of
just a bunch of links.  then again, $5 isn't very much to pay.

Subject: Re: Health Benefits of Weight-Lifting?
From: probonopublico-ga on 25 Oct 2006 23:19 PDT
There are very good reasons NOT to do weight lifting.

Just look at the guys who've done it!

It's a great way to develop muscles that you don't need and these will
eventually turn to fat.

Ask yourself, 'Do I really want to be ugly?'
Subject: Re: Health Benefits of Weight-Lifting?
From: myoarin-ga on 26 Oct 2006 00:21 PDT
Of course, a six pack is better than a beer belly at the beach, but I
keep mine in a cooler.
Subject: Re: Health Benefits of Weight-Lifting?
From: frde-ga on 27 Oct 2006 05:36 PDT
Weight training might be more sensible.
Subject: Re: Health Benefits of Weight-Lifting?
From: kransky-ga on 30 Oct 2006 01:20 PST
Consider the amount of time you would need to put in to get any
measurable results.  With the right genetics you could look good with
two sessions a week, more frequent work-outs are required if you want
to be more buff or if you are unlucky enough to be a 'hardgainer'.

Consider the 'opportunity cost' of weight training and if there is
anything else you would rather be doing with your time.

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