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Can I lift weights two days in a row?
Depending on an individual’s exercise program and goals, it is recommended to train a single muscle group (chest, back, arms, shoulders, and legs) 1-2 times per week. Including rest days within an exercise program are just as important as the training days.
Beginners generally should weight lift 2-3 days per week, concentrating on either splitting up the body into three days (Example: back and biceps on Monday, legs and shoulders on Wednesday and chest and triceps on Friday) or doing 8-10 exercises for all muscle groups 2-3 days per week. One day of rest should be allotted in between each weight lifting session.
Are free weights better than weight machines?
I am a female who just started to weight train and someone told me I am going to get too muscular and big, is this true, and should I be concerned about it?
How often can I do cardio? And how long should my cardio session be?
The duration of an aerobic exercise session will also be dependent on initial cardiovascular fitness level as well as the individual’s fitness goals. Beginners should start at 15 minutes, gradually increasing their duration to =60 minutes.