Felix Flores

What are the differences between strength training and other forms of exercise? Felix Flores, Strength and Conditioning Specialist with DBC Fitness, talks about this very intense exercise, how is the resistance in this type of exercise, and what are the benefits of strength training weekly. There are some health conditions that can be improved with strength training exercises. Felix Flores, Strength and Conditioning Specialist with DBC Fitness, talks about how this type of physical activity can help people with diabetes, and obesity; and how it decreases a person’s injury risk. Is it true that lifting weights will make you gain weight? Felix Flores, Strength and Conditioning Specialist with DBC Fitness, talks about the importance of not looking at the number on the scale, but looking at how much fat and how much lean muscle you have. Why you should do strength training weekly? Felix Flores, Strength and Conditioning Specialist with DBC Fitness, explains the benefits of strength training, such as it reduces body fat, increases metabolism, and keeps your bones strong, among others. Felix Flores, Strength and Conditioning Specialist with DBC Fitness, recommends working on the basic foundations of the movements to make them better, and that is where the success comes in.

He also points out monitoring minutes is more important, because the more minutes you play, the higher incidence for injury. Are compound exercises better than isolation exercises? Felix Flores, Strength and Conditioning Specialist with DBC Fitness, and Carlos Fernandez, Exercise Physiologist with Baptist Health South Florida, explain the differences between these types of exercises and what you need to know to choose one of them, according to the goals you have in mind for your body. Felix Flores, Strength and Conditioning Specialist with DBC Fitness, says overuse injuries do exist and you have to monitor those types of injuries and the movements, so you are not constantly overstressing the ligaments and joints.

Brian Betancourt, Exercise Physiologist with Baptist Health South Florida, explains as people become more intelligent as a society and more advanced in science, they have realized the “no pain, no gain” mentality was a bad idea. Felix Flores, Strength and Conditioning Specialist with DBC Fitness, says early specialization in sports occurs when parents have aspirations of their children to be professional athletes, and they think the sooner the kids can start to work on that craft and that skill, the higher success rate they may have.

Brian Betancourt, Exercise Physiologist with Baptist Health South Florida, explains doing the same movement in a sport will improve that movement or skill, but the issue is that if you only rely on the skills related to that sport, you will not be a complete athlete.

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