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Top Reasons Why Fitness with Weights is Unhealthy.

Understanding the muscles and how they respond to the use of weights in fitness and exercise.
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What Will I Learn?
Enable the student to understand the reasons why weightlifting does not promote healthy muscle.
Help the student realize that mistreatment of the muscles through weightlifting is detrimental to the health of the muscle.
Offer students options for healthier muscle through respect and proper care.
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  • Don't allow previous programming to hinder learning something new.

Learn what healthy muscle really is; why fitness with weights does not build or maintain healthy muscle tissue; and the motivations and end results of this form of muscular abuse.

Understand The Long Lasting Damage to Muscle Tissue and the Body From Weight Lifting.

  • Learn why fitness with weights produces unhealthy muscle
  • Recognize the motivators of muscular abuse
  • Find options for improving muscular health
  • Learn the best way to prevent muscular pain as you age

Healthy Muscle Fitness In An Age of Fad Fitness

The body building and fitness industries have been telling us for years that what they recommend is the right thing or the best thing for maintaining or achieving the ultimate in fitness. Yet they ignore muscular health in favor of an image of physical strength and perfection.

We're going to examine if this image really represents muscular perfection and what the overall cost of this alleged perfection is. We will also take a look at what happens to the muscles during weight lifting and determine how and if strength is really achieved.

This course is can easily be understood by beginners to the fitness and health arena. I designed this course because there are a lot of people working out in gyms with weights, or considering this as a form of exercise for fitness. Additionally, there are a lot of businesses in the fitness arena selling the idea that to be fit, you must either be hard, or have bulging muscles. I disagree. I think people should be given as much information as possible when deciding if a lifestyle choice is the right one for them, especially when their health and well-being is involved.

In the first place, how much do we all really know about the muscles, other than what these “fitness gurus" tell us? And aren't they trying to sell their products or memberships? The question is, are we really being given all the info? These people have been telling us for years that what they recommend is the right thing or the best thing for maintaining or achieving the ultimate in fitness.

However, what if they are wrong? What if what we have been programmed to believe is harmful in some way? What then? Don't we have the right, as a society to get that information? I believe we do, but no one is connecting the dots. No one is out there telling us any different. For instance, do you even know what the definition of healthy muscle is? This course will tell you that. This course asks the questions that have not been asked by the purveyors of “muscle fitness," and examines a side of this issue that people seldom see or are even aware of.

Who is the target audience?
  • Any person who wants to maintain their health and well being.
  • Anyone who works out regularly.
  • Any person looking for fitness alternatives.
  • Anyone who bodybuilds.
  • Anyone who lives with pain or tension.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 22 Lectures Collapse All 22 Lectures 01:10:37
4 Lectures 04:04

Students will understand the basis for the creation of this course.

Preview 01:31

This lecture begins the examination of the effects of the use of weights in fitness exercise. At the end of this lecture, students will be able to effectively begin the process of analyzing the benefits and detriments of weightlifting.

Preview 02:25

Students will understand the 3 main affects of weight lifting on muscles.

How does the use of weights affect the muscles?
3 pages

A review of the key points in Section 1.

Section 1 Key Points
The Use of Weights Part 1: Is it a Healthy or Detrimental Choice?
8 Lectures 15:56

Students will learn about what is the cause of muscle growth when weights are utilized.

Preview 01:40

Students will understand what causes muscles to weaken and to strengthen.

Preview 01:00

Students will learn about the muscle tears caused by weight lifting.

Preview 01:00

Students will begin to analyze if bigger really is better.

Preview 05:33

Students will understand scarring and how it affects the size of the muscle.

How do scars affect the size of the muscle?

Students will understand the restrictions weight lifting causes and why.

How Do Workouts with Weights Cause Muscle to Get More Restricted?

A review of the key points of Section 2.

Section 2 Key Points

Additional resources for reference to aid in better understanding the points made in the course.

Section 2 Resources
The Use of Weights Part 2: What is the Reasoning?
8 Lectures 42:22

Students will understand some of the purposes and the hoped for end results that are driving people in this direction.

3.1 What is the purpose and End Result

Students will be able to analyze the potential short term reasoning and results of weightlifting.

3.2 The Short Term Results

Students will be able to understand the long term reasoning and end results of weight lifting.

3.3 The Long Term Reasons

Students will understand what Anaerobic exercise is, and why it is an unhealthy choice.

3.4 What are the results of anaerobolic exercise

Students will understand the choices people tend to make that cause them to suffer.

3.5 7 Self-Afflictions of Suffering

Students will be able to assess the end results of both the activity of weight lifting and the motivations behind it.

3.6 End Result

A few take away points to consider.

Section 5 Key Points

Additional resources for reference to aid in better understanding the points made in the course.

Section 3 Resources
The Use of Weights Part 3: Respect Your Muscles
2 Lectures 05:00

Students will understand why it is important to respect their muscles.

4.1 Final Thoughts: Respect your muscles

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I am a Licensed Massage Therapist with a specialty in pain management. I have created a new massage modality and maintenance system for the release of restricted muscle as well as pain management. My system is the result of several years of hands on experience, coupled with a God given gift for healing. My focus is health and healing for the whole body, which encompasses a spirit, mind and body connection; and the courses I create will be a reflection of any subject that encompasses that focus.

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