We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.

Advertiser Disclosure

Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

How We Make Money

We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently from our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

How do I Choose the Best Strength Training Workout?

By Troy Holmes
Updated May 17, 2024
Our promise to you
WiseGEEK is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At WiseGEEK, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

Over the last few decades physical fitness has become an increasingly important tool for fighting obesity. This requires a fitness routine that includes proper diet and exercise. A good workout should be a comprehensive training program designed to focus of cardio and strength training. A strength training workout should focus on all muscle groups with sufficient recovery time built into each week.

Strength training is about creating power, not size. Power is typically developed through explosive movements with several repetitions. Some good exercises for building power include the military press and squats. Both these exercise are considered compound movements that help build core body strength.

When developing a strength training workout, it is important to remember that more repetitions are better. Developing core strength requires endurance and most exercises should include at least 10 repetitions. This allows the body to adapt to high repetitions before muscle fatigue sets in.

The strength training athlete is well balanced and well fit. He is someone who jumps rope, runs, lift weights, and perform hundreds of push-ups. This type of training requires dedication in the gym and at the dinner table. A good strength training workout should include a proper meal plan.

A good diet for strength training includes additional carbohydrates, protein, and vitamins. This provides the endurance energy that is necessary to get through the brutal workouts of an endurance athlete. Carbohydrates provide quick energy that can be used as energy during an exercise routine.

Many strength training workouts can be completed without extensive weights. They should also include a good combination of compound weight movements. Isolation exercises are designed to increase size, which is also powerful but typically slower. Compound weight movements are designed for strength training. They include bent-over rows, lunges, and cable wood choppers.

A strength training workout should include a good balance of pushing and pulling exercises. This allows the body to react to exercise with opposite muscle groups. An example of push-pull combinations would be bench press mixed with back rows as well as pull-ups with dips.

Explosive lifting is critical for creating strength. This form of lifting requires the athlete to push or pull the weight as quickly as possible. Force is a factor of speed and power. By exercising in an explosive manner the muscles learn to become adaptive to quick movements with extreme power. A good strength training workout should include squats, snatches, and clean and jerks as explosive movements.

WiseGEEK is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.

Discussion Comments

WiseGEEK, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

WiseGEEK, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.