How to Manage Fibroids with Weight Lifting

Here’s a final point of emphasis: Weight lifting is most effective when you perform multiple set weight training throughout the week. A multiple-set weight training routine essentially involves performing two or more sets of each exercise that’s included in a single workout.

Sets simply refer to groups of repetitions performed in sequence without rest.

Multiple set weight training is typically referred to as “high volume” weight training, as it involves working out for extended periods of time due to the total number of sets and repetitions performed.

When it comes to fibroid management, one of the most notable benefits of multiple set weight training lies in its favorable effects on sex-hormone binding globulin (SHGB), a carrier protein that functions in keeping circulating estrogen levels at bay.

Circulating concentrations of SHGB are generally low in the presence of obesity and diabetes. The amount of circulating SHGB is also low among women with fibroids and associated with numerous adverse effects including miscarriage. High volume, multiple set training has been shown to significantly elevate SHGB levels in ways that promote healthy estrogen balance.

Further supporting fibroid management, multiple set weight training leads to the greatest improvements in body composition through its effects on metabolism.

In fact, moderate-to-high-intensity, high volume weight lifting workouts (8-10 exercises 3-4 sets) can rev up your metabolism by as much as 5-8 percent for up to three days after exercising. This essentially means that you’ll burn an additional 100 or more calories a day in a rested state.

One of the easiest ways to implement multiple sets during weight lifting involves performing circuit sets. Circuit sets involve going through a series of exercises (8-10) with relatively brief rest time between sets (30 seconds). Performing circuit sets is also great for working both your muscles and cardiovascular system simultaneously.

In addition, circuit sets are an effective approach to weight loss as they induce a ‘cardio-like effect’ when it comes to burning calories due to the limited rest periods involved.

Now, although I wholeheartedly advocate weight lifting for fibroid management, doing so will not completely reverse your symptoms. However, following the strategies I’ve provided here will surely improve your overall quality of life by helping to slow fibroid growth and alleviating many of the pains, discomforts and other related symptoms.

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Disclaimer: The information provided is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Any reader who is concerned about his or her health should contact a physician for advice.

Before starting an exercise training program you should first make sure that exercise is safe for you. If you are under the age of 55 years and generally in good health, it is probably safe for you to exercise. However, if you are over 55 years of age and/or have any health problems, be sure to consult with your physician before starting an exercise training program.