Basic Calisthenics Make An Excellent Warm Up
Before you start any physical training, a proper warm up should be performed. And, in my opinion, there is no better warm up for every type of physical activity than bodyweight calisthenics. There is no other activity that can prepare your body for the multitude of movements of sport, work and life quite like bodyweight exercise.
Basic Calisthenics Make A Great Full Body Workout.
You can use bodyweight exercise to improve upper body, lower body and core strength and endurance. Plus, the rhythmic nature of some calisthenics makes them excellent heart and lung workouts. So you can get a true full body workout which includes all muscle groups and the cardiorespiratory systems. And the best part, you don’t need any equipment!
Mix Body weight Exercises With Other Forms Of Training
Just because you use some other form of training, like dumbbells, barbells and … Read the rest
Just a friendly word of advice: try to avoid any cardio work because when that human being finally does pick up the phone, you will sound like a weirdo or a pervert.
- Lunges: Remember, bathing suit season is approaching. Get those legs in shape! But this is a pretty low intensity workout to do while on hold.
- Sit-ups: The great thing about doing exercises while on hold is that it makes the time go by quicker. Pretty soon, someone will pick up and you will be on your way.
- Walking: I know this seems rudimentary, but any movement is beneficial. This will increase the blood flow throughout your body. Studies have also shown that by walking, it will increase your awareness and fight off fatigue. This is a great tip to keep in mind on road trips, especially if you are the one driving.
- Arm curls: For these, it is
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Fortunately there are ways in which we can feel better about ourselves, calm our thoughts and generally improve our wellbeing, without even moving from our desk. We can even do it in our car before we drive to work in the morning; or maybe in bed last thing at night before we go to sleep.
The solution is deep breathing. Not only can it benefit our health, it is a quick and easy solution for reducing stress levels whenever they begin to rise. Breathing in through your nose and holding it briefly before letting the air back out through your mouth is the ideal way to do this; practising doing it slowly is the key to success.
It will help you even more if you pay attention to your environment when you do your deep breathing exercises. If your office has air conditioning, for example, you will improve your health … Read the rest
Side Dumbbell Raises
Stand straight with your elbows slightly bent and arms at your side with palms facing your side/hip raise the dumbbells (together) to the side until your elbow is slightly above the shoulder level. Rotate the shoulder forward slightly (as if pouring milk from a jug).
Front Dumbbell Raises
Standing straight with your elbows slightly bent and arms in front of your body with palms facing your abdomen, raise the dumbbells (alternating) toward the front and slightly inward until the weight is in front of your nose.
Rear Dumbbell Raises
Sit on a bench or chair and bend forward until your chest is almost on your thighs, palms facing each other touching below the bench, head upand looking forward, or from standing bend forward and rest your forehead on a bench. Raise the dumbbells (together) until they are above your shoulder level. Rotate your hands forward so that … Read the rest
The Fact is you can Burn Fat Without Cardio exercise at all! As shocking as it sounds, it’s true.
Myth: Cardio burns fat, weight training adds bulk
Truth: Muscle is where fat is burned, train it to adapt to stress and grow, you will burn more fat than you ever will doing cardio alone. Cardio is simply a supplement to your fat burning efforts. And 99% of ALL people do it wrong.
So many people think that they can burn fat by doing cardio alone, it’s simply not the case – not if you want to look good when it’s all said and done.
Cardio (the slow steady type you’re familiar with) has barely any true fat loss enhancement effects. It can increase your metabolism in small increments, but nothing compared to training to increase or maintain muscle size.
It’s certainly understandable if you want to begin with cardio for … Read the rest