About Exercise and Leisure

If you have ever been to a gym on a regular basis, you have probably seen those people that are disgustingly healthy working out every day and always pushing themselves to the limit. What you may not realize is that they have worked on trimming and toning before they worked on just getting bigger and stronger. When you start working out, it is not only unnecessary but also unhealthy to try to maximize the weights with which you work out.

To tone your body effectively, the repetitions or number of times you perform each exercise is more important than the actual weight. When first beginning your workout routine, try finding a weight that you are comfortable with and then take just a little bit more weight off. When you tone your body, you are actually ripping your muscles during your workout. Too much weight will easily tear the muscle tissue

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Anywhere Posture Improver’s

NECK GLIDE

Helps realign your head over your shoulders-and relieve neck strain

While standing or sitting, simply move your head back over the middle of your shoulders. Think of trying to touch an imaginary wall with the back of your neck (do not actually tip your head back to touch the wall as that will cause your neck to arch).

Hold for ten seconds and relax. Do this whenever you realize your head has been hanging forward for a while, i.e., after reading or leaning over your desk, computer, handwork, hobby, etc.

SHOULDER BLADE SQUEEZE

Strengthens the muscles between the shoulder blades and mid-back. This movement/exercise will correct rounded shoulders¬-and also relax all neck muscles.

Lift rib cage. Think of pulling up with your midsection.

Press your shoulder blades back, towards your spine, and then press them down towards your waistline.

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Building Abdominals

Abdominal crunches work only one area of your abdomen–the part along the front of your belly above the belly button. Unfortunately, this happens to be the one area of the stomach that’s often strongest for most people. So, crunches simply make an already strong area of the abdomen even stronger, ignoring important weak spots that are the true source of your problem.
The ABS are actually more than just one muscle. The abdominal muscle group is made up of the oblique muscles (internal and external), the abdominus rectus and the hidden transverse abdominus.

The obliques are thin muscles that form a continual wrap around the torso, enclosing your bony structures and internal organs in a protective support. Unfortunately, even the most developed obliques can be hidden under layers of fatty love handles.

The rectus abdominus is what forms the classic and sought after six-pack. It attaches the sternum and ribs … Read the rest

Stair Sprinting

Stair sprinting is an easy and straightforward exercise that anyone can do either at home or in the park or even at work. The name is somewhat self explanatory – all you need to do is run up and down stairs. If there are several floors available to you, so much the better and the fitter you’ll get.

Even if you consider yourself in tip top physical condition, it’s better to start off gently. Try running up and down three or four floors twice. Overweight people and novices are unlikely to be able to do any more than two repetitions. Don’t worry if you can’t manage anymore at the beginning. It will take time to build up a resistance to the effort. Try doing the two repetitions every other day for a fortnight.

After the first two weeks build up the number of repetitions to three or perhaps four, depending

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Workout When Sick

  • Engage in a light workout.

The purpose here is to EASE back in to your normal workouts. Do not expect to go all out at this point. I would suggest choosing to start off with a less intense version of your intervals or a modified resistance training workout. If either of these options includes jumping, you may wish to find a substitute.

Options may look like:

Intervals – instead of a normal 1 min. low/1 min. high, choose to perform 2 minutes low, 1 minute high but all variables are less intense than your regular interval session. This may extend your time spent and that is okay. No need to go past 20 minutes….remember the goal is to EASE back into your routine.

Resistance Training Workout – you have a couple options here. Depending on your fitness level and how you are feeling, you may choose to complete a beginner … Read the rest

Turbulence Training

Turbulence training is a physical training program that has been the best choice of the most well know exercising trainers. Why it is so is because the training method it uses. It uses a dual exercising method with both physical and mental training that helps to lose fat faster. Due to this dual method you lose fat while gaining muscle.

Another great thin is there is no sex problem. That means both male and female can use this program without a problem. Also both enjoy using it. The next secret is half the time is needed to do your exercises. That means if you take about three hours to do your exercises, you take one and half hour only. And only three days of a week is needed to do your exercises.

Even if you have got good results after using turbulence training you don’t need to do this training

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Myth About Sit Ups

The classic sit up position is flat on the back, hands behind the head and you sit up without aid of any other muscle groups and touch your knees with your elbows and then go down. Do that about 500 times and you will have yourself great abs. Right?

Probably not. Any skilled weight training instructor will steer you away form sit ups and particularly the kind we just discussed. There are some very good reasons why you can and should design a program of abdominal health without ever doing a single sit up.

Sit ups are not the optimum abdominal muscle work out. For one thing, there is a tendency by the exerciser (you) to jerk forward as though to pull oneself into the sitting position using the hands behind the head. When this happens, your ab muscles are not getting any work out at all. You are using … Read the rest

Burn Fat Without Losing Muscle Mass

Your body will adapt to the stimulus you give it. So, if you give your body a reason to keep or build muscle, it will. If you don’t, it won’t. Maybe oversimplified, but valid. And that’s the reason you can lose muscle mass if your main mode of exercise is traditional cardio, like walking or jogging. Low intensity exercises like these can help you lose weight, but they don’t give your body a reason to keep its muscle.

So, what’s the solution? The simplest step is to add an element of resistance to your workouts. A simple weight training program of large-movement, multi-joint exercises will do the trick for most. If you’re just starting out, try a program of deadlifts and overhead presses, five sets of five repetitions, two to three times a week.

The next step is to get more out of your cardio workouts. One method that is … Read the rest

Get Rock Hard Abs

Important factors that you need to consider if you want rock hard abs.

  • A Consistent Plan
  • The Ability To Stick To The Plan
  •  Patience

If you take these 3 into account, you won’t go wrong. What I mean by a consistent plan is a routine that is solid. You need a routine that you’re going to stick to everyday, so there is no good saying; “Oh man, I’m going to train 4 hours a day”, if you don’t have time to train 4 hours every single day, if you do that’s great! You need to wake up every morning, and you need to add that exercise to your daily routine. It’s kinda like brushing your teeth. You wake up in the morning and you brush your teeth, why? Because it’s routine. It’s not a chore either, it’s personal hygiene. Same with exercise, don’t think of it as a chore, it’s

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Situps Don’t Work

Forget endless situps. Fat doesn’t melt away by moving it around, if it did, those silly vibrating belt machines would be in every living room. Remember those machines from old black and white movies? You stand on a platform and let the belt vibrate the fat away. Great idea, but they don’t work and neither do situps. Also, doing the same exercise over and over and over again is boring-what’s the chance, even if situps work, that you’ll keep doing them? I’m falling asleep thinking about it.

Situps won’t melt the fat off of your gut, but they do have value, they will strengthen your abdominal muscles. These muscles are used in sports, used in everyday activities around the house and office, promote a healthy posture, and produce a six-pack abs when they push through the fat. For the best effect, do two or three sets of eight to twelve … Read the rest