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Showing posts with label Choosing the Best Workout Program. Show all posts

Myths About Workout Routines For Toning

Myths About Workout Routines For Toning
If you're happy with the size of your muscles, but want to firm them up, there are some facts about workout routines for toning that you should know.
 Just like there is a lot of false information when it comes to bulking on muscle, the same applies to toning. This article highlights some of the myths, and points you in the right direction towards effective muscle toning.
Though contrary to what the media and muscle magazines might have you think, there is no scientific consensus in regards to what is commonly referred to as "muscle tone".
 The common belief is that there are "hard" muscles, and "soft" muscles. However, from all my reading, research, and experience, I cannot give you even one example that this is gospel!
The cold, hard fact is simple. There is no workout routine for toning that will harden your muscles. If you think you've ever gotten results from these so called routines, you're in for a shock. 
The firming up of muscles is a result of one thing, and one thing only - an increase of muscle tissue, and a decrease in "jiggly" fat. It's as simple as that..
Now, even though I state that toning routines are a myth, there is definitely things you can do to firm up.
 At some point in your workout plan, you're going to need to go into calorie deficit to shed some of that subcutaneous bodyfat (I.E. the fat under the skin).
 My advice would be to bulk up as much as you can for a few months, then spend a few weeks to a month consuming less, but maintaining your strength training.

Spice Up Your Workout Routine

Spice Up Your Workout Routine
How many times have you started a workout routine that only lasted for a week? It is a common occurrence for both the health buffs and those who take casual work out.
 There's really no one to blame, because it is the body getting bored of your regular work out regimen, what it needs is just a little spicing up. Here are the different techniques to spice up your workout routine.
Do three instead of one
Instead of spending the whole of your 30 minutes on the thread mill, have 3 different sets of exercises, with or without equipments, and spend 10 minutes on each of them. This will excite your brain, and it will be a great way to come up with the same effects in a lesser amount of time.
Juggling two exercises together
This is usually called supersetting, and involves picking two opposing muscle group work out and doing both of them at an interval. It may be bicep curl and a triceps extension. This will get your body going and it will bring results in a faster time.
Repetition makeover
Add another set to your repetition scheme, instead of still doing 1 set of 15 reps. You can cut down the reps and add some more weight to further your progression. Having a thorough weight program does not only involve weight changes, it also involves repetitions, and rest time.
Do cardio while your in between
You can jump onto the treadmill and walk or jog for the minute in between while you are still waiting for your next set. This will help you burn more calories and pumps good amount of air to your system. This also will not heighten up your body for the next exercise.
Pick programs at random.
For the ease of starting-up, some gym buffs tend to choose the manual programs forgetting many other options to choose from. Pick the programs at random, as there are a lot pre-selected options available on gym equipments. In the end, you will give your heart and lungs the exercise that they need and burn calories at the same time.
Exercise change
A proper program needs adjustments every 4-6 weeks. The workout regimen that you have selected will bore your muscles out, as it goes up to this length of time. The key is to challenge your muscles any way that you can, so that your progress will not come into a halt. Consult your trainer on what are the new movements that you can incorporate to your workouts.
The body getting bored in the progress of a work out program is no longer new to the fitness world. There is really no need to kick the tire just yet, incorporate these simple steps to spice up your workout routine and you will not notice your program coming to an end. You will be able to enjoy your routine and see them as challenges to take on and not stay away from.

Some Basic Tips On Losing Weight Using Workout Routines

Some Basic Tips On Losing Weight Using Workout Routines
There are several key components to losing weight and achieving the physique that you want. The main factor that will have an impact upon your ability to burn off fat will be your diet, but aside from this your focus needs to also be on developing suitable workout routines, both muscle building and cardiovascular.
When it comes to a workout routine that helps you to build muscle it is important for you to consider what your goals are. While some people will want bulk up significantly, others will simply want to become a little bit more toned and lean.
 Either way, developing and lean muscle will help you to burn fat and therefore you should consult with a personal trainer when designing a specific routine to follow.
When it comes to losing weight it will certainly be important few to focus on a cardiovascular exercise routine as well. You should focus on exercising at least three or four times a week as this will help you to raise up your metabolism and therefore burn fat.
Try to focus on different exercises that you can happily engage in without becoming bored or demotivated. There are so many different exercises that you could choose from and each of these will have a positive effect. As such, focus only on exercises that you actually enjoy in order to make your routine easier to handle.
You should also focus on your commitment and it is easier to commit to a specific schedule if you set aside a certain time of the day during which you will exercise.
 This will help you to develop habits and as such your routine will be a lot easier to follow. Ideally, focus on exercising when you first get up in the morning on an empty stomach for the best results.
Probably the best type of exercise that you can do in order to achieve the quickest results will be high-intensity interval training. 
Studies have proven that these are the most effective in burning fat quickly and you can also complete then in a shorter time period

Niche Workout Routines

Niche Workout Routines
Niche workout routines are specific workout routines that you do in case you may be sick, undergoing treatment or when you are pregnant. These workouts ensure you to do specific exercise routines that will help you to become strong and flexible.
There are certain specific workout exercises a pregnant woman has to do daily. The simplest exercise she can do is the arm and upper back stretch. 
These exercise routines are quite easy and must be done on a daily basis. The reason for these daily exercises is because, for a pregnant woman, the body expands and she gains weight more than she is accustomed to. Therefore, the exercises will help her body adjust comfortably to the new weight.
First, raise your arms above your head, keeping your elbow straight and have the palms of your hands facing each other. Stay in this position for the next 20 seconds.
 Next, lower your arms out, away from your body to your sides. Ensure you have kept your back straight. Lastly, bring out your hands behind your back and stretch them as far as possible. These exercises help you ease those back pains that are so common during pregnancy.
The other important exercise to do for a pregnant woman is the one that will help you maintain good posture. This is called the pelvic kilt. 
A pelvic kilt is an exercise that helps you strengthen your abdominal muscles, so that you do not get back pain. For this exercise, you need to bend your knees after lying on your back. Tighten your stomach and that muscle found on your buttocks.

 Do this by inhaling deeply through your nose. Then flatten your back on the floor, and let your pelvis tilt upward. Exhale slowly as you count to five.
 Do not do any more of the same exercise until you have relaxed and you have gotten your breath back. Perform these exercises daily and you will endure a less stressful pregnancy.

Top 4 Workout Routines For Your Workplace

Top 4 Workout Routines For Your Workplace
Work can spill into workout hour. I understand. So here are the top 4 workout routines for your workplace. You can't expect to lose weight using just these 4 workout routines. To lose weight safely, you need to incorporate a healthy diet plan as well as complete workout routines into your lifestyle. However, for now, you can get started with these 4 workout routines for your workplace:
1. Take The Stairs.
Don't use the elevator at work, take the stairs instead. Keep in mind I'm saying this by assuming your office is in the second or third floor. If your office is beyond the fourth floor, then by all means, save your effort, and breath, and take the elevator.
In case your workplace is not in a building, then try to park a little bit away from your usual parking spot. This way you'll walk more. But always park in well-lit areas of the parking lot. You don't want to risk your security, do you?
2. Stand Up.
Every hour or so, stand up at your desk to stretch your body, even if you don't get out of your cubicle, or room, to go anywhere in the office.
If it's safe, then lift your arms and arch your back. Hold for at least 20 seconds while breathing normally. This will energize your spine, helping in digestion, blood circulation, and so on.
If you can't stand up and stretch at your desk, look below for alternate options for working out at your workplace.
3. Brisk Walk In Your Lunch Break.
Lunch breaks usually range from half-hour to one-hour. Even if you're hard at work, you should always break away from your busy schedule to have your lunch on time. Assuming you are definitely having your lunch at your lunch break, try to include a brisk walk in your lunch break as well.
For this, you have to pack a light, yet filling, lunch. Have your lunch within 10-15 minutes, and use the rest of your lunch break to brisk walk around your office, office building, or just back and forth from your car to your desk. If you're new to working out, have the brisk walk first, and then have your lunch to ensure your lunch stays inside you.
4. Workout At Your Desk.
While seated at your desk, lift your knees and stamp lightly on the ground for at least 20 times for both knees. Then stretch your legs by straightening your legs.
 Flex and point your legs for 30 seconds each. Do this routine at least thrice a day at your workplace.

What You Should Include In Your Workout Routine

What You Should Include In Your Workout Routine
Some people aren't quite sure what they should include in their workout routines. Well, there are many schools of thought on this one. Here are a few simple suggestions on workout routines that shouldn't be passed by. Some people overlook some of the real basic workout routines and old school exercises. But, it is my feeling that these exercises shouldn't be ignored.
Basic old school exercises are a great foundation for everything else we do in life. We call these functional exercises. They make everyday life much easier, plus, they help to build muscle. Building muscle helps lose body fat, increases strength, and also increases our bodies stamina.
So, what do I mean by 'old school exercises'? I'm talking about basic push ups, sit ups, squats, pull ups, and dips. Anything that you can use your own body weight. Many times you don't even need a gym to do these exercises. Using your own body weight, you can do many of these exercises right at home.
Push Ups - Start by doing as many as you can and build yourself up to where you can do at least twenty. From there, start timing yourself and see how many you can do in an hour.
Sit Ups - Sit Ups are a fantastic exercise. There are also so many variations of sit ups that you can do. This works the core abdominal muscles. Twenty is a good number to do.
Pull Ups - These are done on a bar. You place your hands on the bar and pull your chin up to the bar. They can also be called chin ups. If you can't even do one, at least do some jumps to the bar and get to where you are hanging onto the bar and let yourself back down again. Repeat several of these jumps up to the bar. Do at least twenty of them.
Dips - These are for the triceps or the back of the arms, but, can really use a lot of other muscles as well. You have two bars on either side of you, and dip yourself down.
 You can also do these on a bench or chair. Place your hands on the edge of the chair with your palms facing down. Place your hips off of the chair and dip yourself down, pressing yourself back up with your triceps.