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Showing posts with label Workout Routines. Show all posts

Exercise With an Ab Workout Routine

Exercise With an Ab Workout Routine
Regardless of your gender or age, to have a flat stomach or even well defined abs would be great.
 For most women, it can be said that they want to look good in their clothes and having a flat stomach can be very important.
 There are many different roads you can go down in order to achieve this, but you will have to do some sort of workout. One of the best approaches that you can adopt, would be to choose and use a good ab workout routine. A routine that will really work your muscles, and give you the desired effect.
There is a right and a wrong way of doing any exercise - you either work your muscles or not! This a common mistake made by most people when working out. In order to get the most out of any exercise, you must concentrate on working the right set of muscles. The same rule should apply to your routine if you want a flat stomach or to develop your abs.
Obviously, you start off at a steady pace and work towards really intensifying your routines. By staying at the same pace, you will not really see any benefits. For example, if you start off by speed walking, then you should move on to something more energetic, like jogging after a week or two.
The best exercise to really work your abs is doing the crunches. Initially, you can start off by doing the simple form of the crunch. When you feel that your confidently working your upper and lower abdominal muscles, you should then progress to doing some of the more complicated crunch exercises.
A way of finding out if you are doing the exercises correctly, is by placing your hand on your abs as you slowly perform the exercise. You should be able to feel your abs muscles being worked. You should then be able to learn how to target those particular muscles, as your go through your abs workout.
 Remembering to avoid these simple mistakes with your own abs workout routine, you will be on the road to working and developing your muscles and achieving what you initially set out to do.
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Home Gym Workout Routine Setup Tips

Home Gym Workout Routine Setup Tips
A home gym workout routine offers you the benefits of no membership fees, no audience with all eyes on you, and no time lost in travel to and from the gym. The best news though is that it can be incredibly cheap to set up. Simplicity is the name of the game.
Start small and determine your additional needs from there
You may well find the benefits of your home workout routine mean you are able to get a lot more out of less. Lets face it, much of the equipment in the gym is just to justify the fee they are charging you anyway. You probably won't miss it. Besides plenty of people are in great shape without setting foot in the gym.
Setting up your home gym
1)Recognise the value of bodyweight exercises
There is a reason why some of the fittest people on the planet use bodyweight conditioning exercises. 
People such as the navy seals who are arguably the perfect combination of performance and looking fit and healthy. They have to be. Using the right bodyweight exercises will help you improve your body, and save money. Thats a win-win.
2)Get some dumbbells
Choose adjustable sets so you have the option of different resistance to work with. This way your program can adapt as you do.
3)Use an exercise mat
This will be your workout area; get the mat out to signal its "game time" and get your mind into workout mode. When your workout is over you can simply put the mat away and get on with living your life.
4)Consider a pull up bar
The pull up is perhaps the king of upper body exercises, and will improve your strength and conditioning at the same time as your looks.
5)Use a mirror
A mirror is not just for vanity but to watch for your form when performing an exercise. If its possible to workout in front of a mirror, you will benefit.
Tools bands and balls are optional, if you think you will enjoy using them they can add variety, but they are by no means necessary, so start with the basics mentioned above first. With this simple set up you really will have the foundations for a great home gym workout routine.

How To Maximize Your Total Gym Workouts

How To Maximize Your Total Gym Workouts
When planning for your Total Gym workouts schedule, make sure to listen to your body, one could do, you could even manage to do workouts everyday but your body will need a break once in a while. If you have a tight schedule, just make sure that every time you get to work out, it is really intense.
When working out, push yourself to your last limits, take small breaks in between sets, this will be plenty of time for your body to recover.
 For best results, you could decide that once a month you do a Total Gym workout for two days consecutively, then rest for three days and you will see the outcome.
When you get to the gym, make sure you warm up first, walk around the room to get your muscles going, then start with basic pull ups, lay on your stomach with your neck above the bench and then with a reasonable weight perform the pull ups in slow repetitions. Do three sets of these.
Next do bicep curls, get into a seated position and turn over your hands so that you are in a curl position, make sure your shoulders are down and strengthen your wrist, lift the weights up to your shoulder in slow repetition motions, do at least three sets until you feel your muscle burn.
Next you should do the chest press, seat on the bench, grab the weights in such a way that your elbows are close to your chest, and lift the weights up to your chest without locking your elbows, make sure you do two to three sets of these and you are good.
Finally try the incline squat, this workout works most of the lower body muscles and is a good cardio supplement for the week, lie on the bench with your back put your feet on the optional bar and lower yourself so that you bend your knees to about 60 or 90 degrees. Doing these exercises will give you a great work out under an hour.
Circuit training is an efficient way to train multiple muscle groups in a short period of time. It works by performing a series of exercises that typically focus on different muscle groups. 
As you begin your circuit, you'll complete one exercise and then move onto the next exercise with little or no rest in between. By circuit training you'll gain both muscle strength and cardio endurance.

How to Begin a Pushup Workout Plan

How to Begin a Pushup Workout Plan
Are you searching for a new workout routine? Are you tired of hearing about the latest 'lose fat fast' fads or not entirely thrilled about starting a gym workout regimen? Maybe it is time to get back to basics. 
Workouts for armed forces, professional sports teams, weight trainers, and beyond often involve pushups. Pushups are an integral component of many regimens and it can become a part of yours as well in order to get you on your way to a fit lifestyle.
The correct position
Kneel down on the floor and place your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Place your shoulders directly above your hands and lift yourself (straightening your arms).
 Place your toes on the floor and straighten your legs so that your back is also straight. Lower your body down by bending the elbows and keeping the rest of your body straight. Go down in a controlled motion until your chest almost touches the floor and then lift yourself up in a controlled motion.
If you have never done chest exercises, then you can lessen the initial intensity by doing pushups from your knees rather than from your toes.
Pay attention to your body for progress
Muscles can quickly become acclimated to your workout program. It is important to maintain intensity when it seems as if your muscles are getting familiar with the workout schedule. 
For instance, you may begin by doing four sets of twenty-five pushups several times per week. After a couple of weeks, your muscles are not going to be challenged as much, warranting an increase in intensity. This may mean doing more than twenty five at a time or doing more than four sets at a time.
Basically, the best workout is going to always present a challenge; if your workout routine becomes easy to you, then it is time to switch things around.
 Maintaining the same gym workout or home workout will only help you maintain present muscle; you need to keep your muscles challenged in order to get stronger and build more muscle.