5 Essential Training Tips

October 2012

5 Essential Training Tips

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 · 0 comments

1. Train Regularly to Avoid Depression

Training doesn’t just keep your blues away it also helps you keep feeling better about achieving your fitness goals. According to new studies, regular training may help you fight against depression. Exercising a lot or a little can help in improving your mood. The more regularly you exercise the higher the chance for you to reach full remission from depression.

2. Benefit from intense training

Your muscles are just like your brains; they too have memory. Intense training will help your body stay in its peak condition even during short layoffs. In fact the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research published that you continue to enjoy the benefits of an intense training program even long after you have reduced the intensity of your exercise routines.

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3 Creative Ways to Lose Weight

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 · 0 comments

Weight loss routines might be fun to do at the start, but they can really get repetitive after some time. This will eventually cause boredom and of course you start flaking off on your routine. Doing the same things over and over again may not be doing your motivation level any good. Adding some fun variations to your exercise may add some spice and bring the spirit back to your fitness endeavors. How about giving some offbeat and interesting activities a try? Read on for some ideas.

 

Indoor Rock Climbing

This can be a truly exciting activity that can be fun especially when done with friends. This is a fairly safe exercise, from padded floors to extraordinarily strong cables, and expert instructors or assistants. Successfully climbing to the top after struggling for 20 minutes or so can be exhilarating.

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4 Tips to Stay Active

Monday, October 29, 2012 · 0 comments

Losing interest in your battle of the bulge? You are just one amongst millions of people who give up on exercising before seeing major results. Generally, most people quit because of boredom and lack of motivation. Exercise is often viewed as tough, grueling, and difficult to maintain. That is probably why so many people are facing serious weight issues. If you are one of those people who have decided to shun their rubber shoes and totally give up on exercising, why don’t you consider these four exercise tips below?  They might change your perspective on exercise and help you pick up where you have left of.

Join a Team

All major cities and even smaller ones have recreation centers, clubs, organizations, or other sorts of gathering. Check out what events and exercises they are hosting. Chances are there will be various exercise activities on their lists. There might even be several teams and some organized leagues that you can join. You can probably enjoy the same games you were into as a child. Search for baseball, basketball, kickball, tennis, badminton, or any sport that you enjoy doing. There would surely be people out there who engage in the sport on a regular basis. So, try searching for them and you’ll really be glad that you did.

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Rows of stationary exercise bikes are a common site at fitness centers. This is because it has become one of the most basic tools for promoting general fitness, and it comes with a good reason. A stationary bike offers low-impact, effective, and safe way of doing cardiovascular exercise. It has added many features since it made its earliest appearance in 1796 with the invention of the gymnasticon which was developed to exercise joints. The stationary bike today has indeed come a long way.

Some stationary bikes are now enhanced with handlebars that are connected to the pedals. This feature was added to give the upper body a work out, too. Modern stationary bikes can read your heart rate, determine the calories you have burned, and other information. In some models, you have the option to pedal backwards so that the muscles not utilized when pedaling forward can also exert some effort. The stationary bike cardio workout does not cause a lot of stress to your joints since you are not compelled to make sporadic movements that some exercise equipment require. In addition, it can easily fit into your room. Many varieties are available to choose from, that can be suitable to the space you have available at home. They are handy and don’t require a lot of room.

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Are DVD Exercise Worth It?

Thursday, October 25, 2012 · 0 comments

In the last decade the upsurge of DVD exercise programs has been remarkable. A multitude of exercises from yoga, kickboxing, Zumba, muscle building and a lot more have been made available in DVD. You can choose from single discs to 90, 60, and 30 day complete programs. These exercises can potentially be an easier and faster way to engage in a great workout and change your lifestyle into a more active one. So, would it really be as simple as following along? Yes and no.  Before getting your wallet to pay for the latest exercise craze in DVD, how about asking yourself a few questions?

What are your objectives?

Have a clear picture of what you want to achieve from it. Are you buying it as a supplement to the current program you are in or do you need an entire new one? Is your goal to build muscle or lose weight? Or perhaps, do you just want a fun way to get moving?

There are various options to suit your different needs. If kickboxing is not your thing, don’t buy it just because everyone is excited about it.

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Tea to Lose Weight

Thursday, October 25, 2012 · 0 comments

Obesity or excess weight is a current problem in our society that is not likely to go away soon. There has been so many programs developed for countermeasure, and I’m sure that more of these will continuously turning up, promising effective weight loss solutions. Along with weight loss programs, come diet pills and beverages that guarantee to help you lose your weight quickly. Some of these diet supplements claim to be made from all natural ingredients. But, are they really?

There is one proven natural remedy for weight loss and it has existed long before obesity became a problem among humanity. The purely natural solution to excess weight I’m referring to is tea. It is a very common product that everyone is familiar with, yet its full benefits may still be something that you have to acquaint yourself with. Tea is actually an effective weight loss solution by reducing excess fats when consumed regularly.

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Exercise to Stay Young

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 · 0 comments

Most if not all off us want to stay young and cling to our youth for as long as we possibly can. The beauty industry has flourished because of this desire. Anti-wrinkle creams, anti-aging pills, and anti-aging lotions are some of the great selling products that promise to extend your youthfulness. But, if you are looking for the most effective way to stay young, you might find the answer in the great outdoors.

Put on your most comfortable pair of running shoes and run, jog, or take a hike. These activities will do wonders to your health and fight visible signs of ageing as well. It is disheartening to find that among the adult population in the US, only 40% exercise regularly. And, only about 25% of Americans have engaged in regular exercise for five years or more.

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How to Burn Fat Naturally

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 · 0 comments

Have you been in and out of diet programs, but have never been successful in attaining your ideal weight? That must have left you hopeless and pretty convinced that no diet program out there will ever work for you. Well, cheer up! Remember that the primary factors to a successful weight loss are positive thinking and motivation. Both are just a state of mind that doesn’t even require you to flex a single muscle. Never lose hope and always maintain a positive disposition.

So, if all else have failed, let me introduce to you five reliable tips that will help burn off your fat naturally.

a. Believe in yourself and never give up on your fitness goals. Remain focused and look at weight loss positively. Adopt a “can do attitude” and never say you can’t. Always think about the day that you will be fitting into your special jeans again. Positive thoughts like this can keep you motivated.

b. Learn about what, when, and how much you can eat. Try eating regular small portions of nutritious food throughout the day. By eating five to six small meals a day, your food cravings are unlikely to surface and you can hardly feel any hunger pangs. Just make sure that these small meals contain fruits, vegetables, and plenty of protein. It is also important that you don’t skip meals. This will only encourage bringing or eating huge portions of unhealthy food that can really jeopardize your diet efforts.

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Does your exercise routine require you to stay more than an hour at the gym? Many exercise routines needs hours to be completed. It has also become a common notion that the more hours you spend at the gym and the longer the duration of your exercises the better it is for you. However, long hours of exercise usually discourage people form engaging in fitness programs, especially those who don’t have the luxury of time.

The good news is that, a fitness trend that demands only very little of your time is fast gaining popularity. The 10 minutes workout session is has been devised by experts and is guaranteed to help people achieve their ideal weight. The 10 minute workout session entails various short intense bursts of physical activity.

There are evidences showing that 10 minutes workout sessions are more effective and beneficial than longer ones, here are some of them:

1. Exercising in small bursts in about 10 minutes duration lowers the instances of hypertension. Various scientific studies point out that individuals suffering from high blood pressure benefit better from shorter exercise sessions than extended workouts.

2. When it comes to losing weight, working out for 10 minutes or so at least three times a day is more effective than a one 30 minute workout. When you exercise three times a day, you will be able to maintain your metabolism at a higher level and this means that you will be burning more calories in the long run. Remember that you lose your weight in a safe way by burning calories steadily.

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5 Top Benefits You Get from Pilates

Thursday, October 18, 2012 · 0 comments

You may have already heard so many good things about Pilates and now you are persuaded to give it a try. Actually, Pilates has many forms of exercise, in fact hundreds of them. So, where do you begin? First and foremost, you have to decide on a place where you will practice it. Your budget and desired comfort level may be some influential deciding factors.

Some major suburbs and cities have studios especially dedicated to Pilates. One advantage of practicing Pilates in a studio is that you would no longer have to shell out money for equipment costs. The studio will provide you with mats, blankets, and other props.

You can also check out your local gym, they may be offering Pilates as one of their exercise programs. Confirm if they have a beginner’s class available and likewise, ensure that they have a qualified instructor. If exercising at the gym does not work for you, you can choose to purchase some Pilates videos and learn to do the exercise in the comfort of your own home.

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