BREAK OUT OF YOUR EXERCISE RUT.By Shane McLean, Certified Personal Trainer. Love exercise but sick and tired of not getting the results you deserve? Making small changes in your current routine could be just what you’re looking for. Implement one or more of the following plateau busters next time you’re getting after it. Your body will thank you for it. 1. Change the tempo
I hear this statement all the time, “heavy weights with low repetitions will bulk you up while light weights with high repetitions will tone you up”. Is there a difference in these two types of training? The answer is yes – but it’s not about the way you look, it’s about the muscle strength vs. muscle endurance.
So many women today are so fearful of “bulking up” and becoming “too muscular” that they oftentimes avoid the weight machines, barbells and dumbbells completely. Women feel more comfortable and less intimidated using the cardiovascular equipment and you can usually find the majority of the females in the gym running on the treadmills, biking on the recumbent bicycle or striding away on the elliptical machine.
When we incur minor injuries, we are often not sure of whether to use heat or ice as a means of first aid. The matter is made even more confusing by the fact that we are inundated by advertisements of over-the-counter products. There are basic ways to determine whether you should use heat or ice to treat a minor injury, and there are specific steps for effectively applying each option. Instructions 1
There’s a constant focus on what is new, flashy and trendy. For example. P90X, Insanity, Zumba, Shake weight. Just kidding on the shake weight. Still wanted to see if you were still reading.
And, to a certain extent, that’s fine. But in pursuing the new, the cutting-edge and the fresh, we can sometimes overlook the basics.
The MINIMUM EFFECTIVE DOSE is simply the smallest dose that will produce a desired outcome and anything BEYOND the MED is wasteful. That being said, use this training you can do when you are stuck for time and you still want results. Follow the training below, 4 times per week for 12 -16 weeks to get the body you want. Day 1Close grip pushups 10 reps (Can be done on knees or on an incline surface)