Exercise As Power Source

This day and age it can be very difficult indeed to

go to the gym. Life is very hectic and busy, which

will create a serious challenge for remaining

consistent with exercise each day. Exercise is

however, just what we all need to reduce stress,

and give the body the extra energy it needs to carry

out normal living.

The best results of exercise are achieved through

the use of refined techniques, functional exercises,

cardio, the right nutrition, variety, awareness,

consistency, and motivation over a period of time.

The refined techniques mean correct form to isolate

muscles or to target areas of the body. Efficiency

is need to ensure stimulation of the muscles. With

weight lift training, which is also known as

resistance training, you’ll need to eliminate any

type of momentum.

It is also important to move the weight about using

a full range of motion. Full range of motion causes

the muscle to contract for the right amount of time

and help to ensure the right length of the tendons.

The goal here is to strengthen the joints of your

body by stimulating the muscles.

Cadence is also helpful, as it is a term that refers

to the rate in which the resistance or the weight

moves. The best results with cadence are gained

by slow movements which will cause the muscle

to contract for a longer period of time. You

can mix in a series of fast and slow cadence,

which is very beneficial with sports type


Using the correct angles will achieve muscle

isolation in target areas and help to decrease

the risk of injuries, which is great for those

using heavy weights.

Functional type exercise is a popular technique

that will stimulate the core and torso of your

body while you work on another muscle group at

the same time. As an example, when you perform

a dumbell press while lying on an exercise ball.

Your abdominal muscles and the core muscles will

contract to hold your body into this position,

while your chest and tricep muscles will push the

dumbells up. This type of exercise and challenge

will cause maximum stimulation to your body and

keep the workout interesting and refreshing.

Cardio is another exercise that is great for the

heart and lungs. The total number of calories

you burn is very important along with maintaining

the right heart rate. The formula for your

heart rate is 220 minus your age times 60 for

the lower number, then 220 minus you age and

times 80 for the upper number.

This is also known as fat burning zone. Cardio

will also de-toxify the body and help to strengthen

the immune system along with other benefits. The

muscles will contract and pass the lymph along,

which will allow the immune system to clear away

dead cells and bring new ones in.

Anytime you exercise, warming up is very important,

as it will prepare your body for the more

demanding workout of cardio. You should always

allow 15 – 30 minutes prior to weight lifting and

10 – 15 minutes prior to cardio exercises. You

should also stretch as well, as this will help

get the blood flowing through your musles and

get them limber as well.

An ideal schedule for working out is to warm

up then follow with cardio. You can lift weights

on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday then cardio

only on Tuesday and Thursday.

Even though you may think your schedule is simply

too busy to maintain a schedule for working out,

you’ll find that adding exercise will actually add

more time, as you’ll have a lot more energy in

your normal everyday life. You can think of

exercise as the batteries that will help to give

your life power.

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