Showing posts with label abdominal muscles. Show all posts
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3 Truths about exercise you should know



Did you think that by running miles each day will put you in good health and shape? Think again. You might be exaggerating the necessary exercise and causes more negative than positive effects. A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed that excessive running can be fatal in the end.

Scientists studied more than 1,000 healthy runners and non-runners in a span of 12 years. They found that those who ran for more than four hours a week and those who did not exercise at all practically have higher mortality rates. This seemed a testimony to the word "too much of anything is bad."

If you are someone who spent too many hours to run, exercising or performing any type of exercise, but not seeing results, then it may have been the victim of misinformation. It is likely that these data are not outright lies, half-truths. Here are some facts to consider.

1. Running on the treadmill is the best alternative to reduce stress on the knees.

Running, either on a treadmill or not, it's good exercise. However, it really puts pressure on the knees. No matter where, it is true that the knees widely used for training. This can be easily solved by varying your routine and mixing activities to reduce pressure on the knees. This way, you can be sure to enjoy running in the coming years.

2. Sweating is a sign of better performance.

Did you think that an ounce of sweat equals fewer calories? Not exactly the right equation.Sweating is a natural process of the body to help release toxins from our body to keep you cool under intense activity. Just think about it, when you exercise during cold weather, sweat less. But if you exercise for a while, you sweat more. Sweating does not necessarily reveal the amount of calories you burned; however, if you never sweat during a workout you need to check if you have a thyroid problem or your routine is not only strong enough.

3. Crunching is the key to flat stomach.

For starters, round belly is caused by fat. And the fat can not be removed by crunches.Crunching is to tone your abs, taking into tight. It follows exercise to burn fat. You need to burn belly fat first and then the skin tone and muscle lose by doing crunches.
If you think you are making a great effort in the exercise, but not receiving any results, is not it time to rethink about their techniques and see if it is a fact or a myth?

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workouts: break through a motivation slump

Breaking Grounds for pothole

I was talking to a lady who had never seen before in a beauty salon. After discovering that I was a Pilates teacher and personal trainer, she proceeded to tell me about his ongoing battle with weight loss.

This woman was a true inspiration, having she managed to lose over 60 pounds by changing your diet and increasing exercise to your life. But as many of us know, motivation does not come with an endless supply; however, comes in waves of ups and downs. She explained that she was experiencing a low point and simply could not begin to exercise in recent times.

That's often the case when we get out of the groove of a routine that can be very difficult to find our rhythm again established.

Here are the suggestions I made to her. If you are at the lower end of motivation at the moment, hopefully it will be of help to you, too.

1. Make a playlist of 30 minutes of your favorite songs and dance with them.

2. Run or walk away from your home for 15 minutes and then run / walk back home. Build until you can run most of the way.

3. When you do not feel like doing anything, do some stretching while watching TV. At least you've done something towards your fitness goal.

4. Make a playlist of tracks motivation and collect five exercises to do in a row.

This is an example of a workout than five exercises you can do to break his slump motivation.

workout1

(Photo: Willis Lim)

Chubby

Focus of the body: legs, buttocks, thighs

1. Start with feet hip-width.

2. Lower the hips and buttocks toward the floor, as if you were taking a seat on an imaginary chair. Reach both arms out in front of the shoulders.

3. Press through your feet to return to its initial position.

Keep your feet and knees parallel throughout the squat. The smaller you make your hips, the harder you'll work. When you squat, knees should be slightly behind the toes.

Do 15-20 squats.

workout2

(Photo: Willis Lim)

Narrow Push-Up

Focus body: chest, shoulders, arms

1. Start with your hands shoulder-width apart and your body off the ground, except for the hands and feet. (For an easier option, keep your knees on the floor.)

2. Inhale as you bend the elbows, lowering the body toward the floor.

3. Push back to the starting position.

Keep your arms close to the sides of your body. Elbows should rub her waist and bottom.

Do 10-15 pushups.

workout3

(Photo: Willis Lim)

Straight-Leg Crunch

Body Focus: abdominal

1. Lie on your back and extend your legs straight in the air, feet toward the ceiling and hands behind your head.

2. Lift your upper body off the floor in a crisis.

3. Hold each contraction for 2 seconds before lowering his head back down.

His lower to work harder with outstretched legs, instead of being bent at a 90 degree angle abs.

Make 15-20 abs.

workout4

(Photo: Willis Lim)

Side Plank

Focus of the body: the waist

1. Place the body of your hand, with your elbow directly under your shoulder and feet stacked one above the other. Have your feet in line with your body, with your knees slightly bent.

2. Inhale as you battle your deep core muscles gently lifting the pelvic floor muscles.

3. Exhale as you lift your hips up, soil, so that your weight is balanced between you elbow and feet.

Hold for 30 seconds on each side.

workout5

(Photo: Willis Lim)

Flight

Main focus: back and buttocks

1. Lie face down with your hands beside your head and legs squeezed together.

2. Inhale as you lift your upper and lower body off the ground, focusing on the muscles of the middle and upper back.

3. Exhale as you lower down

Keep the slow, controlled movements.

Do 10 to 12 lifts.