|Posted on August 3, 2015 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
If you're not getting any further after many months, try a change. The body responds to variation in intensity and program. If weight loss is your goal, try a circuit program. If muscle building and fitness is your goal and you're a bit stale, then switch from 3 sets of 12 reps to 4 sets of eight reps, or try pyramid or drop sets where you alter the weights and reps up or down for each set.
|Posted on August 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM||comments (0)|
Enhances quality of sleep.
Provides more muscular definition.
Enables fat loss and keeps it off.
Burns extra calories.
Improves circulation and helps reduce blood pressure.
Increases lean muscle tissue in the body.
Improves appetite for healthy foods.
Increases metabolic rate.
Enhances coordination and balance.
Lowers resting heart rate.
Improves body composition.
Decreases fat tissue more easily.
Is the greatest body tune-up.
Improves athletic performance.
Enriches body self-perception.
Increases your range of motion.
Enhances immune system.
Improves glycogen storage.
Enables the body to utilize energy more efficiently.
Enhances oxygen transport throughout the body.
Improves liver functioning.
Increases speed of muscle contraction and reaction time.
Strengthens the heart.
Improves blood flow.
Helps to alleviate varicose veins.
Improves contractile function of the whole heart
|Posted on August 1, 2015 at 9:15 PM||comments (0)|
Why Do Resistance Training?
It builds muscle strength and tone. Humans lose 5 pounds of muscle every decade after age 30.
The number of muscle fibers declines with age. From age 30 to age 70 we can lose more than 25% of the type 2 muscle fibers in our bodies (type 2 fibers are our strength fibers). Resistance exercise can slow down or even reverse the aging process by building muscle mass and strength.
It's been shown to build bone. Osteoporosis, a condition of accelerated bone mineral loss which leads to fractures, can be a crippling disease, particularly in women (although men get it, too), and research on resistance exercise suggests that it can build bone even in the elderly.
There is some evidence that resistance exercise helps lower moderately high blood pressure.
More strength can lead to fewer falls in the elderly.
Resistance exercise can raise metabolic rate, an important factor in maintaining body weight.
It's never too late to start!
|Posted on August 1, 2015 at 9:00 PM||comments (1)|
On my way to work and on the way home from work is where I do most of my self reflecting. It's easy to focus on the negative and drown myself in self pity. Strength isn't only physical for me but mainly from the mental and the strength of my heart to do the right things and continue to push forward. Its true when they say when things get tough that's when the most valuable lessons are learned in life. I'm grateful in my line of work that not only can I relate with people and strengthen myself but also help others break their barriers and be strong in all aspects. For that I'm thankful and blessed.