Body Building: Getting Started -8
*- Squats give definition to your leg muscles. With your feet firmly planted on
the floor, stand wit h your knees slight ly bent. Place your hands on the back of
your head, keep a straight look and squeeze your buttocks as you slowly push
your knees out. Don’t let your heels get off the floor as this lowers resistance.
*- Dips exercise your chest, arms, shoulders and back. Place a chair firmly
against the wall. Grasp your hands one on either edge of the furniture, put
your legs forward, bending them a little. Slowly lower your body without
touching the floor, using your hands for support. Make sure that your chair is
sturdy enough to avoid injury.
*- Dancing provides total body workout. It burns hefty amounts of fat and
shapes up the muscles as well. The incorporation of music and movement
variations makes it a fun exercise. Aside from the benefits of exercise, it
enhances the body’s rhyt hm and balance. Not to ment ion the camaraderie that
you forge among the other participants.
*- Boxing is a highly recommended workout if you’re not into . It
burns massive calories, builds up strength, power and resistance and works out
the who le body, thus creat ing muscles. Aside from the physical benefit s, you
gain self-confidence and acquire skills in self-defense. Boxing also serves
well as a therapy for stress.
*- The thing with exercising without weights is that you need to subject your
body to more resistance. To maximize the benefits, you have to ante up the
intensit y, sets and repet it ions as compensat ion for the absence of weights.
You are also to rest in between sets of exercises.
*- Even in the absence of weights, always make it a point to amply warm up and
stretch before your exercise routines. Warming up and stretching are not
solely for preparing your body for the weight lifting. These are required to
condition your muscles for the resistance they will undertake.
*- If you intend to build muscle, for sure you are also looking on sculpting your
abdominal sect ion. Flat abs is among the most sought after physical traits in
both men and women. You should workout your midsect ion because more
than giving your body a lean look, it also strengthens your core.
*- What many people do not know is that as simple as observing proper posture
gives definition to the abs. When you slouch, you collect your tummy
together into one whole pooch. It gets used to that posit ion that it adopts that
state. Fix your posture by straightening up your back, drawing your navel to
the spine and putting your weight on your heels.
*- To achieve and maintain flat abs, invest in a pedometer. Health studies
reveal that 10,000 steps a day is beneficial to weight loss efforts and overall
fitness. Over time, it burns the fat seated deeply in the belly and sculpts the
abdominal muscles. A normal person walks an average of 40,000 steps a day.
*- If you wish to have flat abs the quickest way possible, strive to perform your
cardio exercises first thing in the morning before you take your breakfast.
You will not necessarily go hungry since the body has just risen from its rest.
Doing cardio on an empty stomach, without ingest of carbs, forces your body
to burn up stored fats.