you are just beginning a workout, do some walking and slow jogging to
get yourself up to a faster pace. You will notice that after some time
the slower pace is not enough to get your heart rate up like it used
to. This means you are more in shape and getting more fit. Your body
adjusts to constant exercise, therefore, you need to change up what
you do so your body keeps changing as well.
A resistance training program will include the use of various exercise
equipment and machines. During resistance training you are applying
extra force to your body. This can be accomplished using dumbbells,
barbells, bands, or balls. When the equipment is used, the muscles of
the body will be worked against the weight. The cells of the body will
then adapt to the extra weight Using different weights, reps, sets,
and tempos will change the end result of your workout. Results may be
hypertrophy muscle growth , toning, or strengthening.
Before beginning a resistance training program, it is a good idea to
consult your doctor, especially if you have medical conditions or are
overweight. This kind of training is not something that you can
explore on your own. You have to know the proper equipment for the
needs of your body. The body must also be conditioned first before
taking in the weights. Heavier is not always better remember that.
Resistance training can also be done without resorting to the equipment.
Doing push-ups and crunches are good examples of closed kinetic chain
exercises. You can do them just about anywhere where there is enough
space for you to move. This time it is your own body weight that will
be used against the muscles. So those who are a bit constrained in the
budget can still do resistance trainings. Resistance trainers makes
you healthier, makes your bones ,muscles stronger, and helps you to
live a better quality of life.
Being physically active is also a good indicator that you are physically
fit. Other way of knowing if you are physically fit is by consulting
your physician. The doctor will conduct a series of test that will
determine if you are ready to gain weight or if you need to lose some.
The doctor may perform an exercise stress test. Other tests that other
health care professionals such as athletic trainers can do are body
fat testing and BMI Body Mass Ind
On average, a person should engage in at least 30 minutes of activity a
day about 5 days a week. This varies for person to person especially
if your not in good shape so take it easy don't over do it. Adding
this to your cardio routine will work muscles more than just jogging,
cycling, or the elliptical.