Now that we are nearing the end of summer, it is time to look forward to cooler temperatures (where are they?) and get out and ramp up the exercise time!
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It's not enough to live long; the quality of your life matters equally! If you are sick, dying or unhealthy, nothing, apart from your health, matters! And without a reasonable degree of fitness to have strength and endurance to do the things you enjoy in comfort, even good health can't be enjoyed! Being fit and looking good and enjoying optimal health will help you maximize you enjoyment of life at every stage.
This website will provide the information, the understanding, and the methods to accomplish these goals. All you need to provide is the motivation, persistence and a few hours per week. If you follow the Slow routine, you can be done in as little as 10 minutes a week. You can not use lack of time as a reason not to exercise anymore.We have a program that will fit anyone's goals. Define your fitness goals and pick a routine. Try a few of the weight lifting programs and see which ones suite your style. Get pumped!
One thing you really don't need to spend time on is cardio. Believe it or not, it does not help you lose weight and you will attain your fitness goals much more efficiently by lifting properly. I can run for hours even though I don't spend time on the treadmill or other such activities.
The New York Times recently reported on a study that found the young men who participated in the study lost muscle while dieting. The group that was given more protein and lifted extensively during the period of the study lost the weight and enhanced their muscle structure as well.
I also recommend reading the article "Everything You Know About Fitness is a Lie" for a great perspective on the fitness industry and the real path to fitness. The writer makes some great suggestions on what it means to be fit and approaches to getting fit. He highly recommends Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength book. We recommend that one as well. Look at our various weight programs and try a few they will be enough to get you started in building muscle and gaining strength.
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I have recently started using the 8 x 8 methodology in my weight lifting routine. I have found it a great way to get pumped and powerful and lean.
As an example, when I started a few weeks ago, I loaded 155 lbs on the bar for bench pressing. I did 8 sets of 8 reps with this same weight. This is lower than I would normally build up to, but my muscles still told me I had achieved a lot. They felt great. The next time I lifted, I used 160 lbs for the same routine. I am now up to 185 and feel like I am still getting stronger - even though I was doing 275 lbs before. I really like this workout - and I have tried about every kind there is.
I am sure that if you follow a similar progression, even if you start with an empty bar, you will find yourself getting impressively strong in a matter of months. It will seem easy. Just keep adding a little more weight each week.
I would also add that I always throw in some super slow reps, no matter what weight lifting routine I am using.
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