In another article, I discussed all the reasons why a workout for a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter was a great idea and virtually a perfect fit for the “regular guy”.
There are so many ways to lift weights, and coming up with a routine shouldn’t be hard for you at all! Remember, if you want a big upper body, you’re going to have to No gym needed your legs quite a bit, and if you want big biceps, work the triceps. Think about the muscles you push with, and the muscles you pull with, and then try to do the push muscles on the opposite days that you do the pull muscles. No matter what you’re doing while lifting weights, good form and posture is key! Seriously, do it correctly or not at all! Lose the ego, drop the weight, and have great form! It’ll pay off in the long run, and you won’t get hurt in the process! Lifting heavier weights will come with time.
After reading the title of this article, you might be saying “I’ve heard of working-out, but what is this working-in you speak of?” Well simply put, working out uses or expends energy and working-in promotes or builds energy in the body. There is always an opposite (yin and yang) effect with everything. In this case working out is yang catabolic and working in is yin anabolic Working-in is a coined phrase by Paul Chek of the C.H.E.K Institute which follows the ideas and workout methods practices of tai chi qi gong and yoga to build energy and rejuvenate the body.
The warm-up portion is the most important session before you take on any serious exercises. If you can, stretch all your muscle groups for at least 10 minutes before any heavy duty exercises.
It comes from one of the forefathers of modern bodybuilding, Angelo Siciliani better known as Charles Atlas. Did you know that the excessive heat from a hot shower can lower your sperm count? In fact, the Aztec Indians used this as a form of birth control (don’t ask). Anyway, Charlie recommends finishing off your shower with cold water. Allow the cold water to flow from the solar plexus onto the genitals. The belief was that these areas contain the highest concentration of nerve endings, therefore, the cold would stimulate the nerves, which in turn strengthened the entire nervous system. “Stimulate” is certainly the operative word here. I can attest to its effect since I’ve been doing this for some time now. It takes a little getting use to but it sure is an eye opener!
Another of the advantages of getting your very own treadmill is the fact you don’t really need to share. Basically, if I ended up having joined a fitness center, there would have been the possibility that I’ll need to wait in line to utilize the treadmill. Since I now possess one at home I don’t have to wait. I can simply get right on it and get my exercise out of the way.
Now if you can’t afford an instructor to come to your place, don’t sweat it. There are a million videos/DVDs out there that will work just as well. Pick yourself up one and try it out.
Consider these approaches as you work to balance life, work, and your health. How you balance all your life’s goals are not so important, as that you do balance all. And if something falls through the cracks now and then, no biggie. You simply keep your eyes on the big picture and continue on.