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We don't all have the time to look like the Rock or perform like a gymnast, but with a few minutes twice a week we can gain a few years back, look and feel great - and it need not cost the earth.
Weight training is a form of strength exercise, which involves moving your muscles against a form of resistance. Weight training puts stress on the muscle being trained, causing your muscle to adapt and become stronger. However, weight training can leave the muscles feeling fatigued, so make sure you allow your muscles time to recover after each workout. This will help improve your overall performance and replenish your bodyís energy stores.
ARMS - BICEPS, TRICEPS
LEGS - THIGHS
STOMACH - CRUNCHES, SIT UPS, LEGS RAISE
or three training sessions per week will be enough to help you to start building
muscle and get back in trim. Aim to start with lighter weights and lower
repetitions. As your muscles gradually get used to the stress exerted on them during a workout you can begin to increase the weights used to challenge yourself.
Be careful to not to push yourself too much as this can cause an injury,
undoing all that effort.
If you are unable to maintain a good form, itís probably that the weight(s) you are using are too heavy. Remember to start light and gradually build up your weight. Standing in front of the mirror can help make you more aware of your body position when first starting. Posture is important, it is not preening. Though, the hope is you like what you see as you get fitter.
A BEGINNERS WORKOUT
If youíre new to exercise it can be difficult to know where to start. This is a beginnerís workout for you to try, which can be completed either at home or the gym. You should add the above weighted exercises into this workout and aim to complete each exercise two to three times with twelve repetitions each.
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