A Proper Workout
So you’ve decide that you want to get start a workout program and get into shape. Maybe because if you missed getting in shape this summer, then next summer will be approaching again soon and you want to bare it all on the beach, but you don’t know the proper workout to get it done effectively. It is really not all that difficult to learn how to get the body you want.
There really is just a few things that you are going to have to make sure to do if you want to really start a proper workout program. Most trainers agree that warming up before each workout is important. When you warm up, you pump blood through your muscles and raise their temperature. This makes them less prone to injury. You should start out with a warm up before any proper workout.
Most people were taught to stretch first thing before starting a workout, But really they shouldn’t. To start a proper workout, you should first do some light aerobics to warm up. This warms up the muscles first. Next you will want to do some static stretches. That is stretches that slowly stretch the muscles through their full range of motion. Do each stretch at least twice, holding the maximum position 10 seconds. Don’t bounce while stretching. This will cause you to pull or tear the muscles.
The best way to start any proper workout is with some aerobics. You can start off on a treadmill or bike for ten or so minutes. Do some light jogging or a fast walk while carrying hand weights. Aerobics will also help you lose weight and show off all the muscles you will be building by sticking with your workout routines.
Do the exercises that you are going to be doing in your proper workout, but only use half the weight. This will allow you to stretch the muscles in the exact way that you will be using them and this will warm you up quickly. Or you can use your own body weight and start off with some push ups, sit ups or pull ups. Warming up is a very important part of a proper workout so be sure to put in the few extra minutes it takes before your workout.
Your Core Workout
When you are doing your core workout that is the time to get up to your optimal workout level. Remember, your will gradually increase your workout from warm up to a more intense level for at least 45 minutes. In this workout period is when you will get all of your hard work done whether you are going to be working with free weights or machine weight to really target muscle development and definition, or whatever your goal is for building the body you want. You are the master of shaping your body however you want it to look based on a proper workout plan. Heavy weights with fewer reps of around 5-8 reps will make you look more stockier, muscular and heavier in appearance. While lighter weights with lots of reps usually in the range of 15-25 reps will give you a longer, leaner and more defined look. Again, workout out at a level where your body feels like it is getting a good workout in, and it will materialize itself based on the work load placed on it in a short amount of time; gauge your workout regarding reps and the weights used for a more precise look that you are seeking. There is a science to working out, and anyone working out regularly for a decent amount of time will start to figure the formula out. Your body will talk to you and tell you what it wants at times, and after you’ve do a workout it requires, it will respond by changing its appearance gradually. Doing a proper workout does not have to be hard, there is a strategy to it as mentioned above. You must plan for a proper workout and execute to see the gains of your hard work.
Cooling down is just as important as warming up. During any workout there is an increase of blood flow to your muscles. This is what gives you that “pumped up” look. You will want to get that blood flowing again and not just centralized in your muscles. To do this simply do some light aerobics like walking or a few light reps with a small amount of free weights. This will squeeze the blood out of your muscles and get it flowing towards your heart once again. You should always cool down at least for five minutes after every proper workout.