Strength Training Articles

As long as I've been involved in fitness and bodybuilding, I've been amazed at the "new" training methods, theories and secrets which are introduced every day. Some of the crazier ones promise to help you lose 20 pounds in two days. Others help you gain that 20 back in pure lean muscle. Surely, there must be a better way.

A Balanced Approach to Exercise Many of us know intuitively that exercise is good for us. We do some exercise and feel good. Exercise benefits our body, mind and emotions. To exercise, to move, to work, to dance, to walk, to stretch is our natural way of being. The human body has evolved to perform a wide variety of movements and exercises over many millions of years.

The following workout should be used by individuals with little or no strength training experience. This workout will focus on improving your muscular strength and muscular endurance. Strength training will also improve your body composition by decreasing fat tissue and increasing lean tissue. An increase in lean or muscle tissue will assist you in burning more calories at rest. Additionally, strength training improves tendon, ligament, and bone strength, and strength training will improve your muscle tone.

Maintaining a Balance is crucial for lean muscle development and even more important for Recovery. If you are burning the candle at both ends, then this article is for you!

 Basics - Phase 1 - Training duration 6 - 8 weeks maximum

Walk, Run, Weights...There are a number of experts promoting all sorts of programs, but how do you know what works for YOU! Learn what types of traning are best suited to your particular goals and how to implement them accordingly.

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