Diet & Health

Sep 152011

Fitness circuit training will take you through a series of exercise stations , with very little rest time between exercises . The amount of stations or exercises can range from 4 to 10.

Originally , circuit training programs were developed to increase muscular endurance and included exercises to help enhance muscular endurance such as the bench press, push-ups, leg press and sit-ups.

A circuit would consist of four to ten exercises including a low impact aerobic warmup and cooldown station (a stationary bike can be used ). You can set up the exercise stations using machines and/or free weights that train one muscle at a time .

An example of circuit training exercises using your environment would be through par course exercise training. This style intersperses walking or jogging with various flexibility, muscular endurance and strength exercises

Aerobic circuit training is especially very popular with the betterment in the overall health for women.  Four to ten aerobic exercise stations are used with one to five minutes per station with a fifteen to thirty second rest between stations , this is counted as one circuit. The different stations will be set up with stationary cycling, elliptical rider, treadmill, stair climbing on a stair master at a moderate pace and the use of a rowing machine.

It will depend on the number of stations that are set-up but the number of circuits completed usually adds up to 20 to 60 minutes of aerobic exercise.

One affair to remember that will help you to be successful is to not train to failure at each station. What I mean by this is when the appointed time is coming to an end for that station, you should be able to complete the designated time with out having exhausted yourself.

You should be training some where between 50% and 70% of your functional capabilities

When participating in circuit training you will notice an increase in strength, improved muscular and aerobic endurance and last but not least healthy weight loss.

You Should Be Enjoying The Benefits of Stretching

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Apr 072011

It doesn’t matter what your age or present flexibility level is you can enjoy the benefits of stretching. You don’t have to be in unbelievable shape or have any athletic skills. If you sit behind a desk, work construction, clean your own house, drive a taxi, or exercise every day, the same procedures for stretching apply.

Gentle and easy is the proper method , changing to individual differences in muscle tension and flexibility . If you are healthy, without any specific tangibleailments , you can learn how to stretch safely and pleasantly.

I you are not very active or have been sedentary for a prolonged period of time, if you have resently had surgery or any physical problems , specially of the joints and muscles, please confer with your doctor before you start a stretching or exercise program.

You can stretch any time you want; at a bus stop, walking your dog, at home , you will be able to stretch almost everywhere .

It is very important to use techniques that are proper to avoid accidental injury. You should warm up a little before you actually start stretching, then after physical exercise, stretch again . Try to stretch at various times of the day, holding your position for a count of thirty. Never bounce or force the stretch.

As we get older, a lack of stretching is one of the main reasons for pulled muscles and sore backs

Stretching on a steady basis, you will notice the following changes in your body.

Stretching will help your circulation improve, it prepares the human body for strenuous activities,you will have a better understanding of your body, it helps prevent injuries , stretching will increase your range of motion and assists the mind in relaxing control of the body, so the body learns to move for its own sake.

When you first start your stretching routine (which should be the starting point for a healthy weight loss program) you will in all likelihood find that you are very stiff. Take your time and you will notice results very prompt.  Stretching will help to improve the overall health for women and men.