Weight training, or any of it’s resistance-training cousins, is vital for maintaining bone mass, in addition to building muscle. And now that we know “sitting is the new smoking”, we know that you need some kind of resistance training to keep your muscles in shape, which means you not only look good, you want to be active — because a well-toned muscle is just itching to be doing something. So weight training in some form is something that you must build into your routine.
Beyond burning calories, exercise has three major impacts on your weight: appetite suppression, appetite change, and the little-recognized effects of regularity.
This article outlines a morning exercise program that you can customize. It’s something you can do while the coffee or tea is brewing to improve general fitness, energize yourself for the day, and maximize calorie burn.
This is an exercise program that uses mostly body weight for resistance. For a couple of muscle groups, dumbbells are pressed into service to deliver the right amount of resistance, but most of the exercises depend on body weight. The exercises require very little equipment, take little time, and provide extraordinary health benefits. They’re worth doing!
Four different sets of core strengthening exercises that work the upper, lower, and oblique (lateral) abdominal muscles.
Power Training can be extraordinarily effective for releasing the growth hormone that builds cartilage, sturdy bones, and strong muscle — if you do it in the right way, use the right exercises, and allow sufficient recovery time. This article shows you how to accomplish those goals.
The right kind of weight training can grow muscle in very little time. The 2-3-5, 7-11 program gives you maximum benefit in as little as 20 minutes every 7 to 10 days.
A strategy to avoid the overtraining syndrome: Train for 3 weeks in a row, then take a week off!
A short series of exercises in the morning can be very effective at changing body composition. This plan has two phases. It spans 7 days, which makes it easy to schedule the exercises around your other activities.
A longer, 10-day training program to build maximum muscle.