If you have type 2 diabetes, the common form of lifestyle-related diabetes, you can improve your outlook considerably by losing weight and doing exercise. Yet weight training in particular seems to have particular benefits, so your program should include a regular workout with weights as well as other forms of physical activity and exercise.
Strength, bulk, power -- factors in overall athletic performance -- from competitive fighting to track and field, this is what wins events. Power is about executing movements at high speed. More mass at higher velocity means more power. Yes, you can train specifically for power.
The high-intensity train has got quite a lot of momentum in recent years. Maybe it's the Hogwarts Express that carried the famous Harry Potter to magic school? Because that's how some trainers are talking about high-intensity training -- to be more descriptive, high-intensity interval training. Yes, it is a good way to work out and you should include some high intensity in your workouts. But it's not magic and you still need to do the work and expend the energy. Here's a run down.
In this new article, I look at three major injury sites: Hamstrings, Knees, and Shoulders. What you should do and what you should not do to prevent such injuries.
With a judicious approach to training, you can prevent injuries, especially the more serious injuries that put you out of action for months. Then, if you are injured, you can do exercises that help you recover.
This one hour workout takes you through three fitness disciplines -- strength and muscle, high-intensity anaerobic, and moderate-intensity aerobic phases. For general, all-round peak fitness you can't beat this style of workout. Modify it as you wish to emphasize weaknesses or for preference, but stick to the basic 3-phase plan and you will do very well.
Well, for the most part the abs (the abdominal muscles) don't get massive, but you can get the 'six-pack' optimized so that they show through very prominently. You will have seen those ads that feature the 'washboard' stomachs.
Lose fat in the region and build those abdominal muscles as best you can. It works better for some than others, but here's how you can try it.
Big, muscular and shapely legs are a necessary target for competitive bodybuilders. Strong and powerful legs are essential for most sports as well. Even so, some gym trainers seem to spend much of their time developing the upper body - arms, shoulders and back -- and don't pay due attention to their legs. It's not a good look.
If you're training for muscle development and shape and size, you need to do a few things that differ from those training for competitive strength, Olympic or Powerlifting. You will focus on isolation exercises that hit all the big muscles of the arms -- and then some!
Counting calories to lose weight or to comply with athletic endeavor to ensure you don't get too much or too little, is not as easy as it sounds, even with modern electronic equipment and software. You really need to work at it, be meticulous, and decide this is the best way forward for you.