Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Kick up your exercise routine and get more burn in less time

PUSH UP – keep your back straight. Lie face down on the floor and place your body weight on your hands. Slowly push your body up. Hold for two seconds then slowly lower yourself down to the starting position. Most women find that using the knees instead of the feet makes pushing up easier. Do variations – for an easy start, do push up first on the wall then transfer to a high flat table. The higher the table the easier the exercise. Eventually progresses to lower tables to build up your endurance until you can finally do push ups on the floor.

WEIGHT TRAINING – focus on performing the exercise and the muscles you’re working on. Give attention to toning and make sure you do 12 to 15 repetitions for each exercise. Lift weight smoothly by not rushing to overload yourself and straining to lift more than you can manage. This might only result to poor style and give rise to frustration. Keep workouts tight and efficient – don’t leave room for interruptions in the exercise flow from beginning to end. However, training should not be hurried as this attitude leads to anxiety resulting in poor concentration and performance. Set a pace that displays self-confidence, willpower and enthusiasm.

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