The 5 Things you Should be Doing in the Gym

ABSolutely Do This

Would you work out your biceps 5,6, or 7 days a week?  I didn’t think so.  Physiologically speaking, your abdominal muscles are like any other muscle in your body.  For solid Ab workout plan, focus on the multiple muscles that make up your core only 2 -3 days a week.  Results guaranteed or your money back!

Don’t Become a Pain in the Back

Ok, we went straight to the core with this problem — the lower back.  Believe it or not, your lower back muscles are part of the same dysfunctional family we exercise experts like to refer to as your core.  That being said, for every set of abdominal exercises you perform; do a set of lower-back exercises.  Focusing on abs only can lead to lower-back pain and Hunchback of Notre Dame –ism.

No One Likes a Burnout

Step 1: Know your resting heart rate.

Think you’re overtraining?  Take your pulse first thing in the morning the day after a workout.  If it’s 10 beats or more over your normal resting heart rate than you’re still recovering.  If that’s the case, take it easy… you can kick your butt tomorrow.

Come On (WO)Man…Be More Flexible        

Got guitar strings for muscles right now?  Spend twice as much time stretching tight muscles as you stretch your flexible muscles.  Focus on the problem area now and it’s very likely the next time they won’t be the problem.  Pluck yeah!

Muscle Growth – Gone in 60 Minutes 

Ok, the girl in the yoga pants on the elliptical or the guy with the amazing arms can easily keep you in the gym for hours, right? Fact.  However, your workouts shouldn’t last more than 60 minutes.  What happens after 60 minutes? You explode, duh.  Just kidding, after 60 minutes your body starts to produce a jerk of a stress hormone called Cortisol.  Why be afraid of Cortisol? Cortisol can have a testosterone-blocking, muscle-wasting effect.  Game over man, game over at 60.

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  One thought on “The 5 Things you Should be Doing in the Gym

  1. September 22, 2011 at 2:19 am

    LOVE. I learned a lot. 🙂 The humor is fabulous.

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    • September 22, 2011 at 2:52 am

      Thanks Bonnie! Can’t wait to read your next posting!

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