Fitness Weightlifting – Do You Use Ballistic Movements?

I’m a huge fan of using either plyometric or ballstic movements as part of my pursuit of overall fitness. weightlifting is often a grinding effort. People think that the bodybuilder way of lifting is the only way to do it, lifting up at a 212 count – up over two seconds, hold for 1 second, down for 2 more seconds. That’s one way to do it, sure.

But if you only lift that way? And if you do it in high volume? That’s monotony, not true fitness weightlifting. You think your body can’t figure it out? The body is designed to operate efficiently, and when you’re engaged in fitness, weightlifting, and generally tough activities, you’re trying to inflict damage. The body will take it for a while, then adapt and find a way to conserve effort. You stop growing.

Using fast movements is a great way to mix it up. My favorite is Olympic weightlifting, but you get a lot of bang for the buck with any sort of explosive movement like pylo push ups (where you actually leave the ground), box jumps, or any fast movement.

These moves stimulate your muscles in a totally different way, and will make you really sore if you’ve never done it before. So you have to move slowly, take it easy, and be careful that you don’t injure yourself. Doing too much damage is just stupid. It’s not fitness.

Weightlifting in any form entails risk, but you want to be especially careful here, particularly with any true plyo moves like depth jumps. Stop well short of where you think you should stop, and add slowly from workout to workout.

Try it out. Go to another level with your fitness. Weightlifting doesn’t just mean pushing up and down. Have some fun. Move fast, throw some weight around, and grow.

Aging and Aching Muscles

As we get older we begin to complain more about the pains we get in muscles and joints. When I was younger I couldn’t understand why people that were only 10 or 15 years older than I was complained about the after effects of any sort of exercise (but I’m beginning to see their point of view!).

As we stiffen with age, even commonplace activities such as bending down to pick up the morning newspaper make people wince in the anticipation of the aches.

Some aches and pains that people claim are so fierce that it feels like the aches begin deep in their bones. However amount of stiffness that people experience can be determined by the amount of flexibility a person has in a joint. F, research suggests that the cause is not the bones but in fact the connective tissues that move the joints and in the muscles.

Theor example some people are able to bend over and touch their toes with legs straight, whereas others are not.

Flexibility and ease of movement depends on several factors. In joints such as at the elbow and knee the bone structure itself determines the range of movement. Other joints such as the hip and ankle, soft tissue (muscle and connective tissue) limit the range.

The inflexibility of joints and muscles is similar to how a rarely used gate opens and closes with a rusty hinge. Hence, people stand to lose some potential in motion if they do not regularly move their muscles and joints. This explains why when people try to move a joint after a long period of inactivity they feel discomfort and pain, which then discourages further use.

Infrequent use of muscles and joints causes the shortening of muscles that can lead to cramps and spasms that can be extremely uncomfortable. Infrequent use is not the only cause of sore muscles though. Too much exercise, aging, and immobility can also affect muscle soreness.

Each individual is different and so it is important to know your own limitations in order to avoid sore muscles. What matters most is how people stay fit by doing regular exercise at a normal range, rather than exercising once every so often at a rigid routine.

The Fit with the woman’s health

Traditional building muscle and fitness, gym work out sighted as all male activity. However, recently the hype during a healthy lifestyle and appropriateness of today’s society has led to females jump to on and the attraction. However it is important to note that the men and women have different needs when it comes to fitness.

While most men tend to focus on muscle building when they hit the gym, women on the other hand focus more weight loss.More women fitness exercise focuses back top, and also the stomach muscles, especially those who just have Calved. it is important for women to work in their overall toning muscles and strength training.

Here are some things that women may take into account when creating muscle strength.

1. With a strong body, everyday activities will be easier. Whether it’s for work, lifting children or even doing the laundry. This will undoubtedly reduce possible straining the muscles that could lead to unnecessary damage.

2. strength training can help with fat loss.If done 2 to 3 times a week for a period of two months, you can get two pounds of muscle that would mean losing approximately 3.5 pounds of fat. More muscles means less fat. Thereby increasing your metabolism to burn calories.

3. fight against osteoporosis.Weight training increases spinal bone mineral density for osteoporosis prevention against HIV/AIDS.

4. the weight training also improves cardiovascular health by maintaining active your heart, help lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure.Not to mention, it also improves the use of glucose in the body by 23 percent thereby reducing the risk of diabetes.

Many women associate weight or strength training can have big muscles but rest assured the regulation that has not always been this could be your way to a healthier you. what gives you a healthier body, but it develops a healthier approach to life; women who engage in regular training is more confident and positive to do things.