Entering 2011 this year many of my colleagues and friends made resolutions, of which most of them were on taking care of their health, workouts, and gyming. I found no new thing in it because they were already taking sessions for those. Still many of them were not happy with results of whatever they are doing. It sometimes makes me wonder that in spite of all the pain taken why still a disappointment?
The excuses that people have invented over the years to avoid exercising are numerous and varied. Some are actually quite creative, while others are sublimely ridiculous, but most are common, everyday, uninspiring excuses. This last group are either unable or (more likely) unwilling to get up and do what is needed to have a positive effect on their health and well being, and ultimately their quality of life.
So, you're ready to jump into the gym atmosphere. You've decided that you're going to join a local gym. Here's the deal - gyms are a business. The more people they sign up, the more revenue they make. Of course, they don't want you to attend. They want you to forget and continue to charge your bank account! Why? Because if every member showed up every day, then they would be over-crowded and would lose money due to members leaving!
As far back as I can remember - even as far back as junior high school - I was taught to always stretch before working out. This was the case in gym classes as well as basketball practices and games. All of the students knew the routine. Line up arm distance apart. Count off. Even numbers, step back four steps and line up behind those in the front.
Introduction I am not a Doctor, nor do I have a degree in health, sports or any other degree that will allow you to study exercise and the effects on the body and your health. All I have is a Bachelor of Arts in political science, an Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science, regular nerd degrees. But, I do have a life experience in exercising, because I have been doing it for over thirty years, so I would consider myself somewhat of an expert.
Everyone wants a flat stomach. There is nothing more embarrassing than keeping your t-shirt on at the beach to hide your epic belly because you "burn easily." This isn't 1989, we have SPF 75 sunscreen and NO ONE is buying your lame excuse. If you're going to bare your mid section at the beach, you might as well do it confidently by rocking a slimmer waistline and a sexy, toned stomach.
If you've been going about your workout program, making sure to give 100% of your effort each and every time and then one day find that you just aren't quite feeling up to it, you're likely going to be mighty disappointed in yourself. After all, you were making fantastic progress and your motivation was on high at all times but now, it just seems like you're not in the mood and exercise is the last thing that you want to think about.
The abs of your dreams begins with a great abs workout. In the middle is all the work you do sticking to that plan. The end is the result; the abs you want. So let's begin to look at what a great abs workout out looks like. Ab Work - You need to work your upper and lower abs as well as your obliques. Crunches or sit ups work your upper abs mainly.
Weightlifting is no longer reserved for the flex and pecs team at the gym. Today, weightlifting is even included in well-rounded workouts prescribed for heart patients. In 2007, the American Heart Association (AHA) updated a scientific study that specifically mentions weightlifting as being beneficial for patients with heart disease. This is a significant shift in the AHA's stand, which at one time maintained that heart patients could benefit from aerobic exercise but not from weight training.
Are you ready to take control of your health and fitness? With the P90X program you can get amazing results and begin your journey to a happier, healthier life! Although being healthy and fit had always been important to me, I reached a point in my life where I found that my workouts were not giving me the results that I wanted. A lack of activity resulting from three major back surgeries had left me feeling tired, sluggish, and unmotivated to exercise.