Weight Training Tips

By: Alien

Soreness: If you are a beginner, you will experience a certain soreness. It is a good sign because it means your muscles are being stimulated. A hot bath helps. So does rubbing balm before sleeping. But never rub balm or take a painkiller before weight- training. By numbing yourself, you could exercise more intensely than you should and risk further muscle injury. In any, case, always do your next session after 48 hours whether you are sore or not.

Your weight-training needs to done only three times a week. You could fit it on those days that you don't do aerobics - if you wish.

Fatigue: If you experience extreme tiredness the next morning, it means you have overdone; your weight-training. So much so that your muscles are fatigued. At this stage, you may even feel a trifle feverish. Take a 48?hour (or longer) break. And decrease your reps during the next session.

Shoulder-pain: Women, in particular could get stiffness or pain in the shoulders. In that case, concentrate on strengthening your shoulders by doing only the upper-back shoulder shrugs. Then, take up weight-training.

Weight-training versus freehand exercises

One thought may have crossed your mind. Why can't I do freehand exercises instead of weight-training? You can. Except that it will take you much longer to - for example - whittle down your waist. And with such slow results, you may give up on them!

Also, you will have to spend much more time in a day to do your freehand exercises to feel exercised. Whereas, with weights, you need to spend only a few minutes per week, for quicker and more dramatic results.

In addition, free hand exercising cal!s for a certain flexibility. We've watched overweight people - in particular- painfully doing their floor exercises. But we've carefully chosen exercises 'which don't require any flexibility. If anything, they give you a bonus - by making you more supple.

Finally, since you can choose to do only the exercises that trim your problem spots, you need never feel exhausted. One last word: If you do get into weight-training, keep your dumbbells and ankle - weights handy. Stashing them away in your cupboard lowers your motivation if you are a laid-back exerciser. Keep them where you can see them. Besides, a neat pair of dumbbells lying' in your living room won't ruin your decor. In fact, they make excellent conversational ice-breakers as visitors are sure to notice and comment on them!

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