More Strength Training Tips
Strength Training Tips that will Keep You in Shape
Strength training is an important part of any workout. While some people avoid it for a number of different reasons, that’s not usually a good idea for most people. We’ve gone over a few strength training tips in the past, but we thought that we would take another took at this important topic.
Here are a few more strength training tips that anyone can use to get in shape or to stay in shape.
Practical Strength Training Tips
Not everyone has access to a fancy gym filled with a bunch of different equipment. Gym memberships can be expensive and it can sometimes be tough to fight traffic and to get your way to the gym. That doesn’t mean that you can’t get a great workout though! You can exercise and improve your cardio and your strength at home! These strength training tips will work for most people and can help you get in shape whether you’re at home or in the gym.
Remember that you may not need any equipment at all in order to strengthen your body. Push-ups, pull-ups, abdominal crunches, leg squats and many other exercises can be done with little or no equipment. Exercises that use your own body weight are great for increasing your general fitness level and improving your muscle tone.
Plus, it only takes some simple equipment to do a number of resistance training exercises. Dumbbells and resistance bands are great for this type of strength training. Resistance training helps strengthen all the major muscle groups in the body.
Many people who are starting out with strength training wonder how much they should lift and how often they should lift. This varies from person to person. In general, you should aim to do strength training two or three times per week. It’s important that you rest for at least one day in between training so that you can give your muscles time to repair themselves. This is especially true if you are planning on working on the same muscle groups.
When you first start strength training, the amount that you lift and the intensity with which you lift will take some trial and error to figure out. In general, you’ll want to lift as much as you can safely and with good form for the number of repetitions that you are aiming for. If you are lifting dumbbells for 12 repetitions, for example, you should lift an amount of weight that allows you to lift properly 12 times, but so that you are tired and barely able to complete the lift on the last repetition. Figuring out the right amount for your fitness level often takes several tries before you get it right.
One of the most important strength training tips is to you listen to your body. Mild muscle soreness is common with strength training, but severe pain, sharp pain or swollen joints are all signs that you have pushed yourself too far and that you could be risking injury.