Thursday, October 21, 2010

Keep Your Kids Protected

weight training blog - keep your kids protected
Playing sports benefits your child by giving him the exercise he needs while developing his mind-body coordination and social skills. However, to prevent physical injuries, you must ensure his safety by following these tips:

Make sure that your child is wearing the proper helmet or head gear for the specific sport/activity he engages in.

In choosing bike helmets, see to it that it bears the sticker of assurance on meeting the safety standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

To determine the best helmet for your kid. Look at how it fits his head. The perfect choice should be just right, not too big nor too small that it either tips forward or backward.

Sports such as football, baseball,ice hockey, and softball; require your child to wear polycarbonate guards or face masks.

If your kid is bespectacled, he would require prescription polycarbonate goggles. Do not allow him play and go out in the field or court without wearing them.

When it comes to wearing eye protection, it is imperative that they fit comfortably and perfectly. Also, they should always have cushions above the eyebrows and over the nose bridge.

Written By: Maris Modesto

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Weighttraining for Weight Loss 1

weight training blog - Weighttraining for Weight Loss 1
Weighttraining is one of the best means for successful weight loss. However, before you start hammering yourself to keep up with the routine, make sure that you have your doctor's go signal first. Have him give you a thorough check up to determine if you have any underlying health condition. Only when he tells you that you're cleared can you push through with incorporating weighttraining in your regular routine. As you get started, do so on the right foot by taking note of these pointers:
  • Keep your body on the move even if not exercising.
    Based on studies, obese and overweight individuals are less inclined to move around during daily activities. Whether this resulted from the excess weight they carry or the other way around, truth be known that this could suck them into adopting a sedentary lifestyle for an indeterminable period. To best ensure their weight loss success, experts advise becoming more physically active throughout the day.

  • Do a lot of walking.
    Whether you want to do it on a tredmill or just the basic way, experts advise meeting a goal of  40 minutes of brisk walking six days weekly to help up your chances of weight loss success.

Written By: Maris Modesto

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fitness Pointers to Live by

Weight Training - Fitness Pointers to Live by
  • Know where your calories come from.
    Not all calories are created equal. Certain foods exist that require more energy for chewing, digesting, and storing. Then again, there are some that require the exact opposite. Also, not all foods affect your blood sugar in the same way. These are just some of the food facts you have to know about, so you can better regulate your daily calorie consumption. Adequate knowledge about food and calories put into practice ups your chances of staying on the right fitness track—and with this a better chance of losing weight the healthy way.
  • Keep the weight from coming back via regular exercise.
    Slashing your calorie consumption does work to trim your weight down. However, it hardly does anything to ensure that it stays off. Only exercise works effectively in guaranteeing that the weight stays off even if you raise your calories a wee bit somewhere along the course of your diet.
  • Anytime is a good time for exercising if you are looking to shed some pounds or keep yourself healthy.
    If you are looking to lose weight or just keep yourself healthy, exercising at any given time, provided it is convenient for you, suffices.

Written By: Maris Modesto

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Differentiating Strength Training and Aerobic Fitness

Weight Training Blog - Differentiating Strength Training and Aerobic Fitness
If you see strength training and aerobic fitness as one and the same: exercise, then it would benefit you to learn a little bit about their respective definitions.

Strength Training:

When we speak of strength training, we speak of weightlifting. However, don't be fooled into thinking that only aspiring weightlifters should do this kind of exercise. Characterized by brief spurts of effort, strength training effectively burns off calories while developing your muscle strength. This benefit extends to help you acquire more stamina, enabling you to perform daily tasks with a considerably decreased risk of exhaustion. What's more, increased muscle mass further improves your body's calorie-burning capacity even when it's inactive. The other benefits of strength training are as follows: stronger joints, more developed bone density, better balance, posture, and stability.

Aerobic Fitness:

Walking, jogging/running, and swimming are just some of the kinds of exercises falling under the category of aerobic fitness. Technically, aerobic activity is described as a kind of rhythmic, moderate-intensity exercise that utilizes the large leg muscles. Performing them works to speed up your heart rate, hence making breathing harder. On the whole, aerobic activities are significant to healthy weight management and good health maintenance.

Written By: Maris Modesto

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Small Weighttraining Booboos Count

Weighttraining does a lot for your health, especially where fat-loss and your muscular endurance is concerned. However, being unmindful of some wrong albeit small practices could put you at risk in the long run. They are as follows:

  • You do not do the warm-ups. Too tired? Out of time? Regardless of whatever your reason is, remember this: there is no reason good enough to be used as an excuse for skipping warm-ups whenever you do weighttraining. Failing to follow this important rule could result to physical injuries, ranging from minor to severe. The primary purpose of warm-ups is to warm the muscles in order to keep injuries at bay. 

  • You are not breathing properly.You might be too focused on doing your reps that you have overlooked the importance of breathing properly. Two significant pointers that you should always keep in mind: breathe properly and employ an entire range of motion as you perform each movement. 

  • You are performing your routine way too fast. Going slowly is more advisable when you are lifting and lowering weights. If you find yourself swinging in order to lift weights, it only means that your lifting too much weight.
Written By: Maris Modesto

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Three More Female Weighttraining Myths Debunked

The disparity between the proverbial muscular physique bodybuilders are known for and that of the curvaceous softness identified with the female form is so pronounced that it comes as no surprise why myths surrounding weighttraining for women abound.  But remember: these are only myths. As a follow up to a previous post discussing the fallacies behind weighttraining for women, here are three more myths debunked.

  • Weighttraining stiffens the body. 
    On the contrary, bodybuilding even promotes overall flexibility, particularly when all exercises are performed in their full range of motion. Specific exercises that are identified to stretch the muscle in the bottom range when done correctly are as follows: dumbbell presses, stiff-legged deadlifts, flyes, and chin-ups.

  • Weightraining enlarges the breasts.No, it doesn't. But it does expand your back size, resulting to an eventual increase in your cup size. Since breasts are composed primarily of fatty tissue, it's only through gaining fat or getting implants that they could be enlarged. 

  • Weightraining transforms fat to muscles.Balderdash! Fat and muscle are two very different tissues. The only way you can rid your body of excess fat is through religious dieting and exercise. Weighttraining, on the other hand, promotes muscle development.

Written By: Maris Modesto

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

What You should Know About Weighttraining

If there is something you should know about weighttraining...

  • There is no such thing as an overnight success. Selecting the right program and doing it religiously every day is what would get you through until you achieve the results you want. With this, it is a must that you include your workouts among your top priorities. Performing your routines religiously while ensuring that each one stays efficient for you are the keys to your eventual success.

  • You do not necessarily have to join a gym to get started on weighttraining. The only time you should consider this is when you think you have the needed confidence, time, and money to follow through with their programs. Using basic weight training equipment, start out gradually in the comfort of your own home. After some time, in order to maximize your training, you may continue your workouts in a gym.

  • You can't over do your training. Spending three hours in the gym only promotes overtraining,which could be far more damaging than you think it's beneficial in the long run. Intersperse ample rest time in between workouts. An hour to an hour and a half workouts three to four times weekly is ideal. 

Written By: Maris Modesto