Thursday, March 11, 2010
Basic Pointers in Effective Weight Training
Knowledge of the basic weight training principles lets you know if you have chosen and are staying on the right track. And as you determine your program, it is imperative that you be aware of what these are:
When it comes to lifting weights, make sure that you only lift a substantial weight allowing you to perform all the required number of repetitions. Although you may have a hard time completing your last set of reps, you should still manage to do so in good form.
Avoiding plateaus, also called adaptations, is done by raising your intensity on a regular basis through the following methods: adding more amounts of weight lifted and changing reps, resistance level, and exercises. In terms of making changes, doing it either weekly or monthly is advisable.
Be particular on the purpose of your training. It's only in being specific that you're able to choose the best program or routine that best meets your goal.
Taking regular periods of rests is important in any workout regimen. Rest periods provide your muscles with the needed time to grow and change. Thus, it is vital that you do not workout the same muscle group for two consecutive days.