The Keys to Successful Bodybuilding and Fitness
Fitness has been known to lead to a healthier
lifestyle. Many people long to be fit and have
a body whose muscles testify to it. The catch
is consistency. Normally at the onset of your
resolution to keep fit, one has a lot of willpower
and will tend to go the extra mile. But after
a few days without seeing the drastic change on
the weighing scale, many tend to give up or opt
for unhealthy substitutes like pills, diets and
Physical exercise is a discipline that takes
patience and dedication to cultivate. The end
result is always, I repeat always worth the while.
Exercising regularly in addition to giving you
a better looking body, it gives a better working
heart. There are four components of a good program
for working out. Namely, cardio respiratory endurance,
flexibility, muscular endurance and muscle strength.
Cardio respiratory endurance is in simple terms
the ability to deliver sufficient amounts of oxygen
as well as crucial nutrients to the rest of the
body and to excrete wastes that result from the
body's metabolic processes. Activities that ensure
the optimal performance of these processes are
running and swimming.
Flexibility relates to how swiftly one can move
their body joints and at the same time coordinate
muscular movements. This can be increased by various
types of stretches as well as other activities
that require coordination and movement of joints.
Muscular endurance relates to the degree of which
the muscles of the body can sustain contractions
that are repeated or ability to continue applying
equal amounts of force in a given direction against
an object that's fixed. Pushups are used to evaluate
ones muscular endurance.
Muscular strength is the ability of ones muscles
to apply force for a short duration. Weight lifting
exercising is used to evaluate muscular strength.
An effective exercise program should contain these
four components in the required amounts. Many
people associate fitness with the gym which brings
to mind bills and more bills. While going to the
gym and getting an experienced trainer is advised,
this doesn't mean that you can't get a good looking
healthy body if you don't go to the gym.
You can exercise right at home or even in your
office. For example, you don't need a treadmill
to run a mile; you could always opt for the traditional
lap around the neighborhood. There is also a wide
variety of home gym equipment available in the
One must do continuous exercise for at least
20 minutes. With time this discipline will be
a part of your DNA and depending on the kind of
results you want, you can gradually increase your
Some simple exercises that can be done without
an instructor are: superman stretches for the
lower back, pull downs and chins are also good
for the sides of the back. Curls are used for
building biceps, tricep pushdowns for building
triceps, and wrist curls for building the forearms.