Strength Training Machine:How To Stay Motivated At Strength Training With & Without A Strength Training Machine
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Strength training is one of the most important aspects of any fitness program. You should be involved in a strength-training program if you have any of the following goals: - Weight loss - Better overall fitness - More strength and muscle tone - Improved performance at sports or other activities - Better bone health All of the above can be gained by incorporating strength training into your every day life. The types of people who use strength training have changed somewhat over the years. It's not only young males interested in sports or bodybuilding but people from all ages, of both sexes wanting to achieve a whole manner of different goals. Whatever your reasons for including strength training into your program you can guarantee the following benefits: Speed Up Your Metabolism Strength training has been shown to speed up your metabolism more effectively than any other form of exercise, such as aerobics or cardiovascular exercise. This doesn't mean you shouldn't do these types of exercise though. However, if you want to lose weight you should realize lifting weights or doing some other form of strength training is vital to your success! Weight loss is only one potential benefit of strength training.

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Date de parution 17 mai 2013
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StrengthTraining Machine
How To Stay Motivated AtStrength Training With & Without A Strength Training Machine
JasonScotts
Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1 - Identify Your Goals
Chapter 2 - How Much and HowOften?
Chapter 3 - Starting Your StrengthTraining Program
Chapter 4 - Strength TrainingMachines and How to Use Them
Chapter 5 - Body Weight Exercises- No Machines Needed
Chapter 6 - Diet and Lifestyle ForStrength Training
Chapter 7 - Bodybuilding andStrength Training: Understanding the Difference
Chapter 8 - Staying Motivated ForStrength Training
Conclusion: Make Strength Traininga Part of Your Life
Other Killer Resources
Introduction
Strengthtraining is one of the most important aspects of any fitness program. Youshould be involved in a strength-training program if you have any of thefollowing goals:
· Weightloss
· Betteroverall fitness
· Morestrength and muscle tone
· Improvedperformance at sports or other activities
· Betterbone health
Allof the above can be gained by incorporating strength training into your everyday life. The types of people who use strength training have changed somewhatover the years. It’s not only young males interested in sports or bodybuildingbut people from all ages, of both sexes wanting to achieve a whole manner ofdifferent goals.
Whateveryour reasons for including strength training into your program you can guaranteethe following benefits:
Speed Up Your Metabolism
Strengthtraining has been shown to speed up your metabolism more effectively than anyother form of exercise, such as aerobics or cardiovascular exercise. Thisdoesn't mean you shouldn’t do these types of exercise though.
However,if you want to lose weight you should realize lifting weights or doing someother form of strength training is vital to your success! Weight loss is onlyone potential benefit of strength training.
Strength and Muscle Tone
Somepeople specifically want to get stronger and look more muscular. If this is amajor goal for you, you may be interested in bodybuilding. Today, women as wellas men, are competing as bodybuilders. For this type of sport, you obviouslymust engage in some type of strength training.
Muscletone, muscle size and physical strength are related but not the exact samething. Someone who is training for strength alone won’t do the same type ofroutines as a bodybuilder, for instance. If you look at Olympic weight lifters,for example, they certainly look (and are) very strong, but they don't have thesame proportions as bodybuilders. Similarly, bodybuilders are quite strong, butnot as strong as power lifters.
Onthe other hand, some people don’t want to look muscular. Some women are afraidthat weight training will give them a muscle bound appearance. This will nothappen if you train in the right way. We’ll look at this later on. You cantrain for any particular goals you have in mind.
Ifyou want to be stronger and have healthy muscle tone but not look like abodybuilder, that's certainly possible. In fact, you have to work very hard toachieve the kind of ripped physique a bodybuilder has. So you don't have toworry about getting looking like this if you don't want to!
Better Performance at Sports
Somesports obviously require strength. Football players, wrestlers, weight liftersand martial artists, depend a great deal of physical strength. Yet evennon-contact sports such as golf, tennis (and other racket sports) and baseballrequire a certain amount of strength too.
Strengthtraining can improve your performance at any sport, not to mention reduce thechances of injuries.
Strengthen Your Bones and Prevent Injuries
It'snot only athletes who need to be concerned about injuries. As you age, yourbones get thinner and more vulnerable to injury. This is true for everyone, butwomen in particular are vulnerable to problems such as osteoporosis.
Strengthtraining isn't only for your muscles but also for your bones. By liftingweights, using strength-training machines or even doing freestanding exerciseswill help to keep your bones healthy. Obviously, if you're engaged in any typeof sport or strenuous activity, it's very important to keep your bones strong.
Chapter1 - Identify Your Goals
Beforeembarking upon a strength-training program, you should identify your goals. Aswe mentioned in the introduction, there are many possible goals for a fitnessprogram. Look at the following list and see how many of these goals are yours.You don't have to choose only one; it's perfectly feasible to achieve severaldifferent goals through strength training!
· Getstronger
· Loseweight
· Gainweight
· Improvemuscle tone
· Getripped physique of a bodybuilder
You’llget fitter and stronger, as well as improve your muscle tone by following anygood strength-training program. This implies, of course, that you exerciseregularly. Consistency is the key to any fitness program.
However,some goals are obviously more specialized. When it comes to strength training,most people want to either lose or gain weight. These are obviously two goalsthat are complete opposites. To some extent, working out will"normalize" you, and help to reach your ideal weight. However, thereare different approaches you’ll want to take depending on whether you want topack on some pounds (in the form of muscle of course) or shed them.
Alot of this will come down to your diet, which we’ll discuss in a laterchapter. If you're one of those fortunate people who actually like your weightthen you’re one step ahead of the game!
Ifyou have aspirations towards being a bodybuilder, you’ll have to devote a lotmore time to your fitness program than someone who’s simply trying to getfitter and a bit stronger. This isn't a book about bodybuilding, so we won't begoing into any specialized routines you must do for that purpose. This type ofinformation is not hard to find, though.
Evenif you want to become a bodybuilder, you should first start out with thebasics. If you rush headfirst into an advanced program when you haven'texercised much lately, you risk getting burned out or injured.
Whenidentifying your goals, you should consider other factors, such as:
· Yourage
· Lifestyle
· Youroverall state of health
Should You Consult With Your Doctor?
It'salways a good idea to see a doctor before starting any new exercise program.This is especially true if you're over 40 or have any long-term healthconditions. This doesn't mean you have to be perfectly healthy to start exercising.
Onthe contrary, an exercise program is one of the best ways to get healthier. Butif you have any health problems or are taking any type of medication, yourdoctor can suggest ways to ensure your safety.
Veryyoung people, who are in their early teens or younger should also consult witha doctor before getting involved in strength training. This is because yourbones and muscles haven't finished growing yet, which makes you more vulnerableto injuries. Parents should consult with their child's doctor if you want toknow what type of exercise is appropriate.
Chapter 2 - How Much and HowOften?
Thetype of strength training routine you do and how often you work out will dependon your goals. One word of advice that applies to everyone is -
Start Off Slowly!
Don'tstart off with a program that's extremely challenging if you haven't donestrength training before -or recently. You’ll find when you start a new programyour muscles are probably sore the next day. This is a normal and healthy sign.
However,if you overdo it you can experience pains and injuries that aren’t a good sign.This will only slow you down, and may discourage you from keeping up with yournew exercise program.
Thinkof it this way: you have the rest of your life to get fitter and stronger andto achieve any other goals you might have. Don't be in too much of a hurry, asthis ends up slowing down your progress. Even a light to moderate strengthtraining routine can do wonders for your health.
Menin particular often have to be careful about trying to lift weights that aretoo heavy for them when they first start out. This is because men usually havetheir egos attached to their physical strength, especially if they’re workingout at a gym.
It'sbetter to start off with weights you can handle fairly easily and graduallyincrease the level, as you get comfortable with the routine. Even if it seemseasy, you’re using your muscles in a way you might not be accustomed to, so youdon't want to strain anything.
Thesame is true for repetitions. It's fine to start out with one or two sets, butdon't start out with any more than that.

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