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Tip 7 - Get a Grip - When using weights, hold them firmly yet comfortably, not tight, raising your blood pressure in process.
Tip 8 - Un-Lock - Remember not to lock your knees or your elbows while working out. Don't place undo stress on them.
Tip 9 - Turtle Moves - Remember who won Aesop's famous race and go slow and steady, especially with any equipment and machines you are using. For example, avoid having machine weights slam back into position at all times.
Tip 10 - Focus -From Aesop to old Kung-Fu movie, here's a tip: focus on muscle group you are working on during your workout, Grasshopper. Look at a wall if necessary, to maintain your concentration and proceed slow and steady.
Tip 11 - Journal - Keep a diary, journal or some type of record of your progress. Note which exercises you're using for which muscle groups, number of repetitions and intensity. Track your diet here, too, if you'd like. Then set goals for yourself and update them regularly.
Tip 12 - Attention - Stand up straight! Chest out and up. Shoulders back. Keep good posture.
Tip 13 - Breath - At first it's difficult to monitor everything. But once you learn your routines, remember to exhale when lifting. Inhale when returning back to beginning position.
Tip 14 - R&R - Don't forget that "All work and no playÖ" saying. Rest and relax. Work different muscle groups on alternate days.
Tip 15 - NO Hiding! - Psst - Some of most difficult-to-shed fat is hiding under your belly button. Even though you may have strong abs, no one will see them if overlying tissue is fat. Ugh! Time to hit crunches and leg raises.
In conclusion, to get toned body you desire, you need a regularly scheduled combination program of aerobic exercises, strength training, and good, healthy eating habits. A good place to begin is with your healthcare provider for latest information about a well-balanced dietary and exercise plan to begin your strategic toning today.
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