A Vital Tool For Your Fitness Success

Written by Gregg Gillies

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It is not enough just to train hard. You need to train hard with a target to beat on every work set you do. The targets to beat in any given workout are your achievementsrepparttar previous time you performed that same routine.

If you train hard but with no rigorous concern over reps and poundages, you cannot be sure you are training progressively. And training progressively isrepparttar 149340 key to making progress. But for accurate records of sets, reps and poundages to have meaning, your training conditions must be consistent.

If at one workout you rush between sets, then atrepparttar 149341 next workout you take your time, you cannot fairly compare those two sessions.

If one weekrepparttar 149342 deadlift is your first exercise andrepparttar 149343 following week you deadlift atrepparttar 149344 end ofrepparttar 149345 workout, you cannot fairly compare those two workouts. Andrepparttar 149346 form you use for each exercise must be consistent and flawless every time you train.

Likewise, if you do 3 sets ofrepparttar 149347 bench press and one workout you take 1 minute between sets andrepparttar 149348 next workout you take 3 minutes between sets, you can't be sure that you've progressed from one workout torepparttar 149349 next.

Get allrepparttar 149350 details of your training in black and white, refer to them when appropriate and get in control of your training. In addition to control overrepparttar 149351 short term, this permanent record will give you a wealth of data to analyze and draw on when designing your future training programs.

Keep accurate records of each workout, each day's caloric and protein intake, how much sleep you get, muscular girths and your body composition. Then you will remove all guesswork and disorder from your training program.

But all of this is just a bunch of words. You have to makerepparttar 149352 theory and rationale come alive with your conscientious and methodical practical application. Do exactly that now, and take charge of your training!

Most trainees have neitherrepparttar 149353 organization needed for success norrepparttar 149354 will and desire to push themselves very hard when they need to. But these arerepparttar 149355 very demanding essentials for a successful fitness program.

Find out how you did in trying to make today another step toward achieving your next set of short-term goals. Have all of today's actions— training (if a training day), diet and rest—met or exceededrepparttar 149356 goals forrepparttar 149357 day? If not, why not?

A daily critical analysis of what you did and did not do to take another step forward will help you to be more alert to improving tomorrow.

Take a few minutes each day to review your journal.

Take as much control over your life as you can. Learn from your mistakes. Capitalize onrepparttar 149358 good things you have done. Do more ofrepparttar 149359 positive things you are already doing and fewer ofrepparttar 149360 negative things.

Gregg Gillies is the founder of http://www.buildleanmuscle.com His articles have appeared in international publications such as Ironman Magazine. He has written two books and is a regular contributor to Body Talk Magazine. Check out his site http://www.buildleanmuscle.com

What Is Hypoglycemia?

Written by Kirsten Whittaker

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Should you suffer from reactive hypoglycemiarepparttar following steps have been suggested by some health officials to counterrepparttar 149237 symptoms - eating little and often, exercising regularly, having a varied, high fiber diet and cutting out or reducing your intake of sugary foods.

If you do suffer from hypoglycemia there are also some precautions that you could think about taking. For example, wearing a bracelet withrepparttar 149238 condition on it in case of emergencies. Telling your friends and work colleagues what your particular symptoms are so they can watch out for you and remind you to eat when you appear to become irritable or fatigued. Keeping suitable snacks on hand and remembering to eat regularly to keep your blood sugar levels steady, limiting alcohol consumption and finally checking your glucose levels before using heavy machinery, driving or doing any strenuous exercise.

Kirsten Whittaker would like to offer the opportunity to read further articles related to hypoglycemia and diabetes at http://www.understandingdiabetes.info/understandingdiabetes-articles/. Or for additional information and resources please visit http://www.understandingdiabetes.info.

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