8 Tips To Building Your Dream Body

Written by Tony Newton

Just like routines, this document is not intended to be a "one size fits all." Take from it what you will, but please remember that what is most important is your health and well being. In that light, considerrepparttar following list:

1. Before beginning any serious weight lifting or body building regimen, consult your physician.

2. Set your goals. Define what you expect to achieve with your new bodybuilding campaign within a realistic time frame. If you create goals that are unattainable you are setting yourself up for failure. You can become bored, disappointed and disillusioned torepparttar 137357 point where you may give up. This is a very sad outcome to what might have beenrepparttar 137358 best decision of your life. Don't sell yourself short. Set your long term goals, of course, but also set short term goals that are achievable. And, don't forget to reward yourself when you do achieve them.

3. Considerrepparttar 137359 costs. If you don't already have a budget, create one. Then, determine what amount of discretionary funds you have available for your bodybuilding program. This will determine whether you can afford to have a home gym or if your needs would better be served by joining a club. Joining a club is still a good short term introduction before spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on equipment that might not be appropriate for your needs.

4. Don't forget some ofrepparttar 137360 low cost alternatives to purchasing your bodybuilding equipment. If used equipment is still functional why spendrepparttar 137361 extra dollars just for a little glitz! Good, brand name used equipment is every bit as functional as something right off a showroom floor.

15 Quick Body Toning Tips

Written by Tony Newton

Here are some toning tips for your fitness toolbox in no particular order. Mix-n-match. Read one a day. Have fun!

Tip 1 - Tummy Toner - In addition to your toning workout, eat smaller portions. Your stomach is only about as large as your fist. So no need to stuff yourself with a large plate full of food.

Tip 2 - Try a Trainer - Get advice or help from a trainer from time to time. Some online trainers are pretty affordable like around $2 week at eDiets.com. Or search your favorite online engine for free fitness forums and chat away.

Tip 3 - Posture Practice - Practice improving your posture daily, no matter whether you are sitting at your work desk, sitting at home inrepparttar family room or atrepparttar 137356 table, or standing and walking.

Tip 4 - Variety - Vary your toning routine duringrepparttar 137357 week. Alternate days that you do cardio work on days when you don't do your toning work.

Tip 5 - Routine - Also vary your routine. Research shows that a body can adapt torepparttar 137358 same routine over a 4- to 6-week time frame. When you varyrepparttar 137359 routine,repparttar 137360 body works harder, trying to adapt once again. At least increaserepparttar 137361 intensity or amount of sets you do. But "change" something.

Tip 6 - Warm Up - Don't forget to warm up with some stretches before diving into your toning exercises in both cardio and strength training. You only need about 5 to 8 minutes. And targetrepparttar 137362 muscle groups that you'll be using. What is "WARM-UP" -A warm-up period helps your body by passing along lots of blood, full of nutrients, to areas that are about to be exercised, resulting inrepparttar 137363 warming up ofrepparttar 137364 muscles andrepparttar 137365 lubrication ofrepparttar 137366 joints. No matter whether you are working out at home, in a fitness center or outdoors, regardless of weather, you need to warm up before beginning all exercise activities in order to prepare your body for your workout. So improve your performance and reduce your risk of injury with a warm-up period.

What is "COOL-DOWN" - The period of 5 to 10 minutes atrepparttar 137367 end of your workout isrepparttar 137368 cool-down period. It allows time to lower your heart rate before you dash back off to work or other activities after your workout sessions, and reduces your risk of muscle soreness and injury that could come from your workout. This cool-down period should include 5 minutes of cardio exercise like stationary biking or walking, and should proceed at a reduced pace from your previous exercise activities. Atrepparttar 137369 end, you should focus on about 5 minutes of slow, focused stretching, when your breathing goes back to where it was before your workout.

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