When you think of weight training you think of muscle bound men sweating in a gym lifting piles of heavy barbells or toiling away working on a variety of strange looking machines and contraptions. While this is true it doesn’t have to be that way. There are many ways to work out.
BODY WEIGHT STRENGTH TRAINING
Body weight strength training is one way of working out that will help you build muscle and a more fit body. It’s simply doing 2 or 3 sets of 8 to 15 repetitions of easy to do exercises utilizing your natural body weight. There are no dumbbells, free weights or, machines involved in the exercises.
You would make a workout plan of between eight and twelve exercises to do daily or better every other day. This need not take a long time either just a 20 or 30 minute workout everyday can yield great rewards. No daily grind going to the gym either as you can do them from him home.
WEIGHT TRAINING FOR MEN
You could add weight lifting using barbells and dumbbells along with a workout bench and still do them at home. The benefit of weight lifting is that it will help you build more muscle, and build that muscle faster. There is also a greater range of exercises that you can use to target just the specific muscles you want to grow.
Weight lifting need not be complex you can easily set up a weight lifting program that will be specific for yourself after just a little experimentation to find out what will work best for you.
You probably want to start out with a program of working just the upper body one day and then taking a day off and working on the lower body the next day. You may want to take a day to specifically work on a specific muscles, like the arms, legs or, abs to build them up.
There are many workout programs out there for you to use. Whether you are a beginner or an older man beginning to work out for the first time there is a program for you.
CARDIO AND WEIGHT TRAINING
Adding cardio to a weight training program is a great idea to help you build larger muscles but it will also allow you to reduce body fat without just training in one manner. The benefits of adding cardio will be better oxygen transfer and it will give your body a day off from the weight training so that you’re not over using the same muscles every day.
When I do cardio and weight training I like to lift weights on days one, three and, five and do cardio on days two and four. I will either rest for two days on days six and seven or I will do just light stretching exercises for about 20 minutes each day.
THE BENEFITS OF WEIGHT TRAINING
Weight training will add definition and tone your muscles. It will help prevent bone loss and make you stronger and fitter. You’ll also have improved balance and coordination and can help in disease prevention such as heart disease.
It will boost your and your energy level, improve your mood and, will burn excess calories and help you sleep better at night.
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