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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Workout Mistakes Women Make

Applying Every Workout Theory Ever Read
There are many theories as to how most effectively and efficiently work out-cardio after weights, max weight few reps, supersets, fast-twitch muscles, cardio intervals, the list is endless. The theory that works best is the one that you like and keeps you going to the gym. Find a theory and stick with it. Don’t fall into a rut though!

Not Rising To The Challenge
Finding a workout routine and theory and sticking it with it is a great thing, but falling into a rut won’t help you achieve and maintain your goals. As with any self-improvement project, you must challenge yourself. When a weight becomes too easy, add to it or add reps. Same thing with your cardio, if you have been running for months, switch it out to swim, bike or use the elliptical. Work out with a friend or personal trainer to help you challenge yourself.

Sacrificing Form For Pride
Working out is not a competition with anyone but yourself. Easier said than done! The truth is, poor form or posture when working out can create injury from the most basic of exercises. Lift and exert to the point you are comfortable with the challenge. If your body hurts in a not building muscle way-stop! Again, engaging a personal trainer to help you with form and understanding how to properly lift weights, utilize machine and incorporate cardio can save you from aching backs and missed days of exercise.

Fear Of The Unknown
Many women go to the gym and do the same thing every time. Not always because they enjoy it, but because it is all they know. Not only is this a waste of the gym fee, but also a lost opportunity. Engaging a professional trainer or the floor staff to help explain and demonstrate how a machine works or a great arm exercise with free weights are great ways to get past that fear.

Cardio Cardio Cardio
Cardio is great; it is definitely a part of any workout routine. But that’s just it, a part of a great workout routine, not the routine. Women often skip weights for fear of bulking up, but weight-bearing exercise helps to increase metabolism, strengthen bones and improves cardio function.

Iron Gym Total Body

Women find more trouble in building muscles than men because women do not have the hormones that men have to boost muscle building. Some of the women will use steroid powder which is a chemical substance to boost their muscle growth. Female bodybuilders who are interested in participating in a bodybuilding contests make use of these steroids. They may win a big amount of money through that contest, but later they will face a lot of side effects because of using these steroids. So women will get great results but may not have the huge muscles that men have. After all, women want hard muscles but not necessarily big muscles. Natural bodybuilding is always a better way and it has no side effects which helps you to live a longer life.

The Iron Gym total body workout for women is one of best and most versatile systems for women to use. Women will easily firm and tone up the upper body and abdomen. It is great to help reduce weight and increase endurance. One of the great things is that the bar is specially designated for doorways in your home. This will allow one to perform the daily workouts like chin ups and pull ups in your home. Many people think that they need to work out for several times in the gym environment in order to develop their body. This iron bar proves that their thoughts are wrong. Using this you can work on your upper body anytime in the comfort of your own home. You can perform various exercises using this iron gym. Attach the bar in the door frame and it allows you to do exercises like pull ups and chin ups. It can be used in the floor to elevate your body and perform press ups which helps you to build the upper arm and shoulder muscles. It can be used in a verity of ways in order to tune their upper body without building the huge muscle mass.

Any product with this amount of advantages will have high cost. But this iron gym bar is too different; it is cheap because it contains no moving parts or electrical elements. Having less in weight, it is easy to perform exercise using it. The manufacturer of Iron Gym guarantees for 30 days from date of purchase. And it provides a user guide which helps to practice different workouts. A beginner may find this exercise a little tough but in no time at all you will become stronger. You can make your body fit by performing exercises like running and some light weight training. But it will take longer to get the muscles developed by using the Iron Gym. By using this iron gym you can tune your muscles with upper body workouts in a short span of less than 30 days.

Pick A Boxing Gym

Some health clubs have fitness or aerobic boxing classes, which focus only on the workout itself. No sparring is involved. If you only want to hit the bags and the punch mitts, these classes are perfect. If you do want to compete at some point, talk to the trainers to see if they do prepare people for that. If not, seek out another gym.

Take into account the atmosphere of the health club. Some are glorified social clubs, while others cater to a certain crowd, like bodybuilders, for example. The culture of the club may have a bearing on how you may like or not like training there.

Traditional Boxing Gyms

A buddy of mine attends a gym where mostly professional boxers train. He described the boxing training atmosphere as being intense and no-nonsense. The fighters are hungry, and they want to win championships.

These types of gyms are usually privately owned. Some have a mix of amateur and professional boxers among their members. I have heard of a few gyms that are strictly for professional fighters only. Be prepared to work when arriving at the door of a traditional boxing gym. The trainers will expect that everybody who comes there will work hard on their training. They’re not going to waste time on anyone who won’t.

Prices vary. Unlike health clubs, some boxing gyms do not require people to be locked into long term contracts.

Participants can pay their membership dues on a monthly basis. On average, monthly fees can be as low as $50.00 all the way up to a couple of hundreds a month. Those who know they’ll be going less often can pay a day fee, which may range between ten to twenty-five bucks each time. Paying a day fee is also a good way of checking out a gym before committing to boxing training there.

Personal training as well as group classes can be had at traditional boxing gyms, but keep in mind that separate fees are involved.

Some of the older gyms haven’t gotten around to making their places welcoming to women, unfortunately. Don’t be surprised to find there’s no designated women’s washroom or locker room in older gyms. If you can overlook having to use a converted custodian’s supply room in order to change into your workout clothes, more power to you. Maybe if you push enough, management will make the changes.

Municipal Park District Boxing Gyms

If you live in or near a big city, boxing training via the park district may work for you. The fees to work out are much less than going to a health club or to a private gym. Another plus is that these types of boxing gyms often can be found closer to your neighborhood.

Their biggest asset, being open for all, can also be a park district’s boxing gym’s major drawback as well. All kinds of characters are drawn to boxing gyms. Private health clubs and traditional boxing gyms can put barriers up to keep some problem personalities out. Those who train at park district gyms may have to grin and bear some difficult people. It’s a great idea to talk to the coach before signing up to get a feel for how those types of gyms operate.

Boxers in these types of boxing gyms often participate in local competitions, and some park districts do hold boxing shows throughout the year. If you find an adults-only boxing class through the park district, great! But keep in mind that the park district’s main focus is being family-friendly and providing recreation for youths. Many of their boxing programs may be for all ages, in the same gym, at the same time. If it’s not going to be a problem to train alongside grade and high school kids, then go for it. Being around people who are at different levels in terms of boxing skills is a good thing. Everyone can learn from each other.

Ideal Gym Workout

If you only wish to lose fat and you’re ready to make the investment in home based gym equipment, then home gym is ideal for you.

Starting out in a basement with 20 lbs barbell, a bench, a pair of dumbbells and some free weights is a good start. Next step is to buy a leg curl attachment, a biceps curl attachment and a cable-pulley machine. As long as you feel that you develop, you can train at home.

The action steps are:

1. Decide where you want to train, at home or at fitness club?

2. Make the investment in gym equipment/club membership.

3. Start training!

What you have to watch out for is that if you somehow feel that you want to change the place you exercise, then do it.

Also don’t think that one of them is cheaper. It all depends on where you live and what prices are in your local fitness club.

Sometimes in short term it is better to go to local gym, but in a longer period of time (one or two years) it is better to create your own gym at home.