Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Steps for Optimum Fitness


Perfect Body
If you have decided to embark on a journey to fitness and are determined to achieve your goal of having the perfect body that you dream of, then you need to equip yourself with knowledge about this subject. In this article you will find some quick tips on how to begin a fitness routine or add some new workouts to help you get the most of your workouts.

Firstly, a tip to improve your balance. Stand on a cushion sofa and raise one leg. Then, take a medicine ball and try to move it around your body. Once you've become good in this, try it with both of your eyes closed. Your balance, body control and co-ordination will greatly improve from this exercise.


Do the extended ankle leg curls when you work on your hamstrings. This can be done by either standing up or sitting down. It is important to extend your ankle during the whole workout as this will stretch and elongate your hamstrings as well as exercising your whole legs. Runners especially benefit from this type of workouts.


Your commitment to a fitness program will mean you have to change your mindset. You must be willing to give priority to your fitness routine and be willing to work hard and not to easily give in to petty excuses just so you can skip the workout. If you want fitness to become a normal part of your life, then you need to make solid and lasting changes in life.

Never rush into a workout routine that is too extreme for you. You will only end up hurting yourself and there is also the possibility of putting your fitness plan into chaos. Begin slowly and exercise according to the level of fitness that you can cope with. When your body is stronger, you can then revise your fitness plan.

When you feel that your waistline has dropped by several inches, buy some new clothes. You will love the new feeling - wearing clothes that is several size smaller than your previous measurement. You will be further motivated, that is to reach your ideal weight and body shape or if you have achieved your goal, to maintain your perfect figure.

One excellent exercise to help enhance your vertical leap is to take a position at the edge of a step or small chair with the back of your feet dangling off, and jump backwards. When your feet reach the ground you need to instantly jump back up on the step. Then you repeat this as quickly as you can.

Another tip to get fit is to play football. Football can help you keep your body in great shape. You don't need any special equipment or even join any special league. Playing football at the park with a group of friends can greatly increase your endurance and thus improve your fitness level.

If you are wondering about whether your fitness level has made any improvement, test yourself from time to time. Keep a record of your tests and every month, you should evaluate a variable that translates to your end goal, whether it be your waist measurement, total body fat or number of bench press. These results will show you your progress in your fitness journey.

A personalized fitness plan is most recommended if you want to have a good start in your fitness journey. A personalized plan will be an exercise routine that you can easily follow through. It will not be entirely strict.  The routine will be flexible whereby any fitness ideas that you like will be assessed and incorporated if it benefits you.


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