You don’t have to lift mega pounds to get toned muscles. When 15 volunteers did leg extension till they were exhausted, those who worked with lighter weights actually stimulated their muscles 25 percent more than the heavy lifters.
Your build muscle by pushing to the point of fatigue, not by straining with heavier weights, the researchers believe. Their advice: Choose a weight that you can lift for about a minute before you become too tired to continue.
If it takes you much longer then that to reach fatigue, the weight is probably too light and you should go up a bit.
You don’t need a fancy gym membership or a lot of expensive equipment. Just get yourself a pair of dumbbells and you can benefit from weights to lose pounds and get fit.
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A Treadmill is a great way to lose weight and get fit this years. And you can get a deal on a treadmill. The winter months can be challenging when it comes to fitness the cold snowy, weather can definitely get in the way of staying fit and trim, so stay warm in the comfort of your own home with a treadmill.
A heart rate monitor is a very good, useful feature to look for on a treadmill. The newest models of treadmills come with many extra features that you may or may not need. Most treadmills come with an electronic console that displays workout feedback like speed, distance traveled, the time you’ve been working out, and calories burned.
A heart rate monitor enables a treadmill to automatically adjust the speed and/or the incline to keep your heart rate within the optimum zone. The adjustable inclines let you vary the steepness of a hill. If you don’t have enough room for a bulky exercise machine, might want to consider a folding treadmill; they collapse to allow for easy storage.