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#exercises #healthyhabits #workout #exercisestrategies7 KEY EXERCISE STRATEGIES
Don't judge the workouts until you actually try them:
Exercises may look easy or difficult at first, but, any exercise can be made more or less challenging by adding/removing weights, changing rest periods and/or pushing your limits. Be sure to do workouts that are appropriate for your CURRENT fitness level; increase intensity as your body progresses.
If an exercise causes pain stop:
There are plenty of alternate exercises that you can choose from. If an exercise feels awkward or uncomfortable, it typically means you’re doing it correctly. Don’t sacrifice form for the sake of an exercise, as it will cause you to lose the full benefit of the workout. Be diligent with proper form.
If you need extra time to recover during a workout, take it:
Listen to your body. The goal is to push your workout limits over time. Over time your body will require fewer rest periods.
If 5 days a week is too demanding on your body, cut down: Work your way up to the 5-6 day workout schedule when you feel physically able. Remember, push your body passed it’s comfort zone & change up an exercise when it gets too easy.
Get plenty of rest if you want your muscles to grow: Your body needs adequate time to recover or your muscles will not grow. Typically, you should rest your body at least 1-2 days a week depending on the intensity of your training & be sure to get 8 hours of quality sleep.
Make sure that you warm up your workout: Warming up with dynamic movements(squats, lunges, jumping jacks, etc) for 3-5 mins will help prevent injury.
Cool down & ALWAYS static stretch after a workout while muscles are still warm: Cooling down your body & muscles will help eliminate soreness, elongate the muscles and prevent injury.
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