SHAPE UP FOR SUMMER NOW!
By Shana Daniels, Fitness Expert, & 2002 Ms.
If you want to look & feel
better in your bathing suit or any other skin bearing “summer
attire”, now is the time to get ready.
quickest way to tone & tighten your muscles is to put resistance
against them. Cardio, Pilates, & Yoga alone, while beneficial,
can’t do this. The beauty with working out with weights is that
while you can’t “spot reduce”, you can “spot train” to
enhance any body part you wish to work on!
the most from your training strive to workout 2-3 times a week &
follow these simple rules:
Perform each rep slowly
(2-3 secs.), on both the lifting phase & the lowering phase, as
you’ll recruit more muscle fibers.
Exhale on the lifting or
effort phase, & inhale on the lowering or stretching phase, as
you’ll be fueling your muscles with the most oxygen this way.
Squeeze each rep “to the
max”, & hold for 1 sec. at the “peak” of the movement.
Keep your mental focus to
achieve the “mind-to-muscle” connection. You’ll be able to contract
your muscles twice as hard, which equates to results twice as quick.
Remember it’s always
perfect form that shapes the muscles, not overloading the weight &
getting sloppy. Never sacrifice form for weight.
Know that with each workout you are
getting a step closer to reaching your health & fitness goals &
consistency is the key!
health & fitness,
For any questions on fitness please
contact Shana at
firstname.lastname@example.org or to find out more about her 12
week Body & Life Make-over visit her website at www.blmdiva.com