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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Benefits for Stretching

Stretching is a controversial topic in the fitness world: lately more studies show that stretching damages your muscle strength and can cause more harm than good. When you stretch your muscles you weaken them at the same time and a reduction of strength in your muscles is definitely not something most people would desire before a race or a workout. Stretching is definitely not suggested in the warm up, an ideal warm up needs to be aerobic exercise that takes place before your workout.

Some studies show that the effects of stretching disappear after 15 minutes and for this reason there is no need for it. They say that the length of your muscles are controlled heavily by your neuromuscular system, so it is your nervous system and your habits that give you tightness and stretching only provides temporary relief.

Research gets to the bottom of the tight muscle issue which is so deep that it could be a topic for another article itself but in summary muscle tightness is found to be related to what we are eating, hormones and lifestyle.
So if you think you are not flexible enough or are feeling stiff in some parts of your body, please watch out for your caffeine and salt intake. Not only your diet, a sedentary lifestyle also plays a big role in this…

Exercise itself is found to be the best way to reduce muscular imbalances and tightness. Exercising relaxes and allows the natural stretching of muscles to occur in tight muscles and promotes balance. After a heavy workout session please avoid static stretching, you need to cool down with a basic aerobic routine.

Pilates is top of the list of exercise routines to reduce muscular imbalances and tightness as it promotes even and equal movement throughout your body. So, please don’t do heavy weights and expect to have relaxed muscles afterwards but a well designed Pilates class once a week can help you gain more flexibility. Flexibility is a reflection of your health and your fitness, not stretching.

Jogging Make You Happy

Aerobic exercises like jogging will improve your cardiovascular fitness and the ability for your body to deliver oxygen to your muscles. It also helps your muscles to become more efficient at using that oxygen. And so in essence, the more you exercise, the better your heart works, and needless to say, this reduces the risk of you getting a heart attack.

The genetics of men, for example, have evolved to a high threshold for lactic acid over time, allowing our ancestors to chase the world’s most dangerous predators and strike them down for food. After finishing off their prey, they would drag pounds of meat back to camp for dinner. I’m sure you’ll agree, that’s an extraordinary level of superhuman fitness that fed thousands in their tribe.

You’ll be amazed to discover that there is a link to high intensity physical exercise on a lactic threshold level, to the release of endorphins in the brain. Endorphins act as your natural “drug” that make a person more energetic, more awake and, yes, most definitely happier.

Endorphins would usually kick in during a run, after a workout or both, and are generally referred to as a “runner’s high.”

The U.S. National Library of Medicine recently published a shocking article confirming that testosterone levels are lower in endurance running males than in guys who don’t even workout. The Study also said endurance training can damage the male reproductive system.

So basically, if this report is anything to go by, it implies that you’re better off sitting on the couch all day and NOT running if you want to preserve your precious testosterone levels.

Which brings me to my next point, that jogging or running for the sake of running doesn’t bring about the fitness results that most men would desire.

I’ll summarize this very simply and quickly for you.

When you look at the physiques of long-distance runners and compare that with 1,000 meter runners, you’ll observe that their physiques are completely different… the sprinter looks muscular and ripped, whereas the long-distance runner–for lack of a better definition, looks rather scrawny.

All about Tai Chi

Tai Chi has been practiced in China by people of all ages for many years. It was developed by Chinese monks thousands of years ago and in keeping with the quiet, meditative tradition, it is done very slowly. It is low-impact, promotes strength and flexibility and improves balance. Tai Chi relies on proper breathing and slow movements and is often called ‘moving meditation’.

Tai Chi has been proven to help you have a better night’s sleep and also to fall asleep faster which leads to you feeling more rested in the morning when you awaken. This makes it is ideal for older people as sleep may become a problem or even if you are stressed and can’t sleep. Often lack of sleep goes untreated and people wonder why they feel so bad. Tai chi helps you handle stress which is what possibly could keep you up at night without you even being aware that is the issue.

There are six levels of Tai Chi. The first is for beginners. This teaches the basic tools for working with Chi energy. The second level mostly focuses on Chi awareness and the main goal of this level is to achieve an awareness of the balance of internal and external chi. At level 3 the student will learn the more martial-art type aspects of Tai Chi. This level focuses on using the mind to control chi and synthesize your body movements with your mind. A student at the fourth level is considered a disciple worthy of receiving this knowledge by the master of a particular Tai Chi tradition so the teaching progresses until finally that person becomes a Tai Chi master in a state of perfect balance and has complete mastery of body and mind.

Tai Chi can help you be more co-ordinated, balanced, take care of your joints and flexibility without speeding up your heart beat too much so it is good if you have illnesses which could prevent you from doing more active exercises. While you are doing these exercises your internal system is getting a gentle massage and your energy centres are being opened and cleansed making a good basis for healing on other levels such as psychologically, emotionally, mentally and physically.

Information of Health Clubs

The privacy will be maintained through sheets covering the glass in the times of need and brutal heat. This is a plus point because some prefer sweating their body in the afternoon. The cooling apparatus work for 24/7 and the gym never runs out of it.

The entrance would be spick and span and you will feel like you are entering a page-3 apocalyptic atmosphere with soft and hard beat of music. As soon as you enter you will feel the energy building inside you.

There will be a relaxing and changing room for men and women and you can have a hot steam bath along with a grooming period.

After a hard-core session, you can slump down and take heavy breaths to calm your soul.

Coming to the exercise equipment, they are magnificent, well-maintained, and striking.

People weighing from 35 kilo to 125 kilo are exercising here and getting their desired stature. You have to change in your tracks and sports shoes and go straight inside. A warm-up session includes all body stretch and a bit of jogging. Your body is now ready to rock-n-roll and it is time for the real work.

Weights & Machinery

Music keeps the body going and you will never feel a moment’s boredom here. They have an eclectic taste in English R &B and other soothing and electrifying songs. When I hear that, it makes me want to play more and sweat more. This is the most basic rule that we all know “Profuse sweat leads to shapely contour”.

Weightlifting ranges from 1.5 kg to 30 kilo People do those and I watch that in amazement. You build the stamina while you do the regular sessions. There is the V and the S bike along with elliptical and shoulder press. I am a fan of that equipment.

The gym instructors are cordial and friendly. At first, I was hesitant to have a man as my gym guard but gradually I felt at ease as their mannerisms and helpful nature gained my trust in them.

You can always have a female as your guardian if you wish to though. All of them seemed enthusiastic and strict to get us back into shape. They offer the body-cards where they trace out the particulars and make us do the sessions according to those. It really helped me, as they knew my strength and my goal.

When I look in the mirror I feel like a Cinderella metamorphosed by her gym godmother. I had no idea that my body was capable of these hardships. The aerobic, Zumba and the Bokwa sessions were the add-ons that made me cut more than I actually expected.

The regular workout with healthy diet plans made me a mentor for my body. I can easily show my friends the benefits of burning calories with fun. It is your passion and your allegiance towards your body that makes you inquisitive about making links with yourself again. You love yourself but this is where you hitch with your spirit.