Theories on Fitness
- Interval training requires sudden and strong bursts of activity during your workout session. For example; when you walk, run as quickly as you can for 30 seconds and slow down to your regular walk for 30 seconds. The reasoning behind this theory is that doing rapid and short bursts of hard activity and giving your body time to recover damages your tissues more. This, in turn, causes your body to use more energy to repair itself which raises your metabolism level.
Decrease Weight Training
- For those extra pounds you carry around, decrease your weight training. That means; decrease the amount of weights you lift. Still do the same exercise, but decrease the 60 pounds you use for your biceps to 45 pounds, and do more repetitions. By lifting less weight and doing more repetitions, you focus on toning rather than building.
Change It Up
- Your body can get used to the same old exercise routine. When that happens, your body stops responding to the exercise and becomes like a machine, going through the motions but not gaining anything. To prevent this, change what you do and change it frequently. Add more repetitions. Go walking one week and swimming the next. Add another day to your fitness schedule. Keep your body surprised.
No Pain, No Gain
- This theory is spoken against by many fitness experts, saying you should not push yourself to the point of pain. Yet plenty of bodybuilders and other fitness buffs follow it. The theory revolves around how your muscles hurt during a workout. You should push yourself until your muscles hurt, then work through it. This does not apply to other pain, such as joint pain or injuries.