OC Sports & Rehab

Proper weight lifting technique – Any lift

We all want a smart and healthy look so as to be called ‘fit’. However, there are some people who want to go beyond fitness. These people want their body to be in the best shape possible. Our body is generally uneven, there are some parts, which need more build up, and there are few parts where fat exceeds the required amount. If we want to have a good body, we need to burn out excessive fat and build muscles. This is the challenging part because building muscles is not an easy task.

For body building one has to spend hours in the gym. The process takes months or even years of laborious workout. Initially the tendons get stiff and body starts to ache. However with regular work out the body gets used to labor and hence gets stronger. It is always best to start with lightweight lifts and gradually move towards the bigger machines as the body gets used to regular training. A lot of patience is required to achieve what you want to achieve. People who force themselves to lift weights heavier than they should may end up with torn ligaments and inevitable burnout due to overtraining.

Therefore, it is always good to make a work out plan where you train your body gradually for weightlifting and workouts. Such full body workout plans can help you progress easily towards your ambition without much having fatigue and stress. It is always good to start going to the gym twice a week before gradually increasing the number of workout days. You can build muscles by spending only 3 to 4 hours a week in the gym, thus no need to be hasty because ‘haste makes waste!’

Workouts tend to boost your cardiovascular system. It burns excessive calories that are otherwise stored as fats in your body. Keep in mind that major muscle groups are working together when you perform compound exercises like squats and lunges. Moreover, oxygen is being provided to the working muscles. With regular workouts you maximize your work out efficiency thus strengthen your muscles. Your body gets swift and flexible; hence, it becomes easier for you to perform your daily tasks. Most important thing that workouts do to you is making you feel better. You feel revived and more energetic, because exercise boosts energy and improves mood.