Many people believe that becoming more fit is simply impossible. As we have shown, you can achieve physical fitness without pain or misery. By making a few lifestyle changes, you will be able to improve your overall fitness level and reach your fitness goals.
Running in an outside setting is better for you than a treadmill. Running on paved surfaces is better than a treadmill.
Your work out and exercise regime should become a part of your every day routine. If you just change little things like walking the stairs instead of taking the elevator you are succeeding.
As time goes by, running can be both a curse and a blessing. It can do your body quite a bit of good, but it can also do quite a bit of harm. In order to minimize the harm, consider reducing your mileage by half for a full seven days, once per six week stretch. The loss of half of your mileage gives your body a chance to rest and recover from your running routines, so that you can avoid the permanent damage that can occur.
Many are under the impression that daily abdominal exercise is wise. This is not ideal. Like any muscle group, your abs need rest here and there. You should attempt to let your abs rest about 48 to 72 hours after you work them out.
Stretch your muscles between each set while you workout. Do the stretch for about 20-30 seconds. Research shows that men who stretch in between sets have experienced strength increases 20 percent greater than their counterparts who neglect stretching. Also, stretching can prevent injury.
To build some muscle in your quadriceps, try doing some simple box squats. Box squats are efficient exercises that will allow you to become stronger in a timely manner. Put a box behind you and get going. Perform the squat normally, but pause as soon as you are about to hit the box.
Do you want to increase your endurance and your speed? Start training like they do in Kenya. Kenyans train by starting off slow for the first third of their run. The more you run, the faster pace you want to go. By the middle third of the run, your pace should be your normal pace. By the last third of the run, you should be running at a fast pace. If you keep doing this kind of run regularly, it will significantly improve your speed and stamina.
Check to see if you are over training to manage your fitness. A simple way to do this is to take your pulse first thing in the morning one day after your workout.
Lifting can help you build endurance to run. Runners don’t often pay attention to weight training, but they definitely should. Runners improve speed and endurance by also having weight-lifting routines as part of their regimen.
Although reaching your fitness goals will take hard work, in the end it will be worth it. You will look better, feel better and have a better outlook on life when you are fit. When you are fit, you’ll be better able to face the day’s challenges and approach life with true passion.