Thursday, June 14, 2007

Proper Workout

We all know the importance of working out to ensure adequate health and well being, not to mention the psychological benefits of exercise, there’s plenty of documentation on this.

I recently began training with a friend of a friend who happens to be a Jiu-Jitsu, instructor.
Now, I was not really expecting much from a guy who states that you can’t work out more than 3 times a week and that these workouts should last no more than 45 minutes in the gym. In my head, this was impossible, you NEED to stress your muscles in order for them to grow, what he was proposing was just too little. However, he has a very athletic physique with minimal body fat, so I figured I’d train with him just to see if the whole thing worked.

The first day, I was impressed, he quickly pointed out how my form was all wrong, I had NO idea, doing the exercise in the “Proper form” kept me from using the weight I regularly use, we did Dumbbell Presses (both flat and inclined) combined with Parallel Chin Ups and Seated Rows. At the end of the work out I was DEAD! I could barely breathe; I was sweating like a piece of meat on a barbecue grill. I also had an incredible pump; this was one of the first times in a long while where I felt like a really worked out in every possible sense!

Since then, I’ve been following the man’s advice; I look and feel much stronger as I’ve strengthened my body’s core. I FEEL GREAT!

We should pay more attention to how we exercise; I totally recommend training with a Certified Instructor, heck, if you can afford it, try a Sports Medicine doctor, you can get the most of your time at the gym and get the results you want in a more effective manner.

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