Consistent exercise can build muscle, burn calories and fight the flab that may start cropping up as one heads toward middle age and beyond. These ten tips will help men get more from their workouts whether they are at home, outside or the gym.
1. No Excuses
Instead of using lack of time as an excuse for avoiding a work out, men should strive to carve out 10 minutes for exercise most days of the week.
2. Choose a Variety of Activities
Keeping work-out routines varied will create challenges and keep you interested in fitness.
3. Strength Training is a Must
Building muscle is vital for fighting flab and building muscle. When you have more muscle mass, you will burn more calories.
4. Use the Weight of the Body
Those who cannot afford a gym membership need not worry; strength training can be done using the weight of the body, such as with push-ups and squats.
5. Do Not Forget to Stretch
Stretching is vital after exercising to cool down muscles and keep them limber.
6. Cardio is Important
Even beginners can walk or do short periods of jogging while working up to a longer, more strenuous cardio routine.
7. Try Endurance Training
This type of training works the muscles to the point of exhaustion, forcing them to become stronger by doing increased repetitions with greater weight.
8. Recovery Time is Vital
Rest days between very difficult days of strength training will help prevent injuries.
9. Create Small Goals
Men can focus more on small, measurable fitness goals, such as losing a couple pounds or adding a few more reps.
10. Keep it Exciting
A boring fitness routine is one that will be quickly dropped. Men can keep it interesting by learning a new sport, routine or fitness class.
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