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The way to attain your dream body

Date Added: June 07, 2008 05:10:19 PM
Category: Bodybuilding

All of us, whether we are skinny, a little tubby or just regular normal sized people admire a man’s man or a masculine man with a muscular build although we may rarely admit it in public!

Attaining this dream body is quite easy. All it requires is the determination, will, and passion to succeed in your mission. Granted, it’s easier said than done but still it is within reach. Once you get started and gain momentum it would be very difficult to stop.

Just going to a gym and lifting weights does not help. You must know which muscles you want to develop, or need to develop. Luckily a gym trainer is usually close at hand to assist with your program or with the weights.

It is important to get started the right way. It is not a good idea to try and tackle the weights straight away. You need to prepare your untrained muscles for the initial shock it is about to receive.

The first thing you need to do is to warm up. A few easy, stretches of each muscle group is a pre-requisite. You can do slow arm stretches, bend forward and try to touch your toes, rotate your torso left and right, do a few sit ups, etc. Don't overdo it though. If you have done little or no strenuous activity in the past, you will probably find your heart racing and your sweat pouring in no time. If you feel any pain, just stop. There is no need to exert too much during the warm up.

Take a 90 sec break and then, choose the right free weights to push the muscle group you are starting your exercise program with. Free weights usually include dumbbells and barbells, of varying weight. Free weights are always preferable to the machines. Free weights enable more muscles to be targeted with a single exercise as trying to balance the weight enrols more muscles as opposed to weight machines which take away the balance factor. Using free weights also helps elevate your heart rate, thus strengthening your heart and increasing blood flow. It also leads to greater lung capacity which in turns aids in oxygenating the blood.

Pack on as many free weights as your body can handle. Remember to start with one, stabilize yourself with that and then move to the next. Follow the same routine before you add the third, the fourth and so on. You can either add on more weight or increase the number of repetitions of each exercise.
You will find your exercise routine easier as you progress. Remember commitment and will are necessary. For a few days, you may feel a bit sore. That's okay. Just stay on course and you will eventually recover.

Along with building muscle, it is important to stress other points, like sticking to a proper diet, more nutrients, regulating carbs, stopping the excessive intake of alcohol, quitting smoking, etc.

These tips should help any regular person who has no prior exercise experience get started. All you need to do is make up your mind to visit the gym regularly. Commitment and passion are the most important things. It's really a mind thing after all. Get going, there is nothing stopping you from getting the body you always wanted.

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