Weight Training - Avoid Osteoporosis
Working out with weights can be a lot of fun, and can really add to your look. But for women the most important facet of weight training is the known benefits to help strengthen bone density, and help avoid osteoporosis.
When it comes to weight training tips, it seems there is an unlimited supply from thousands of sources in magazines, online, and in-person. Weeding out the most important can help put you on the fast-track to looking and feeling your best ever. Must-know weight training tips, according to professional trainers:
- - Workout before working out. Many fitness gurus swear by the pre-workout when lifting weights and most recommended five to twenty minutes of cardio exercise before training. What this does is raise your core temperature so that you are less likely to injure yourself while lifting. Follow up with some stretching for five or ten minutes and you will be better prepared to lift
- - Track your progresses and successes! Many athletes keep a journal of their accomplishments so that they can review it from time to time in order to see the progress that they are making.
- - Take time out! Resting between sets is important. You need to take a 45-60 second rest period between higher reps, and a two to five minute break when doing lower reps. This gives your body a chance to recover.
- - Set yourself up for success by having a plan. Most people who want to train with weights fail to succeed in making any real difference in their physique or their fitness level because they do not have a goal or a specific plan on how they will reach their goals. Set daily, weekly and monthly goals for yourself for at least six months into the future. You will be more likely to reach your goals if you actually have goals to begin with.
- - Move more than one joint at a time. While working to isolate a specific muscle, it is okay to go with single joint movements. For all over muscle stimulation, go for a variety of multiple joint movements like bench presses, dead lifts, squats, curls, rows and chin-ups.
Help yourself avoid osteoporosis, get your butt into the weight training gym today!