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Becoming a man of strength

Becoming a Man of Strength

Fitness is the essence of a man. Fitness is the ability of a person to do his normal everyday tasks with full alertness and vigor without worrying about fatigue afterward and with extra energy in reserve which can be useful when emergencies arise or during leisure and recreation. Overall fitness must be the primary goal every man must try to achieve. In fitness, no one is ever too young or too old for improvement. One’s fitness can be improved by engaging in aerobic exercises and through strength training. There are three components of overall fitness that every man must focus on working out in order to be in healthy, tip-top shape. These are cardiovascular work, strength training and of course, these should be coupled with a healthy diet.

Staying strong by building muscles. Man’s fitness regimen should include a work out routine which aims to build the muscles. Aging causes a decrease in muscle mass of five to seven pounds (2-3.2 kgs) of muscle for every ten years in one’s adult life given that he lives an inactive lifestyle. Truly, the saying “use it or lose it” is very applicable to the muscles. Fortunately, there is a good solution to this. Loss of muscle mass can be replaced by engaging in strength training. Improvement of Man’s fitness by cardiovascular work out. Flexibility exercises, strength training and cardiovascular work out surely help boost a man’s fitness and all these should be part of a man’s work out scheme. But of all these, cardiovascular work is the most necessary. Exercises under cardiovascular work conditions and develops the cardiovascular system and also works out large muscle groups.

So if a man does not have much time for working out, devoting whatever free time he might have to aerobic exercises would do him fine. He might have to pass out on developing those biceps but so long as cardiovascular work out exercises are done, then the blood pressure, heart and cholesterol levels will be fine to keep you staying happy and healthy. The essence of nutrition to man’s fitness. It is best as well as well recommended to eat whole and natural foods frequently than do it on large amounts in one to three sittings. Always keep variety in mind when doing the shopping. This will ensure that one is getting most if not all of the nutrients and minerals needed by the body to keep fit and healthy. Always keep the three important macronutrients in the diet; these are fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Prioritize proteins though over carbohydrates but never exclude any one of the three on some fad diet.

Some tips in keeping a man’s fitness level high, efficient and safe:

1.) Drink plenty of water all through out the day, especially when working out.

2.) Do exercises properly using the correct techniques, whether it’s weight lifting or aerobic exercises. Always read and understand, and follow of course, the instructions outlined by the personal trainer.

3.) Make sure the is always a spotter when lifting weights.

4.) Challenge the muscles, but make sure that it’s kept safe.

5.) Stretch, warm-up prior to working out and cool-down gradually after sessions.

6.) Check the equipment for safety before using them.

7.) It is better to do less than overdo the whole thing. Overtraining will exhaust enthusiasm and kill performance.

Different types of rock climbing instruction

Different Types of Rock Climbing Instruction

If you have never been rock-climbing before, it is a good idea to get some rock-climbing instruction before you attempt anything crazy. There is much to learn about rock-climbing, and it can be a dangerous sport. It is in your best interest to get some rock-climbing instruction.

You can get rock-climbing instruction from qualified instructors at a climbing gym, a rock-climbing club, or a rock-climbing package that includes some rock-climbing instruction as well.

You will begin with a basic rock-climbing instruction where you will learn about the fun, but more especially, the safety procedures that are involved in the sport of rock-climbing. This class will cover the essentials for climbing steep rocks safely. The basic rock-climbing instruction class is valuable for those who want to pursue mountaineering. You will learn about knots, anchoring, belaying, communication signals, climbing techniques including rappelling and the rating system. These rock-climbing instruction classes are usually taught on a low-angle, moderate rock good for those just beginning.

The next phase of rock-climbing instruction is where you complete a series of climbs with a wider range of more challenging climbing techniques. You will learn the subtleties of edging and smearing. These techniques are used in face climbing. With this type of rock-climbing instruction, you will learn about jamming and liebacking, which is used in crack climbing. You may also be introduced to anchoring basics using nuts and camming devices in this type of rock-climbing instruction.

You can learn rescue basics when you take rock-climbing instruction too. This rock-climbing instruction will give you the tools you need to get you or your climbing partner out of some tough situations you may find yourself in, using just the gear you would normally have with you. You will learn how to retreat from a route, rappelling safeguards, how to tie-off a climber who has fallen and how to escape a loaded belay. You may also learn rope-ascending techniques called prussiking, and you will learn basic lowering and raising techniques when you take this type of rock-climbing instruction class.

You can take many other kinds of rock-climbing instruction classes. You will never be done learning all the techniques and moves it takes to be a great rock-climber, but taking a rock-climbing instruction class will certainly get you closer to that goal.

Bodylastics resistance bands

Bodylastics Resistance Bands

You may be asking yourself what is Bodylastics resistance bands? however, everyone is familiar with the Bowflex. After all they spend millions of dollars in television advertising to convince you that you can have a fitness model body.

Check out this review of: Bodylastics Home Gym .

Sadly, many people cannot afford a Bowflex or don’t have a spare room in their home or apartment. Therefore, when I saw that Bodylastics resistance bands was promoting itself as the $50 alternative to Bowflex and other home gyms I decided to investigate.

Afterall, how can a set of resistance bands measure itself to the Bowflex? Well, if you really look at the Bowflex system it is really just a cable machine. Instead of resistance bands it uses power rods. (Which are made of a rubber polymer.) Pretty much the same thing as latex tubing if you think about it.

The question then is… can I do as many exercises with the Bodylastics resistance bands as I can with the Bowflex system?

For example the Bowflex Xtreme SE 2 will allow you to perform 70 muscle building exercises. Price tag — only $1599.00

The Bowflex Ultimate 2, offers over 95 strength building movements. Price tag — only $2499.00.

The Bodylastics resistance bands offers more than 140 muscle building movements. Cost — less than $50.00.

The beautiful part is it doesn’t take up as much area as a Bowflex. You don’t need a lat bar, leg extension attachment, or even a bench. Just grab the door anchor that comes with a set and attach it to your door, a tree or a fence and you are ready to go. Just, by varying your body’s position you will be able to perform lat pull downs, chest presses and other exercises that you would probably need a lat bar or a bench to perform.

Bowflex offers a lifetime warranty on their power rods and so does Bodylastics, so there is not much of a difference there. The Bodylastics resistance bands allow you to perform more than 140 movements and you can attach up to 7 resistance bands to each handle. So in essence what you have is a set of Dumbbells. With the ankle straps you can easily perform all the leg exercises that you could do on a Bowflex. The door anchor allows you to perform the exercises that you would normally need a Lat Bar or a bench to do.

So my opinion the Bodylastics resistance bands are definitely the $50 alternative to Bowflex.