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Seven Workout Routines To Help You Keep Healthy

Aug 4, 2008
To live healthier and happier, you need to stay fit. Staying fit would mean you have to exercise. Later on, not only that you enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle but you will also enjoy whatever life has to offer. By doing work-ups you will lose weight, work-out muscles and stay fit. This and along with a healthy diet will surely keep you in good enough shape.

There are seven kinds of work-ups which are common for you to do. One thing is important though, and it is to follow the exact correct way of doing it.

1. Crunch time.

Support your head with your fingers to avoid jerking your neck. You have to avoid lacing your fingers together. The chin should be in appropriate distance from the chest. Curl up slowly as if curling one vertebra at a time but keep still your head, neck and arms in position. This way all your abs muscles should do the work. You have to tighten your abs while exhaling forcefully through the mouth. When you go back to the starting position, keep the abs tightened and inhale through the nose deeply.

2. Squatting.

To do this right, you have to stand on your feet in hip-width apart and point your toes straight ahead. But it is important that you keep feeling comfortable and natural while doing this. As you lower down slowly, your knees should be pointing to the same direction as your toes are. You should stand back up once your upper body segment starts to fold to your thighs. Do not attempt to squat lower than the area wherein your thighs are slightly in parallel to the floor. As soon as you have stood back up, your legs should be relaxed.

3. Bench pressing

The right way to do this would be to keep your back and hips in contact with the bench. You can put your feet on the edge of the bench to help you with this work-up. It is not necessary to force your back into a flat position if you feel it unnatural and uncomfortable for you. It should be fine if you have that small arch and this arch should be kept small that not even your kittens could crawl in between the bench and your back.

4. Dumb-bell chest pressing

Any chest exercises should have one bottom line and that would be to stop when the elbows are going below the level of the chest. This important because the height of the elbows is relatively more important than the height of the weights you are carrying.

5. Leg Curling

Do not lift the tops of your thigh off the pad too much. When you bend your knees for the upward kick, just do a minimal lifting to anchor your hips and eliminate any further leverage. This way will make your hamstrings to do their job a lot harder.

6. Biceps curling

When doing biceps curling you should not carry more than the weight you can handle. There is one hint that will help you determine this and this is the feeling of rocking and rolling. When doing this work-up you have to tighten your abdominal muscles and keep still your feet on the floor.

7. Weight plate carrying

You have to hold the weight plate close to your chest with both hands. You then stand as close as you can to the bar when you are putting them into it. Do not extend the arms far out and toss the weight plate into the bar. If you are picking them up, you will have to bend over then bring the weight plate as usual to your chest.

Keeping the right way on how to work-up will not only keep you stay healthy and right but also to prevent injuries. You just have to remember to do this along with the right diet and clear mental exercise. You should be just fine then.
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