Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Two Best Exercises To Get Fit

If you're already in a fitness routine, this post may not be for you. If however you're not in the swing of things, here is some simple advice. Most people who call a personal trainer want two things. They want to tone up and lose some weight or fat.
To tone up you need to challenge your body which means doing more today than you did yesterday. In my opinion the best thing to do is a variety of exercises. This makes the workout more fun and effective. It also helps overcome the biggest problem, monotony.
If you want to get started the best exercise is the pushup. What beginners may not know is that there are about ten different types. Seniors can begin standing two feet from a door and pushing out. Keep the arms close to the frame. You can gradually move back a little and eventually go to all fours. On your hand and knees you can perform about three types depending on your fitness level. Basically start with your butt in the air and gradually lower you body as you get stronger. After this there are several advanced pushups like incline, decline. close grip, clap hands, triangle and for the elite one arm pushups.
The second thing I recommend is walking. You can start with 10-15 minutes and go from there. It's also a good idea after a while to try intervals. This just means going faster and then slower. Wear a watch and go at moderate pace for five mins. For the next two mins.speed it upa little. This fast and slow pacing is more of a
challenge and really makes the time go faster. There have actually been Swedish studies that prove this principal (speed play) to be more effective than steady speed walking.
This all may sound a little confusing but it's not. We can show anyone this methodology in one session. Give us  a call if you want to finally get started or visit us at

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