So, with the holiday season just over, here are 5 practical fitness tips to help you get back in shape, or fine tune that already stunning figure that you possess. Let’s up the hotness and sizzle factor for February shall we .. ? 😉
Here are our 5 hot fitness tips for a stunning body..
1. DRINK CHOCOLATE MILK, GET RIPPED
Bet you didn’t think the first one would be this easy! Well, I promise you can have your chocolate milk, if you promise me you can train till muscle failure. The point at which you absolutely can’t do another repetition.. then you may throw back a glass of low fat, chocolate milk. In a new study, beginners who trained to failure with three sets of six exercises per day then drank a supplement immediately afterward gained an average of 5 pounds of muscle in just 8 weeks. A pint of low fat chocolate milk will provide all the nutrients you need to achieve the same result.
2. PROTECT YOUR NECK
Put your tongue on the roof of your mouth when you do crunches. It helps align your head properly, which helps reduce neck strain. If your neck is too far back, you can’t keep your tongue on the roof of your mouth!
3. BRINGING SEXY BACK
When doing lat pulldowns, don’t wrap your thumb around the bar. Instead, place it on top, alongside your index finger. This decreases the involvement of your arm muscles, so you’ll work your back harder. Works for pullups, too.
4. HURT YOUR RIGHT ARM? KEEP BUILDING YOUR LEFT
If you hurt your right arm, or your right leg, don’t stop exercising the other. Researchers found that people who trained only one arm for 2 weeks managed to increase arm strength in their non-exercising arm up to 10 percent. The reason being that exercising one arm stimulates the muscle nerve fibers in the opposite arm.
5. PUMP FROM SMALL TO BIG
Start with dumbbells, barbells, and machines—in that order. The smaller, stabilizer muscles fatigue before your larger muscle groups. So work those to fatigue before you move to the machines, which require less help from your smaller muscles, as you grow tired.