Muscle Sculpting Tips
Cardio exercise is great for losing weight and improving your cardiovascular health. However, to tone your arms, legs, abs, and butt, you need to introduce strength training into your workout routine.
As you know, muscle burns calories. More muscle leads to an increased daily caloric expenditure. It's not necessary to get in bodybuilding shape. But, incorporating strength training into your workouts can get you toned and prevent the sagging flesh on our arms and thighs.
Additionally, strength training can prevent muscle atrophy. As we get older we lose more muscle which can lead to problems just performing normal day-to-day activities.
Use these tips from Jenny Sugar at popsugar.com to tone and sculpt your muscles:
Your busy schedule hardly allows for time to exercise, so when you steal away for an hour, you want to make that workout count. If a toned physique is your goal, here are essential strength-training tips for quickly achieving the sculpted muscles you desire.
Hitting a total-body bootcamp session on Saturdays is awesome, but if you really want to see your hard work pay off, include strength-training sessions three times a week. Be sure to include rest days in between workouts, since this recovery time is what builds muscles. Mix up the exercises you do at each session, the equipment you use, and the order you work your muscles, and you're bound to notice a sculpted physique faster than if you only strength train once a week.
When performing strength training exercises do not sit on a bench or chair. Stand up to do your exercises. Performing strength training exercises while standing will force you to use your core. This will strengthen your core while toning the other areas of your body. You're actually working your abs without doing isolation exercises.
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