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Why you need a strong upper body

6 Jun

Of course, we don’t want you toning up unevenly, so work in your upper exercise with those for the lower body and abs. A strong upper body can help you with your daily activities such as lifting and carrying babies or bags of shopping, pushing open a stuck door or winning all important arm wrestling contest. (more…)

Rest builds muscle

25 Nov


WEIGHT TRAINING IS SOMETHING
to ease into. Even if you want to, you shouldn’t life weights every day. It’s counterproductive. You need to give your muscles 48 hours between workouts-always, even as you progress. The skeletal muscles start to break down when exercised intensely more often than every other day. The day after intense exercise, bleeding and microscopic tearing can be seen in muscle fibres. That’s why you feel sore after a good workout. That sounds bad but it is not, because the muscles are much stronger when they heal. (more…)