Start With The Basics
Advantages To Machines
- Less injury risk. Many free weights exercises require instruction and training to master proper form. …
- Better for beginners. …
- Good for isolating muscles. …
- Allow easy weight changes.
Disadvantages To Machines
- Limited Muscular Benefit
- Inaccurate Feedback
Advantages Of Free Weights
Benefits of Free Weights: There Are No Limits. Free weightsare arguably the most versatile workout tool ever. All you need are the weights and a few square feet of empty space, and you can perform hundreds, if not thousands, of exercises to strengthen every muscle in your body.
Disadvantages Of Free Weights
- Free weights can be a little daunting for beginners. Movements may seem a little complex, and this can sometimes be off-putting.
- Some of the more effective exercises (squat, bench press, etc) often require you to have a spotter in order to make progress safely.
- Because of the complexity of the movements, free weight exercises are easy to mess up, which can sometimes result in injury.
The Importance of proper Nutrition For the Athlete
When your body doesn’t get the nutrients it needs, your immune system becomes weak and your risk of illness goes up. Because food is the body’s fuel, proper nutrition leads to better performance. Provide your body with the right nutrients, and you’ll be rewarded with higher energy, more muscle and faster recovery.
Cardiovascular Fitness, Dont Cut It Short!
There are two factors that distinguish cardiovascular fitness from other types of exercise.
- Cardiovascular fitness enhances the ability of the heart and lungs to supply oxygen-rich blood to the working muscles.
- Cardiovascular fitness enhances the muscle’s ability to use this oxygen to supply adequate energy for movement.
Four Key Factors to Your Success!
Train Hard And Then Train Harder!
Good Endurance Builds A Solid Physique
The traditional approach to gaining muscle is to break training down into four of five days. On each day, you focus on a different body parts, performing 16 sets of four different exercises, each to failure (ie when you can’t possibly do one more reptition).
Known as hypertrophy training, this approach is excellent at breaking your muscles – but you have to remain aware of your body’s ability to adapt. Fail to vary the stimulus and you’ll soon find that your muscles aren’t troubled by the workout. To get around this, I personally rotate my training around the traditional 16 set method, German Volume training, Hypertrophy specific training and 5×5 training. I dedicate four to eight weeks on each training phrase, which is enough time to hit my goals without my body adapting to the exercises.
- 1. You simply can’t finish a proper workout.
- 2. You’re getting fatter despite training hard.
- 3. You’re training hard every day of the week.
- 4. You’re restless at night and are having trouble sleeping.
- 5. You feel overly fatigued and sluggish.
- 6. You have odd aches and pains in your joints, bones, or limbs.
- 7. You’re getting sick more often than usual.
- 8. You feel drained and crappy after what normally would be a good workout.
There are three macronutrients the body needs for energy: protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Bodybuilders need all three of these nutrients in varying quantities to support their fitness goals. Proteins and carbohydrates have 4 calories per gram, while fats contain 9 calories per gram.