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Postby Puffer » Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:10 pm

I thought it would be nice to share some workout tips. When I joined fernwood I got a free personal training session and this is what I learned:

    *When doing weights you should do 2 or 3 times 8 or 12 repetitions. If you cannot get to 8 repetitions you are lifting too much. By the last one or two repetitions it should be getting *really* hard

    *When doing muscle toneing exercise like swiss ball, stomach crunches etc. most people can do three more repetitions after they get to the 'oh my god I *must* stop' stage. You get heaps of benefit out of pushing through those extra 3.

    *On cardio machines using the random and hill settings burns more kilojoules than staying at the same resistance.

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Postby KimE » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:04 pm

Nice tips there Christina.

Also with weights when it gets 'easy' don't forget to increase the load to keep your muscles working.

Slow and steady, concentrate on your form, remember to breath!

Don't rush the reps, don't use momentum to lift them use your muscles and resist on the way back down don't just let the weights drop.
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