Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Collected Fitness Wisdom #37

Weight training machines are designed to only use one muscle at a time (ex: biceps).  That’s great if you want to spend hours in the gym to hit all of your muscles, and then the only thing you do outside the gym is flex in a mirror…

For people with a real life though, it’s important to train the small muscles, tendons, and ligaments that stabilize your joints.

Machines MISS these balancing muscles and support tissues (tendons and ligaments), which means you’ll likely be injured as soon as you move in a way you haven’t pumped on a machine.

~ Luke Wold

Many so-called spiritual people, they overeat, drink too much, they smoke and don’t exercise. But they do go to church every week and pray "Please help my arthritis. Please help me bring up my strength, make me young again.”

~ Jack LaLanne

The best hope to lose body fat is to focus on exercise that will maximize the caloric expenditure for the time expended. The truth is we should work harder, not longer, if we want to lose body fat and burn calories. We are still being victimized by the aerobics craze of the seventies and eighties. Just get in that target heart rate zone and burn fat? I don't think so. Take a walk, work in the garden? Fat chance. Maybe that's where the term fat chance came from. If you really want to get fit, you need to work harder, not longer.

~Mike Boyle 

Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn't formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.

~Lee Haney

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