Aerobics are an important part of
bodybuilding. Many people do them to help stay in shape, but did you
know they can actually help with muscle growth?
Aerobics are often the source of cardiovascular activity
for many people. They provide many different exercises all in one routine, each
designed to target a different muscle group. Once these muscle groups are worked
the muscle fibers will begin to break down. This is the first step in the
process that will result in recovery.
Aerobic exercise comes in many forms. You can choose to
incorporate an entire routine into your
workouts which will work the various muscle groups. You can even vary them
from time to time in order to introduce some variety into the mix.
Aerobic exercise can also include various
cardiovascular routines. Time on the
treadmill or stationary exercise bicycle can serve as aerobic exercise. Walking
is another great exercise that will get you moving while experiencing nature and
the great outdoors. If you don’t like a stationary bike, consider purchasing one
that will take you through your neighborhood on your favorite bicycle trail.
Running is another great aerobic exercise. While this is a
bit harder on your joints, it does get your heart rate up and keep it there
while strengthening muscle fibers. It will definitely keep you in shape.
There are various other types of machines that can provide
the cardio you desire. An elliptical machine is among them. Here you can get
your much needed cardio on something that won’t place undue stress on your
The key to aerobic
exercise is consistency. If you want to truly begin building your muscles
and remain in shape, you need to conduct your aerobic exercise for 30 to 45
minutes a day. This is what will burn off those unwanted calories while making
your heart stronger and help condition your muscles for the strength training
portion of your workout routine.
Aerobic exercises should ideally be performed early in the
morning. This is because your body doesn’t have any additional calories to burn
at that time and you will get better results. If possible, do it when you first
get up in the morning. While this may be difficult to adhere to, you will see a
positive result in the increase of metabolism. This increase will continue
helping you throughout the day by providing you with more energy and making your
other exercises easier. Adhere to it just as you would a strict well balanced
diet and the results will be staggering.