If you are
working your way through a strength training program you will need to also take
care of your body. Strength training just like any exercise program requires
that you be healthy when you exercise. That means if you have the flu or a bad
cold don’t go to the gym and exercise. You would not want someone next to you
hacking and coughing away as you work out and no one else wants that either. If
you are not feeling well you will not have the strength to exercise. Your body
needs your strength to heal itself.
you exercise you will need to warm up the body muscles so make sure to include a
warm up program with your strength training program. When you are actually
working with the weights whether free weights or weight machines, lift the
weights slowly, don’t jerk the weights up or down as you can hurt those muscles
that you are trying to build up. Also use the muscles that you are working on to
actually lift and lower the weights. Don’t bend to get the weights easier. This
is counterproductive. You are using the weights as a resistance to the muscles
so the muscles work harder. If you don’t let the muscles work you are not
getting the full benefit of the work out.
thing is don’t use your momentum to lift that weight. If you are using your
built up momentum to get the weight up you are probably using too heavy of a
weight. When sitting on a weight machine say doing leg lifts it is easy to go up
then down and as you return up use that swinging motion to get up. That is
momentum and you want the muscles to work, and not the energy from the previous
You also have to pay attention to your posture when you work out. If you
become sloppy when you are lifting weights you may seriously injure yourself.
You can injure your spine or other parts of the body. Strength training is
serious exercise so take it seriously.