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Fitness workout and Exercises

The modern day busy life at times let us ignores the benefits of a healthy workout. And it ends to create a gap in the proper functioning of the human body. The time and method of exercise are relevant to a healthy workout schedule.

The exercise workout schedule normally consists of initiating through warm-ups and then light or heavy workout according to the body demand, preference and time of the schedule and has to end with a cool-down and stretching exercise for the maximum utilization of the hard wok spent in the gym.

 Types of Exercises:

  1. Warm-up: This is the initiating stone in the start up of a exercise schedule and should not be ignored and is basically used to make the body adjustable and comfortable before taking on heavy weights to avoid body jerks. Normally consists of 5-10 minutes of simple exercises such as jogging, walking etc.
  2. Muscular Strength: Lifting of weights according to the body structure and this has to be performed for a period of 20 minutes and two sets per week and should involve each major muscle group of the body.
  3. Muscular Endurance : This may consist of sit-ups, push-ups and weight-training under a supervised eye and has to be performed for a period of at least three sessions of 30 minutes per week for each major muscle group of the body.
  4. Cardio respiratory Endurance : This involves three sessions per week of at least 20 minutes and includes aerobic rhythmic exercises such as swimming, cycling, walking, handball etc.
  5. Flexibility: This may be included after the warm-up and before the cool-down of the body and involves light exercises to relax the body and provide flexibility and should not consist of a bouncing motion. Normally for a period of 10-12 minutes daily.
  6. Cool-down: Low level or weight exercises and slow walking in addition to some stretching exercises for a period of 5-10 minutes to relax and minimize the pain and hard work endured by the body during the complete workout.


Other ways of exercise such as Circuit training, cycling, swimming, mountain- trekking etc. can also be undertaken depending upon the level of comfort and structure of the body. All the exercises have to be performed under the supervised eye of a certified coach/trainer who has the requisite knowledge of the best available and possible ways to increases the tempo and endurance of the Body.

Benefits of Fitness Exercise:

  1. It reduces the risk of heart stroke.
  2. It tends to reduce anxiety and depression associated with the modern day busy schedules.
Category: Fitness Articles | Added by: Danoo (2011-08-11)
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