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5 Tips for a Good Workout

Are you stuck in a rut with your workout? With summer in full swing, get back to basics with these five tips.

1). If youre lifting about the same weights now as you were a year ago, you cant expect to have bigger muscles. Gear everything related
to your body-sculpting to adding iron to the bar in good form this is the central creed. Conversely, if you weigh the same now as you did a
year ago, you cant expect to have bigger muscles unless youve substantially reduced your bodyfat percentage.

2). Choose free-weight movements whenever possible. Some machines are good, but many are inferior to free-weights because they lock you into
a movement pattern that doesn't conform to your natural muscle contraction sequences. Free weights also recruit stabilizer muscles that help you maintain balance, therefore, you can expect more complete development.

3). Dont skimp on warm-up work. A warm muscle is much less likely to get injured than a cold muscle. Begin each of your workouts with a general warm-up workout (with a general warm-up activity you need to break a sweat). Then, do specific warm-up sets before your regular work sets start for each exercise.

4). Focus on what youre in the gym for to train hard and progressively. Talking diminishes focus. Be so focused that you simply cant be distracted. As a reward, visit with gym pals after your workout for 5 10 minutes and then hit the shower.

5). Set limits, but dont expect the impossible. Live for the next bit of progress, and then the next, and then the next. Target a 5 percent strength gain on each exercise, get it, then target another 5% and so on. Bit by bit youll get bigger, and lots of little bits add up to huge gains.

Hopefully, these simple tips will help you keep-up those productive workouts. Seeing results is always a good motivator.

Rick Gusler is a certified personal trainer and diet nutritionist who serves his clients through Gusler Body Sculpting and Fitness Center in central Denver. To schedule a free consultation or to learn more about the Gusler method of body sculpting, or Rick's Boot Camp, please contact him at 303.860.7131 or online at www.guslerbodysculpting.com.

Gusler Body Sculpting Fitness Center, LLC
459 Acoma Street · Denver, Colorado 80204 · 303-860-7131
Hours: Monday-Friday: 7-12, 4-9 · Saturday: 7-12 · Sunday: Closed