Workout Basics – Muscle Endurance and Rep Speed Are Central to a Good Workout
There are a number of different reasons why people workout and some of those reasons change from person to person. However, for the most part, the most common reason for working out is fitness. An effective workout or physical activity is one that emphasizes cardiovascular and/or muscle strength and is done in an environment with moderate temperatures (much like your living room). Working out should be enjoyable but it should also be done regularly so that the body stays healthy and strong.
A lot of research has been done on the benefits of physical fitness. It has shown that regular exercise releases endorphins, a natural “happy drug”, which can reduce the feeling of stress and depression. A workout routine can improve mood, self-esteem and even help people lose weight if they make healthy lifestyle choices. Losing weight isn’t easy, though, so you need to make sure you workout regularly and choose exercises that can benefit both your mind and body. Exercise can improve mood, self-esteem and even help you lose weight if they are done regularly and in the right setting.
Another major benefit of exercise is cardiovascular fitness. The best workouts are those that use your heart and lungs. These types of exercises include running, walking, bicycling, stair climbing and swimming. You need to be fit to help keep your weight down, become stronger and increase your endurance.
One of the biggest goals of fitness is increasing your muscle strength and adding tone to your muscles. Most people focus first on building the muscles of the upper body. There are plenty of upper body exercises that can start you off in the right direction. Starting with light weights and doing the exercises slowly is the way to go. You should start with only a few sets and slowly add weight as you progress.
The third most important factor for a workout is the rep range. The number of reps and the intensity of the repetitions directly influences how much muscle mass and tone you will gain. It is important to vary the intensity of your exercises between low to high intensity. This means doing a low amount of reps at a medium to high weight and doing high reps at low to moderate weight.
Mitochondrial biogenesis and thermogenesis are direct effects of exercise. They directly contribute to muscle strength and endurance. Both have a direct effect on protein synthesis which is the process by which muscles repair and grow after an exercise session. Exercise will improve both processes and therefore improve your ability to: