Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Give Your Muscles Rest

When a muscle is forced to respond to any type of resistance, an increase of blood flow to your muscles is developed. Strength trainers call this “the pump”. What you are actually doing to the muscles when strength training is creating small tears in your muscle fibers. If proper rest is achieved before breaking down your muscle fibers again, progress and GROWTH are the results.

I strongly recommend that you split your strength training and cardio or group exercise workouts on separate days which will help you achieve maximum results. Your muscles will thank you and lean muscle mass will be created much faster.

By Mike Kramer, General Manager of Steel Fitness, Bethlehem, PA

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Jump Start Your Workouts

If you find yourself reaching a workout plateau, I recommend switching things up. Take home with you a copy of the aerobics schedule and pick three group fitness classes that you have never participated in. Make a commitment to attend all three classes.

Group fitness classes are the most effective way that a member can learn new exercises, meet people and have something to look forward to each week in addition to your routine workout.

If you want to commit to a healthy lifestyle, be sure that you are utilizing all resources that are surrounding you at the health club.

By: Mike Kramer, General Manager of Steel Fitness, Bethlehem, PA