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Can Home Fitness Get Better Results Faster Than A Gym?
By: Matt Clarkson

Deciding on a home fitness regime is one that will take a bit of planning and dedication. In short…home fitness does get results just as fast but of course depends on effort and knowing what to do.

It would be most beneficial to first go to a gym or see a personal trainer and get proper advice on the advantages of home fitness. With today’s hectic lifestyle, for many of us home fitness is the only solution because of time and money constraints.

If the correct equipment is used and you actually stick to your home fitness program, you can definitely achieve the same results you would from going to the gym. There’s plenty of home fitness equipment around to choose from that would suite any age, agenda or fitness level.

The main thing with home fitness is having the discipline to actually stick at it and push yourself just as if you had a training partner. There are many, many benefits for home fitness, as you can now train as often as you like without the hassles of having to be somewhere at a certain time or worrying about your appearance. Not only that, if you do decide to opt in for a home fitness regime, you can get as much or little variety as you choose as there are just so many options available to you.

For the overall best result in both mens women’s fitness…a mix of both is best. Cardio-vascular training is great for fat burning and getting fit, but it doesn’t build muscle tissue/or prevent the loss of it. Women’s fitness training needs to focus on retaining as much muscle tissue as possible, as we lose it with age.

Therefore, by lifting weights at least once a week, women will most definitely slow down loss of muscle tissue and the ageing process. There’s a huge range of different types of weight bearing exercises and cardio exercises available for Women’s fitness training. It’s best to be advised by a credited gym instructor or personal trainer.

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The Power of Stretching    - Dave Snape


Your muscles ache from a good stretch. This is quite
normal and is part of the process. Stretching has
seemingly been with us and particularly with athletes
since the beginning of time.

A very key point to good stretching is to hold the
stretch for at least seventeen seconds. This is a
pearl of wisdom gleaned from a ballet teacher a few
years back. She said that any stretch under 17
seconds was just not effective.

The 17 second rule is exceeded in the high intensity
Bikram's yoga where stretches are held for about 30
seconds. Don't forget the high level of heat that is
used in Bikram's to extract that last little bit of
stretch out of your muscles. An interesting twist that
is not necessary to gain benefits from stretching. But,
it can't hurt, right?

So what kind of benefits can you expect from
stretching? That's an easy one. Have you ever seen the
movie, Blood Sport? Did you know that Frank Dux could
truly stretch his body to the extreme. The actor that
played him was quite elastic as well.

Great elasticity is also something you might see in
well trained Spetsnaz (Russian) agents. They often work
out with Russian kettlebells too. They are for superior
strength gains and the ability to withstand ballistic

Why are stretching and flexibility considered important
to these people? Stretching gives one the ability to
have explosive power available at one's fingertips
without the need to warm up. Of course most of us are
not martial artists or agents. But, you'll be happy to
know there are plenty of other benefits.

Let me give you an example. After learning to sit in
the full lotus position for long periods of time, my
ankles became very flexible. One day I was walking
along and my left foot fell into a pothole. This mishap
pushed my ankle sideways to about 90 degrees from it's
normal position.

Amazingly, this didn't even hurt, not one bit. If my
ankle hadn't been so flexible, I may have suffered a
sprained ankle. At the very least, it would have hurt
for days.

Key point: stretching helps you to avoid injuries.
Not only that but if you do have a muscle, tendon or
ligament injury it should heal faster, theoretically

Stretching actually grows the ligaments, tendons and
muscles being stretched. They really grow longer over

Check with your physician before undertaking any type
of exercise, including stretching.

Here is some good instructional material on stretching:

Dave Snape

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