From birth until around 30 years old most of us are building or maintaining muscle. However muscle mass begins to decline and physically inactive people can lose as much as 3% to 5% of their muscle mass each decade after age 30. The cause is age-related sarcopenia or sarcopenia with aging
"What? You are going to work out while you are on holiday? "
This is something I hear without fail when informing people of my intention to work out while taking a break. My answer to the horrified inquisitor is that I actually enjoy working out so getting in a few sessions on holiday is even better than doing it at home.
Body weight training has been around for centuries as a form of resistance training but did not appear on the trends survey until 2013 as it only became popular in gyms around the world over the last couple of years.
Even though body weight training uses minimum equipment, the effects on the body can provide maximum results such as weight loss, gains in strength, flexibility and overall health and fitness.
The bench press is the core movement for the chest. Unlike the overhead press, the bench press is a truer test of pushing ability as it requires less support from the lower body. There are many variations of the bench press and the technique you apply to your lifts will vary between a press designed to produce mass and a press designed to produce strength.
Avoid these classic mistakes if you want to make metabolic training a part of your training routine.
What is metabolic training?
A simplified definition of metabolic training is completing a sequence of compound (multi-joint) exercises with little rest in an effort to maximize calorie burn and increase metabolic rate during and after the workout.
The deadlift is the king of all lifts. It is a very functional movement that allows you to harness the full strength potential of the human body. Of all the lifts this exercises should allow you to exert the most force. Meaning on a single all out lift this should be the most weight you can lift of all the other exercises through a full range of motion.