Jacob Relation – 6 Easy Exercise Tips For Beginners

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It can be a bit overwhelming when you star to exercise as a beginner. Everybody knows that regular exercise can make you feel great and look good but it can be a bit too much to handle if you don’t know where to begin. Here are 6 tips about exercise for beginners to help you start off.

1. Set Yourself An Objective.

Instead of setting a vague objective like ‘lose some weight’ or ‘build some muscle’ set precise goals that will need you to do a certain amount of exercise over a certain period of time. For example, you could commit to going jogging three times per week for 30 minutes.

2. Keep An Exercise Log.

Make a point of keeping a log of your workouts and write down what exercise you have done during the week. For example, include things like the distance you ran, the amount of lengths you swam and make a note of how well you were able to complete the workout.

3. Start Gradually.

Begin your workout regime gradually. Increase the amount you exercise and the intensity of your exercise session each week. People usually overestimate their capability to exercise. A good general guideline is to start out a routine at 30% less than you think you can handle and then work your way up from there. Then, rather than overestimating and feeling guilty that you have not achieved your objectives, when you underestimate you’ll feel good about exceeding your goals.

4. Exercise With A Friend.

Do you exercising with a friend or family member. That way you may find it much easier to remain motivated and you can both help to encourage each other. You can try new exercise programs together and you’ll be less likely to quit your new exercise plan.

5. Start Small and Build Up.

Walking is one of the best exercises for beginners. Walk for a short amount of time or small distance in the beginning. When you feel your body is doing well with this pace, increase the distance or time a little and keep building momentum each week.

6. Find An Exercise You Like Doing.

Exercise for beginners can become something you really dislike if you don’t enjoy it. There are plenty of good ways to exercise and by giving some of them a try, you’re sure to find one or more that you like. For example, you might find that you enjoy a 30 minute home workout more than going to the gym. When you find an exercise routine that you enjoy doing, keep with it, and you will start to see the benefits sooner than you think.

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Jacob Relation – 6 Easy Exercise Tips For Beginners

Jacob Relation – The Benefits of Barre Fitness Classes

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If you’re looking for a total body workout that burns fat and tones your abs, arms, butt and thighs in record-breaking time, then Barre fitness may be for you.

What Is Barre Fitness?

Originally developed by German dancer Lotte Burk in 1959, this form of exercise uses a stationary handrail called a “barre” and incorporates ballet poses and abdominal core training to target the thighs, arms, abs and buttocks. While based on ballet technique, it is not only for dancers.

The theory behind Barre exercises is different from most other fitness routines because its main goal is not burning calories while performing the exercises (although you will burn about 500 calories per one-hour session). The main goal is to develop and tone your large major muscle groups by lengthening and strengthening muscle fibers deep in each muscle core. A toned muscle will naturally burn more calories each day than a muscle that is not developed.

It is this deep core muscle development that increases daily calorie burn, yet keeps you from getting the “bulked up” look that other strength training exercise programs can produce. And because the exercises are anaerobic, you’ll keep burning calories for hours after a barre session.

What Is A Typical Barre Workout?

Barre workouts focus on using your own body weight as resistance, in addition to the isometric exercises that work muscles deep within each major muscle group trained. In certain routines, light hand weights may also be used. Due to its low-impact, barre classes are great if you have pain in your joints.

A typical workout might include working on your:

  • abdominal core with crunches
  • arms with light hand weights
  • thighs with pliĆ©s (basic ballet moves)
  • buttocks with kicks

Each major muscle group is worked until it burns. Fair warning: Uncontrollable muscle shake is very common after doing many repetitions of an exercise designed to target just one muscle. That one muscle is then finished off with a group of exercises designed to lengthen it. It is this continuous toning and lengthening that gives you the long lean ballet-dancer look.

The Results?

Unlike other exercise programs that take a lot of time before you see any results, many barre participants report results in as little as ten sessions. Many beginners try to attend at least three barre sessions per week.

While you most likely will not see results on the scale right away, you will experience a loss in inches, increased flexibility and achieve a more toned, defined look.

Look for barre fitness classes in your area and try something different. Your body will thank you!

Dee Gallemore is a joyful solopreneur making a living pursuing her passions, with health and home at the forefront. You’ll find loads of free fitness tips over at: http://fitlifedigest.com.

Jacob Relation – The Benefits of Barre Fitness Classes