I was asked by a friend how should he start working out. Well like mostly everything in life you start out small. I know a lot of individuals and even myself when I started I thought well I’m going to be the world’s strongest man. So when I started I pushed my entire body above my limits. The next morning I woke up and could barely move. In turn, I did not want to work out any more because I had to heal and by the time my week break was over I did not continue.
Compound exercises and free weights are the two recommended workout methods as they can hit multiple muscle groups in the upper and lower body in a time effective manner.
Complete as much as thirty diamond hand setting push-ups. Create a diamond using your hands on the floor. Your elbows ought to bend away a great deal. After you have finished those, instantly go and perform as much as near grip pull-ups. Your palms must be pointed away from you and your hand placement should not be any broader compared to the distance of your thumbs.
Techniques like hill-sprinting outdoors – a great way to build awesome leg strength, lung power, AND mental toughness. Or body-weight fitness – perhaps the greatest method known to Man for building strength and endurance, with a single workout.
Usually once or twice a month, my friends Drs. Mark Lindsay, Bill Wells, and/or Jay Mistry (all chiropractors) drop by my facility to give me a treatment.
If you schedule your workouts like this, you will work these certain muscle groups hard one day a week, then give them ample time to recover. Recovery time is a critical part of any good Let’s hang out schedule for men. Muscles need plenty of time to build back the torn tissue that occurs during any workout.
I’ve written about the value of ART many times. I’ve seen it clear up a number of nagging injuries in a single session. It can restore function, reduce (and even eliminate) pain, significantly improve flexibility (i.e. range of motion) and strength in just one session. In fact, it can even increase muscle mass. Bill is one of the best ART practitioners in Toronto.
Of course, if you choose one of these methods and use it for every exercise, in every workout, then you’re wildly missing the point. Use one or two in each workout and continue making changes to keep your body from hitting any plateaus. And for crying out loud, clean the garage.