Did you know that the average person walks about 70,000 miles during their lifetime? If you are trying to establish a gym workout plan, you’ve probably realized that there are a lot of choices available to you in terms of what equipment you can use, and how often you can use it. In order to take away some of the confusion, we’ve come up with three tips for creating gym workout routines for women.
1. Know Your Preferences
At the most basic level, you need to understand your own body and your mental state when you start to work out. Did you know that people will walk for 30% longer if they’re listening to music? Researchers at Brunel University recently discovered that subjects who cycled in time to music even required 7% less oxygen during their workout, increasing endurance. And although it’s common mantra that having a partner will help keep you on track, it’s not always true. Some people work better, and harder, alone.
2. Doubling Up on Gym Exercise
Work on cardio and sculpting at the same time by lifting five pound dumbbells while you use the treadmill. Set to a brisk walk, and start off doing one minute sets of triceps extensions, side literals, bicep curls, and shoulder presses. Continue for 10 minutes. After a few weeks you can work up to three minute sets. Not only will you see faster results this way, but you get to mix up an otherwise boring treadmill routine.
3. Get Your Lower Body Too
Did you know that people who exercise for at least 15 minutes a day have, overall, a 14% lower mortality risk than people who never exercise at all? If you want to exercise your lower body, start off with a five minute treadmill warm up, then move to four sets of stability ball squats, lunges, lying abductions, lying leg curls, and a 10 minute treadmill jog. Gym workout routines like this well help you get toned, without having to spend four hours everyday lifting weights.
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