100 Best Fitness Tips
Posted in Nourishment for the Body » Move It on Thursday, November 12, 2009

Best Fitness Tips according to Men's Health

If you're under 40, hold your stretches for 30 seconds. If you're over 40, hold them for 60 seconds. As you reach your 40s, your muscles become less pliable, so they need to be stretched longer.

Do lunges in reverse. This forces your front leg to work throughout the entire exercise. Use the same movement pattern as in a traditional lunge, but step backward instead of forward.

Don't try to lose your gut by working your abs. Researchers at the University of Virginia found that it takes 250,000 crunches to burn 1 pound of fat—that's 100 crunches a day for 7 years.


When you run, breathe so that your belly rises as you inhale. This ensures that your lungs are inflating fully with oxygen, so you'll be able to go longer. Practice by lying on your back and placing a book on your stomach. The book should rise when you breathe in.
 

For the full list of the 100 Best Fitness Tips, click here....... 

http://www.menshealth.com/mhlists/100-best-fitness-tips/Keep_Muscles_Limber.php?page=1#ixzz0Wes0LmGJ
 

 

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