Workout Tips for Men

Men workout for a variety of reasons, whether it’s to lose weight, sculpt their bodies, add muscle, or increase physical activity. While there is a wide variety of exercise equipment for use at the gym or home, the bottom line is unless the equipment and/or free form workouts are appropriately applied, the results will be insufficient.

In order to burn calories and increase muscle mass, it is recommended that the following weight lifting exercises are implemented: shoulder, chest, and leg press, as well as squats. In addition, experts advise men to adhere to the following formats:

• Concentrate on form
• Utilize multi-joint movements
• Master the technique
• Begin warm-up sets
• Allow each muscle to do its own work L
• Limit the number of sets
• 10-minute cool down
• Allow up to 10 days rest between workouts
• Perform cardio workouts after weight training exercises
• Keep a record of your progress
• Alternate use of equipment
• Work different muscle groups every session
• Consume up to 3000 in calories a week

Whether you exercise on your own or use a personal trainer, begin slowly and work up to a comfort level before advancing to the next phase. It is advised to begin training on the large muscles first, then moving on to the smaller muscles as the energy required for them is less. In addition, to avoid injury the best advice is to become in tune with the messages your body is emitting. If you are tired, stop; if your back is not straight; stop. These latter elements are important to your workout regimen.

Finally, stretching before a workout to warm your body and stretching after to cool down are two important elements to remember. In addition, stretching will diminish any chance of injury during a workout.