Best Workout Songs Of 2012Huffington PostWhat marked your 2012 workouts more than, say Gangnam Style? Remember that June 16th run, propelled forward by Ne-Yo? Good times.
My thoughts: This article was very interesting to me. it explained about how music can have a tremendous impact on ones workout. Songs that are more upbeat and that have a steady beat can set the tone for a successful and efficient workout. I never realized that music can have such an impact on someone while working out such as making them happy, energized and excited about working out. I listen to music while working out but do not have a certain playlist that catters to working out. After reading this article, I will definitely consider choosing music that is upbeat and gets me excited so that I will get the most out of my workouts.
My thoughts: After reading this article I can really relate to it. In the article it explains about how intense lifting with either too much weight or too many reps can do a lot more harm than good. Many people fall victum to this because they are either looking for quick results or think that lifting heavier weights is better for them. This article says that is the complete opposite of what one should do when lifting or exercising. It's better to start off with manangable weights while lifting and limit the repitiotions. This will provide for the proper foundation to make gains from here on. Not only this, but starting off with lower weight and less reptition is definitely the safer rout. I can relate to this article because I used to try and lift as much weight as I could without having proper fundamentals and foundation to build off of. Fortunately I was able to avoid injury, but now knowing what the risks are of trying to push myself to my absoltue limits, I use managable weight and keep good form.
My thoughts: As an athlete trying to gain weight and muscle, this article shed light on some important ideas that provided me with answers I've been looking for my whole life. Genetics are the main reason why some people are able to gain muscle quickly and in large amounts. Individuals, like me, have a tougher time gaining muscle mass due to genetics and we are known as "hard gainers." Even if I were to follow the exact same training and workout plan as bodybuilders, I would not come close to seeing the results that they do. Once again, this is because of genetics. This article was very helpful to me because I now know that I should not compare my muscle gains to anyone else due to the fact that everyone is different and developes muscle at different rates.
My thoughts: This article is very helpful to me especially since my CE project is on weight lifting and working out. The article goes into depth about why machine weights are very important to the growth of muscle. Both in terms of mass and and the speed in which muscle is gained. I'm glad I found this information because I've heard mixed reviews reviews on the effectivness of machine weights. Some say that they are a waste of time and should be completely avoided, while others say that they are the key to muscle gains and strength. The article says that the machine weight is more consistently resistant throughout the entire range of motion, requiring more time under tension because there is no opportunity to rest at the top or the bottom possition like you can with free weights. With this information I will start adding multiple machine exercises and lifts into my workouts to give me the results I am looking for.
Intense Crossfit workouts increasingly popularFredericksburg.comPatty said she used to work out at a local YMCA four times per week. “I thought I was in shape then,” she said.
My thoughts: This article presents a new form of working out call "crossfit training." Crossfit training focuses on using ones own body weight as a substitue for weights. Even though weighted objects are still used like tires, ropes, etc, crossfit training shys away from traditional free weight and machine weight workouts. This article appeals to me because, as of now, I am mainly focused on using free weights and machine weights while working out. With the information provided in this article, I will start doin exercises that use more muscles and consist of only my body weight. This will, no doubt, increase my overall strength in many different areas and muscle groups.
My thoughts: This article was beneficial to me in many ways. It gave advice and information on working out safetly while following certain steps and procedures to ensure maximum performance. Since I am working out to get ready for the next baseball season, I need to be extra careful while lifting to make sure that I don't injure myself and risk missing baseball season. This article explained safety procedures and precautions to take in order to ensure the success I am looking for. It also explains about planning and keeping a lifting log so that I can stay on track with my workouts and be sure my muscles are getting the proper amount of resting time. I found this article very beneficial because, not only does it highlight crucial safety precautions, but it also explains why logs and planners should be used when working out. Following a specific schedule will allow me to get the results I am looking for.
My thoughts This article about workouts that will maximize muscle growth and allow muscles to rest is very helpful. It provides information that I have never heard of before. The article explains how performing just one workout to stimulate a certain muscle group is better than doing mutiple and overworking that specific muscle. I have never thought about this before but am glad that I cam accross this article because when I work out, all I focus on is moving from one work out to another, working my muscles as hard as I possibly can. Although, after reading about how over working muscles can be very bad for you, I will now look to limit my lifts so that my muscles have te time they need to recover.
In this article it explains how testosterone and HGH (Human Growth Hormones) help in the process of muscle building. In order to gain muscle mass, one must produce a good amount of testosterone and HGH. Though the lack of either of these is not usually found in teenagers my age, finding a healthyway to increase my testosterone and HGH will help in my muscle gains and strength. The higher HGH level, means higher testosterone. As HGH increases so does testosterone and the higher these two are, the more protein is forced into generating muscle cells and energy.
My thoughts: This article gave me helpful information about how HGH levels can affect me in a possitive way in trying to gain muscle and become stronger. The information I gathered from this article happens to be something I have never really looked into or even known about. After reading this article and learning about the affects of higher HGH levels, I will definitely look into this subject more and find a healthy way to increase my HGH levels. If I do this, then I will have even more knowledge about weight lifting and what I need to do to get the most out of my workouts.
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