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by HealthCraze 09-14-2014, 09:08 PM



So, we've all considered our goals when it comes to working out, and we've realized that each and every one of us is on a different journey: there are some who want to be more toned, others who would like to lose some weight, and those of us who'd like to do both .
Exercising is central to our proper daily functioning, and allows us to release the "feel-good endorphins" that have been known to positively balance our emotional/mental framework, and allow us to have a better self-image and avoid depression.
Have you ever wondered though, exactly how you could maximize your workout? .

Here are some handy ways that you can do just that!




Get Toned on the Treadmill

You've probably always known that there was some "hidden benefit" in working out on the treadmill, but maybe you weren't that drawn to it over the course of your "working-out history".
Now, it's being said that exercising on the treadmill for as little as ten minutes can actually maximize your workout, as well as the toning and sculpting results that you are able to achieve!
Fitnessmagazine.com suggests getting on to the treadmill with dumbells/weights that are between 3 and 5 lbs, and setting your speed to a brisk walk .
While you're engaged, do a one-minute set of shoulder presses on each side.
This is a crazily effective upper-body workout, and really gets your heartrate pumping!



Do Wall Squats
After you've done your run on the treadmill, then it's time for you to get serious about wall squats . In order to achieve this, lean against the wall with your feet shoulder-width apart; squat until your knees are bent at a 45-degree angle. Hold this position for 30 to 60 seconds, and do about 10 sets.



Map Out Your Progress
Set goals for yourself, with regard to how you do each day in the following areas: Cardio, Muscle Conditioning, Flexibility and Attitude. Give yourself a grade for each area, at least four times a year, and literally "chart your progress!"




Take a Jump-Rope Challenge
You've probably been hearing of the "newly discovered benefits" of using a jump rope during your workout. You can use a regular jump rope, or a weighted jump rope (for an added challenge). It's a serious and effective cardio workout, and works all muscle groups well.
Start slowly, then increase the height of your jumps, as well as the intensity of your swings of the rope, and you'll be amazed at how many calories that you end up burning!



Take A Break
In the midst of our desire to gain a level of fitness that is superior to that which we held before, and ultimately, to become FIT! we have to effectively bear in mind that our bodies will make a certain amount of progress, but they will cease to go on any longer if we over-pressure and over-exhaust them! You'll be more likely to stick with a program, if you give yourself the leisure to "slip up" every now and then, and then return with 100% effort!

Go get 'em!

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Very solid post.

Did you write it?

Definitely going to share this. :)
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I heard doing HIIT exercises is the most effective way to burn a large number of calories in a shorter amount of time. Does anyone know how many minutes is considered an effective work out? I feel after 20 mins of sprints on the treadmill I am more exhausted then if I go for a long jog or work out on the elliptical.
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