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7 Fitness Tips for Women

Would you like to be a fit woman? Or are you a fit woman who wants to improve her fitness? Here are 7 great tips on how to become a fitter woman:

1. Get a program that will best suit you. Every woman is different. You may have a history where a program may not be suited for you. Always consult a qualified trainer to make sure that the fitness program is appropriate for you. If the fitness program is not for you, it will only be a cause of frustration and potential injuries.

2. Set realistic targets. Wouldn't you be frustrated if you set your mind into reshaping your body in a month? Make sure that the body you prefer in a period of time is achievable and realistic. The program should also be practical and not give you false hopes. It is also important to be aware of the blocks you encounter in your daily living. This will help you know what program is satisfactory. And once a program has been selected, then you can set goals and timelines that are realistic.

3. Exercises should work on the parts of your body where the most muscles are. The reason mainly is, when you develop large muscle groups, you burn more calories and you burn more fat in your body. Multi-joint weight lifting exercises that work many muscles at once are recommended. Learn what exercises work on certain parts of your body. Multi-joint exercises are not only effective but also time saving.

4. Be systematic when working your muscles. Your muscles should be working harder, over time. Repeating the same sets of exercises and same weights without getting your muscles to work harder will not give you satisfactory results. You can record your daily results and make the progression based on your previous data. A daily log will also motivate you since you are able to track how far you have progressed. It builds confidence since there is written proof something that was successfully accomplished.

5. Perform exercises in sets of 10 repetitions to start with but vary reps and weights to challenge your body. Try to make every repetition with little or no momentum. The lesser the momentum, the harder your muscles work. And the harder they work, the stronger and more toned they become.

6. Be flexible and perform a variety of exercises. Every exercise program should have variety. You can change your exercises, goals and sets every week or month to keep you motivated and on the go. Doing this will help prevent you from getting bored, losing your motivation and energy, both physical and mental.

7. Be Motivated! The best way to keep your energy levels and motivation high is to allow a healthy competition with yourself and to have a sense of control. Each time you workout, try to set a record of some kind, whether that's squeezing out another repetition or two for the same weight, or adding incremental weight and performing the same number of reps.

Not all programs work for all types of people. There is no workout that is best for everyone. But you learn from experienced people. Learn to acknowledge blocks and demonstrate self-discipline, keep yourself motivated and work harder everyday and add variety. Doing these things will help you succeed with the fitness programs you engage.


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