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how to keep up with your workouts – women’s health magazine workouts

how to keep up with your workouts – women’s health magazine workouts

You may have just started to get up with the heat of your workouts but your body is rebelling against your will. When you have just finish a set of lunges and you’re starting to feel tired and lousy you will probably blame your body for the mess you’re up with. You have just felt the heat of your body while you’re jogging but you feel a painful streak in your legs and joints. You think that this whole painful mess in your legs, the fatigue you feel in your back and the craving of your stomach for some snacks was caused by the tiredness and the fatigue of your body, better not. Earlier scientist would have put all the blame that caused the painful feeling of your muscles and the tiredness of your body to energy depletion and build-up of lactic acids to the muscles.  But recently, studies show that lactic acid actually helps the body by feeding your muscles while exerting the effort to achieve the women in you that you want to be. To simplify it, the lactic acid released while you are doing workouts was really a help to your muscles.

The question; what is the real thing that causes you much trouble in your fitness workouts.  And to answer that question, researchers from the University of Wisconsin proved that it is the brain which inhibits and regulates everything aside from your will and your body limit. It turns out that the researches concludes that the brain can control the electrical input to be given while you are on a workout, thus, when the brain decrease the electrical input allowed to a certain workout, your performance will also be affected making you feel tired or feel fatigue in your muscles. The brain can really control the input energy exerted to initiate movement. The brain does not simply do this without any purpose. Its goal was to protect you from damage when you are over exercised just like when you try to run a few more laps then you think you may finish it but your brain gets in the way.  Your brain thinks that trying a few more set of lunges may have cause you trouble or simply just the brain do not have any data of what will happen to you if you increase your effort to your workouts with a few more sets.  When your brain enter to that point, that’s when you’re going to start feeling tired or hungry.

But you can find a solution to that problem. One key is to train it to think “Your near there” or “Your almost there” so that when you are in your workout you will not stop while in the middle.  According to the studies, exposing your muscles to fatigue in a systematic and progressive manner stabilizes your brain to the extra effort you are exerting to your workouts, making it at ease with the sudden improvements.

Some of these problems may just be caused by lack of inspiration, thus you need to read more or find out more about women’s health and fitness through magazines.  Inspiration is really needed if you want to have the endurance to get past through all the hardships of being the woman you want to be. Women’s Health and Fitness Magazines are available in every local bookstores and markets, so when you need something to maintain your inspiration to your workout you may just go to the nearest bookstore and buy your favorite magazine.  Some of the magazines recommended for health and fitness enthusiasts are Women’s Health, Runner’s World, SHAPE, SELF Magazine, Prevention magazine and Fitness. Some magazines even include proper core workouts and scientific facts about women’s health and fitness. More often, it’s all in the magazine.

You may also prevent the tiredness by increasing your endurance, this is through isometrics. Isometrics is an exercise that works your muscles without actually moving them instead by holding a specific position for contraction for a specific amount of time. This kind of workout may help you increase your endurance through maintained training.  This isometric workout from the Women’s Health Magazine may have you increase your workout sets completely. This Isometric workout consists of six moves. Each of the moves will be hold for a specific number of seconds. Follow the chart below for a once in a week routine.






Hold each move until your fatigue level reaches 9(your arms are about to give out) on a scale of 1to 10. Do one rep of each move, noting your time. Rest for one minute between moves. Add four seconds to your times from week 1. Do one full circuit, resting for one minute between moves. Add one second to your times from week 2. Do two full circuits, resting for one minute between moves. Add four seconds to your times from week 3. Do two full circuits, resting for one minute between moves. Add one second to your times from week 4. Do three full circuits, resting for one minute between moves


1. Crab Walk

-For triceps, backs of shoulders and upper back

-Sit with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Position your palms down next to either side of your butt. Push your hands and feet into the floor and raise your torso and thighs a few inches so your butt is hovering above the ground. Take a step forward, simultaneously moving your right hand and left foot. Continue alternating without letting your butt to drop.

2. Isometric Push-up

-For chest and upper back

-Get in plank position with hands slightly-width apart (A). Lower your chest until its Six inches from the floor (B). Hold.

3. Single-Leg Hang

-For abs, hips, and glutes

-Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Cross your arms over the chest and raise the lower half of your right leg until it’s in line with your left thigh (A). Press your left foot into the floor and contract your glutes as you raise your torso so it’s in line with your thighs (B). Rest for one minute then repeat, raising the opposite leg.

4. Dead Hang

-For biceps, forearms and midback

– Jump up and grab a chin up bar (or use a chair or bench to hoist yourself up), palms facing you, with hands shoulder-width apart. Hang from the bar with a very slight bend from your elbows

5. Abs Crawl

-For abs

-Grab a 10-pound weight plate and place it on the floor. Get in plank position with your hand slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and your toes resting on top of the plate (A). Keeping your back totally flat, brace your abs and walk forward with your arms, dragging the weight plate behind you with your toes (B).

6. Wall Squat

-For fronts of thighs

– Stand with your head and back against the wall. Position your feet shoulder-width apart, about 18 inches from the wall, and keep y arms at your side (A). Lower your body into squat position until your thighs are parallel to the floor (B). Hold.


Keeping yourself with the active lifestyle really needs training not only mentally but also physically. With all the tips and facts that were stated in my article may you be guided well on how you will endure longer the hard ships of your workouts and diet. Still it depends on you on how you will help yourself to increase your tolerance to all the painful workout routines.






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