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5 Shortcuts to Sculpt Your Body Fast

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    I would say tunes at the gym are great (though you might miss out on interactions with fellow humans if you've got the 'phones on!). However I see so many runners out on the street with them and I think you should consider NOT cranking tunes if you're running outside. You have the potential not to hear things like TRAFFIC, ANIMALS, and risky PEOPLE approaching you if the volume is too high. Maybe it's just because I live in a rural area with no sidewalks, but i'd like to be able to get out of the way of a cement truck, and if it's coming from behind i need to be able to hear it! Otherwise, great article and i'm going to try a few of these things!
  • The last point is the most important I feel. Many people have this notion that when you are exercising or trying to lose weight, you should skip meals or eat food is less quantities.

    That is very bad and makes the body devoid of nutritious food. Continue eating in moderation but don't go hungry. That can be detrimental.
  • How about an article on how to build muscle while avoiding "bulking" up.
  • Hi my name is Cindy and i am looking for an exercise buddy in the NH seacoast area.
    The gym is not for me.
  • 67YKCEB
    HAHA! I learned something new!! way cool!
  • typo... hit instead of it.
  • On my screen there are buttons on the left side. Just it save and it will go to your favorites.
  • I just wanted to know that if i wanted to add this article to my favorites, how would I do that?
  • will there be any future articles on what to eat prior to and after a workout to maximize results, as set forth at the end of this article? Thanks!!
    No doubt about it!
  • A few nuggets of inspiration. Every now and then it is important to mix it up while working out.

    An awful lot is 'promised' by the title...and I feel it was setting unrealistic expectations.
    There are no shortcuts...
  • Music is a great motivator for me. I downloaded alot of uptempo disco songs to my iPod and I know how long I've worked out by the order of the songs. It helps when doing cardio (which I find boring) and strength training. Of course, I don't blast the music. I listen at a volume that's loud enough for me to hear the music (and any extraneous street noise if I'm exercising outdoors). I just remember to use common sense and do what works for my body and fitness level.
  • Actually, most of this information is just as easily crossed over to any form of workout. Just because the examples are given based on someone with a gym membership / fitness center / home gym does not make them inapplicable to other scenarios.

    Those who do strength training at home with dumbbells, resistance bands, towels, or even with no weight at all can do well by slowing down the motions. Just a simple pushup or abdominal crunch, for example, can be done fast and jerky or slowed down. When we slow it down, we can FEEL the increased effort it takes to control the motion.

    Those who walk or jog or run outdoors can do intervals just as easily as those on gym cardio machines.

    Even supersets can apply just as well to doing strength training at home - by picking multiple exercises that work the same muscle group.
    Really people? "Turn up the music" is an expression.

    I don't think they want you to injure yourself by listening to your music crazy loud - they're just encouraging you to use music as a motivator.

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