A Man of Strength

Fitness is the essence of a man. Fitness is the ability of a person to do his normal everyday tasks with full alertness and vigor without worrying about fatigue afterward and with extra energy in reserve. The energy in reserve can be useful when emergencies arise or during leisure and recreational activities. Overall, fitness must be the primary goal every man must try to achieve. In fitness, no one is ever too young or too old for improvement. One’s fitness can improve by engaging in aerobic exercises and through strength training. There are three components of overall fitness that every man must focus on working out in order to be in healthy, tip-top shape. These are cardiovascular workouts, strength training and, of course, they should include a healthy diet.


Staying strong by building muscles. Man’s fitness regimen should include a workout routine which aims to build the muscles. Aging causes a decrease in muscle mass of five to seven pounds (2-3.2 kgs) of muscle for every ten years in one’s adult life, given that he lives an inactive lifestyle. Truly, the saying “use it or lose it” is very applicable to the muscles. Fortunately, there is a solution to this. Loss of muscle mass can be replaced by engaging in strength training. Improvement of Man’s fitness by cardiovascular workout. Flexibility exercises, strength training and cardiovascular workouts surely help boost a man’s fitness and all these should be part of a man’s work out scheme. But of all these, a cardiovascular work is the most necessary. Exercises under cardiovascular work conditions and develop the cardiovascular system and work out large muscle groups.


So, if a man does not have much time for working out, devoting whatever free time he might have to aerobic exercises would be beneficial. He might have to pass on developing those biceps. However, if cardiovascular workout exercises are done, then the blood pressure, heart and cholesterol levels will be fine to keep you staying happy and healthy. The essence of nutrition to man’s fitness. It is best, as well as, recommended eating whole and natural foods frequently than doing it in large amounts in one to three sittings. Always keep variety in mind when doing the shopping. This will ensure that one is getting most, if not all, of the nutrients and minerals needed by the body to keep fit and healthy. Always keep the three important macronutrients in the diet; these are fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Prioritize proteins over carbohydrates, but never exclude any of the three on some fad diet.


Some tips on keeping a man’s fitness level high, efficient and safe:


1.) Drink plenty of water all throughout the day, especially when working out.


2.) Do exercises properly using the correct techniques, whether it’s weightlifting or aerobic exercises. Always read, understand, and follow the instructions outlined by the personal trainer.


3.) Make sure there is always a spotter when lifting weights.


4.) Challenge the muscles, but make sure that it’s kept safe.


5.) Stretch, warm-up prior to working out and cool-down gradually after sessions.


6.) Check the equipment for safety before using them.


7.) It is better to do less than overdo the whole thing. Over training will exhaust enthusiasm and kill performance.