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Gay Christian Online - Athletics - Your Work Out (Tips: Form, Breathe, Repetitions, Sets, Breaks) - Page Eleven

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MY ATHLETIC LIFE
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BODY CARE
Body Composition, Diet
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Fluids, Protein, Carbohydrates, Fat
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Fiber, Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements, Sleep, Sex
USING THE GYM
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Your Locker, Gym Etiquette
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Tips: Form, Breathe, Repetitions/Sets, Breaks
YOUR WORK OUT
Tips: Warm Up, Cardio-Exercises
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Drugs, Piercings, Tattoos, Skin Care, Eyes, Nose, Eyebrows, Ears, Lips
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EXERCISES
Chest, Back
EXERCISES
Shoulders, Arms
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Arms, Forearms, Legs, Butt
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Legs, Butt, Stomach; Exercise Plans From Beginner to Advanced
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firmly believe we are triune, just like God. God is Father, Son, and Spirit. We are Spirit, Soul, and Body. We often devote our lives to our soul and body, forgetting the spirit. But, those of us who are Gay or Lesbian Christians, we sometimes forget the body, too. All three must be in balance. So, make sure your body is as healthy as your spirit and your soul.

eople write me now and then and complain about "certain pictures" on the website, pictures of people, and pictures of ME "supposedly" unclothed. They think it is not Christian, or sinful, and I have a problem. I remind them WHY these pictures appear. The photographs used here relate to the topic discussed, to show the muscle groups involved, or to show athletic development. People see what they see; I sometimes believe their objections actually reveal their true hearts. So, I remind you, too, to have a proper and healthy perspective on art and photography, for rarely are they the problem; instead, the problem lies in the heart of the viewer.

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ave fun. Be careful. I am not responsible for your health or work out. Consult with a physician before beginning any exercise program.

Gay Christian Athletics - Butt Development

You, as a Gay Christian, will get out what you put in your workouts. You'll learn what your body can and cannot do, what it will be stubborn about, when it is willing to give in to your will and go beyond its preconceived abilities. Time and patience are your friends, and your frustrations. Set goals but make them small steps and attainable, and allow time for them to come to pass. Recognize you'll reach occasional plateaus, or peaks, when it seems like your body isn't making as much progress or as fast as in the past. Wait them out, work through them. Change your patterns, days, or frequencies regularly to break boredom, and break through plateaus.

Simple Tips to Maximize Your Work Out

Form

hen you are pushing and pulling bars, weights and machines, don't forget gravity and physics. You'll often see men at the Gym rapidly lifting up and down, swinging back and forth. Rock a car back and forth long enough and even the weakest man can push it several blocks. Instead of their muscles doing the work, gravity and physics are doing the work. Long, steady, slower motions will bring greater results, putting the muscles to work. You may look impressive, but you're body isn't impressed.

Gay Christian Athletics - Follow Proper Procedures or It Won't Work When you lift a weight or use a weight machine, count. Whatever you are doing first, either pushing away from your body or pulling towards it, count to two, taking two seconds to complete it. Then hold the weight for a count of one second. Finish slowly for a count of four. The Bench Press, for example, as you push the bar up and away from your chest, count to two, hold the bar with your arms extended for a count of one, and slowly return the bar to your chest for a count of four.

The slower you move or lift a weight, the more your muscles will grow and shape.

Breathe

efore you begin lifting a weight or using a weight machine, take several breaths. This forces oxygen into your muscles, preparing them for their work.

In some exercise repetitions, you begin by pushing away from your body, and finish by pulling back to the start position. Others are the opposite. The general rule is, whatever you do to begin the repetition, breathe OUT, ending the repetition, breathe IN. Force the air out of your lungs, like you're blowing up a balloon, but try not to spit across the room.Gay Christian Athletics - Breathing Right Helps Develop Your Chest and Stomach

Repetitions/Sets

efore you pick up a weight or begin a weight machine you should mentally prepare for the sets and repetitions. You should close your eyes, and visualize you doing the set. Further, you can prepare your body and brain by doing a few repetitions at an easy low weight. This sets your mind and body in the movements to accomplish the goal, to get the feel. Then, move on to the actual sets.

Gay Christian Athletics - Chest Development

As you progress through the repetition numbers, the weight should become more difficult or heavy a little past halfway. If you don't feel any resistance at all at the end of your set number of repetitions, you are ready to increase the weight.

To build strength, follow the basic pattern of three sets of multiple repetitions. To build even more strength and muscle mass, consider a pattern of higher weights with increased sets with fewer repetitions.

Gay Christian Athletics - Chest Development

Another form of strength and muscle mass pattern is repetition to near failure or exhaustion. This means twelve, fifteen, twenty-five, or more repetitions until you cannot do one more; however, you should not be lifting a light weight fifty times, it should be a weight level higher than what you can do in the normal pattern of three sets of repetitions.

Gay Christian Athletics - Chest Development

There are all kinds of styles and theories on sets and repetitions. Find what works for you. As a beginner, you'll probably want to stick to a pattern of three sets of six to eight repetitions, with slight increases in weight for each set. Intermediate and advanced athletes can try different styles. One style is three sets of progressively heavier weights, with repetitions of eight, six, and four. Another style is to figure out what you can lift just one or two times, and then back off to 80 percent of that total, and move up to it with six, four, and two repetitions. Still another style is the repetitions until failure.

Breaks Between Sets and Days

reaks between sets should be short, like the length of an average television commercial. Breaks should not be too long, lest your muscles cool down.

Gay Christian Athletics - Arm Development

Never work the same muscle two days in a row. Your muscle is going to grow not while you are working out, not even the same day, but that night while you sleep, and all the next day. If you work the same muscle two days in a row, you run the risk of tearing the muscle, or weakening it. The only exception to this rule is your Abs, your stomach muscles, which can be exercised every day or every other day.

If your body fat level is within the normal range or below normal you may want to limit your cardio exercises. Cardio exercises are to exercise your heart and body, but to also burn calories and lose weight. If you have low body fat, and do a lot of cardio exercises, you will end up burning muscle protein, defeating the purpose of your muscle workouts.

Gay Christian Athletics - Leg And Butt Development

Never work out every day of the week. Take a day off to completely rest. Your body will thank you for it.

Gay Christian Athletics - Leg And Butt Development

Drink water throughout the workout. Try a protein shake about an hour or more before your workout, or afterwards to recover (however, if you goal is fat loss, skip a recovery snack or drink for one hour after a workout).

See Also: Books: Athletic, Health, Medical.

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