Absolute Focus: WorkoutsHealth & Wellness — By Rohan Apte on August 13, 2012 at 5:46 PM
“C’MON… BE STRONG… LIFT… YES!” These are the yelps that usually make up the real music on a weight training floor! The obvious reason behind this is the push that a weight lifter gets while lifting heavy weights to go on to the next level of fitness. The biggest down side for this is that a newcomer gets lured into doing something for which he/she may not be ready.
Muscle toning and a lean look is not about being able to lift heavy weights. It’s all about doing your workouts with absolute focus. No new comer lifts a sixty pound dumbbell on the first day of workout or even after 3 weeks of workout. A focussed workout is the secret. When I say focus, I don’t mean just to concentrate on the destination, what I mean to say is that one needs to focus on the muscle group on which he/she is working out on.
In other words, it is the chest workout and flat bench presses, which are the first workouts after warm up’s. Never concentrate or look at lifting a heavy twenty five pound or a thirty five pound plate or dumbbell. Instead, always focus on your posture and breathing. Concentrate on each and every movement of your chest muscles, feel the contraction and expansion, focus on the breathing. If this kind of a focus is dedicated for every muscle group that is undertaken, the end result turns out to be better than lifting heavy weights without any focus on posture and breathing. Such concentration in fact makes the person put more effort in lifting weights. Thus, it becomes challenging to lift weights as light as dumbbells weighing ten pounds. That doesn’t mean your strength is decreasing. Instead the workout becomes ten times more effective than it would have otherwise been while lifting heavier weights. The plus side for such kind of a workout is that it suits all those people who could be undergoing physiotherapy for any kind of muscle injury.
Not only does this help in treating muscle injury but also boosts the morale of those who are freshly getting into muscle building and muscle strengthening or even weight loss.
It is not a very difficult task to gain muscle power. The real challenge lies in the way that leads to the destination.