The following is an excerpt from the March/April 2007 issue of Muscle & Fitness:
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It has always been my dream to have a fully stocked home gym. No rushing to get to the fitness center, no waiting for equipment, no stupid guys hitting on me. The only problem was expense: I mean, my home gym should resemble my go-to gym, right? I never believed that affordable tools, such as bands or light bars, could help sculpt my body. Neither could doing bodyweight exercises ever obliterate my love handles.
Home Gym Convert:
Still, I longed to have a little gym at home. So I made some space and decided to confront my fear that I couldn't get a challenging workout in my house. Using bodyweight exercises, an exercise ball and bands, I became a home-gym convert, and here's why:
Machines make you lazy. They support the body when you sit or lie on them and allow you to exercise only one bodypart at a time. As a result, you cheat yourself out of the extra calories you'd burn and the muscles you'd work by exercising in free space.
When you train without machines, you engage the entire body for support to help you complete the movement. This leads to not only greater calorie expenditure but extra training for supporting musculature and a more integrated and functional workout.
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Try this program for four weeks. I bet you'll find the convenience, economy and efficiency hard to ignore. You may even become a convert like me-or at the very least, you'll have another workout option.
For the entire Home Training Program, pick up the March/April 2007 issue of Muscle & Fitness Hers, available everywhere February 13th!
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