Lets Get Physical

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V Choosing to stay healthy and fit

Understanding how weight training burns fat How to get the winning edge—safely Anyone, even you, can weight train!

There's a scene in an episode of Seinfeld in which a brassy, no-talent comedian tells Jerry that he's gotten so big from lifting weights that his suits no longer fit him. "I'm huge!" he brags. "You really oughta lift," he instructs the slender Seinfeld. Jerry replies: "Why?" This basic bit of logic throws the "pumped" lifter for a loop. "Don't know," he says quizzically.

Actually, there are more good reasons to lift weights than there are good sitcoms on television. In this chapter, we'll show you what those reasons are and how they might apply to your own life and fitness goals. Read on!

Here are eight:

1. It will improve your overall health and sense of well-being.

2. It will make you stronger and help prevent injuries on the playing field— virtually a must if you're a competitive athlete or weekend warrior.

100 Bodybuilding Tips

100 Bodybuilding Tips

Bodybuilding requires commitment. It is a totally different lifestyle that entails letting go of old habits and adopting new ones. You cannot go into bodybuilding and be half- hearted about it. It is a test of strength, self-discipline and willpower. Start only when you are sure you can commit time, effort and energy. Learn tips like this one and 99 more.

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