Getting Started

The yoga and strength-training activities are accessed from the Training menu. Follow these steps to get started:

1. To start yoga or strength-training activities, click the blue Yoga button or green Strength Training button on the Training menu.

2. When you are at your desired exercise selector menu, pick the activity you want to perform.

After you select an activity, you see the exercises summary information, including the metabolic equivalent of task (MET) value and equipment needed, and have three options: Back, Demo, and Start.

• Selecting Back returns you to the Yoga or Strength Training exercise selector menu.

• Selecting Demo activates a quick demonstration on performing the activity.

• Selecting Start proceeds directly into training at the Activity Level indicated (Yoga does not have different activity levels, but Strength Training does with the number of reps), unless this is your first time selecting the activity, at which point you'll automatically watch a quick demonstration.

3. For Strength Training, after you unlock more reps for an activity, you can select that activity level by pressing the + and - buttons on your Wii Remote or by clicking on the onscreen + and - buttons.

Any time during an exercise, you can press + on the Wii Remote to access the Pause menu, which gives you the option to Continue playing the current session, Retry (this restarts the activity), or Quit, which stops the activity and returns you to the Yoga or Strength Training Exercise selector menu.

kBEfl Before starting any exercise program, consulting with a physician is wise. This is especially important if you have any of the conditions listed in the contraindications section of Table 3-1. After you have your physician's approval and are ready to begin, make sure that you take the time to warm up. Although the yoga poses in particular may appear gentle enough not to necessitate this, they can be demanding on your joints, ligaments, and muscles. By warming up, you are slowly raising your body temperature (hence the term "warming up"), which increases the flexibility of these structures and prevents tears, strains, and sprains. For more on warming up, turn to Chapter 1.

The Basics Of Body Building

The Basics Of Body Building

Bodybuilding is the process of developing muscle fibers through various techniques. It is achieved through muscle conditioning, weight training, increased calorie intake, and resting your body as it repairs and heals itself, before restarting your workout routine.

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