Sunday, March 16, 2008

Four Golden Rules for General Fitness and Well Being

For "general fitness", just about any program that is half way decent and doesn't kill you will work. Its mind numbingly simple to write out a beginners or intermediates workout program.

The only true golden rules are:

1) Try to break old habits and change your diet.

2) Try to make exercise a new habit and be consistant.

3) Use free weights / compound movements.

4) Use progressive resistance - start out light in the first few weeks, and end up heavy in the last few weeks.

There's not much else you can say about such a program! Its that easy. And you can come up with all sorts of "workout programs" with all kinds of fancy names to each, "guaranteed to see results", but its only for so long. After about 10 or 12 weeks, you're going to start hitting plateaus because you're not longer a beginner or intermediate. You're starting to become more and more advanced. Thats where you have to start knowing what you're doing to get anything done.

So add The Spartan Workout to the billion other workouts out there so far. I would say this one ranks as "better" on good-better-best.

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