How to Get the Most Out of Your Workout Videos

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At home workout videos have become quite popular in recent years; especially since the variety of workouts and workout styles has increased.  There are videos available that cater to all needs; whether you’re a beginner or your looking to sculpt instead of bulk up, you’ll be able to find the workout videos that are best for you.

One of the most popular kinds of videos amongst women in particular is at home Yoga regiments and Pilate’s workouts.  These types of workouts range from introductory to advanced/expert and even have variations which can be utilized during and after pregnancy. These workout videos make the most of static positions and using your own body weight to develop your core and strengthen muscle groups.  Yoga also incorporates some minor weights and resistance training but it largely focuses on endurance training.  These are so popular amongst women because frequently, for women, the goal is to tone and refine muscles – as well as lose weight – without bulking up muscles.

Some of the most popular at home workout videos for men are ones that utilize muscle confusion techniques like Cross fit.  Muscle confusion is the philosophy that, if your daily workout routine never repeats the same workout maneuver on back to back days, your body never has the opportunity to become accustom to a workout.  This is important because once your body becomes accustom to a move, like a push-up, it adapts to become more efficient at it and your muscle building ability plateaus.  By constantly changing your workout routine your body is never given the opportunity to plateau, thus you maximize the amount of muscle you build and weight you lose. Another great thing about muscle confusion routines is that you’re always doing something new and different which keeps things interesting, helps to motivate and never leaves you feeling like you’ve mastered something.  You are always learning and challenging yourself.

Workout videos are great because you can use them in the convenience of your own home without having to make a special trip to the gym.  Attending a gym can be very motivating because of the atmosphere but sometimes finding the time to get to a gym is next to impossible.  People are leading increasingly busy lifestyles; with hobbies, work, family and extracurricular activities sometimes personal fitness can take a back seat to the rest of your life.  Workout videos make it possible to maintain your fitness levels on your own schedule for a nominal, onetime fee.

The great thing about modern workout videos is that they are available online.  Not only can you cut out the time spent traveling to and from a gym but now you can eliminate the time spent shopping for the video you want.  Finding your perfect workout online is easy and highly customizable.  You’ll be able to get workouts tailored for you based on your sex, your age or even the fitness equipment you own.  There really is no excuse anymore for not getting in a few good workouts a week.  Most online videos can be selected based on time frames as well so if you only have a spare twenty minutes, you’ll definitely be making the most of it.

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