Exercising is not an easy task, but it can be if a personknows what he or she is doing. There are two basic directions in whichexercising can go. One is focusing creation of lean muscles and the other isfocusing increased muscle mass, so-called bulked up effect. So, how to get leanmuscles?
The best possible thing to do when someone needs to loseweight and increase muscle strength is to combine dieting and exercising. Thatwill create enough difference between energy taken via food and energy spentfor physical activity and the metabolism. Exercising can create lean or bulkedup muscles. Bulked up muscles need additional weight made with resistancetraining. Additional weight in the form of dumbbells and barbells is the onlyway to constantly increase muscle mass. As for lean muscles, they will requireperforming exercises without any additional weight, only the body's weightshould be enough.
When it comes to lean muscles, they require cardiotraining. This type of workout needs low strength level, which means that itcan be done for a long time. Prolonged exercising will burn more fat tissue.Cardio exercising includes running, swimming, aerobics, exercises such as push-ups,abdominal forms (sit-ups, leg raising, and crunches), back exercises etc.
It is important to create a good workout plan that willdevelop all muscle groups. For example, in the beginning, all exercises shouldbe done for activating the entire body. After some time, focusing certainmuscle groups is allowed, meaning that one training session can include onlycrunches and all its forms. This session is very intensive one, it uses onlybody’s weight and it has a tremendous impact on the core (abdominal area andcomplementing back area). Still, many experts will tell that the best possibleworkout must include all possible exercises for activating the entire body.This will keep the metabolism active in all parts of the metabolism, which isexcellent for both fat burning and muscle toning.
It is also important to rest properly and enough. Restingis essential because that is the period when the muscles develop the most. Somepractitioners think that resting is just a waste of time and they exercise toomuch, which is not good, especially if a diet is included. And if there is noexcessive fat tissue, energy will come from depleting muscles, which is not thepoint of exercising.