How to Workout Without Having to Exercise

Workout without having to exercise? We lead busy lives that leave us with little time to workout, and exercise does not always sit high on our list of priorities

Let’s face it, when we feel like we have to get up and go to the gym, cleaning the rain gutters or responding to our email sounds like a more productive way to spend our time. We lose vital moments of life to indecision and apathy. This isn’t helpful!

All we have to do is shift out of that mindset of having to workout and exercise and instead take a look at what it is we want to create. We can create an active, joyful life without feeling pressured to live up to some standard of health.

We must to have a new insight

It’s time to shake ourselves up and be open to new ways of doing and being, especially when it comes to our own embittered perspective. We must break free of limiting thought and ideals about who we can be and what we can enjoy.

If we think that aerobics or running or doing sit-ups every morning is the best way to workout or exercise, and the very idea of doing those things sounds detestable to us. 

Then we end up cheating ourselves even when we do manage to talk ourselves into going because it isn’t producing any real value for our soul. It doesn’t make us feel good. Why else would we want to do it?

Opening up to what makes us happy, not just what we assume is healthy, life becomes much more flowing, animated and fun. Go ahead, turn on your favorite music and dance when no one is looking.

Dance like it’s the last dance of your life. Go hiking to a place you’ve never been, start juggling if you want to. All of these things bring clarity, dexterity and some measure of health.

We often sell ourselves short and just assume that we can’t do something, but there is no rationale behind it. We can create anything that we choose to in our lives, whether or not we have previous experience with it. It’s all about choice.

Try to do other activities

Whatever activity that we can find passion in will be a work out, but more than just exercise comes from what we are passionate towards.

More energy, more desire, more strength and more clarity also result when we learn new skills, making us more fit and active, and open to even more possibilities for incorporating new, fun activities into our lives in the future.

We can and should take advantage of the things that we find joy in and learn new skills throughout our lives, keeping us full of energy and vitality at any age.

How to Workout Body Fat Easily

How to workout body fat is not complicated and there is no magic secret to it

So you have some extra weight on your stomach, you want to trim down and get a six pack. Or you may just want to be able to look down and see your toes.

So in a mad desire to firm up the abs and lose the belly fat what do most people do? Yep, they start working on ab exercises thinking that by targeting the trouble area they are going to burn away the pounds. Hello boring situp world.

How to workout body fat is not complicated and there is no magic secret to it. As long as you are doing enough physical activity to burn more calories than you eat you’re going to lose weight.

That’s the truth. But what most people miss in that statement is the fact that losing body fat is a body wide effort, meaning, it’s a systemic issue with a systemic solution. Doing situps will increase your ab strength but it will not directly burn fat off your stomach.

What will? A systemic approach. This means that to lose body fat you have to focus on two things: what you eat and how much you move around. Please let me clarify that I am not talking about counting calories.

By no means do I encourage this and I think it is a terrible way to live life. I feel badly for people who live by calorie counts. What does work is when you make changes to your diet that you can do for the rest of your life.

Cutting out processed foods, high fructose corn syrup, endless snacking, and sodas (especially the diet ones that actually have chemicals that cause you to retain fat) is the first place to start.

You replace those with fresh vegetable and fruits, whole grains, and other natural food sources. This change alone with have an enormous impact not just on your weight, but on your health for the rest of your life.

And I’m not saying you can never have another snack again. I’m saying you change your habits, where 90% of the time you eat healthy allowing yourself a guilty indulgence on occasion.

As for moving around, move around! Just find something that gets you outdoors, makes you sweat, and that is fun for you. You don’t need a gym or an expensive set of weights. Walk fast around the block a few times.

Plant a garden and pick the weeds yourself rather than spraying everything with harmful chemicals. Ride your bike to work. Take the stairs. You get the idea. It’s just about turning off the TV, getting off your butt, and getting some fresh air.

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How Does Working Out Work? Here is The Answer

So, you go to the gym, hit the weights, the treadmill, do a little cardio and you leave feeling pumped

After a few months of this, you catch yourself in the mirror and say, “Wow, my muscles have gotten bigger.” And as you gaze at your newly sculpted body a question pops into your head. How did this happen? o how does working out work?

The simple answer of course is that you’ve been “working out” and “working out” leads to muscles. But that answer doesn’t really get to the heart of the matter. In fact that answer can only lead to another question.

That question is: How Does Working Out Work? What is it that pumping iron does to help grow your muscles?

The answer all of us have heard is that working out breaks down your muscles; as they grow back they come back bigger.

That makes sense, and is true to an extent, but what are the specifics? What’s the science behind it?

In this article I will tell you the science behind why working out works and explain to you what’s actually happening to your muscles with more than just some general statement.

The human body is a miracle

Everything starts with the understanding that your body is amazing. The human body is just an absolute miracle of nature. Perhaps most remarkably is that it has the ability to regenerate and heal itself.

Think about that. That’s comic book super-hero stuff. But there’s no fiction here. The body is constantly being injured and in return healing itself through biological responses programmed into our DNA.

To illustrate this point think about this simple example. What happens when you get a deep cut and go to the doctor? The only thing they’re going to do is give you stiches. That’s it. There is nothing they’re going to do to actually help the wound heal.

You’re just given some thread to hold the skin together and your body does the rest (and really it would still heal without the thread but you’d have a nice scar).

Your body regenerates that injured tissue and heals itself. The effect working out has on your muscles falls under the same concept. The results you see are your body re-healing itself. It’s regenerating new tissue.

To understand how this works we’ve got to know just a little about anatomy and what actually stimulates the muscle to work. Now I can hear you moaning but stick with me.

The muscles, kinds, composition

There are 3 major kinds of muscle in your body: Smooth (Intestinal), Cardiac (Heart), and finally the one we’re looking at; Skeletal or Striated Muscle.

It’s called this because the muscles are in fact striated, and they’re the muscles attached to your skeleton. Skeletal muscles are the ones that you can see when you look at some one. It’s their biceps, their quads.

They’re those six pack abs we all want and they’re the ones we’re going to concentrate on. So let’s breakdown what the muscle is actually made up of. When you see that huge triceps muscle on the un-naturally large man on the bench press next to you you’re not looking at one whole piece.

This is because a muscle is actually made up of thousands and thousands of strands. To visualize imagine if you will a piece of twine. Its many tiny fibers spun together to make the string. Muscles are very similar.

The smallest little strand is called the myofibril. These are the building blocks of your muscle. Inside the myofibrils are the actual filaments that make contractile action (force) capable; Actin and Myosin.

Actin and Myosin are in the fibers and make up the myofibrils. Myofibrils are wrapped together by the: Sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR), T-tubules (which transfer nerve signals), and mitochondria (the energy producers). These bundles are wrapped by a fascilema. This continues with other layers until you have your muscle.

How muscles work

Muscles actually work when your brain releases signals (called the Action Potential) by electrical current through a Motor Neuron (nerve) that extends to individual muscle fibers. The signal “jumps” from the nerve fiber to the muscle fiber, travels down the T-tubules and stimulates the SR. When the SR is stimulated it releases calcium.

When this calcium is released the bond between Actin and a chemical compound called Troponin breaks, and Myosin attaches to this site causing the Actin and Myosin to slide over each other. At this site ATP (Energy) is split, energy is released, and the muscle fiber contracts and produces force.

Now that you understand what makes up the actual muscle we can identify how working out builds these muscles, and here’s the secret; working out is not really what actually builds muscle.

It’s the recovery time between working out that builds your muscles and it’s all about Fatigue. Fatigue is the point where there is an inability to contract the muscles despite continued neural stimulation.

Why does the working out work?

The whole point of working out is to fatigue your muscles. When you allow your body to recover from working out it increases the point at which your muscles fatigue.

The working out works by training the muscle fibers to work more efficiently, fire faster, fire in more unison, and create a greater synchronized tension that results in a greater output of force; i.e. you get stronger.

So, as you workout you fatigue your muscles. You take them to the point where they can no longer produce force because the necessary components have been depleted.

The rebuilding all comes back to the statement I made in the introduction about your body having the amazing ability to re-heal itself. There’s a lot that happens during the rest period that the muscle recovery is dependent upon.

Most importantly is actual physical rest from muscle exertion and diet. In the right environment the body initiates: the return of intracellular energy supplies, circulatory based cellular by-product removal, and oxygen.

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