Are you anorexic? Do you know anyone who is?Anorexia Nervosa is characterized by persistent energy intake restriction, intense fear of gaining weight and disturbance in self-perceived weight or shape. For some people, restricting their food and weight can be a way of controlling areas of life that feel out of their control and their body image can come to define their entire sense of self-worth. It can also be a way of expressing emotions that may feel too complex or frightening such as pain, stress or anxiety.
We all know how important it is to include strength training in our workout regime, but did you know that it is equally as important to change up your routine on a regular basis.
Why? Well, your muscles are pretty smart. They are quick to adapt to exercise and once they do, they no longer respond to training. They want a challenge, something different. Your mind also adapts to routine and if you continue to do the same workout over and over, you become uninspired.
Remember when women used to lift those tiny pink dumbbells out of fear of “bulking up”? Groan. Thankfully, times have changed (mostly). These days, more and more women are discovering the sheer joy of heavy weight lifting—and getting stronger in the process.Are you one of these women? Or are you still in the process of being one? Would you like to be one?
Any back workout that is geared at helping you build a bigger back must focus on two things. First, you need to improve the thickness front to back, but even then, you’re far from finished. No big back is complete without the noted v shape or v tapered lats that come from doing the right exercises.
In this video, I show you how to get a big wide back and thicker lats using the two best back exercises to get it done. One of these back exercises targets the lats while the other targets the often overlooked teres major muscle. The teres major, when developed, helps to spread your lats out and give you the appearance of a wider, larger back.
The only pieces of equipment you will need to do these back exercises is a pull-up bar and a resistance band. If you do this back workout in the gym you can use a cable pulley machine with either a rope attachment or a straight bar.
Everyone has to start somewhere and this 15-minute beginner weight training routine is perfect if you’re just getting started! Let Coach Kozak motivate and inspire you through this easy exercise beginner workout routine.