Doing It Right

February 10, 2008 at 3:33 am Leave a comment

Yay! I’m doing it right!

According to Real Simple magazine, “To maintain your muscles, aim for 20 minutes of strength-training exercises two to three times a week — with at least one day off in between workouts so your muscles have time to rest, recover, and grow.”  Twice a week, I do two to three sets of 12 multi-muscle exercises, using 8-pound weights. According to the quote above, I’m on the right track for maintaining my muscle tone.

Well, sort of…

The article goes on to list seven exercises that work most of the major muscles in the body. Of those, only two are part of the Denise Austin group that I use: the squats and the kick-backs. I’m not too worried, though. I think I cover the necessary muscles with Denise’s exercises, just slightly differently. Plus, on Prevention’s website, there are several Denise Austin routines that cover the exercises described in the article.

The good news is that it doesn’t take a lot of time or money to keep your muscles toned. Twenty minutes twice a week and a set of hand weights will get you there!

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