Choosing the Best Workouts

It’s one of the world’s most elusive mysteries. It is a tantalizing question about exercise and the benefits that physical fitness provides to the human body and spirit. Workout products, magazines, DVD’s and gyms all claim to have the best workout. But what is the best workout? Is there one single workout routine that tops all others? Or, is the best workout really like choosing the right ice cream; after all, ice cream comes in a wide assortment of glamorous and not so glamorous flavors?

The truth may be found in the subjective nature of our likes and dislikes, much like choosing between Powerade, Gatorade and plain H2O. While many men might say the best workouts are done on a Sunday by watching NFL football and working their biceps, lifting beer to their lips; truly, there must be some criteria to tell whether one workout is better than another. Interestingly, the results from one fitness program, and some fitness equipment are better than others, there are other criteria that may help you determine what the best workout is.

When reaching to define the best workouts, we have to consider that a training plan for one person may not be adequate for another. Someone looking to build muscle would not likely think the best workouts are ones using small weights and high volume repetitions. Conversely, someone looking to tone muscle and lose weight would likely be averse to focusing on using the bench press and heavy dumbbells. In many cases, this comes down to determining the best workouts for your body type.

However, often times the best workouts are those that not only produce results and help you reach your goals; perhaps the best workouts of all are the ones you will actually do, and do again, because they keep you motivated. No matter what workout program you choose (and you may have to experiment with several), the best workouts are the ones you find that work well for you.


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