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This is the year of fitness, now more than ever, people are realizing they need to take better care of themselves. 

The "experts" tell us that more than half of the people in this country are overweight, and many people are looking in the mirror and not liking what they see. 

With the risk of heart disease and clogged arteries, many people are listening to good advice and finding ways to put some sort of exercise into their day. 

In addition to diet, another excellent way to get the body into shape, strengthening the muscles and bones is with weight training. 

While the body becomes sculpted and toned, the mind also becomes healthier. 

Just remember that while you could use a weight program to bulk up and gain significant muscle mass, weight training with lighter weights can tone and define without the bulk. 

If you want to get ready for the coming summer months and have interest in adding weight training to your workout regime, you need to get on a proper schedule, which means not under or over training, and maybe seeking the advice of a professional. 

Unfortunately, many people work hard all week and then on Saturday, they hit the gym, giving it everything they have. 

With this, you can actually harm the body by over doing things in a short amount of time. However, many exercises with weight training are done in a single session, which means certain parts of the body are under trained. 

We recommend you set yourself up with a three time per week program, training antagonistic muscles each session. 

Making workouts fun will make things easier on you too and joining a gym with a friend is a good idea. Weight programs take concentration, so while working out, try not being too catty during these sessions. 

Many people think the gym is a place to socialize or swap advice, and it is to an extent. Or you hear someone complain that their work outs are not working like they should even though they come to the gym four or five times a week. 

If you watch these people though, you will see they don't get a lot of workout time in, but lots of socializing and swapping advice seems to take up most of their session. 

Exercise of any kind can be done in the gym or at home with inexpensive equipment. If you can afford a gym membership or expensive equipment at home, great but if not, remember you can get almost the same results using other things. 

For instance, if you do not have five or ten-pound barbells to curl with, grab a can of food or a bag of sugar and use that for your weights instead. 

Remember, weight training is practical for both men and women. 

The results are amazing and worth the investment of time. 

You will begin to notice your body defining itself, as it becomes stronger. 

The author of the above advice is Ralph Trazenby

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Source:  Advice was submitted by Ralph Trazenby for publication.

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