People generally like to specify in their workout sessions (example, doing only cardio or aerobic exercises or doing only strength training or anaerobic exercises), thinking it will improve the effectiveness of their workout. This is true in a way, but it is also not true in another way.
For your workouts to be more effective, they must be able to target a muscle and work it really well and for that you need to do specific workouts, but that workout should not ignore other muscles, allowing them to become weak.
If you are doing this, then you may not be as strong as you claim and the following are four ways you can know.
1. Cannot lift your body weight repeatedly
If you cannot lift your body weight multiple times, then you are not that strong.
Imagine a guy who weighs 100 kilos and bragging that he can lift 50 kilos ten times in row. In the fitness world, he is considered a sissy.
He must be able to lift 100 kilos, at least ten times before he is given the rights to boast.
2. Cannot do deadlifts
Deadlifts are one of the four workouts that are considered the best in strength training. Doing this exercise takes serious energy. Even being able to do two sets of three repeats each is considered something.
3. Push ups
Doing 36 perfect push ups, if you are between 20 and 29 years of age, 30 if you are between 30 and 39, and 25 if you are between 40 and 49 will earn you great respect in the fitness world.
Remember that your elbows should be at right angles and your entire body straight as you go down and push up to be considered a perfect push up routine all the way to the end.
Running is the perfect cardio exercise, gauging whether your workout routine is balanced.
Being able to run for 12 minutes straight is the benchmark to be considered healthy and fit. This may not sound like a lot of time, but in that time you can cover 2.8 kilometers, if you are in your 20’s and 2.5 kilometers in your 40’s.
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