Get a More Comprehensive Workout By Lifting One Weight at a Time
Feb 24, 2012 15:51
When most people lift free weights, they usually place a weight in each hand to keep it nice and balanced. But health and fitness site Livestrong.com recommends that you just focus on working on just one side at a time, as the imbalance of weight can actually provide a better workout and exercise more than just the muscles you're currently targeting:
Since your core stabilizes your body, creating instability means it has to work that much harder. That means you can work your abs without ever doing a crunch. Here's how: Load one side of your body. Hold a weight on one shoulder during a lunge, press just one dumbbell overhead during a shoulder press, or perform a standing, single-arm cable chest press.
Which would work better for you as an exerciser? Would you have someone praise you for working hard for your body, or have them pen an open letter of insults about your weight before claiming to respect you for trying? Read more