Principles of Exercise: How to Get the Best Fitness Results
Balanced exercise – How specific is your exercise routine
Exercise is a science that, when studied and practiced with adequate research, will give you very specific results. For instance, you cannot strengthen your legs with an upper body exercise. Similarly, you cannot hope to build strength with a cardio routine; you can walk for three hours a day, but you won’t build any strength in your shoulders.
Understanding this specificity of exercise, is mostly what sets success and failure apart in exercise. To gain maximum mileage from your fitness routine, you will need to understand what your goals are and then work with the specificity of each exercise type to achieve those goals. This helps you determines the components of your exercise routine.