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UFC fighters are some of the fittest athletes in the world. One of the main reasons for this is that they have to crosstrain and train their entire bodies. There are not just a few muscles that they need to train. They do not need huge legs, arms, chest, etc. like a power-lifter or bodybuilder; however, they do need strong explosive muscles that can work intensely for a relatively long period of time. Most people do not want a body like a power-lifter or bodybuilder. They are too big and bulky. Bulk does not benefit an MMA fighter, in fact it is a hindrance, so if you want to look trimmer, feel fitter, and actually get in much better shape MMA training can help you out.
I am going to show you some strength training workouts for women to get toned. I want you to understand from the start that these workouts will get you lean and trim. Do not think that because you are going to be lifting weights, you will turn into a muscular freak? This will not happen!
Women do not have enough testosterone in their body’s to put on much muscle mass. Even if you could put on decent muscle, you will not go to bed one night looking like you normally do. Then wake up the next morning looking like superman. (Unless you went to a fancy dress party).
The next time you are working out your biceps, focus on the quality of each repetition rather than on how many sets you do. Ultimate bicep development is not achieved by doing 101 sets but rather by doing the right exercises the right way.
Try the workout below the next time you are working out your biceps. This is a circuit training workout and therefore you want to perform one exercise and then immediately move on to the next exercise without a break. Once you have completed the circuit, try and repeat the circuit again. Continue to repeat the circuit until you can only manage 1 to 5 repetitions per exercise. Ideally, you want to get about 6 to 12 repetitions per exercise. If you can do three circuits in a row in this range than you should increase the weight. If you can’t do more than one circuit in this range, then you should decrease the weight.
Circuit training is certainly excellent for getting your body in the best condition possible in the least amount of time. Forget about all the other fads on the market right now, if you really want to look fantastic for the summer in the least amount of time possible you will need 3 things:
A balanced diet
A will to work
Abdominals are the most difficult part of the body in terms of muscle development. Serious weightlifters who momentarily stopped from working out can still keep their defined muscles in virtually all parts of the body, but bypassing a couple of abdominal exercise sessions will result in the abs to lose their muscles and go back to its flabby state. Abdomen tends to store fats easily, and losing it is extremely difficult.