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The Upper Body People lift weights for a couple different reasons They lift to make them more physically able to play sports so they can feel fit and stronger and most of the people who lift weights just want a more muscular appearance Its true for the most part a muscular body is an attractive body However there is a limit Most people dont find professional weight lifters attractive they think that a body that big and toned is disgusting Physically regular exercise helps develop muscle tone and strength and control weight Besides strengthening the muscles including the involuntary muscles like the heart it is believed to make the bones stronger by increasing calcium uptake It has also been proved to reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol levels Mentally lifting helps contribute to a feeling of well-being and helps to relieve stress Regular exercise also postpones the aging process by up to 50 The best way to start weightlifting is to set goals and to be motivated to accomplish those goals An overweight man should set a goal of how much weight he wants to lose and how he wants his body to look after lifting for a period of time Even if you had a hard day at work and dont feel motivated to lift you should still do at least two or three sets This keeps the muscles stimulated so they dont get weaker However before anyone starts lifting they should have a physical examination from a doctor to make sure they are in good enough shape and will not hurt themselves There are two kinds of muscle contractions concentric and eccentric Concentric contractions lift an object and eccentric contractions lower the object Surprisingly eccentric contractions use more energy This is because that is when the oxygen and carbon dioxide are carried away by the active cells When people lift they lift weight in sets and repetitions commonly called reps One rep is
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