| Synergy: the working together of two or more things, people, or organizations, especially when the result is greater than the sum of their individual effects or capabilities
Momentum toward your goals is generated when all components of fitness are incorporated into your workout program.
•Heart-through cardiovascular workout
•Skeletal muscle-through strength training
•Joints-through flexibility exercises.
•Good Nutrition-through balanced sensible eating.
Some exercise is better than no exercise; however, if your program is lopsided with one or two of the same activities, you will not get the best results.
DRIVING THE CAR
Having synergy in your exercise program is like turning a car as you are driving down the road. It's much easier to turn the wheel while the car is moving rather than when it is sitting in your driveway. Momentum allows you to steer the car, just as momentum allows you to continually progress in your workout program.
ROLLING THE SNOWBALL
Another example of having synergy in your workout program would be rolling a snowball. Once the momentum has started, it keeps building and building. Keeping that in mind, it is very easy to only do certain exercises that you like and those that take less effort; however, because this will not work, in the end you will end up having to workout harder and longer.
In a Nut Shell:
It is really important to have all areas of fitness working together and in the most effective way possible. When all the parts are working the machine works better. Leaving out parts of your exercise routine, just because you do not like them, is asking for failure.
About the Author
Greg Ryan is a high profile fitness expert and former employee of Kathy Smiths. Body building champion, public speaker and personal trainer to the stars. He is a best selling author of the Changing from the INSIDE OUT through real behavior change, smart eating and effective exercising. Start getting in better shape today!
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