So just what is muscle fitness? It can mean that a person has more powerful muscles so that they are able to lift heavier objects. Or it can mean that they will work for longer before becoming tired. Muscle
fitness can be achieved not just through exercise but through fitness program which consists of strength and weight training, as well as cardiovascular and flexibility training.
However for you to get into shape you need to start with a plan. First you must have a picture in your mind of what you want to look like. Then you need to start laying the foundations (this can take months to do).
Then yet more months of hard work will follow and you look in the mirror each day and there just does not seem to be anything happening. In fact for many of us we will look the same as we did, but slowly day by day the improvements are beginning to happen. Then suddenly one day you will look in the mirror and see that all that hard work has finally achieved your goal.
Where muscle fitness is concerned it is the aspect of general fitness which solely concentrates on developing not only the strength but the size of our skeletal muscles. With this there will be some sort of
weight or resistance training involved. But whilst weight training is often most often associated with bodybuilders or those who want to look good there are many health reasons (as well as cosmetic) to having good muscle fitness.
1. Having proper muscle fitness not only allows a person to lift heavier objects, but also enables them to work for much longer without becoming tired.
2. Having good muscle fitness and tone will also help you to avoid injuries to your body joints. The reason being that your muscles have become more flexible and are able to cope with any stresses put upon them especially around the joints.
It is important that when you design your weight training program in order to improve your muscles you should include muscle balance.
Therefore you should select a similar number of exercises and sets to do for opposing muscle groups. Also you may find yourself becoming susceptible to injury or your posture being altered when significant
amounts of training is performed on one particular movement and not the opposite one. This is the end can lead to not just muscular weakness but also postural deficiencies. So it is therefore important that when producing a muscle fitness program you include plenty of exercises for all of your muscles and not just a few.