Workout Machines Are Better for Your Posture
You see people in the gym squatting with a squat rack stacked with kilos of weights like they’re superheroes, but we also often see their bodies crying out for proper positioning whilst trying not to dislocate a disc! Okay, so maybe that’s a little extreme, but the problem with using such machines is that they push you into a certain position that may not be the correct one for you. Each body is different and, especially if someone hasn’t been taught how to squat correctly, chances of injury are then high. Free weights are a great way of working the core as they require control, which comes hand in hand with knowledge of how to do a particular exercise. Start with free weights, and then use the machines if you need the extra lift.
More Sweat = More Fat Burn
Contrary to the popular expression, sweat (unfortunately) is not “fat crying”. It’s a reaction to heat and what the body uses to cool itself down. On average, the human body has about 2.6 million sweat glands, and how much we sweat not only depends on the amount we have, but also how active they are. Men tend to sweat more than women because their sweat glands are more active. Factors like workout gear, outside temperature, caffeine intake, and even face creams can affect one’s level of sweat. It gives a good idea of your body’s ability to cool itself down, but not how many calories you’ve burned.