I've Achieved My Exercise/Body Goals at the Gym. Now what?

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    Jul 14, 2009 3:45 PM GMT
    I think the main reason I go to the gym is to use strength training/stretching to achieve relaxation, to breathe better and to practice focus and burn off energy.

    Its almost as if the physical benefits are a side benefit.

    Now, I'm athletically muscular and ripped. But I don't want to get any more muscular and ripped.

    So now I'm concentrating more on balance, coordination and good posture. Activities outside of the gym help (like swimming, basketball etc.) But in the gym, I've lowered the weight resistance to ridiculously low weight and focus on form and added exercises that use my own weight as resistance.

    I've added some Pilates moves.

    It's amazing how many "spots".areas in my body were blocked or was not feeling. Now, each time I start a move, instead of just plunging into it, I re-adjust my breathing and form and mentally visualize my whole body working together....all the muscle groups connnected.

    I'm a firm believer in frequently switching up your routines. This way, your muscles get hit in different ways, and you avoid that overly worked out "stiff" look.

    Three sets of x reps no longer works for me. And I'm happy with the results.
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    Jul 14, 2009 3:47 PM GMT
    I guess it is time for you to move on to bedazzling...

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    Jul 14, 2009 3:50 PM GMT
    Caslon11000 saidI guess it is time for you to move on to bedazzling...




    Oooooo.........Being Be-Dazzling.........now there's a thought.