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Walking - The Ultimate Tool For Health In Bodybuilding

By Dane C. Fletcher

Bodybuilding can be defined as the art and sport of striving to reach physical perfection. As a result of this goal, we often spend hours attempting to learn about every new trend, food, exercise, supplement, or technique, in order to garner the most advantage and excel in our field, as well as reach our own personal bodybuilding potential. Because of this thirst for new knowledge, we are often thrust into a myriad of new machines and methods for cardiovascular training and health. We see interval training. We see machines, which move the arms and legs in new ways. We see measurement devices on these machines, which can tell us everything about how our bodies are performing while pedaling/walking/rowing/running away.

Very often, bodybuilders forget the original source of cardio training, which not only allowed for the survival or out species over thousands of years, but also allowed athletes of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s to achieve their ripped condition before this new influx of machines arrived on the market. This original, and still best method was walking.

Bodybuilders should never engage in cardiovascular training at a high intensity. Doing so burns muscle mass, which is the last thing that bodybuilders should be doing. Cardiovascular exercise should be done for a longer period, at a low intensity, and walking is perfect for this purpose. Walking is low-impact, affordable, and can be done anywhere, in nearly any weather.

Then, there are the long-term health aspects. If you're ever awake at 6 am, look out your window. You will likely see older people walking up and down the street. They do these 5 to 7 days per week, and for good reason. People who walk every day live a lot longer than people who do not walk every day. They look better, they feel better, and they live longer. As you age, walking evolves from a fun activity, which leads to clearer abs, to a crucial activity, which provides essential digestion, heart, and lung function. Start walking now, and with any luck, you'll be doing it for years to come.

Dane Fletcher is the world's most prolific bodybuilding and fitness expert and is currently the executive editor for BodybuildingToday.com. If you are looking for more bodybuilding tips or information on weight training, or supplementation, please visit www.BodybuildingToday.com, the bodybuilding and fitness authority site with hundreds of articles available FREE to help you meet your goals.

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