Wii Fitness for Dummies Bonus Tips and Content - Week 08

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Wii Fitness for Dummies (aka, Fitness on the Wii), available from booksellers everywhere, as well as online discounters like Amazon.com, focuses on three of the top Wii fitness programs, Wii Fit Plus, EA Sports Active: Personal Trainer, and Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010, as well as provides additional coverage of the entire Wii fitness phenomena and general exercise theory. As is always the case when writing a book, there is inevitably content that doesn't fit either due to subject matter, cost, or space constraints, which is where this regularly published bonus tips and content comes in. Each week, for an indeterminate number of weeks, Christina and I will be posting items that will both add to your enjoyment of the book and provide good fitness information in general.

This week, we're running the eight in an eight part series of Classic Body Weight Exercises You Can Perform When You're Away From Your Wii* (*also great for warming up or cooling down, as discussed in book Chapter 1):

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Posing the back of the left leg, back of the left arm, the left forearm, and right biceps muscle. Even if you never want to oil yourself up, don a tiny posing outfit and try your luck on a contest stage, holding Poses is actually a great way to gain control over your muscles, increase muscular endurance, and bring out additional muscular detail as part of a healthy diet. While the Pose shown in this particular photo is meant more to illustrate multiple muscle contractions and is not typical positioning, it's nevertheless considered a best practice to flex as many muscles as possible in any given pose. For example, if you're flexing your biceps, it's important to make sure your stomach is also pulled in.

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Posing the front of the legs and calves, as well as pulling in the stomach and extending the lattisimus dorsi (“lats”), which are the muscles that originate in the lower to mid-back region. The key to good Posing is through holding strong muscle contractions. A great way to learn how to Pose and contract your muscles properly is to mimic some of the motions in the exercises you’ve been asked to perform throughout this book.

Reminder:
Before starting any workout regime, it is always wise to consult with your physician. This is especially important if you are pregnant, have cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure, or suffer from an orthopedic condition. Further, should you start to experience any fatigue, shortness of breath, chest tightness, dizziness, or any other discomfort, pain, or unusual symptoms while working out with Wii Fit Plus or any other fitness program, stop activity immediately and consult with your physician.

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Oil
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Even if you never want to oil yourself up, don a tiny posing outfit and try your luck on a contest stage,

I've never understood the oil.

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Even if you never want to oil yourself up, don a tiny posing outfit and try your luck on a contest stage,

I've never understood the oil.

It's all about bringing out muscle details, so that's why it's important to be clean shaven (hair dulls and obscures muscularity), be very darkly tanned (today, typically with liquid tanning agent -- even naturally dark skinned individuals), and apply some posing oil. You have to remember, if you're competing, there are bright stage lights that are not the same as "natural" or really any other type of lighting. Naturally, for the book, I purposely avoided doing any of those things, because most people will not find themselves in that situation. They simply want to feel and look better.

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These are really great tips

These are really great tips regarding form for various exercises: http://www.fighterdiet.com/blog/?p=2977

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