Shane Mclean's blog

FINDING ACTIVITY

 We all lead busy lives. Between work, family and the time we spend helping others, we have little time to devote to our health and wellness. This can lead to stress and weight gain, two factors that often go hand-in-hand. However, we can start to reverse this by just being more active. 

FRIDAY BALANCE AND CORE FINISHER

 Challenge your balance and your core after your main training this Friday.  BALANCE FINISHER- SINGLE LEG BALANCE. 20 seconds work and 10 sec rest 4 rounds on each leg. Bend your knee slightly, feel all the weight in the back of your heel take opposite foot off the ground and hold for 20 sec. Rest 10 sec and do the other leg. C

3 REASONS YOU ARE NOT GETTING RESULTS

 1.You Procrastinate- You keep putting things off. Keep waiting for the perfect time to start your new training. You keep talking about  it but never put those words into action. The time for action is now!

3 BEST TIME TO EAT CARBS

( Hint when your body needs them the most) Carbs are NOT evil in these 3 situations 1. MORNING- You have fasted all night(hopefully), so when you wake up there is more room 'in the tank" to store carbs. Good examples are Steel cut oatmeal and Yogurt.

WHAT TO ASK YOUR TRAINER AT YOUR GYM.

 1.How do i get started here after a long lay off? Nice opened ended question. 2. Can you please see if i am doing this exercise correctly? Trainers LOVE to feel useful. 3. Can you please spot me? Safety first and foremost! Hope this helps. 

WHAT NOT TO ASK THE TRAINER AT YOUR GYM.

 1. Where is the ab machine? Hate this one, 2. What do I do about my chicken wings? Then they show you. AHHH. 3. What do i do do work my legs? Now i am ready to end it all PLEASE TAKE NOTE! 

POWER - MY FAVORITE 3 MEDICINE BALL. EXERCISES

. As we get on in years we start to lose the ability to do things quickly (power) . We lose power faster(up to 50%) than we lose our strength. But fear not. Here are 3 easy power exercises to incorporate in your training. These can be stand alone exercises you can do at the start of your training or can be done as a circuit.

‎3 BEST RESTAURANT WEIGHT LOSS TIPS.

 After a great week of training and eating clean, sometimes we let it all out on the weekend and undo some of those gains we have made during the week. I have been guilty of that. Now with that in mind here are 3 tips to keep you on the straight and narrow. 1. Say NO to supersize- As fast food is cheap and easy to produce, supersizing your order gets the fast food chain richer and our waist lines, well poorer.

FRIDAY CARDIO -CORE FINISHER.

 Smoke your legs and your core with this short but intense circuit. 1. Bodyweight Speed Squats 1min 2. Front plank 30 seconds. rest 30 seconds 3. Jumping jacks or jump rope 1min 4. Side plank 30 seconds each side. Rest 1 min and repeat 1 or 2 more times. Enjoy. Have a great weekend. 
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