The next time you design your workout for the day, try to structure the exercises from big to small, complex to simple. For example: Start your strength training workout with the bigger muscle groups such as the pectoralis major (pecs) and latissimus dorsi (lats). Then, progress towards the smaller muscle groups like your shoulders. This is done because the smaller muscles are involved with the exercises you do to workout the bigger muscle groups.
Its time to kick those diets and become Healthy! I know that this seems really scary but its not. The best way to achieve a healthy lifestyle is to go at it one day at a time. Start by doing things that you know you can handle. Trying to cut out everything at once is not the answer, it is overwhelming and extremely hard to stick to. This can end up putting you right back at square one. Here are a few things that you can start off with.
I finally made it back to cycle and Turbo Kick classes after more than 6 weeks off letting my knee heal. I figured I'd start with cycle as it should be less impact on my knee. We do sit but we also stand on the bikes so I was hoping to survive. Class went great - no issues with my knees.
Where are you in your journey?
I'm in a transition...I've been working hard, just not quite to a place of "peace" with my performance, consistency and discipline. I've made good progress in my fitness level the past 3 months-- yet, I want more. I'm on the attack to get MORE!
I like to cook for the most part, but I don't enjoy cooking when we are going in 3 or 4 different directions 3 or 4 nights a week due to volleyball, jr. high football , and high school football schedules. I can say, in all honesty, that I have survived an entire football season sitting in the stands for countless evening hours without EVER visiting the concession stand! HOW? I plan ahead. PLAN, PLAN, PLAN!
I read A-L-O-T of quotes, articles, magazines, research.... from fitness professionals. Regardless of what meal plan (clean eating, low carb, high protein, Atkins, Paleo, ....) or exercise routines (cardio, strength training, cross fit, zumba, boot camps....) they do or promote - a common thread seems to be attitude.
It is easy to study and learn, but its something else putting that brain power to work. Be better, do better, make better choices. Take that skill, excel, and be powerful. Intention is everything! Without the WILL the skill means nothing.
Posted by Kurt Gillon @ Thursday, August 23, 2012 @ 08:02am