Cross-training in sports and fitness refers to the combining of exercises to work various parts of the body. Often one particular activity works certain muscle groups, but not others; cross-training aims to eliminate this. For example a weekly cross-training plan would include a different workout for each of your 5 days of exercise. When you plan your workouts think about changing at least one component. For example: Time, distance, reps, sets, activity, weight load etc.
This class was tough. Basically, we sent our core into cardiac arrest during this 20 min class. Introduced some new exercises as they are described below.First new exercise: ski abs: http://v.coachseye.com/LxNe You start in a push up position and then you rotate your hips and bend your knees as you bring your feet up as far as possible on each side.
A Letter from the founder of Fusion 40 Fitness WiL Turner.
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Posted by Kurt Gillon @ Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @ 06:02am
I recently had to go shopping for some new clothes as our family was having photos taken on the beach. Yes, those coordinated outfits that supposedly make the family photos that much more unified...or frustrating when shopping on short notice with few choices!
A common question when it comes to weight training is “How do I select the proper weight?” Although the amount of weight will vary from person to person, the feeling you experience will be similar. A good starting point is two sets of 12 repetitions (resting 30-60 seconds in between sets). The 12th repetition should be the last one you can do with proper form. If you cannot reach 12 without a significant struggle, the weight is too heavy. If you can continue past 12 without a problem, the weight is too light.
Two of my most favorite exercises!
Since your lower body has the biggest muscles in your body, by exercising the thighs, hamstrings, calves, lower back and glutes, you can actually kick-start your metabolism and burn more calories.
Ok, I am 13 weeks out until the contest. I don’t know who this Mrs. Dash is, but her seasonings are freaking awesome! I have 3 different flavors, and they add zest and pep to my tuna, chicken, ground turkey and fish. Thank goodness, because that tuna looks pretty bland on a rice cake all alone.
When conditions change, some people become immobilized by worry. Other people complain. Still others make the changing conditions into an excuse for not taking action. What do successful people do when conditions change? Successful people adapt. That’s what makes them consistently successful
Posted by Kurt Gillon @ Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 09:06am