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At Home Workout Videos: Avoid Pain Pay Attention

26 Jun

A common mistake people make when working out at home is not listening to the instructions. People normally stare at the television attempting to mock the task. This is how muscles are pulled, and bodies ache beyond belief. The best way to avoid this from happening is to PAY ATTENTION to the instructions. The trainer or instructor on the video will tell you what should be burning and what you should not feel.  There is always a modified version of a workout; pay close attention. The person who will present the modified version are normally introduced at the very beginning of the of each new position.  Getting back in shape is no easy task. Want to do it in a place where you are most comfortable or convenient is understandable. Home videos give people that freedom. However, when doing any physical activity there is a risk of injury if not done correctly. Do it right by listening.

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Fat Blasting Workout

26 Jun

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Indoor Cycling Fundamentals When at Home

11 Jun

This video was made by EventHorizon TV. Great advice on cycling indoors.

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Visualize the New You

6 Jun

Visualize the New You

It is important when you decide to get fit, you have to be able to envision yourself fit. Don’t think of the impossible…If you want it bad enough you can achieve anything. You are what you think you are. Change negative associations with positive assertiveness.

Get Into Your Zone

27 Mar

I think it’s funny  when someone says, ” I just can’t get into working out.”  Well thats the problem. You should not find your regimen as a work out. The key to getting into an activity is make it your own. The goal is to find something you find fun. Yes, I said Fun.

If you like to dance sign up for a dance class like Zumba or Salsa Classes. If you like to swim then swim away. If you have a gym membership you can’t escape, turn it each workout into a jam session. Bring a mp3 player loaded  with all the songs that ignite you.  Before you know it, you’ll be doing your thing while grooving to your favorite hits. Your workout session will be so much fun and  you’ll enjoyed it. The goal is to zone out and zone into your on world. The music can take your imagination to new world allowing to to find yourself almost at peace. It can even become therapeutic. Try it , trust you will love it.

Remember you are working out to keep you healthy and no one else. So, find an activity that will not only make you sweat but keep you interested.

 

Ahh The Joys of Sweating

21 Mar

Sweat

As a spinning instructor, I often come across the same question. ” Do I have to sweat so much?”

I always respond, “yes, it is evidence of your hard work.” That alone was not going to be enough to convince my clients, so I started researching and found an interesting facts on the sweating.

Here they are:

Sweating Helps Build Clearer Skin

Toxins build in your pores that need to be released. Sweating releases the toxins allowing the skin to remain clear. If you suffer from acne , it may help to know that  sweating will not make your condition worse. In fact a may help decrease the outbreaks due to the release of toxins through the sweat. It is very important to take proper care of your skin before and after a workout.

Sweating is Therapeutic 

Sweating helps lower your body temperature. According to fitday.com, Your body heats up to burn calories and keep your energy levels high. At the same time, your body starts to release sweat through your skin to help keep it from getting too hot. You need to stay hydrated if you exercise for this very reason. Without an adequate supply of water, your body cannot sweat and your internal temperature will be too high for you to workout normally. If you do not sweat enough, you can also suffer from heat stroke or heat exhaustion. If that is not enough to make you want to sweat , your bonkers.

The Added Bonus 

If you have ever been sick with the flu, you probably caught a really bad fever. What was the best  trick to get rid of that fever?

Thats right sweat it out. The minute you began to sweat the fever fades as well.  Huh. Sweating helps remove sickness.

Now there are down sides to sweating like it leaving your clothes musty, or being drenched from head to toe. Those things are temporary. Being fit and toxin free is all worth the musk. Hell, just wash your clothes , easy fix.

(Socurces:Webmd.com, Fitday.com, Pureinsideout.com, 3fatchicks.com)

12 Mar

I love this blog it. The song selections are perfect and they flow well. If you have a bike at home,these selections will turn a dull workout into a jam packed session.

S p i n n i n g M u s i c

Just had two weeks off the bike on sunny Isla Mujeres, Mexico, so was excited to ride tonight.  This is my latest playlist, a melange of some of the songs I’m enjoying at the moment.  All have appeared on the blog before.

Without You (feat. Usher) – David Guetta and Usher (3:28): Warmup.

Brand New Chick – Anjulie (3:32):  8 count jumps for the verses and 4 count for the choruses; medium tension (5/10).

We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris) – Rihanna (3:36): Rolling hills, out of the saddle.  Start with tension at about 50% of your max (5/10) and do two or three small increases every 15-30 seconds, then ramp it down the same way.  There should be time for two small hills.

Niton (The Reason) (Radio Edit) – Eric Prydz (2:45): Five minutes (two songs) of tempo ride, no break between them.

Find Yourself (Radio Edit) –…

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