May 23, 2011

Rant and Tip for May 23, 2011

Good Morning bloggers it was a great weekend. My son who is a Boy Scout not had his last Cub Scout camping weekend. That is why I was not around. Sorry if you came here for some slight humor and exercise tips and I was not around. Family does need to come first. With that said it is very important to make time for your self as well. I did go for a 2 mile run with my daughter Saturday morning. She is a junior black belt and had to maintenance test. There is a lot of conditioning involved with both of these activities. When we go camping there is a lot of hiking going on and with Tai Kwon Do my daughter goes none stop for the hour she is in class. Both however require a little of exercise outside of just doing the activity. You need to work on your endurance prior to the big run or a day of hiking. You do not want to be caught by surprise when you go hiking up the mountain and find you are spent half way up the hill. Nor to you want to get partially through the run and start looking around for some one to carry you to the finish. We all need to get out there and get our bodies in motion. They were built to move. If you don’t the next thing you know you look the way I did in my before pictures. It is time my friends to get out there and do your 20 minutes of cardio and hit some strength training. If you need help ask, I am here and you know there will be someone at the local gym to help you as well.

Have a great workout!

Tip of the day:

Assistance, we all need help at some point in our workouts. Whether it is a spotter while workout to muscle failure to needing pointers on our form. One area many people need assistance on is the Pull Up. This is a great upper body workout but can be a bit discouraging when you cannot do them. Don’t worry there are many people who cannot do them. I have put a video of an assisted pull up
you can do with bands. It recorded sideways but I think you will get the point. Take a look and give it a try if you need to bands or three, go for it.

1 comment:

  1. I've been looking for monster bands to use for assisted pullups. I never considered using the bands like you did. I figured I couldn't hold onto them. I have those kind already and will give it a try this week.