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Legs and Cardio Quickie

7 Nov

There is a sun! I was starting to get a little skeptical that it was gone for good :).

It’s Workout Wednesday!

How are you guys doing so far in regards to the workouts? Too easy, too challenging, more strength workouts, cardio workouts, etc.?

Here’s a legs and cardio quickie circuit I just did; I was in and out in ~20 minutes! Don’t you love the sound of that?

It’s been a whirlwind of a week; I have a couple of reviews to post about community workouts I’ve done so stay tuned!

..to leave you with a teaser..

 

Lunchtime Quickie

9 Aug

When I only have so little time to workout during the day, a lunchtime workout it is! It’s amazing what a quick workout in the middle of your workday can do for you mood 🙂

Treadmill Hill Workout

  • Warm-up ~5-10 minutes (6.0 mph)
  • 1 minute @ 3% incline (6.2 mph)
  • 2 minutes @ 10% incline (6.2-6.0 mph)
  • 1 minute @ 1% incline to recover (6.2)
  • repeat 6-8X (depending on time)
This was super tough! Definitely more of an endurance workout than speed training. I rounded out my workout with a toning circuit:
  • walking lunges w/ shoulder presses
  • floating lat. pulldowns (don’t sit down!)
  • single-leg rope triceps pulldowns
  • walking lunges/ shoulder presses
  • dead lift-biceps curl (straight bar)
  • cable rotations

Pick your Fave!

3 Aug

Yay’s and Nay’s for Smoother, Smarter Runs

28 Jul

Some people have that running “gene” in their blood-not me. I started to run on my own-YES it was very challenging and tested my mental strength to the max-and there were many times I wanted to quit, but I felt so good after I completed my running goals that I kept going and haven’t stopped! There are plenty of running programs out there; my tip to you? Choose what BEST works for you! In saying that, here are my yay’s and nay’s to smoother and smarter runs.

Nay to striking the pavement with your heel first-especially if you have lower back and knee pain.

Yay to landing on the mid-sole of your foot-allowing a more neutral landing will keep your muscles in balance.

Nay to using long strides on every run-energy draining to start and continue a run, but beneficial towards the home stretch/end of your run.

Yay to shorter, more controlled strides-stand tall and lean forward, when you feel as if you’re going to fall, step forward with a foot to catch yourself..Tada! That’s your natural stride length.

Nay to sprinting as fast as you can..daily-interval training is popular and very beneficial, but your body has to become acclimated to the up and down cycles. Start slow, then work your way up.

Yay to running farther, more efficiently & hopefully faster-thanks to interval training, the up and down cycles stress both aerobic (O2) and anaerobic (non-O2) systems, delaying fatigue.


How did you start to run?