Thursday, September 5, 2013

Fitness Friday

Life doesn't get easier, you just get better at handling it.  When it comes to any goal, it's all in your mindset.  I've written numerous times on having a positive mindset and how that translates to success in any aspect of your life.  At the end Alli puts out a great 30 day mindset challenge.  Try to focus on the positive thoughts, and let the negative ones pass over you.  See what happens when you dedicate yourself towards a positive way of thinking.  

When it comes to exercise, there are some truths out there to what you should be doing.  There are also a ton of myths and garbage out there.  Among those truths...Committing to the long haul, progressing a little more each week, focusing on basic multi-joint movements, and getting stronger before trying to up intensity.  Focus on those things and ignore the myths and garbage. 

One big truth is that recovery is super important.  Now when it comes to recovery from workouts, SLEEP is key. If you're not sleeping, your are not getting that proper recovery that you body needs in order for you to reach your goals.  If you are sleep deprived, you are more likely to gain weight than those that hit their 7 hours.  Sleep also goes way beyond the weight loss world, it has effects on blood pressure, diabetes, and heart failure.  But there is good news.  Sleep also has positive effects on regenerating brain cell numbers.  So do yourself a favor and get those restful hours in.  

Lastly, we all want our kids to be healthy, fit, and active.  But are we putting too much pressure on them?  This study provides an interesting take on studying childhood obesity.  Maybe its not so much on the kids themselves, but the example WE are setting for them. 

Have a great weekend!!!

Weekend Workout
Barbell Complex.  Pick a weight that challenges your weakest exercise and go through each exercise with out putting down the weight.  Sounds easy and simple...but its not.

Squat Press
Bent-over Rows
Alternating Lunges
4 sets of 8 reps

Half Kneeling Shoulder Press Left
Half Kneeling Shoulder Press Right
Step-Up Left
Step-Up Right
Row Left
Row Right
Spilt Squat Left
Split Squat Right
Side Plank Left
Side Plank Right
2 sets of 15 reps

Get after it this weekend!!!

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