It’s a Tuesday evening, Monday was crazy at work and the weekend was long.
You have to make dinner tonight and help the kids with homework, or reorder the TPS reports later but right now it’s workout time. Unfortunately you’ve committed the cardinal sin of sitting on the couch in that same seat where you watched Oprah’s Next Chapter last night, and wouldn’t you know it the chenille blanket you had is still here. Uh oh. Gravity is getting thick.
You HAVE to turn the tide in your favor. When I find myself in tis situation I recruit the big gun… MUSIC.
Many of us have paritcipated in local 5k or 10k runs. Maybe you’ve walked it or perhaps you’re an old pro. In either case eventually you’ll consider hitting longer runs, possibly the full 26.2. But your way to the full marathon think about taking on the challenge of the 13.1 mile HALF Marathon.
Throughout my 9 years in track, many people have asked for advice to give aspiring athletes trying to reach my level of success. They ask what are the most important traits to becoming successful?. All the questions are difficult to answer because there are so many quintessential keys for success in this sport.
Many don’t understand the dedication and worth ethic that goes into competing at an elite level.
As I lay on my back staring at the imperfections in my living room ceiling, enjoying a moment of muscle pain relief afforded me by my foam roller, I am reminded that it wasn’t always this way.
In the past, the day following a set of particularly heavy dead lifts or leg curls would be followed by the inevitable soreness that no stretch could seem to quell. The best I could hope for was a hot shower and frequent breaks from the desk to get up and stretch, twist, bend… anything to relieve the stiffness and pain. THEN I was introduced to the joys of foam-rolling (insert angelic singing and cloud opening).
Q. So I wanted to get your advice on staying fit and healthy for those with slim builds. My son (14) is extremely athletic and is involved in sports related exercise for at least 2-3 hours a day. He has lots of muscle on his little skinny frame. What is a “healthy” way to keep on pounds, or even add, while still being healthy. ( I could use this advice as well, since im starting to work out, but don’t want to lose weight.)
Cardio, fun, exciting?
…just when you thought it was impossible? Think again…
Cardiovascular exercise can often be the dumps, I mean let’s face it, there’s not many people I know that actually adore their cardio workouts. As essential as good ol’ Mr. Cardio is for lean bodybuilding and weight management we need to find ways to keep us stimulated and achieve maximum results while sweating rivers.
So I have started drinking Green Tea but I prefer brewing it then cooling it in fridge & drinking cold. Are the benefits the same with cold & hot tea??
-Submitted by Charisse