Spring Fitness Training
Spring is around the corner, so it’s to get ready with some Spring Fitness Training. It’s time to look good for the pool and the beach. So get a gym membership, see a personal trainer, sign up for that fitness class, so you can look lean and sexy for Spring. So, if you’re in Denver, come check out Trainer Scott Personal Training is get in great shape today.
1A. WEIGHTED PULL UP
Sets: 4 Reps: 4–6, 4–6, 4–6, as many as possible Rest: 120 sec.
Attach a weighted belt to your waist or hold a dumbbell between your feet. Hang from a pullup bar with hands just outside shoulder width, palms facing away from you. Pull yourself up until your chin is over the bar. It’s OK to use body weight alone, or a latpulldown machine, if need be.
2A. BENCH PRESS
Sets: 3 Reps: 8 Rest: 0 sec.
Grasp the bar just outside shoulder width and arch your back so there’s space between your lower back and the bench. Pull the bar out of the rack and lower it to your sternum, tucking your elbows about 45 degrees to your sides. When the bar touches your body, drive your feet hard into the floor and press the bar back up.
2B. DUMBBELL PULLOVER
Sets: 3 Reps: 8 Rest: 60–90 sec.
Grasp a dumbbell and lie back on a bench so your body is perpendicular to it. Hold the weight over your face and, keeping your elbows slightly bent, lower the dumbbell behind your head until you feel a stretch. Pull it back over your face.
1. Identify the “why”
Getting in shape does not always mean losing weight. Perhaps you just want to feel better about yourself, have more energy and know that you’re doing something good for your body. If you identify why you want to get fit, it will help you power through a tough workout or give you the willpower to say “no thanks” to the bagels your co-worker brought to the office. Looking for more inspiration? Check out 3 ways to find workout motivation when you’d rather give up.
2. Find a way (or a few ways) to be active every day
If you find activities that you truly love, you will find joy in being active every day, even if it’s just going for a walk in your favorite place. Eliminate the “I don’t have time to work out today” excuse by embracing the short but effective exercise session. Anything you can do to get your body moving will put you in a better place mentally and is better than being completely stationary. Too busy to go to the gym? Try an at home workout!
3. Eat real, whole food
Forget counting carbs and calories; instead, focus on fueling your body. If you are eating nutritious foods with as few ingredients as possible — fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, healthy and clean proteins — you’re treating your body well. This spring, try some delicious and healthy recipes that will have you feeling refreshed!
4. Don’t think of health as a punishment
Find physical activities and nutritious meals and snacks that feel like you’re giving yourself a reward. This is exactly what your health should be — a gift, something that makes you feel healthy and happy. Try these 4 ways to add fun to your workout.
5. Don’t skimp on sleep
Easier said than done, I know. In our hectic, overscheduled lives, sleep often gets pushed to the back burner. But sufficient rest should be one of your top priorities. Check out these 8 decorating tips for a better night’s sleep.
Drinking more water is one of the simplest ways to achieve a healthier you. Proper hydration aids digestion, refuels our bodies for upcoming workouts, boosts energy, nourishes the skin… the list of benefits goes on and on. Keep a water bottle at your workplace as a constant reminder to drink more H2O, or carry a water bottle with you. The weight of a heavy water bottle will remind you to do your best to empty it!
7. Enlist a buddy
Being vocal about your goals to get in shape can be a powerful motivator and may even inspire a friend or coworker to join you. I like to schedule regular workout dates with a friend so I stay committed and feel accountable. Strength in numbers! Here are some tips to find a perfect fit-buddy.
There is no “right” way to get in shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle; there is only what works for you. Realistic tweaks to your routine are the first step to a lasting habit. Don’t overwhelm yourself by taking on too many ambitious goals at once; instead, stick to the basics. And remember: Being healthy should feel fun, and be something you look forward to every day.