Whole Body Workout

Top Tips to Turn Your Push-Ups into a Whole Body Workout

The other day, Bree and I got into a discussion about what makes a whole body workout. We were talking about the types of exercises we do to make sure we target all our large muscle groups. It involved talking about everything from various specific moves to the types of gym equipment we like best. At one point, I said that I often consider pushups to be a fantastic whole body workout. Naturally, she looked at me like I’d grown an alien head (she makes the same expression when I say I keep my place pretty neat). Regardless of how neat you might think I keep my home, I stick by my claim. Push-ups really can give you a whole body workout. You just have to do them right. Tips to Get a Whole Body Workout Out of Push-Ups • Start on the floor – If you really want to Read More

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What I Do When I Don’t Want To Do Anything

The start of the year motivates a lot of people to get a fresh start and do something amazing for themselves, but for me I have days where I don’t want to do anything at all. I always think I’m going to be motivated right along with everyone else, but when January rolls around, I always get a slower start than I would at pretty much any other time of the year. I blame all the rush and tight schedules. Once I relax from that every year, my brain seems to turn to mud for a while. Still, despite the fact that it means I don’t want to do anything more often than usual, I don’t let myself give in. OK, to be fair, I usually don’t let myself give in. The rest of the time, Breeze puts me in my place. Sure, I may want to skip my workouts Read More

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My Advice for Integrating a Fitness Tracking Watch Into Your Routine

Fitness trackers are awesome little devices that can help you to gain a substantial amount of information about your habits, body function and workout intensity. That said, unless you actually use them, they don’t do anything for you. Just putting one on won’t make sure that you’re getting fitter and leaving it in a drawer will do even less. A fitness tracker is one of the weight loss products that really work, if you use them correctly that is. To make a fitness tracker work for you, you’ve got to use it like a tool, not expect it to do something for you. Furthermore, you need to keep using it, not just pay attention to it while it is still new and then tuck it away once the novelty has worn off. I’ve had several different gadgets over the years. They’ve come a long way even in the last five Read More

Fitness Advantage

Are You Competitive? How I Harness This Fitness Advantage

I’m competitive. I’ve had people accuse me of it like it was a crime and I’ve had times when it has been used as a kind of praise. I can admit that it has its good side and its bad side. When it comes to fueling my drive to reach my workout goals, it’s a definite fitness advantage. Being competitive to reach fitness goals doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m competing in any formal way. I don’t need to be signed up for a competition or race – though these can be great, too. In fact, being competitive doesn’t even necessarily mean that I’m competing with someone else, though again, that has its benefits. I can be competitive with myself, trying to break my previous personal bests, I can compete with someone else at my gym or my girlfriend, or I might sign up for a local event. They all have Read More