A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand. Warming up helps reduce your risk of injury and the aches and pains that come with exercise. The physiological reason to warm up is to assist your circulatory system in pumping oxygen-rich blood to your working muscles. The idea is to increase circulation throughout the body in a gradual manner.
Making the decision to get healthy and fit is just part of the battle. Then comes sticking to a workout routine, learning how to eat right, and staying motivated. Calorie-counting and weight-loss tracking have become simpler thanks to mobile apps that provide instant access to important information and help you monitor your progress over time. Here are a few apps to keep you fit.
Ben Gordon, former soccer player of the Cruz Azul Futbol Club A.C. (Mexico) is now preparing for his next opportunity in the Philippines. He has been hard at work at his home in Arizona making sure his conditioning and training are ready to make an impact from day one. Ben has incorporated the use of the KewlFit 58°F Performance Cooling Vest into his daily training as it is helping him keep core temperature down allowing for better performance and endurance.
This has become my rally for the past several summers...as the temps start to rise, the need for people to drink more also rises. But many people also resort to drinking more than their bodies need just to help keep hunger at bay--true hunger cannot be squashed by drinking more water. Hunger is your body's cue telling you that it needs fuel--food. Thirst is your body's cue of telling it needs water--fluids.
Our June 8th 2nd Annual Memorial Run was a success. We had 135 participants, and raised $2,142 for Wounded Warriors, Tempered Steel, and Fisher House. Thank you to all of our sponsors, and those who supported this event. Mark your calendars, the event will be held next year on Saturday June 7, 2014.
Myofascial Release Part 3 I got some feedback from readers that I’m writing a little too technically. Sorry everyone, when I get in science mode it’s hard to get out! This time around I’ll try my best to make things as understandable as possible, but feel free to comment with questions or requests for further explanation.
Like to get your exercise over and done with before your body wakes up and realizes what you are doing? Hey been there. But according to Javier Gonzalez Ph. D. you don't need to eat beforehand.
People who skipped breakfast and trained in the morning burned 20% more body fat than when they preceded their training with food.
"After an overnight fast, your blood has a high concentration of fatty acids that can be used for fuel" said Javier Gonzalez Ph. D.
Bob Seebohar, an exercise physiologist and founder of the non-profit youth triathlon team Kids That TRI, is now implementing the use of the 58°F KewlFit Performance Cooling Vests into the team's training routine. Bob is incorporating the same cooling strategy, technology and protocol he learned while being a part of the 2008 Olympic Triathlon Team in South Korea and Beijing.
June 2011 a man rolled up to me in a wheelchair and introduced himself to me. "Hi, I am Master Sergeant Christopher Aguilera and I was shot down in Afghanistan in June 2010 and my phyiscal therapists stated this is it for me, and I find it unacceptable." I looked at Chris and said no problem, I can help you and you will reach your goals.