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.
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.
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.
I say "push yourself!" a lot. I use it in every Spinning class I teach. I use it in many personal training sessions with clients. I even use it in regular everyday conversation with friends, family, and even strangers. I do not say this to be cliché. I say it because I believe in it, and I know that when you push yourself, amazing things can happen.
Summer is upon us and it is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and get in a good run! Cardio is the best way to burn calories and keep your heart healthy! The recommended amount of cardio to maintain your health is 30 minutes most if not all days of the week. It's time to start moving!
When I was a kid I was quite shy around those I did not know well. In fact up until just a few short years has it been that I have I developed the confidence to live MY life not as others see me living it, but as I see myself living the life I was meant to live. If you would have seen me 10 years ago I would have been back of the room sitting in a corner waiting for others to ask me to join in. I was not anti-social--I just did not feel as though I belonged. Sadly, I believe much of this had to do with my weight and the insecurity it brought to me.
8 Reasons Hills Make You a Better Runner If you’re one of those runners who shies away from the incline button on the treadmill or picks an outdoor route that specifically avoids any type of hill, then you could be missing out. Taking on the challenge of running both uphill and downhill is a surefire way to make you a better runner, and here are eight reasons why. Uphill: