Workouts

Workouts

Spring into Action (and that Speedo) with a Good Ol' Fashioned Plan

Funny how much the weather and the calendar play with our psychology. Seems once the 1st of the year hits, or the first signs of Spring come along, so does the anxiety - the "bikini" blitz - the OMG! I've got to lose weight NOW syndrome. Here is a note I received in my inbox (tina@outdoorfitness.com) and since I know that Abby is not alone, I thought I'd share it.
 
Hi Tina…HELP! I put on 8 lbs. over the winter and I have a trip to Mexico coming up next month. I've been working out consistently for about 4 weeks and I try to eat sensibly, (about 2000 – 2400 kcal per day).  I also try to workout 4-6x per week, but, I have not lost an ounce. What else should I be doing?   Abby  Petaluma, CA

Turn Up the Heat on Your Cold Weather Workouts

My hope is that the cold weather is NOT putting a damper on your healthy workout routine. I have a saying, "There is no inappropriate weather, only inappropriate clothing." While this may be a stretch in a lightning storm, for the most part it is true. Another thing that my clients and I have discovered is that it is NEVER as bad as it may seem. Once you're warmed up, you'll forget it's raining, and with the right clothes (and attitude, you'll be warm).
 

The Outdoor Winter Workout

Winter sports are a blast! They’re even more fun when you’re fit for the challenges of the terrain.
 
Here is an outdoor workout that I designed (for Athleta Chi) to get you in shape for your favorite winter activities. The workout incorporates simple strength exercises that are incredibly effective—and efficient—because they demand that your body works across many planes of motion: up, down, forward, laterally, diagonally, twisting and rotating. They are also great for mental focus and balance—the perfect complement for winter sports. Check out: The Winter Sports Workout

Fend off Holiday Weight Gain with a Mix of Cardio

This season fend off Holiday weight gain with some basic cardio. It's actually pretty easy if you follow a few simple tips.
 
The most important thing to remember is to mix it up! Keep your mind entertained and your body guessing by adding variety to your cardiovascular routine. (Learn more about cardio - Listen to the Podcast)

Here are my top 5 methods for mixing it up:

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1. Should I work out when I am sick?
If your symptoms are from your neck up, and you're feeling up to the task, ask yourself: Do I feel like working out? If the answer is yes, you're good to go.

If you're symptoms are located below your neck-difficulty breathing, chest tightness, wheezing, sneezing or coughing-don't exercise. Take the time to rest and recuperate.

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