Tuesday DONTS & Update on coming MizFit’tractions.
Posted Feb 24 2009 10:23pm
First the tips.
We’ve had some fun tipgatherings in the past and, I hope, today won’t be any different.
Except that it is.
This week I’m seeking all your *don’ts* when it comes to health, fitness & life- harmony (note the lack of B-word there. Balance? Elusive in this woman’s world).
It’s opposite day up in herre.
Just as it worked for G eorge Costanza, I’m hoping that compiling a list of doing what’s OPPOSITE from our natural inclination might be precisely what we need to keep moving forward in our quest for overall health in 2009.
I’ll start us off:
DONT wait too long between weight training sets! Try using an approach called SUPERSETTING to shake up your weight training routine no matter your training level. Supersets are when you do different exercises for two body parts with no rest in between (and then, if you choose, you may take a break). For example: a set of a tricep exercise, a set of a bicep exercise and THEN a 45-60 second rest period. Doing this will both shake up your routine & increase your workout intensity (still unclear? you know where to hit me up…).
DONT be afraid to ask if you can work in. Someone on the leg extension machine that you need to use? Dont skip the exercise—merely ask to work in. When you work in, or alternate sets with another person, DONT forget your gym etiquette & wipe down the machine after you use it if youre sweaty. Bonus points awarded if you remember the other trainer’s weight and change the machine back accordingly.
DONT skip your warm up. No matter the workout this time of year it’s important to start slowly. Even if you dont live in a frigid climate (Hello Texas! Land I love.) it’s still coolER than your body is used to. Since we’re all busy & attempting to jam exercise into our schedules this common sense notion bears repeating. You’ll save a few minutes by not warming up—-until you’re sidelined by injury.
Ok. Your turn.
Serious (have you made a fitness error you wanna share which mightcould save us all a learning experience) or silly (now’s your chance to unabashedly mock some of the crazy ass things you see at the gym…without naming names).
Please to hit us up in the comments.
Now the brief update of sorts.
Some What’s Shakin Behind the MizFit Scenes if you will (she types pretending she’s a major corporation):