Thanksgiving is this coming Thursday. Many folks will be traveling this week and upcoming in December.
I wanted to give my clients, friends, and family an easy way to stay active, regardless of the circumstances of planed events and/or lack of equipment.
The videos below outline 3 possible workouts: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. You could sneak away from the family and get these quick workouts in or even better -encourage them to join you.
Check out the video(s) below!
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Quick tip: I am new to fitness, or it has been many years. I am trying the Beginner Level, but by the time I get to 40 & 50 seconds my form is bad (or) I feel pain in my (back, knee, e.t.c)
Answer: First off, congrats for starting. Have fun with it and be smart. Never force pain. If it hurts stop. Is it hurting because your form is bad (or) do you have a preexisting injury that doesn't like what you are doing? If you have a yes answer - stop. Follow up, maybe you should check in with your doctor. If it is just tough - do the best you can. Your best you. If you need to stop at 30 seconds to keep your form good and withing your current skill set - do all your rounds with a max of 30 seconds.
Quick tip: What do you do if the Advanced is a bit out of your wheelhouse of ability but you think the Intermediate is too easy for you?
Answer: Don't just go through the motions, focus on the details. You could go through the motions and do a half-hearted push-up, you'll get the blood pumping. Which is good. But if you focused on bracing your mid-section, as if your brother was going to kick you in the stomach if he thought you were getting lazy, that is a different level of push-up. If you squeeze your glutes (your butt for my non-fitness enthusiast friends) as tight as you can and keep it in alignment with your torso - now that's a push-up! Focus on the details.
Quick tip: I want to do the advanced, but I am not so great at the pistol squats.
Answer: Get a coach to help you get better. It took me a ridiculous amount of time to "get pistol squats". If I had a coach help me, it would have greatly expedited my skill development. For implementing this program for fun, you could get a box, chair, bench (something sturdy). Focus on pushing your hips back, and control a slow descent for the down movement until your butt "touches down to a complete stop onto the object. For the upward movement either pause for a second, then go back up (or) just stand up using both feet (do NOT bounce).
Question: Hey guy, isn't it a little early for a Christmas t-shirt?
Answer: I agree, but I don't have any Thanksgiving T-shirts.