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Fitness Tip#72 - March 14, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Exercise Motivation Tip No. 3: Don't Expect Perfection

Another pitfall is all-or-nothing thinking, a perfectionist way of looking at life that leads to giving up when you miss a day or two or your workout doesnít go well. If you accept going in that there will be some sidesteps on your fitness journey, youíll be better mentally prepared to deal with setbacks. Expect that you'll get sick from time to time, and be psychologically prepared to miss a few days of exercise when that happens. Donít let it be an excuse for giving up. To keep injuries from sidelining you, do your best to prevent them by warming up, cooling down, stretching properly -- and not doing too much too soon.

"BRING IT"
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Fitness Tip#71 - March 13, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Exercise Motivation Tip No. 2: Keep Track of Your Progress

Don't forget to chart your progress, whether it's with a high-tech online tracker or
an old-fashioned fitness journal. Seeing incremental improvements, whether it's
in improved time, increased reps, or greater frequency of workouts, can boost your exercise motivation.

"BRING IT"
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Fitness Tip#70 - March 12, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Exercise Motivation Tip No. 1: Be Realistic

One of the biggest reasons for failure is that first-time exercisers often set unrealistic goals. People want to go for maximal goals, but they tend to get overwhelmed. Donít start off trying to work out an hour every day. Instead, begin with 20-30 minutes of your chosen exercise two to three times a week.

You have to build a foundation first!

"BRING IT"
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Fitness Tip# 69 - March 9, 2012

Friday, March 09, 2012

Ride More Efficiently

Practice cycling one-legged to ride more efficiently. This forces you to concentrate on pulling up at the bottom of the stroke, which better distributes the work among the major leg muscles. Lock both feet on your pedals, but let your left leg go limp while you do all the work with your right leg. Do this for 30 seconds, then switch legs. Ride normally for 5 minutes, then repeat the drill. Continue this way for a 20- to 30-minute workout.

"BRING IT"
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Fitness Tip# 68 - March 8, 2012

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Ditch the Weight Belt

Don't train with a weight belt. Over time, regular training in a weight belt actually weakens your abdominal and lower-back muscles. Wear it only when attempting maximal lifts in such exercises as squats, deadlifts, and overhead presses.

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