Cross Train To Reduce Boredom And Repetition Injuries
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Cross train - have a variety of exercises - in order to keep your routine fresh and motivating. It will also help to break through plateaus. Triathlon training turned out to be MUCH easier on my joints than just running. And remember there are several components to fitness - muscle endurance, strength, flexibility, aerobic capacity, balance, reaction time... work to improve in all areas.
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When I decided to start using SP my main focus was to get moving again. My goal is to walk 30 minutes a day ( which I use to do once upon a time). I approached it like training a new puppy. Repetition, repetition, repetition. Do it over and over again and eventually you have a new learned habit. The REWARD is not a puppy treat but a new, healthy lifelong habit.
It seem's contradictory to find that working out actually reduces many pain issues and can help to prevent injuries and Osteoauthritis. But its true. Low or Non-Impact activities such as Yoga, Pilates, Strength Training, and Walking really do benefit weight loss, and your over-all well being.
I've lived with thyroid, fibromyalgia, tennitus, for over 10 yrs and with these daily activities listed I've managed to ease a lot of my issues and stop taking a lot of my medications.
Unless your doing circuit training or a specific dvd, do your abs/core exercises first, then your strength, and then cardio LAST! Why: Because you'll put everything into the strength/ab exercises if you do them first. Your muscles will not be as tired, and it will reduce the likelihood of injury.
This is something I saw written by a personal trainer. He sets his workout like this: Abs Strength Cardio
Also, it has been said it takes you 15 minutes or so to burn fat. If you follow a workout this way, and have 15-30 minutes of strength & abs in, by the time you hit cardio your body is burning fat!
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