First the tips.
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 George 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 rely on crunches for abs. I think we’ve beaten this core, errr, *poor* horse to death—but it’s still true.
- 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 crazyass 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):
First the important stuff (wink):
My I’m Turning 40! tattoo.
The plans are all in motion & it looks as though I shall be getting the entire outline FIRST & then color in the images as I have time for appointments.
The font I chose for the quotes: kristen.
The excitement up in herre: mounting.
The chance you’ll see me walking Blogher this summer only 10% finished: high.
The date of my first appointment: May 2nd (Id be disappointed but nothing bodes better for the end result than a booked up artist.)
Next, I have the opportunity to ask Dr. Barry Sears another round of questions about The Zone.
I still have your input from this post—but if you have additional questions for Dr.Sears feel free to chime in below.
Lastly (cue drumroll) MizFit Magazine is ON ITS WAY.
(Ill letcha sit with that for a moment).
We’re launching a magazine up in herre.
Most likely monthly.
All free for you.
All about accepting the advertisements in order to KEEP IT THAT WAY.
Why am I telling you this instead of merely writing & pdf’ing? I want to know what you wanna see between its virtual covers.
I know what Im thinking (more of me. personal stories experiences etc. more of you. columns. stories. journeys. etc.)—-but what do YOU want to see?
What do you wish we had more of around here?
Are you longing for more THUMBS UP THUMBS DOWN snarky product reviews?
Curious about a psychologist’s perspective on this thing we call ‘attempting healthy living?’
Craving more kitchen time?
Excited for more exercise tips?
You know what to do.
Please to hit us all up with a DONT (tip) or a DO (include) or a query (Dr. Sears) in the comments.