With Labor Day weekend coming up and the last of the summer cookouts, are you thinking about heading to the pool or the lake? Here is a quick swim workout to kick off the fun BEFORE you have that burger.
Like many of you, I too run short on time for my workouts. Tabata drills are often my "go to" for a quick, efficient workout that revs my metabolism and gets me energized for the day. (Tabata = 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest X 8 sets.)
Let's face it, we all get pushed for time as life gets hectic, but if you can find 20 minutes you can still get a great workout! Try a High Intensity Circuit Training (HICT) workout for a quick-sweat session or even just to change things up for a great calorie burn.
As a personal trainer, I often get questions about aches and pains while working out. For the record, I am not a physician, physical therapist or a nurse (just getting all of the disclaimers out of the way here), but spending so much time helping others workout, I have observed a few things.
I was teaching a “boot camp” type class yesterday and one of the participants expressed her appreciation for the intensity level of the class and how much she enjoyed it, (sweat dripping from her brow and pony tail askew). She further explained that despite working out five or six times per week, she was no longer losing weight and was frustrated...even irritated.