I just signed up to complete a 5k race with a friend of mine. It was her birthday wish so how could I refuse, right? It's a fantastic way to spend time with a dear friend, have some fun and contribute to a great cause all while being active! But, it is so much more...
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.)
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.