WHY YOU SHOULDN’T DELAY YOUR GOALS!
Submitted by: Jalen
Today I just wanted to go over the topic about why each and every single one of you should not delay your goals! I know it seems like a topic that everyone seems to cover every so often but this will be an article that you can relate to in your everyday lives. Is there something that you always thought about doing when it comes to your career? You think about it day and night or even before you go to bed? When you wake up in the morning?
3 Ways to Boost Your results in the gym
Not satisfied with your current workout or wanting to burn off extra calories? Why don’t you try:
1. Jump Training: Also known as ‘plyometrics’ and favored by martial artists. Plyometrics are a series of jump-based, explosive exercises designed to get the heart rate up quickly, and fast heart equals more calories and fat burned away! As a bonus, jump training excels at targeting your agility and twitch muscles to give an exciting and challenging workout. Be sure to learn the ropes of these high-impact moves first, since proper form is essential!
2. Use your body weight (use everything): It’s easy to focus on the lower body with cardio exercises like biking, elliptical, or stair climbing, but burning calories is easier if you get the upper body involved as well. Pump your arms when running or use elliptical with moving handles, for instance. You should also try adding upper-body exercises like T-bar rows, medicine ball thrusts, or bench presses to your routine. Mix and match what you like best until you find the full-body solution that you love! Just remember: more muscles moving means more calories burning.
3. Up the Intensity: Moving out of your comfort zone helps build cardio and burn calories. Kick the incline or resistance on your gym machine up a notch and try an uphill path on your jog. A high intensity workout can burn fat for up to 11 hours after you stop, according to the 2002 Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports Medicine. Don’t worry if you aren’t up for high-intensity workouts, though. Simply increasing your pace, even by a small margin, will still give improved returns. Also Mixing up your workout by shifting between high and low intensity exercises is actually better than going steady-state. Both your calories burned and overall fitness improve more when you pace yourself, not to mention it helps your endurance!
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What is the most valuable lesson life has taught you so far?
Things will usually remain the same if you do not take responsibility and initiative to make positive changes for yourself. Opportunities come to those who move with purpose.
What role does fitness currently play in your life?
It’s everything. It’s my calling. It allows me to take care of my body and motivate others. I wish to make an impact and give people value and hope.
How did you get started in your own training, fitness and what keeps you motivated??
I think I am accountable to the people. People want to see my progress so that’s one factor that motivates me. It started as an approach to de-stress from the life I was once living. Once fitness became a significant part of me, it became my profession. I went to school for it and I simply live the life and encourage health and fitness to everyone I meet.
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