Walk into almost any gym, and look for anyone cranking out the pull-ups from an over-head bar. Chances are, you may never witness such a sight. Most people won't even attempt them, probably remembering their embarrassing attempts in high school physical education class. The neglect of this reliable exercise is sad in itself, but what makes it sadder is that it is the single best exercise to build the Latissimus Dorsi (Lats), those muscles that provide that classic V-shape, which does wonders for your physique.
Does the Texas heat have you planning an escape to cooler climates? Us too! I’m sitting in a hotel room in Boston typing this article. It’s a balmy 61° and I just finished the workout detailed below! You can have your cake and eat it too when you choose to exercise during your travels. OK, maybe not so much cake but, you get the idea. Be sure to get some extra calorie-burning aerobic activity in your day by attending popular walking tours or creating your own. Many cities have walking tour apps available to smartphone users that come complete with interesting facts and historical depictions. It’s a great way to offset any extra calories taken in from an indulgent meal and a fun way to learn more about your destination. If you’ll recall, last issue we detailed a workout dedicated to toning your lower half. This time, we’re focusing on your upper body: Chest, Back, Shoulders, Arms and Abs. These workouts can be done in the comfort of your hotel room or a hotel fitness room, if you prefer. If you do get out of town this month...Safe travels to you and yours!
Are you lost in the haze that is your daily schedule after 3pm? Between school lunches, drop offs and pickups, after-school practices and dance lessons, finding 30-60 minutes 3-4 times per week to dedicate to maintaining and improving your physical (and mental) health is a hard-pressed task to complete.
Here is an awesome Lower Body + Core workout to get your heart pumping and your thighs and abdominals toned. Try this one on for size whenever you want a quick and efficient way to tone your legs and midsection.