Ever wonder what happens when you burn & lose body fat? Here’s your answer!
This contest ended April 29, please find the answers below. Winners have been contacted! Good luck on the next “Guess that Workout!”
Find the Answers Here!
Is Workout A:
A) Leg Day B) 5 mile walk with puppy
C) Mowing the lawn
This was just some good ol’ fashion yardwork! Cut the front and back in under an hour. My lawn is about 7,000 sq ft, in case you’re curious of what YOU might be burning when you mow and wanted to put it into perspective.
Guess that Workout
Let’s play a little game called Guess That Workout! Here’s how you play:
- Look at the two photos presented below. The data is taken from my Microsoft Band, which measures heart rate, calories burned, length of workout and a ton of other useful statistics (that I left out of the pics).
- Try to match the workout options to the data in the pictures.
- Submit your answers and if you get them both correct, you’ll receive $1 off your next post-workout smoothie!
Guess That Workout Below:
If you’re struggling to find motivation, this article will do the trick. There’s an incredible news story going viral right now about Derek Mitchell, a 34 year-old man from Missouri who has made a commitment to finishing one 5k race per month in 2015. Derek weighed 570lbs on January 1st, 2015 when he decided to make a change in his life. He vowed to give up soda, adopt a healthier diet, add exercise to his daily routine and finish one 5k race per month.
“I decided that, starting in March, I would do at least on 5K each month for the rest of the year,” Mitchell, told Runner’s World Newswire.
He’s stuck to his word and plans to get stronger with each race. Derek want’s to shed about 250lbs this year and improve his race completion time by 5 minutes each month!
Last weekend, at the Kansas City Big 12 Run, he completed his first 5k of the year. With the entire crowd cheering him on to through the finish line, Derek finished in 1:27:44 and sparked one of the most inspiring stories of the year.
“Originally, I started this for myself because I needed to get healthy,” Mitchell said. “But it’s amazing the way you can inspire people to get up and get moving just by doing something simple like finishing a 5K.”
Inspiring is right. Derek Mitchell has redefined his possible. What’s stopping you from doing the same?
When it comes to getting a full-body workout, using the Battle Ropes can really target all of your muscle groups at once. There are several ways you can achieve full-body fatigue, but one method that I use on a consistent basis on myself AND clients is the Battle Ropes. Specifically, I use the Alternating Squat to Lunge move with the ropes.
Here’s what to do:
- Start off in a good squat position, or an athletic stance, with your chest and head up. You should be facing the anchor of the rope.
- While rapidly whipping the rope with your left arm & right arm in an alternating fashion, take a step back into a lunge position.
- Repeat this action for the prescribed reps or time of the exercise, alternating your legs with each lunge.
Typically I will perform 3-5 sets of 45 seconds with the ropes, followed by 15 seconds of rest, in a circuit.
While the lunges target your Quadriceps, Glutes, Calves and Hamstrings, you’re also getting a great workout for your Arms, Shoulders and Upper Back. This may not seem like a core exercise, but it actually takes an abundance of core strength to keep the ropes moving. If you lack the core stability, the ropes may actually end up moving YOU.
Aside from the muscle groups that are worked by the Battle Ropes, this exercise also helps develop Cardiovascular endurance and mental toughness. This truly is a TOTAL BODY workout.
Try it out next time you’re in the gym. If you need any help, just grab me or any of the other trainers.