Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A real challenge...

Most of us know how difficult it can be to carry on with an exercise program on our own. There are so many things vying for our time that it almost takes a magical "25th Hour" to fit in exercise.

It's easy to do when the Hi-5 FitCamp is in session because all YOU have to do is show up. I mean really, what could be easier? The real trick and challenge comes when you have to motivate yourself to keep things going. This is where a home program comes in. 

On a side note, one thing you NEED to do if you are exercising on your own and NOT following a pre-designed program is you need to get one. Some that I recommend are Core Performance, or Female Body Breakthrough. These are both terrific programs and you can simply make copies of the record sheets and take them with you to the gym. I have used Core Performance with great success, seeing an increase in strength and a decrease in body fat.

But now, onto the Recovery Week Challenge for all the Hi-5 FitCamp members! 

Perform the following exercises as a circuit and complete as many times as possible in 15 minutes. Try to do it without stopping!

Warm-Up: Squats x 8, Pushups x 6, Jumping jacks x 20, Lunges x 8 each
  1. Plank + Pushup x 15
  2. Smurf Jacks x 30
  3. Bear Crawl (Forward/Backwards) x 15
  4. Split Jumps x 20
  5. Side plank hip lifts x 20 each side
  6. Squat Jumps x 20
  7. Cross body mountain climbers x 30
  8. Rinse and Repeat for 15 minutes.
That should be a good circuit for you to do twice this week. Then be prepared for our next round of the Hi-5 FitCamp which starts on Monday, October 11th. 

We will be inside all 4 days this time around! So no more dark, cold mornings! 

As for nutrition, remember to minimize grains, eat protein with every meal, add more cashews, almonds and walnuts to your diet and eat 4-6 times per day. Snacks are good!

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