The Five Psychological Phases of Fitness by Stew Smith I have often used the five phases to describe to people how they are going to feel in the near future about starting a fitness program whether as a beginner or as an advanced athlete preparing for Navy SEALs or Special Forces training. I have found that both the out of shape beginner and the advanced Special Operations candidate develop into their goals through the process described below: Phase One
11 Steps to Becoming Addicted to Running photo credit: Thomas Hawk Running is one of those things that you don’t miss until you try it again after a long hiatus. I’ve recently been reminded of this as I just starting to get back into running myself. I’ve been a runner for the past 13 years, about 9 of those competitively. I’ve run a couple of marathons, and know quite a bit about the sport. I believe it to be one of the best sports for individuals (though definitely not for spectators). Key Chords Key Chords app generates guitar chord progressions automatically. Use it free online, or get the app for Mac, Windows or iOS (iPad) - Click on a chord to preview how it sounds. - Drag and drop to arrange the chord progression - Tweak the settings to control the playback speed Or role the dice and Key Chords will automatically generate a nice sounding progression. Select a Key: Select a key and choose a the major or minor scale.
Use Your Body Weight to Your Advantage- 500 Rep Body Weight Circuit Workout 500 Rep Body Weight Workout: Use Your Body Weight to Your Advantage Excess body weight has a bad rep… You can learn how to use your body weight to your advantage when you workout with a 500 rep body weight workout routine! In keeping with the positive spirit of developing a healthy lifestyle and healthy habits, we are going to take a different look at the additional few pounds that we have.
Four Ways to Enjoy Long Runs Runners often have a love/hate relationship with the long run. We love the sense of accomplishment we feel when it's over; we hate the anticipation of actually getting out there. Yet it must be done: The long run is the keystone of any training program—5-K to marathon."The long run builds endurance and strength and teaches you how to deal with fatigue," says Maria Simone, a USA Triathlon—certified coach and owner of No Limits Endurance Coaching in Absecon, New Jersey. Indeed, extending the distance you normally cover triggers several lasting changes in your body, says 2:24 marathoner and running coach Kevin Beck.
Free Exercise Charts and Logs Like most of the resources on Vertex42.com, the motivation for creating printable weight loss charts and other fitness charts and logs came from a personal interest (I'm getting older and larger). In addition to these weight loss charts and exercise logs, you will find a number of great resources on the web. I hope you will find these pages useful. September 30 Day Ab And Squat Calendar Posted by Julien T under Fitness & Training on 31 August 2013 at 11:00 PM "30 days has September..." - This little ditty just got tough - to celebrate a month lacking a 31st day, let's take on another 30 Day Fitness Challenge: Take the Challenge, start today and complete 30 days of abs and squats workouts! Always warm up and cool down when performing body weight exercise sets like these - we recommend some back and legs stretching to be performed after this particular Challenge.
What is Interval Training Interval training is basically exercise which consists of activity at high intensityfor a period of time, followed by low intensity exercise for a period of time. These 'sets' are repeated. Sprint Intervals The high intensity portion are called Sprint Intervals. Sprint intervals are measured either by time or distance. They can be as short as 15 seconds in activities like HIIT or as long as 20 minutes for aerobic interval training.
The Art of Bodyweight Training Editors note - This is a guest post from Khaled Allen at Warrior Spirit. If you ask most people how to get stronger, they immediately recommend weight training, using barbells, dumbbells, or kettlebells. If you are starting from a very low level, pushups or situps might be recommended, but these are only as preparation for the serious business of heavy lifting. The truth is that weight training is not the only way to get stronger, and it isn’t even the best way. The world’s strongest athletes, who demonstrate extremely high levels of strength in a range of positions and orientations, are gymnasts, acrobats, and martial artists, well known for their bodyweight training regimens.