Whether for business, pleasure or vacation, at some point in our lives we all depart from the comfort of our home town gyms. One of the things I enjoyed about my recent trip to Puerto Vallarta Mexico, is having to work out in a family gym that had equipment from the Stone Ages, and having to find different ways of structuring my workouts. As an aging baby boomer, I am always challenging my clients, and expressing the importance of working out, not only because our body’s change as gravity takes its toll, but also how to keep our minds alert and sharp. In a gym like the one I described working out in while on vacation is that type of gym which forces this type of creative workout. I remember the days when I worked out in the YMCA and had to find ways of working out different body parts and the challenges of trying to trick my muscles by changing up my routines. In those days we didn’t have the machines, and or the equipment that gyms have today which assist you in changing your workout every three months without thinking. It’s always helpful when we put the effort into coming up with new ways of creating a strong body and mind.
It important to make a commitment to getting stronger and to put losing fat out of your mind. As you improve your performance, you will begin to look forward to your workouts. As you focus on getting stronger this will allow you to appreciate your body for what it can do. You will be going up stairs faster, moving through your day without feeling sleepy and enjoying your children and love ones as you are able to do more activities with them. It also means that every time you do an exercise you will have a clear and fun way of looking at your goal for getting stronger. This is more motivating than just trying to burn as many calories as you can. The most important thing about working on your performance is it an incredibly way of tracking your progress. The training log doesn’t lie. If you performed one more rep than last week or increased the weight you used, then you have improved your performance. The scale, on the other hand, is not always a valid way to measure progress. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
Chest Workout Exercises
Circuit training involves doing a series of exercises one after another in a “circuit” without taking any breaks in between the exercises. You will do both weight training exercises such as pushups, situps and squats, and aerobic exercises such as jumping jacks, jumping rope and burpees. Each exercise is done for a set amount of time, e.g. 30 seconds, or a set amount of repetitions. After you have performed the full circuit, take a short break to recover and drink water, then do the circuit again. Circuit training is an excellent way for women to strengthen their muscles and burn fat.