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Workout Wrapup – August 19-25

As a way to try to help show how I take advantage of opportunities and try to live out this idea of fitting fitness into tight spaces, here is a quick look at my week of working out.

Monday: Short Run

  • Distance: 3.16mi
  • Time: 28:08
  • Avg Pace: 8:55min/mi
  • Description: I was feeling energetic and wanted to get out and go so I went to do my normal 5k route on the local bike path. I pushed the pace a bit too hard to start with and ended up walking after the first mile but after a little walking to get my heartrate down, I was able to get back running and was able to get my overall average pace back to where I wanted to be. Continue reading »
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Workout Wednesday – Go Lift!

So this week for Workout Wednesday I suggest you hit the gym. This could be a company weight room, some free-weights at home or an actual fitness center. Be sure to cover all parts of your body when you lift. Focusing only on one area will give you good results there, but you’ll end up strong in one part and weak everywhere else. To get a good, all-over fitness, focus on hitting as many areas of your body as possible.

I lifted yesterday and did bench press (arms/chest), squats (legs), crunches (abs/core), calf raises (lower legs), tricept pulls (upper arms) and crossovers (arms and back). When trying to be in shape for running, cycling, swimming or any other sport, you don’t want to just focus on a single area. When swimming, you need your whole body. When running, a solid core and upper body helps keep you steady. When cycling, you’re pushing hard with your legs, but your core and abs are doing work too.

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