“Do not be afraid to demand great things of yourself. Powers which you never dreamed you possessed will leap to your assistance…” O. Marden
Cardiovascular conditioning: This week make a commitment to be more active in your life. The International Journal of Obesity released a stat that estimates we expend approximately 800 calories less per day than we did a few decades ago based on our sedentary lifestyles. So commit to taking the stairs, walking or cycling to do errands or parking a few blocks from your destination. Take advantage of the lighter evenings and head out for a bike ride or walk after dinner. Just move your body more throughout the day and you won’t have to spend hours at the gym!
Muscle Conditioning – I wanted to give you a quick full body Kettlebell workout set that you can do when you are running short on time. It will take only 5 minutes and will work your entire body. Remember, if you don’t have a Kettlebell you can pick one up at a Sporting Good Store and Target stocks them too. It’s nice to have a number of different muscle conditioning tools. Feel free to take lots of breaks if you are new to Kettlebell Training and listen to your body and modify any moves that you are not comfortable with. This is a more advanced training approach so if you are new to exercise, you might want to choose one of our previous training options instead.
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You now have 6 different muscle conditioning videoclips. If you ready to advance your program, maybe chose two to three different videoclips and complete them back to back for a more challenging workout. Or mix up your workouts throughout the week so you challenge your body in a variety of different ways.
Nutrition – If you drink alcohol, eliminate or reduce your intake to only 1-2x this week.
Other Helpful tips: You’ve done a full six weeks of training and it’s time to reward yourself. Go out and treat yourself to a massage, a shopping spree or a weekend get-away.
Yours in health and fitness,