Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Harley's Daily Challenge....

Going Through the Motions
As you settle into your workout regimen, the exercises will start to become familiar. While they should never be too easy, your body will learn the motions. Don't let familiarity make you lazy. Challenge yourself to always maintain good form for each exercise. If you're doing a move wrong, your muscles won't get the optimum workout, and you could damage your tendons, joints, or ligaments. Check your grip, the position of your hands, and the smoothness and control of your motions. Most important, make sure your brain is as engaged in each exercise as your body.

Mix It Up
While you're working on your exercise routine, try to change one or another external thing so you don't get bored. Because our exercises can really be done anywhere, take advantage and pick different places to squat, drop, and roll! Make sure you're wearing workout clothes you love — it can make all the difference. Compile a playlist of your favorite songs, and change them as often as you need to. You should be getting used to the workout, but not getting sick of anything else!
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DANIELLE'S COMMENTS: Personally, I think that functional training is the best way to vary your exercises and intensity. Your muscles/body will change quicker, due to the constant variation. I look forward to seeing you in class....

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