Finding time to exercise proves to be a challenge during any time of the year; never mind the holidays. Most of us have mentally written off or compromised our workouts from Thanksgiving until the New Year. Hold on to the dream, and get sneaky. If we view exercise as something we have to sneak in (like a good piece of chocolate) then maybe we will get some pleasure out of the navigation.
We have more than 600 muscles in our body, so it certainly should be no surprise that our muscle strength and condition determine our ability to walk, lift, run, throw, ride, paddle, dance, and in general control our overall ability to enjoy a highly active lifestyle.
Your body needs to move, and it was designed to move. When you don’t get the exercise it requires for health, you can feel sluggish and your internal organs can begin to lose their function. Cardiovascular work is especially important as this type of exercise works your muscles, your lungs, and your heart – all at the same time. When your muscles, your lungs, and your heart are strong and f
Join us for a Tababta Style circuit workout that will get you in shape; toned, strong, and flexible. Gabby Reece teaches her circuit workouts 2-3 times a week while she lives in Malibu and Kauai. She shares her works here at gabbyandlaird.com.
Gabby shares a workout that targets your major muscle groups; biceps, triceps, back, hamstrings, glutes, and quads. If you don’t have much time but want to get in a great workout this is for you. Done circuit style, it will get your heart rate up and help you build muscle. You can do this at home, in the office, in a gym, or at the beach like Gabby. All you need are some dumbbells.
Far too many people get in the routine of doing the same fitness program day-after-day, and even worst year-after-year. One of the most broadly accepted principles of exercise is that over time your body acclimates to the exact same physical activity, and will eventually stop progressing.
A typical Laird workout week: Monday: Weight Room Circuit, short bike ride (1 ½ hrs) Tuesday: Bike (mtn. or road), Sand training (lunges, push-ups, head stands, hindu squats, log pull, sand dunes), Water activity (stand-up, kite surf, windsurf) Wednesday: Weight Room Circuit Short bike ride (1 1/2hrs)
Today, I completed an extremely tough 30-minute high-intensity interval workout with weights. Think of a circuit including multiple sets of burpees (combination of a pushup and jumping jack), bent-over rows, deadlifts, shoulder presses, and abdominal work, all done in quick succession with minimal rest. Was the workout completed at a high-tech gym replete with top-of-the-line equipment and t