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I have always thought of myself as a guy pretty much ready for any type of physical activity. After doing the Hawaii Ironman, climbing the Matterhorn during a snow storm,  and doing a few 24 hour adventure races, my perspective has been that I am ready for just about anything.
Let’s face it, if you don’t get your exercise in by 2 p.m., the window of opportunity begins to close. Not to mention after a long day of work, or work and kids, who has the energy?
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)
I realized something about training that is so important. Have some fun!! What a concept. I go day after day doing my "workout routine" or better yet "regimen" mindlessly grinding through it.
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.
Metabolism: It’s Just Science Want to boost your metabolism? Be a musclehead. All you ladies out there, who don’t want to get “too big” lifting weights at the gym, listen up. The one thing that really does help you lose weight or stay slim is how efficiently your metabolism works. So what does resistance training have to do with your metabolism? Science.
Ask anyone you meet in the street or at work if they believe that exercise is good for them and you’re likely to get the intelligent answer, “Of course!” Why? Because we all intuitively know that exercise is good for us. So why do only 8% of men and 3% of women in the USA do any regularly scheduled exercise?
Want to get the most out of your cardio workouts? Gabby says it’s not about the length of your workout but the quality of your workout. Watch Video:
We wouldn’t typically associate the low-intensity island style of Kauai with ultra-high intensity training, but Gabby and Laird are well on their way to changing that. There HIGHX program (high-intensity explosive training and conditioning) is gaining a huge following in a place you would least expect, Hanalei and Princeville, Kauai.
If you think of a hardcore athlete, you may think of them heading into the gym for countless sets of strength training or running dozens of miles each day.  While this is certainly true for some athletes, these are not the only activities they might take on during a workout session.  In fact, many athletes are also turning to yoga to fill out their exercise regimen – and not for the reasons yo

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