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
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Stretching is something our bodies crave usually after sitting stationary for awhile. However we tend not to think about it unless we feel the need. I try to remember to stretch once a day all of my body parts to improve my range of motion and to get in touch with my muscles that I exercise regularly.
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.
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.
Something about the Fourth of July just makes me feel like I should eat a hot dog and savior the sweet Summer time air. A day when you know there will be fun, sun, BBQ, fireworks and the action will go long into the evening, especially since night fall doesn't even arrive until 9. It's about being bare foot and playing. Not many official holidays have such mandates as eating eat watermelon,
It should be no surprise that for almost every physical activity you do, your performance will improve as you increase your strength to body weight ratio. Because the stronger you become in proportion to your body weight, the easier it is to move and therefore perform your best. So your goal is not to just become strong, but to maximize your strength compared to your body weight.
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