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Resistance bands are a good options for traveling, when you don't have weights,
or just looking for a different type of resistance.
Here is a good back exercise using resistance bands:
Skiers - http://www.workoutz.com/exercise/skiers
What motivates you to exercise/ better yourself? Knowing what motivates, or de-motivates, you to exercise is more important than knowing the right athletic shoes to purchase for your feet or remembering the combination to your gym locker door.
ACE Exercise of the Month - Forward Linear Jumps.
Butt/Hips, Legs - Calves and Shins, Legs - Thighs, Full Body Integrated
Check out Most Common Training Mistakes, courtesy of EXRX.net
(which, by the way, is an awesome resource).
Perform a Warm-Up Before Your Workout
For most people, 5-10 minutes of low-to-moderate intensity cardio activity is enough. The warm-up helps you transition from rest to movement, gradually increasing body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure to support the physiologic challenge of the vigorous workout ahead. A proper warm-up also reduce risk of injury, helps reduce post-exercise muscle stiffness and improves exercise performance.
Don’t let weight loss be the primary focus of your workouts. Focus also on the strength and health benefits you are also gaining.
“Burn out” can be a physiological clue that you are over training.
Don't neglect cooling down!
Performing 5-10 minutes of low-to-moderate intensity activity after moderate-to-vigorous exercise keeps blood from pooling, flushes metabolic waste from the muscles (which will reduce soreness), and gradually returns circulation to pre-exercise levels.
Women need more IRON than men. Daily recommendations are 18gm for women, and 8mg for men. Find good sources of iron @ http://nutritiondata.self.com
Go into your workouts with a plan. What are you trying to achieve that day? Planning ahead will help your workouts to be more effective both now and long term.
Charity Bidegain, ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Supporting all who live the mission of helping us all to live healthier, more fulfilled lives.