- 2 mile warm-up
- 6 mile run
- 6 x 30 second strider jog with 30 second recovery
- 1 mile cooldown
I subscribe to Men’s Health, and on the cover of the latest issue was one of NASCAR’s most famous drivers – Jimmy Johnson. Upon reading the article it talked about his training and dietary habits. Most notable was the fact that as part of his training, Jimmy Johnson trains for triathlons.
I have trained for triathlons in the past, and I know the training schedule can be very intense. It takes a lot of time and dedication. Over the next week I will post Jimmy’s workout for the day as noted in Men’s Health.
Maybe this will get you geared up to start a new triathlon training program, spartan race, warrior dash, or a couch to 5k. Whatever it may be, pick an event, get it on the schedule, and start training like you never have before. Good Luck.
Kyphosis is an over-curvature of the thoracic spine. Most of us would associate this with an elderly man or woman who can no longer stand up straight and has a severe curve in their mid back. Fortunately you can help prevent this from happening by doing two simple things: regular chiropractic adjustments and spinal extension exercises.
Kyphosis tends to progress with age, especially in women ages 50 to 59. A study was performed giving participants spinal extension exercises to perform three times a week for a year. The patients who performed these exercises had less progression of kyphosis than the participants who did not perform them.
Keeping regular chiropractic adjustments with help maintain spinal mobility. The adjustments along with spinal extension exercises with help you maintain your posture as you age. It is never too late to start doing spinal extension exercises, so start today.
If you are like all of us out there, then you have probably started and stopped an exercise program several times before. The stopping is the easy part, but it seems fairly difficult to get back into the swing of things after a long break from exercising. Use these tips to help you get back into a healthy exercise routine:
Hopefully these tips will help you quickly get back into an exercise program again. There are so many healthy benefits to regular exercise so I highly suggest that you find a simple activity and start there. Try exercising one day a week, then add a second day, then another. Eventually you will built up your exercise program back into what it once was, if not better. Wishing you the best of luck!
Every athlete is looking for that competitive advantage. What you eat before and after your workouts and games can greatly determine the type of athlete you will be. It is very important to get proper nutrition from eating the right diet. But what should you eat before the big game?
Most of us have heard about carb loading the night before a big race or a big game. Although this can be very important, you may want to watch where your carb sources are coming from. I am not a big fan of grains, but I will explain more about this in future updates. That doesn’t mean I don’t eat them, and I am not telling you to avoid them, but there are much better carb sources. The night before a big game don’t load up on bread and pizza, but opt for the potatoes and the veggies.
Choose nutrient rich vegetables like carrots, spinach, and asparagus, which are all loaded with anti-oxidants. Don’t overload on the broccoli though, as it might make your stomach uneasy during the game. Potatoes are a great source of carbs loaded with potassium which is needed for the long tournament weekends. Sweet potatoes are better than white potatoes, as long as you don’t load it up with butter and sugar. Next month we will focus more on what types of foods to have the day of the big game. Good luck, play hard, and eat right.