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New Shoez

2 Dec

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I just got these this past weekend, and I like them a lot. These are Nike’s women Dual Fusion running shoes. I have to say that I think I liked my old Nike Lunarglide running shoes better though. Both shoes have a good amount of support, but the Lunarglides agitated my shin splints  less.

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Abs on Abs

21 Nov

One of my friends just gave me this workout yesterday. You will feel the burn.

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Here’s it is:

  • 10 Crunches
  • 10 Side Crunches (left)
  • 10 Side Crunches (right)
  • 10 Bicycles
  • 10 Reverse Crunches
  • 10 Vertical Crunches (legs straight up, arms crossed)
  • 10 Toe Touch Crunches (legs straight up, arms extended)
  • 10 Crunches (with legs flat on ground & criss-crossed)

Then you would do 10 push-ups or another short exercise in between and do the routine again backwards (10 crunches w/legs flat to 10 toe touch crunches to ten vertical crunches… etc.)

If this workout becomes too easy, change every 10 reps to 20 reps. When that becomes easy I would suggest doing the whole workout twice, and then continuing to increase the reps as you see fit.

Running Tips

15 Oct

Here are some tricks I’ve uncovered over the past few years on how to get the most out of your running:

1. Find some good shoes- While you may think of your shoes merely as a fashion statement, they are really important to the health of your legs. Most runners, especially those who get lots of mileage, will need lots of heel support. Personally, I like a light shoe; however, this often becomes a problem when it comes to support. If you don’t get enough support from your shoe it is likely that you will get shin splints, a painful condition in the shin that results from lots of running on hard surfaces. (I’ve experienced this firsthand and it’s rough.)

2. Vary your workouts- It’s good to mix up your running routine. Maybe run five miles medium pace one day and 4 miles with an  increasing pace the next. If you keep running the same amount and pace everyday your body will become accustomed to it and you will have a hard time continuing to increase your cardiovascular endurance. Plus, running the same thing every day is boring, so mixing up your workout should motivate you more by giving you new scenery.

3. Make goals- Having something to work toward will push you when you run. Keep track of how fast and far you run and work to beat your times. I like to use the Nike+ app on my iPhone which is connected wirelessly to a little chip in my shoe. It keeps track of my pace at every part of my run, my distance, and my calories burned.

4. Listen to music- Sometimes it’s nice to be able to tune out that little voice in your head telling you to stop. Some great pump up music or just music that you really like can greatly improve your running performance.  Listening to music while you run will help you de-stress so that you’re not flexing, which will in turn give you more energy.

5. Take a friend- Many of my best runs have occurred with a friend by my side. If you can find someone around the same fitness level as you, having a buddy will help keep you going. If you have a friend, not only do you have someone to talk to, but you also have someone to motivate you if you start to slow down or slack off. This extra encouragement is a great asset to have while running, as self-motivation can only get you so far.

I hope these tips help 🙂 Have fun running.

Tae Bo

19 Aug

Tae Bo is a super fun cardio workout that I do which incorporates
martial arts. I started this summer and it’s something that I have found to be incredibly easy to stick with. When one of my friends told me about it and convinced me to go, I thought it sounded weird, but after my first class I came to love it. I usually go two times a week, but it never gets boring because there are always new moves, and it’s set to music that really keeps you going. It works out every part of your body: your core, your arms, and especially your legs. Try Tae Bo! It’s super amazingly awesome and you won’t regret it.

Workout Madness

17 Jul

Well I was supposed to be going swing dancing tonight but I can’t anymore, so it looks like I will be staying home. Anyways, I decided I might as well workout to keep myself busy. Here I go, before the end of the night I will have done all of these:

Cardio-

Abs-

Legs-

World’s Fastest Workout

7 Jul

Hmmmm… I wonder how effective this really is but still gonna try it.

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