Because of my jam-packed schedule, I’ve had to get creative about when and where I get things done. On weeknights, I arrive at rehearsal (in a hospital fitness center) an hour early to practice singing. I found a somewhat isolated stairwell in which to sing. Mostly, no one can hear me, but one of the aerobics rooms shares a wall with the stairway and I can sometimes hear the instructor and the music. If I can hear her, then she can probably here me practicing “Take Me With You, Soldier Boy.”
Today, I’m at the hospital again. Between an organizational meeting for The Crucible (I’m the assistant director) and my rehearsal for Talley & Son, I managed to grab take-out for myself and Beefy and also to sneak behind the hospital for some self-portraits. No singing today, but I felt like I was dressed just right for "Soldier Boy."
I’ve only got to make it through a little over three more months of this crazy schedule and then I’m taking a breather!
The Life Fitness elliptical machine is a good product to consider because it is the smoothest, most comfortable of all the total-body machines – a division of the Brunswick Corporation, which was started over 30-year ago with their first Lifecycle exercise bike. It has grown into a leader of both commercial and residential fitness markets for the elliptical trainers. They also build treadmills, exercise bikes, stair climbers, home gyms, and hold over 50 US patents and features that emphasize their high performances. If you are looking for the benefits of elliptical movement and the ability of the unit to provide you with the affordability that you need, then Life Fitness may be the best possible product for you to select. Today, there are hundreds of various elliptical machines on the market. On top of that, there are even more models to go along with it. With all of that said, you may find that the Life Fitness is the best possible product for you. But, see what it has to offer you.
This brand has two different types of elliptical trainers, the commercial version and six home models. Two home units, the X5 and the X5i offer the SelectStride, which has four different stride settings: walk, jog, run and sprint. An elliptical machine is a tool that will allow you to have many benefits including those are cardio related. In fact, many doctors will tell you that there are many more benefits to the use of an elliptical machine as opposed to that of a treadmill or even walking and running. The goal is to provide you with the things that you need health wise but still keep your budget in tact. That is what the products that are offered in the Life Fitness line can provide you with – quality and affordability. When you look at the units offered by the Life Fitness line you would see some of the best in features, and you are going to find a wide range of other things as well. For example, you will find that they all offer effective stability, reliability, and they are easy to use. In fact, they are such a strong investment that you will find the Life Fitness units especially elliptical machines offered in many area fitness centers. But, that does not mean that they are the right unit for you to purchase.
The warranties of the Life Fitness machine are the same for all six machines – lifetime on the frame, three years' parts, and one year labor. The sport model has a lifetime on frame, two years parts, and one-year labor. Some high points are its speed and distance that compares to daily activities, such as walking and running. It also provides a lower operating resistance compared to most, for beginners or users who are out of condition. The Life Fitness total-body exercise has two biomechanical correctable total-body ellipses, with the options of Fit StrideTM or Classic Stride technology. Powered completely by the human body, … Read More
Do you think that you need to drop a monthly payment at the rec center in order to get into great shape? The marketing machine behind these businesses have done an excellent job at convincing most people that they need access to all the high-tech equipment that only gyms could afford in order to lose fat and build muscle.
This could not be further from the truth.
For proof, look at professional gymnasts. Although they do use some pieces of equipment that most people do not have (pommel horses and parallel bars, for example), these people have gotten into fantastic shape mostly by using their own body weight as resistance for their exercises. With these easy at home exercises, you too can get into the best shape of your life without needing to drive across town to a packed gym.
The Push Up
This one's a classic and one you are doubless familiar with. But it is for good reason. The push up is one of the most effective upper exercises, and even utilizes more muscle groups than the bench press! Push ups are performed by supporting your body completely straight with your feet together and your arms slightly shoulder width apart underneath you on the ground. Slowly lower yourself down to the ground and back up again for one rep.
The Pull Up
Pull ups are another essential upper body exercise. You'll need a bar or other sturdy object that can support your body weight for this one. Grab onto the bar with an overhand grip with your hands shoulder width. Pull yourself up until your chin can touch the bar and lower yourself back down with control for one rep.
Forget crunches, planks are the only core exercise you'll ever need to do again. Start out in the same position that you would use to do a push up but lower yourself down to your elbows. Now hold your body completely straight for as long as you can.
You do not need a barbell sagging with weights to get an awesome squat workout. In fact, you are probably better off not doing back squats due to the damage it can do to your back. Instead, focus on body weight squats to build a strong lower body. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Now bend your knees and sit back until you can go no further. Now push back up to complete one rep.
Two to three times per week, perform all four of these exercises, doing 3 sets of reps to fatigue. With these easy at home exercises, you will get in much better shape than all the gym rats without even needing to step foot outside. … Read More
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In every active sport, an athlete’s ability to meet their energy requirements has a major impact on performance. Our working muscles get their energy from the breakdown of ATP. The anaerobic and aerobic energy systems provide energy for the resynthesis of ATP. This program explains these processes, and identifies the key features of the different energy systems. Various sports are used to illustrate the way the energy systems are used under different conditions. Topics covered include: Where does energy come from? The ATP-CP energy system The lactic acid system The aerobic energy system The interplay of energy systems.