Finished 70.3 Miles of swimming, biking, and running in 6:16
May 15, 2012 // Category: Fitness Advisor
Do you remember swinging from a tree branch or pulling up on the monkey bars when you were younger? Those were variations of what is called suspension training, a form of fitness that’s becoming more popular for integrating the body and mind into workouts.
You may have seen TRX® Suspension Trainer™ at your gym or learned about our new Synrgy360 training system that incorporates suspension training, but it’s also a practical workout you can try at home. Suspension training involves an apparatus made of nylon straps and handles that you can attach to a sturdy anchor in your home, or even in a door jam with a door anchor. You then use your body weight as the resistance to perform exercises that build power, strength, core stability, flexibility and balance.
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April 12, 2012 // Category: Fitness Advisor
Last week's Fit Tip was all about getting your arms ready for sleeveless season, so I put together a workout to get you moving towards that goal. Try out this Upper Body Blast to get toned arms by summer.
Begin with a warm-up of 5–10 minutes of low to medium intensity cardio. Then, kick it up a notch and start the workout with 5 minutes of medium to high intensity cardio. Immediately following the cardio, jump right in to the strength exercises below. Repeat the cardio and strength for a total of 3 times.