Erik's Weekly Fitness Tip | Conditioning - What You Need To Know

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Erik's Weekly Fitness Tip | Conditioning - What You Need To Know

 

Conditioning

Let me start by giving you my definition of conditioning. It is when your heart rate is jacked, your lungs are on fire, your legs are burning and you are wishing to be any other place but here.  These types of workouts can go from as little as 5 minutes up to 15-20 minutes, easy is never part of the equation when it comes to conditioning work.

Conditioning work is often thought of as the main priority in fitness plans, it shouldn’t be.  Strength should always be your main focus. Besides, the stronger you are the better you will become when you add in your conditioning work to your routine.

Tools Of The Trade

You have some choices when it comes to conditioning tools.  If you have accumulated some injuries I would suggest sticking to a stationary bike or sled.  You don’t need more than 2 sessions a week to see progress.  Keep your approach straightforward, 20-60 seconds on a hard effort and take a break.  

  • Stationary bike
  • Sled
  • Track
  • Hills
  • Bleachers
  • Kettlebells

Spring is right around the corner. This is the time when most people start thinking they need to take off a few pounds to get ready for summer.  Besides eating right, conditioning work offers you a great way to ready yourself for summer.  

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Erik's Weekly Fitness Tip | 4 Things You Need

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Erik's Weekly Fitness Tip | 4 Things You Need

 

Simple, Hard, Consistent & Patient

We live in a quick fix, short attention span society. With a swift click of the mouse our package is waiting at the door in less than 24 hours.  People like new, shiny, the next and latest craze with just about everything.  Variety, complicated, quick and easy do not lend themselves to results - at least nothing worth mentioning.  Getting stronger, losing weight or placing in your age division in a local event never ever comes without these essentials:

  • discipline 
  • hard work
  • commitment 
  • a straightforward approach 

Know This

If you are truly trying to make changes in your health, it comes at a cost.  If you can come to an understanding that you must give yourself 4-6 months or longer to fully commit to a simple and hard approach, those results that you so desperately want will show up.  Rarely, if ever, do people fail because the program is too simple, they fail because they never fully commit or they get bored with a simple and straightforward approach and become program hoppers.

Stick to the plan and good things will happen!

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Erik's Weekly Fitness Tip | Performance & Staying Motivated

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Erik's Weekly Fitness Tip | Performance & Staying Motivated

 

A Show Of Hands

Do you ever find yourself bored with your exercise routine, not wanting to go to the gym, or experiencing a complete loss of motivation?  Sure, you have, we all have.  It’s how life works - there will always be ups and downs.  If you are finding yourself more on the down side you need to find a performance goal to go after.  It can be an actual event or a solo performance just for you to know of. 

Get Back On Track

The goal is to set a target that is hard enough that you must put daily work into reaching it, but can’t be something totally out of reach.  Performance goals help you show up to the gym when that’s the last thing you want to do.  Performance goals will make you accountable!

These types of goals require a plan; a plan helps you stay on track with proper training, rather than showing up to the gym not having a clue what you are going to do besides making it there.  Performance goals should excite you and give you that feeling of butterflies in your stomach when you think about that big day that is coming up! 

It’s these types of workouts that will put your training, sleep, and nutrition right back on track.  Last but certainly not least these types of goals should get you out of your comfort zone, both physically and mentally.

Go get ‘em!

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