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Lisa and I are declaring this “Thankful Tuesday”. We have a ton to be thankful for and neither one of us really takes the time to recognize that as much as we should. We have an amazing son (step son) in Elias and last year we were blessed with our daughter Alia. Most importantly we have our health and we are both passionate about improving it. And of course we have each other. When you find that person that makes every day that much better, do what you have to in order to keep them, Lisa is that person for me. I am very thankful to have found her, lol and that she puts up with me!
I am guessing that you are probably here looking for my opinion on when it is ok to workout when you are not feeling well. My quick take on this is to listen to your body and do what you think and feel is right. If you are run down then rest and let your body heal. You need your energy to get better. However if you have energy and want to get a short lift in or maybe some light cardio, because it is good for your psyche (that is my problem lol) then have at it!
I know you are expecting to see a normal gym bag list. Don’t forget your shorts, t-shirt, bag, towel etc. Well this is a much more important list. If you forget a couple of these things then you might as well go home! In fact if you have all 5 of these things and no gym clothes….work out in your work clothes! Let’s get started,
One of my favorite things about the fitness industry and working out is that you can make a slight change to an exercise and make it better. You can be creative with angles and timing and equipment. If you always keep safety and technique in mind there is no limit to the possibilities. However the opposite is also true. You can sometime change things for the worse and this will cause injury….or even worse….do nothing at all.
One of the moves that I just don’t get is holding on to the treadmill when you are using the incline. What makes this worse is that some machines even build in handles for you to hold on to. When you walk or run up a hill the difficulty increases and your body adapts to that difficulty. Your upper body leans into the hill depending on the incline and your legs work to propel you.