Recovery Days

If you’ve really been on a roll with your exercise program and have been hitting it hard for several days in a row, take a break for a day. I don’t mean you should be a complete couch potato, but don’t plan to do any workouts or any exercise just for the sake of exercise. This is a day to take a more leisurely walk, an easy bike ride or do some house or yard work. Keep the intensity on the lower side and give your body a chance to recover from all the intense workouts you’ve been doing (surely you have been doing intense workouts, right?). You could even find some time to work in a little extra stretching.
Since I’ve had several days in a row of pushing the overtraining envelope, this is my day to back off a bit. So far I’ve walked a little over a mile with a client and later I’ll do about an hour of yard work…..just some lighter activity to let my body recover and prepare it for what’s coming tomorrow…….and what’s coming tomorrow is gonna be KILLER…..stay tuned!

Pieced Together Workout

Nothing too exciting or out of the ordinary about today’s workout, just a lot of activities that really added up. I started the day by walking the Beast 4 times with a couple of clients (the Beast is a 1/3 mile long paved mountain goat trail that my clients like to call their driveway), went on an hour long moderate intensity bike ride, spent 1/2 hour doing snatches, power snatches and a few overhead squats and finished with 20 mins. of quality time with my heavy bag.
All in all not a bad day. Sometimes you just need to piece it together like that.

Thanks Cindy!

It’s due to Cindy getting a blog online before I did that finally kicked my butt in gear to publish this blog…..it’s been set up for awhile, but I was just too lazy to actually commit to posting regularly. Thanks for the little kick in the pants!
If you live in the Spokane Washington area and are in need of a trainer, give Cindy a call. With her unique background and years of experience, she’ll get you the results you’re after.
Check out her website and blog at http://www.cbfitnesstrainer.com/ .

Welcome to the U.S. Lyen!

I want to use this first post to welcome a good friend, fellow trainer and one of Europe’s hottest fitness competitors to the U.S.
Lyen Wong has made the move to Miami to take the next step in her fitness career. Of course this means she’s building her training business from scratch, so if you’re in the Miami area and in need of a trainer, give her a call.
Take some time to check out her websites.  You’ll find links to both at http://www.lyenwong.com/ .
Welcome to the U.S. Lyen. You’re going to do great things here!!!