We hope you’ve enjoyed our month of “Rock-Out Your Workout!” All month long, we’ve shared tips on strength training, HIIT, yoga and fitness tech—and we’ve gathered them below for you. We hope they inspire you!
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Add weight to your strength-training routine slowly in order to avoid plateau. Never increase more than 10lbs. per session.
Start your day 20 minutes earlier and get outside for a brisk walk. You’ll feel more alert than if you hit that snooze one more time!
Change up your fitness routine often. Go for a bike ride, do laps at the community pool or set up a tennis match with a friend.
Eat within an hour after a workout to refuel and repair the muscles, replenish your blood sugar and stimulate the recovery process.
Yoga classes aren’t one-size-fits-all. Call your local studio and talk to someone knowledgeable to find the right class for you.
If you’re doing strength training, let yourself heal! On average, about 24 to 48 hours of rest between workouts allows your body to recover.
Ask a friend to challenge your fitness goals. Use fitness apps like Fitocracy and Endomondo to send and receive motivation.
If you’re looking to get lean and fit, a combination of strength training and HIIT is a great workout regimen to follow.
No time to work out? High intensity interval training (HIIT) is perfect for you. Try these short bursts of exercise at maximum effort, and reap huge benefits.
Protect your spine while strength training. Pay attention to your posture and engage your abs to keep your balance and support your spine.
If you have a smartphone, you have one less excuse to work out. Download a free pedometer app and challenge yourself to get 5k+ steps a day.
When hitting your yoga mat, don’t compare yourself to others in the class. This can cause you to push your limits too quickly.
Chronically skipping your workout? Schedule “appointments” to workout. You’d make it to a dentist appointment, right? Exercise should be no different.
Yoga balances mind, body and spirit. You know what else does? Chiropractic. Regular adjustments may take your yoga practice a whole new level.
Inspire yourself to work out; hang a picture representing health and fitness on the fridge or write out a fitness goal and tape it to the dash.
Buy new workout shoes later in the day. Your feet are the largest toward the end of the day, and you’ll end up with a better fit.