With all this EBOLA Talk this week, I think we need something to de-stress. And this is exactly what you need. A hard workout. Now, if you have never read my exercise posts, or come to one of my exercise talks… well…. shame on you. If you have, well done.
The point of most of my talks are quite simply this –
- More of your workouts should be low time and high intensity, like todays. Some distance or endurance is ok, but you would be hard pressed to find an Exercise Phys Journal these days not publishing articles on greater health benefits from the Intensity training.
- This high intensity training brings about more growth hormone and testosterone. Both come with a premium these days, especially thanks to high stress living.
- Functional movements make sense. Using machines that DO NOT mimic normal life make little sense. Elliptical machines should be used only during a period of recovery from injury, otherwise you should run. Cannot run without pain you say? Then go to Natural Strides and get fixed. Seriously.
- Lastly – develop habits you can sustain. Quitting and starting your exercise plan every other month, gives you NO BENEFIT AT ALL. Stop, think, and reflect. Is this you? If so, fix it.
Towne Lake Area – CrossFit Towne Lake (join today, don’t balk at $155 a month… balk at $50,000 in heart disease meds when it is all over).
Woodstock, Marietta – The Garage – same deal, get signed up.
Canton – CrossFit Bridgemill, and if that is off your path, I have more I can recommend.
Anything East, Hickory Flat, and beyond… – CrossFit Silos, you’ll see me there adjusting on Tuesday and Thursday AM’s, so it might just be perfect for you.
OK, the WORKOUT –
6 – 100M Sprints, rest 2.5 minutes between each.
Then – 4 sets of 20 Burpees as fast as possible, rest 2.5 minutes between each set.
All it takes for fitness is effort. Nothing creative, nothing expensive. Trust me.
Be well and Be blessed! – Dr. E
Photo courtesy of Spartan Race.