6 Simple Exercise Rules

Last week it was 6 Simple Food Rules... this week - we're making it easier to get the most out of your workouts!

6 Simple Exercise Rules

Do It Anyway.

Don't wanna workout? Do It Anyway.   Tired? Do It Anyway.

Make your workouts a priority and make excuses a thing of the past.

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Get Off the Machines.

Machines can only take you so far: up the weight stack.

If you're looking for lean muscles, greater range of motion and a bigger bang for your buck - grab some free-weights and a BOSU and start challenging some stabilizer muscles!

e.g. Instead of the leg-press machine, try some single-leg squats on the TRX (add Kettlebells for some serious burn!)

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You Don't Need That Much Rest.

The "Lift a Set.  Rest 60 Seconds" rule is made to be broken.  Double up exercises with a different body part or a cardio blast between sets to increase your intensity, calorie burn and productivity!

e.g. 15 Squats + 10 Burpees

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Cardio Does NOT Always = Optimum Fat Loss

60-minutes on the treadmill, 5-days/week will definitely burn calories.  But if that's all you're doing, you're wasting some serious fat burning opportunities.

Increased lean muscle mass = great caloric requirements on a daily basis.  If you're looking for optimum burn ... add some weights!

e.g. Mon - Cardio Intervals + Weights  // Wed - 60 Min Hike // Fri - Cardio Intervals + Weights

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Take Responsibility.

Workouts you find in a magazine can be a great starting place... as can your sessions with a personal trainer!  But you MUST take responsibility for your own progress.

Find workouts that YOU enjoy and ring your A-Game to every session.

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Fuel Well.

You can't drive a car if there's no gas in the tank.  It's that simple.

e.g. 1/2 banana + 1 T Almond Butter pre-workout // 1 scoop protein powder + water post-workout