A New Perspective on Exercise
Lately we have had to get a new perspective on a lot of things due to this COVID-19 virus and it's grip on what we can and can't do.
Looking at how we live our lives from day to day, and getting creative with how we can do things differently can be a good thing.
In my world right now, there is a push to offer on-line personal training. This is the last thing I want to do. I like working with my clients in person, making sure they are lifting weights, remaining flexible, scheduling, breathing, maintaining, etc, etc....correctly. Motivation and accountability are key components as well.
However, due to the circumstances, exercise "how-to's" are flying through the internet as I write this. No more in-person for now.
So I can offer two bits of advice...
PLAN AND IMPLEMENT
Maybe the catchy title of "The Power of Ten Times 3," can help.
Pick 3 different exercises, do ten reps of each, for 3 sets, for ten days in a row.
Of course rest in between sets.
You could be even a little more discipline and pick 2 groups of 3 different exercises to make a real push with your athletic finesse.
I have been doing 3 for my upper body and 3 for my lower body.
My routine includes free weights, however I am going to give you ideas for both.
This is what I have been doing for the last three days:
Upper Body: Standing Bicep curls, Standing Over Head Press, and one-arm Tricep extensions.
Lower Body: Squats with weights, Forward Lunges with weights, and Side Leg Lifts.
Ideas if you don't have weights at home:
Lateral Skater Jumps
Ab Side Crunches
And the list could go on!
I found a helpful video of Jackson Bliton explaining how to do some of the workouts I mentioned. He does them in super sets, however you can do super sets of three as well.
Be creative and do what you are comfortable doing. Stick with in your own workout parameters.
(Don't forget to warm-up before and stretch afterwards).
Until we meet again...in person, stay well.
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