How ready are you to take on any challenges and obstacles that come your way? Do you believe in yourself? I hope you never stop trying and pushing to be the best you can be not only in the weight room but also in LIFE.
I want to discuss a couple of things you can do and the benefits it will have on you just by adding 5 minutes to your workout. Here are a couple of suggestions that you may want to choose from.
The first on the list is to firm your belly. There's no rule that says you should work your abs only when you lift weights. I advise my clients to change things up sometimes. Hit abs as soon as you get done with your cardio or even in between your cardio session.
Next on the list is burn an extra 50 calories. Try running, rowing, doing the elliptical or biking.
Next, think about getting stronger all over. Do a minute of each of squats, push-ups, seated or bent-over rows, crunches and jumping jacks, without resting.
Another option is to calm your mind. Breathe deeply and imagine inhaling energy and exhaling negativity. Try to banish any thoughts about work, family and your to-do list.
Finally, get limber. I can not stress this enough! Take time to stretch the muscles you worked. Hold each stretch for no more than 30 seconds. Stretching gives your body time to slow down and bounce back from exercise.
Remember, it is the little things that make the difference. BE THE DIFFERENCE!
Shape. October 2006. Pg. 240.