Want some work out inspiration? Get this poster with you the following time you hit the health club: it truly is dependent on a typical exercise at BLITZ, Athletics Club/LA’s intensive conditioning course that incorporates cardio and energy-instruction moves as well as tiny class measurements to help you enhance your electrical power, strength, and stamina. I have taken a couple of courses and adore the individualized consideration and at-your-own-tempo setup (it reminds me of CrossFit). The following workout is equivalent to a current BLITZ class we attended: established aside at minimum forty five minutes to go by means of the whole total-body warmup and exercise.
If your aim is to get match in 2013, you need to have to attempt TRX. This kind of suspension education normally takes physique-bodyweight workouts to a entire new stage. We set up a TRX technique on the roof of Equinox in West LA to train you a few arm and back workouts that will also kick your core into gear. View this online video to learn far more about how TRX functions, and then try out these moves at your health club.
If you are curious to find out more about TRX, examine our interview with its creator, former Navy SEAL Randy Hetrick. He explains why TRX is excellent for endurance athletes, power lifters, and health and fitness newbies alike.
If cold, wet weather threatens to dampen your outdoor running goals, don’t sweat it. Do this 25-minute leg-strengthening circuit indoors instead. The lunge and plank variations help work leg, butt, and ab muscles that running overlooks – so you’ll become a better runner the more you do this workout – and the short but sweet circuits ensure you’ll be toning and burning calories as well.
We are excited to share one of our fave stories from espnW here on FitSugar!
By Jim Caple
I thought there was no crying in beach volleyball.
This is a sport of sand, bikinis, dance teams, sunscreen, music and laughter. But after completing a 12-year journey on a little stretch of Southern California-like beach imported to within sight and sound of Big Ben, Kerri Walsh Jennings was sobbing and hugging Misty May-Treanor as if she was never going to see her again.
She will, though. Just not on the sand of an Olympic venue with a pair of intimidated competitors on the other side of the net. Beach volleyball’s best, most famous team went out the way it wanted to by winning its third gold medal on a sublime summer night at the Horse Guards Parade venue. “Our competitive journey is done and that’s a big deal that just crushes me,” Walsh Jennings said. “But the next stage is going to be so fun. We’re going to be able to be girlfriends and just share each other’s families and each other’s lives.”
“The first two gold medals it was more about volleyball,” May Treanor said. “The friendship we had was there, but it was volleyball, volleyball, volleyball. This was so much more about the friendship, the togetherness, the journey – and volleyball was just a small part of it.”
The two have never lost a match in Olympic play, going 21-0, and dropping only one set (“That pissed me off for a day and a half,” Walsh Jennings joked). They won their gold by beating a familiar duo, Americans Jen Kessy and April Ross, in a U.S.-versus-U.S. finale. Under such a scenario, Prime Minister David Cameron, whose No. 10 Downing Street residence is literally across the street, must have really found the endless soundtrack of “Moves Like Jagger” and “Party Rock Anthem” extremely annoying. Or perhaps it was more irritating for him to hear “The Star-Spangled Banner” played during the medal ceremony when two American teams took the top two steps on the podium.
Kessy estimated the two teams have played each other “a gazillion times” over the years, though that statistic has yet to be confirmed by Elias. “We’re definitely on the losing side of that battle,” Kessy said. “But they are the best team of all time, so it doesn’t feel too bad being second to them right now.”
Packing lunch is your best bet if you’re trying to stick to a healthful and budget-friendly meal plan during the week. Having something delicious waiting in the fridge feels like a treat, but bringing something you’re not excited about can be the worst. If you’ve grappled with this lunchtime leftover trauma, then you’re in luck. I’ve pulled a number of delicious and healthful recipes that are even better for lunch the next day!
With the recent release of the 2012 Sunscreen Guide from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), you might be confused as to how to choose the right sunscreen and whether or not the bottle you own now is safe and effective. Buying sunscreen shouldn’t cause you to break out in a cold sweat, so here are a few simple yet important things to look for when it comes to sunscreen.
The number on your bottle stands for sun protection factor, and believe it or not, a higher number doesn’t equal more protection. The EWG recommends purchasing sunscreens with SPFs higher than 15 but no greater than 50. Studies show that sunscreens with an SPF higher than 50 don’t offer greater protection, and many doctors argue that a higher number makes many people think a sunscreen lasts longer than one with a lower SPF, causing them to reapply less often, so they’re more at risk for burns.
UVB rays are responsible for burning as well as tanning your skin and are the main culprit responsible for skin cancer. And while UVA rays won’t cause a sunburn, they penetrate your skin more deeply, leading to signs of aging including wrinkles, saggy and leathery skin, and sun spots. It’s important to protect yourself from both types of UV rays, so look for bottles that say “broad spectrum” or “broad spectrum UVA/UVB.”
If your sunshiny adventures include water or sweating a lot, definitely choose a sunscreen that’s water-resistant. Know that these aren’t waterproof – they’ll only protect you about 40 to 80 minutes in the water, so you’ll need to reapply each time you take a dip.
Keep reading to learn which chemicals to avoid and to see a list of the safest, most effective sunscreens.