Walking Fido VS Crunches
Let me say it in the following way. You’ll burn more calories by taking Fido for a walk around the block than by doing 100 or even 200 crunches. Think about it. Walking around the block requires you to MOVE YOUR ENTIRE BODY WEIGHT for say a quarter mile (440 yards or 1320 feet) or more, depending on the size of the block.
Let’s Do the Math
By multiplying your body weight, say 200 lbs, times by 1320 feet you’ll find that walking around the block requires you to do 264,000 foot pounds of work. On the other hand doing 200 crunches requires you to move a fraction (half would be a generous figure) of your entire body weight through maximally 2 feet of distance per crunch. Multiply 2feet times 100lbs and you’ll find that doing 200 crunches requires you to do approximately 200 foot pounds … Read the rest
Due to the ever increasing cost of living, people seek to earn more money in order to stand still and the pace of life becomes faster and faster. This creates a situation where they snatch meals and in particular meals of junk food, and when they arrive home in the evening they drop into an easy chair and watch the T.V.
In addition there is the tendency for people to become lazy, taking the easy way out, again by visiting the local burger bar and watching more Television, as the number of programs increase year by year.
This concept, favored by many adults, then is disseminated to their children and we are therefore encouraging a new generation of couch potatoes, and so the circle widens.
To add to the down turn, there is less activity in schools than years ago, when teachers and parents used to volunteer time in the … Read the rest
The first thought that would come to your mind is weight lifting. The words “weight lifting” and “resistance training” have been taken to be the same for many years – rightly so, as they embody the same concept: doing work under more restraining conditions. Whether it is Yoga, Pilates or other cardiovascular exercises, or any other form of exercise, the concept is the same – moving your body under more resistance.
All forms of exercise play a major role in slowing down the aging process. Most senior citizens end up in nursing homes because they lose the ability to think and move. These processes stop happening on their own if you do not have to do them every day. Exercise gives you work to do other that just sitting on the couch and playing around with the remote control in your hand!
When it comes to the physical side, I … Read the rest
Don’t jump around between movements. Get all the reps done, then on to the next. Take as few breaks as possible, but you don’t have to do all of the repetitions in an exercise without stopping. That would be asking a little too much!
- 20 Prisoner Squats
- 20 Pushups
- 10 Jumps
- 10 Inverted Rows (aka Reverse Pushups or Bodyweight Rows)
- 20 Forward Lunges (10 reps per side)
- 15 Close-grip Pushups
- 5 Chin-ups or Inverted Rows
Prisoner squats require you to put your hands behind your head, like a prisoner would. Keep your elbows back, and shoulder blades together. From there, do regular bodyweight squats. Squat all the way to parallel.
Follow that up with regular pushups, keeping your body in a straight line at all times. Keep your abs braced and contracted. Push with your chest and triceps to return to the start position.
Be very careful with the explosive … Read the rest