Warming Up

Save yourself injury with a warm-up set. Especially when using weights: squats, bench press, curls.

Go significantly lighter the first set. Get the kinks out, re-establish those pathways before ratcheting up the intensity. You’re always stronger the second set, and usually stronger still on the third set.

abs-any-ageDon’t worry if you can’t do the full 10 reps by later sets. Heavy weight, low reps, makes your muscles bigger faster. On the last set of a series go lighter again so that you get the full number of 10 reps again.

Reduce the incidents of pulled, torn and strained muscles by being just a little patient with the process. For squats don’t forget 2-or-3 minute Supermans to protect your back, and coming down on your haunches for a minute to prepare your knees. Do at least 5 deep squats before adding any weight at all.

Your workout should alleviate problems. Not make them worse. But don’t be overly paranoid either. A sore-something is bound to happen once in a while. Make sure any set-back is superficial by instilling these precautions religiously.

Remember, the biggest mistake is doing nothing.Bodybuilder, Weight, Training, Stress

Heavy Lifting Tuesdays tonite at 730 pm. Friday Nite Yoga is with yours truly this week. And don’t forget to hammer that belly back into shape at Saturday Morning Abs.

Ciao, Pietro

 

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Being Proactive With Your Back

Taking care of your back is a wise thing to do.

Don’t go jogging if you have a nagging back issue. Please, this a no-brainer. There’s other back-friendly (knee-friendly, hip-friendly) ways to get your cardio. ie. biking

Consistent daily mini-back-workouts do wonders to improve the condition, and protect your back from future injury.  Not just stretching, but strengthening exercises like “Super-mans”.Image result for Pictures of Superman exercise backs

When first injured don’t do anything but apply heat. Lots of it. Have a heating pad at the ready, and muscle-heating cream.  Or best of all a hot tub to slide into.

A trip to the chiropractor may be a good idea. But don’t get the idea that that’s enough. Don’t stop at somekind of passive therapy. No, you have to do the work too, not just have it done to you.

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Love yourself because back problems can mess with your mind, and undermine your sense of security. It’s scary to loose your mobility, even temporarily.

Come take care of your back tonight at Heavy Lifting Tuesdays. And Friday Night Yoga. And Saturday Abs.

Ciao, Pietro

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Brain-food

Like your old bicycle rusting in the backyard all winter,  your body needs oil. Or it seizes up.

Not only your joints require lubrication but your brain. Walnuts are brain-food. It’s no coincidence a walnut looks remarkably similar to a brain, the outer shell a skull.

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Walnuts are a rich source of Omega 3’s. Try this convenient trail-mix recipe: walnuts, almonds, goji berries, green raisins. It’s absolutely delicious and satisfying, and a meal replacement for shedding pounds.

Last Friday Ian gave us a delectable restorative class. To be savoured. I’ll be strapping you in this week.

Tonight at Weight-lifting Tuesdays the priority is chest and bis, and/or modified to your particular needs.salmon

Saturday Abs includes a powerful technique for reducing the size of your waist, “Vacuum”.

Ciao, Pietro

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