Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bekome Kurrious

We’ve all hit plateaus. In fitness, business and relationships. Well, there are folks to help. Kurriosity.com, the new social media for health and wellness, allows us to network with all those people who help make our lives better, eliminating plateaus and pushing us to better and healthier places. Just as I progress my clients physically and mentally, Kurriosity does so with the business and social aspects of our lives.

Even if you’re exercising regularly you may be feeling unmotivated about your current routine. Maybe you went on vacation and stayed on fitness vacation even after returning home. Or even being new to fitness you had hit the gym running but suddenly you’re making excuses to skip the workout.  One of the most common reasons for these plateaus is lack of variety. Cross training is a solution that allows benefits for both beginners and experienced athletes. Here are some advantages of cross training.

  • Keeps you interested in workouts by adding, say, exercise classes or inline skating to your routine.
  • Develops your entire body, adding functionality
  • Reduces risk of injury by distributing workout loads evenly
  • Allows an injured trainee to continue training but utilizing different movements
  • Reduces risk of overuse injuries

To see how fun and exciting a cross training routine can be, one is included. Please consult a health practioner before engaging in any exercise regime. This sample cross training program, a conditioning interval, is a great motivator. It incorporates cardio, strength, and speed and will have you begging for more.

Sample Cross Training Routine

Warmup, treadmill, 10 minutes

Boxing, non-stop punch drills, 4 minutes

Jump rope, 2 minutes

Yoga, Sun salutation, 10 minutes

Sprint drills, 3 x 40 second run/20 second rest, 3 minutes

Pushups, 100 as fast as possible, breaks as necessary, maximum 3 minutes

Pilates, 7 minutes

Ellipitcal, max resistance, 1 minute

Tai Chi, 5 minutes

Basketball drills, 4 minutes

Pullups/Assisted Pullups, as many possible in 2 minutes

Jumping jacks, 2 minutes

Indoor cycling, jumps, 4 minutes

Wall Sit, 1-5 minutes

Cooldown, light crunches and stretching, 5 minutes

Use this and similar ideas to formulate exciting new workouts for you and your clients. Kurriosity.com will add friends and Koaches to your wondrous adventure through life. They say “Variety of the spice of life”…Well, variety is the ultimate key to prolonged health and wellness. Cross train and enjoy. Become Kurrious!

Marc D. Thompson, owner of VirtuFitTM, is a prominent fitness trainer and personal coach with a background in medicine and exercise physiology. He has pioneered virtual training and teaches via Skype one-on-one and group classes. Approaching fitness holistically, Marc believes the fusion of creativity and practicality is essential in moving each individual toward their fitness goals. Along with over 25 years of experience, he draws from thousands of exercises, fitness disciplines, sports psychology techniques and nutritional principals to empower each individual client.

Marc D Thompson, VirtuFitTM

Virtual Personal Training, Live & OnlineTM

url: www.VirtuFit.net

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