By now you know that here at T.N.T. we feel that exercise, and more importantly Strength training is something that should be a part of everyone’s life. Not only is strength training important, but it should be considered a “forever activity.” If you are a regular here,you should also know by now that the type of strength training that we recommend is by its very nature brief, intense, and infrequent.
The above being said, we also encourage people to seek out and find ways to embrace an active lifestyle. Hidden in your daily routine are many opportunities to sneak in a little extra activity. Here are five simple ideas that will add to or improve your active lifestyle in no time.
1. Challenge your balance: When you are getting dressed in the morning or brushing your teeth etc, try balancing on one foot. You’ll be surprised how challenging this can be if you are not used to it. As our bodies attempt to remain stable, lots of little muscles are working to keep us upright.
2. Rub-a-dub: After you shower, give yourself a vigorous rub down with a good towel. It’s like getting a massage and stimulates blood flow to all those tired muscles aiding in recovery.
3.Take the stairs: Avoid elevators and escalators for short trips. When you are on those stairs, take them two at a time. Don’t just trudge along in slow motion, move briskly.
4. Lift things: Don’t just slide and shove stuff around, pick them up. Avoid the easy way when moving stuff at home or at the office. Remember to bend your knees fully and keep your back straight when lifting things off the floor.
5. Welcome the opportunity to walk: Look for ways which can add a few blocks of walking to your daily routine rather than ways to avoid walking. Keep a brisk pace and breathe deeply in through your nose and out through your mouth.
By making just these few simple changes to your daily routine you will find that you feel better in no time. Remember when it comes to fitness, a little bit of something is better then a lot of nothing.
TNT has over 35 years of combined fitness experience, so if you’re looking for a coach who can train you online from anywhere in the world, visit our online training page to book a consultation.
TNT wants you to maximize your strength as safely and efficiently as possible, so if you’re looking for a stand alone workout plan, check out our Blackjack training program.