In soccer games, and Casey Neistat & Nike videos, “without a goal, you can’t score.” Your fitness routine and the sport of futbol both have this in common. You can’t hit a target that doesn’t exist, and you can’t achieve the results you want from your workout if you don’t know what it is that you want. Once you’ve found your motivation and taken your first steps, taking the time to establish your fitness goals will save you time and energy, as well as make your fitness journey a lot more rewarding.
I’m a man and I love lululemon.
These days, I’m always caught wearing at least one thing from lululemon. No, I’m not talking leggings and yoga pants (that was only one time), their standard athletic wear forms essential part of my workout wardrobe. And if they made jeans, I would probably only ever wear lululemon clothes. So I was not at all surprised when I read about the study showing that lululemon athletica was the most popular clothing store in Massachusetts. I sometimes get made fun of for only wearing their clothing, but it’s for good reason.
They’re Doing It Wrong.
Walk into any gym and you’re sure to see half a dozen people in the mat section flailing around, doing ab work to try to get that 6 pack. Maybe you’re one of them. All too often, unfortunately, a lot of the work being done on the abdominals is not as effective as it could be. While there are a lot of ways to improve your ab workouts, let’s focus on one simple trick to really engage your core and work your upper and lower abdominals every time, and stop lower back pain along the way.
The hardest part of the Fitness Journey is usually getting started. There is just so much out there to know and learn about this whole other part of life. Maybe you’ve never really thought about exercise or working out, but you’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed lately, and you read somewhere that exercise helps with stress. But just the thought of The Gym only stresses you out more. How do you know where to begin? How do you know you’re even ready? Should you start with changing other things first, like a diet, and then work your way up to the gym? What do you do?
For some, just reading the word “Exercise” sends shivers down the spine and PTSD-level responses, while others devote every Tweet, Instagram pic, and SnapChat to sharing their fitness journey. What keeps one group borderline obsessed and another loathing it? With new studies and news reports everyday covering the latest nutrition or exercise trend, it’s easy to see that breaking a sweat and hitting the gym can have tremendous positive effects on the body and mind. By getting our heart rate going, and carefully working our bodies, we can tap into wonderful physical, mental, and health benefits.