Get educated on the ill effects that running for long distances as your sole form of exercise, on a consistent basis, can have on your metabolism. Women, especially, have a huge misconception about how to properly lose weight and get a proper physique.
Main takeaway: if you know any women whose primary goal is getting a “lean and toned” physique while still maintaining a normal diet, make them aware of this. They should be doing weight training (especially circuit training), not running themselves to death every day in combination with a starvation diet!
Team SwoleFIT will be doing the Chicago tough mudder on this fair day; for those of you who haven’t heard of it, it’s a 13 mile obstacle course designed by British Special Forces. It’s a test of your strength, especially your mental strength and is guaranteed to increase the size of your proverbial (and literal) cajones.
There’s races all over the country; check out the video to get a glimpse of the event:
I recently discovered an active recovery program called “Recharge” by Joe DeFranco (creator of Westside for Skinny Bastards). Joe is known for training elite athletes out of his warehouse new Jersey gym and has built up quite a reputation by delivering solid results.
“Recharge” is a series of 6 different 10-15 minute routines (all on video), each of which mobilizes specific parts of the body. Each routine is 3 parts- foam roller or lacrosse ball work followed by a mobility stretch followed by a low resistance targeted “activation” movement. I’ve had lower back tightness on and off for about the past 4 years and after doing two of these routines, it completely disappeared. I’m going to continue to do these before I workout/ on off days; I’ll update you guys on its effectiveness.