20 Great Fitness Tips

If you think that moving slower is better, then think about this.  While you want to have a controlled effort on the way down during a pushup, you’ll want a faster more aggressive motion on the way up.  This helps to get the body into fat burning mode by getting the fast twitch muscles working.  Just one of the many awesome tips you can find in the article below.

20 Great Fitness Tips

The Complete Guide To Walking

Over the next several months, I’ll be reading “The Complete Guide To Walking For Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness.”  During that time, I’ll be writing about incites that I’ve learned while reading the book as well as reviewing the chapter.

The book is simply, about walking, by the foremost expert on Walking, Mark Fenton.  I’ll let the back cover do the talking.

Take one year to change your life – forever!
WORKING OUT HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER
All that’s needed to get fit is a pair of walking shoes and a copy of Mark Fenton’s invaluable handbook. In this new and completely revised edition, Fenton speaks to modern concerns, such as preventing and controlling serious health conditions, motivating families to walk together, finding the best walking spots nationwide, and using new technology to get fit faster and more safely.
Much more than a “how-to” exercise book, The Complete Guide to Walking is an interactive and inspirational resource that can make the difference for millions of Americans who struggle with weight loss, health and dietary concerns, stress, and chronic fatigue. The author offers dozens of realistic solutions to help you overcome your individual barriers to regular daily activity. As a coach of beginners and world-class athletes alike, Fenton promises that he can transform virtually anyone from couch potato to athlete in less than one year with this straightforward, motivational, and enjoyable prescription to a healthier life.

The Complete Guide To Walking

You can pick up your own copy by clicking the image above, or by going to any used book store.  If you’d rather new, there is always Barns N Noble, Borders Books, Books A Million, etc.

Daily Fitness Goals

A few days ago, I’ve started to keep track of my Cardio progress.  Today is day 4 of the start.  Missed a day, so I had to make up for it by adding an extra minute to my Cardio routine.  What is my fitness goal/challenges?  To add one minute of Cardio to my routine.  In other words, on day one I started with 10 minutes.  Then add one minute to that the next day to get 11 minutes of Cardio.  The 11 minute mark is actually the one that I missed.  The reason I decided not to do it, was because I had did quite a bit of walking that day.  Still, no excuses.  Someone slap me.  Here’s an update on my progress.

Day One

10:00 Minutes
About 160 Calories burned
At 44-46 RPM

Day Four 

13:00 Minutes
About 228 Calories burned
44-46 RPM

Machine used, Elliptical.