We've been using striking as a fun cardiovascular workout. Here is Professional Football player A.J. Hawk of the Green Bay Packers implementing it into his workout.
Exciting news Kaizen Fitness Fanatics! We’ve added a new training tool to our repertoire. The slide board! We will be incorporating it into your workout out programs over the next few weeks. We wanted to give you some more information about it and its training benefits. Those of you who have already tried it out know the challenge that it presents, but for those who haven’t here’s what you have to look forward to.
The slide board is exactly what the name implies, a board that that you can slide on with either hands or feet. There are two fixed blocks on each end of a slick white board surface. Our first board is 8 feet long and 2 feet wide giving you plenty of room to work with. The slide board is utilized by hockey players, speed skaters, and figure skaters to mimic the skating stride mechanics off the ice. It develops strength, power, and stability in the hip joint. The board can be used for general fitness for those same benefits mentioned above as well as providing a great low to no impact cardiovascular workout, by combining exercises in a circuit or setting them up as intervals.
The slide board will mainly focus on lower body exercises but with a little creativity there are some upper body and core exercises to boot. The most basic exercise on the slide board is the skaters stride. Starting in an athletic stance with one foot on either end block, the athlete will push themselves with enough force to get them to the other side of the board, essentially recreating a skating stride. When they reach the other side they repeat, pushing themselves back to the other side. Maintaining a deep knee bend with the hips back, the chest and head up, this will keep the weight over the balls off the feet helping keep balanced during the slide. Using the arms in conjunction with the legs will help generate more force as well as get the athlete in a rhythm to perform the slide repetitively.
That’s just the beginning. We already have progressions for that exercise including sport specific training. We hope after reading this you are as excited as we are about our slide board!
It's WEEK 2! (for those of you who got started last week). For many New-Year Resolutioners, motivation and excitement are peaking. Will power is at an all time high, and they're riding the wave of possibility with the excitement of thinking, "This could be my year!"
It can, and will be, if you remain DEDICATED. Too often, promises are broken. Whether they're made to yourself or others, the story plays out the same way:
However, there still remain the few who are DEDICATED. This minority accomplishes what most fail to ever realize in their entire life. They do so because they're DEDICATED. The commitment they make to themselves and others is a promise. It's a contract with their personal character. They understand that challenges will exist along the way, so they plan ahead and prepare accordingly. They remain focused and consistent, never letting any excuse or unforeseen obstacle take them completely off course. They meant it when they said, "No matter what." Did you?
It's now back to the daily grind of work & trying to get back into your routine of LIFE. Well, along with that comes resolutions! You're probably already hearing plenty about them in your household, at work, in your personal circles, etc. If you're like me, than you'll be excited to make these resolutions and discuss them with others. If not, then I'm sure you're already fed up with the term "resolution". Regardless, I encourage you to read on.....
According to Wikipedia, a resolution is a lifestyle change that a person commits to throughout the entire year. Put simply, it's a GOAL! Coincidentally (or not), many decide to make these goals around the end of the previous year or beginning or the new year.
Why Set Goals?
...Need I go on! When you decide to set your goals this year (which I encourage you to take the time to do so sooner rather than putting them off for later…which really implies NEVER!) make sure you set SMART goals.
How To Set SMART Goals?
Unfavorable Goal (Example): "My goal is to be healthier?"
Favorable Goal (Example): "My goal is to eat 3 balanced meals each day and exercise at least 4 days each week for at least 3 consecutive months."
1. Specific: Make it a clear-cut goal with no ambiguity.
5. Time-Bound: There needs to be a deadline; a realistic & meaningful deadline. Whether or not you’re a procrastinator or someone who is extremely proactive, deadlines instill a sense of motivational pressure which place your goals at the forefront of your priority list. Deadlines compel performance and performance drives success.
Thank you for stopping by to visit my site. It's been quite a lengthy wait for some and a rather brief wait for others, but I've finally managed to put together this website! Please feel free to browse through it and let me know what you think. You can show your support by commenting on our blog and/ or "liking" us on facebook (www.facebook.com/KaizenFitness.Training). I appreciate everyone's patience and support thus far. Let's keep this positive momentum going and live up to our name!
Benefits (convenience, really!) of online training. Take it from someone who has been involved in the online program for over 2 years!