Winter Workout tips

If you want to have a great body when springtime rolls around sticking with a good workout program during the winter months is critically important. But when it’s cold and wet outside ourselves to the gym seems that much more difficult. The Garmin blog has a great post with some excellent tips to help you stick with your workouts through the winter months you can read it here.

Another great way to keep yourself motivated is to create a workout calendar ahead of time and set both weekly and monthly goals for yourself.

Getting a fitness magazine and cutting out a photo or two of what your body is going to look like is another great idea. you can tape the photo up in your bathroom for inspiration. 

Rewarding yourself after a great workout is a good way to apply a little pavlovian conditioning. If you own a juicer a fresh juice can make a great reward.

Hands down the most effective way to keep yourself going to the gym is to find a good workout partner who will not let you off the hook on those days you are feeling less than motivated.

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This post was written by David White on December 28, 2008

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OmGym Inversion Exercise Chest Opener

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This inversion exercise is a great way to stretch out the chest abdomen and lower back. Before doing this exercise make sure you are completely comfortable with doing the omgym full inversion.

OmGym Chest Opener

Start by getting yourself into the full inversion position. Then reach up and grasp the middle handle grips. While holding the grips push your hips forward at the same time arching your back and tilting your head back so that your body forms a bow shape. Inhale deeply and exhale completely. Hold this pose as long as is comfortable and when ready simply relax the arch in your back returning to full inversion then exit your full inversion.

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This post was written by David White on December 27, 2008

5 Steps to Full Inversion With The OmGym

 

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 Step 1

For safe and comfortable inversion sit in the middle of the Omgym sling and with the back edge of fabric placed at the sacrum which is located at the base of the spine just above the buttocks.

 

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Step 2

Keeping the back edge of the fabric against the sacrum, use the middle handles and spread your legs wide as you slowly lower your upper body. Remember to breath normally.

 

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Step 3

Keeping your legs spread wide lean back.  The front of your thighs will push into the fabric of the sling which will support you during your inversion.

 

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Step 4

With your knees to the outside of the sling bend your knees (about 90 degrees) and wrap your lower legs around the fabric, hooking the sling under your calves. Place the soles of  your feet together.

 

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Step 5

You can now release your hands to experience full inversion. Relax and indulge as your body decompresses. Inhale and exhale deeply. Remember to always listen to your body and rise up when it feels good.

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This post was written by David White on December 19, 2008

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