Strength in Conditioning for Monday, May 11, 2015
We work hard day in and day out at SICFIT Scottsdale to strengthen ourselves. But what happens when we leave the gym? Do we forget this intention once we pack up our gym bag and head home, or do we let it keep us inspired throughout the day?
In every moment we have the opportunity to continue developing our strength in very simple, but powerful ways. Here are a few ways we can continue working towards our fitness and wellness goals outside of the gym:
- Maintain good posture throughout the day. Not only is this like an all day core workout, but it will strengthen your capacity to maintain proper form when you do hit the gym.
- Maximize your movement. Skip the elevator for the stairs. Walk or bike rather than drive when your staying local. Take your phone conversations and breaks outside for a walk.
- Mobilize more. Mobility exercises make great breaks in your work day. Not only do they benefit the body, but they relax the mind as well by refacing your attention on the present moment.
- Practice makes progress. With functional fitness the form we practice in the gym is applicable to everything you do outside of it as well. Picking something up off the ground? Practice your deadlift. Sitting down? Better squat to get there.
We work hard in the gym. When we align with this work ethic outside of the gym as well, our efforts become magnified.
Let’s make all aspects of our lives exists symbiotically with our gym life. When we achieve this, our strength will be deeply developed, enhancing our time in the gym and outside of it.
5 Rounds with PVC or Barbell
10 Strict Press
10 Back Squats
25 Minutes to Find One Rep Max
1 Deadlift + 2 Hang Power Cleans + 3 Front Squats
3 Sets of Max Rep Reverse Pull Ups
4×5 Single Leg Kettlebell Deadlift
30 – 20 -10
Jumpe Rope + Air Squat