Thursday, June 23, 2011

Are You a Warrior? ~ Warrior Dash Preview

The gear that is included.
I can't believe the day is almost here. I registered over 3 months ago and have been excited ever since. It will be my first race. I will be headed out this Saturday around 7AM. I am dragging Gaylen to race with me and Michelle to take pictures.

I know there are races almost every weekend no matter where you live, but this race is different. This race is more of an obstacle course and the fee includes a viking helmet and a beer! What race have you been to that gives you beer? It also comes with a t-shirt, and a medal.

12 obstacles from hell await you along this 3.02 mile course. Are you a Warrior?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Proper Push ups

The Proper Push Up:

The push-up, or press up if you are in England, is one of the most basic forms of exercise. It works the pectorals, triceps. It also has benifits to your core and deltoids. It is common to sports and the military for fitness and for punishment.

We all know what they are and we have all done them in one form or the other. This simple exercise is one of the best ways to develop upper body strength. It works out all the muscles in the upper body and build optimal strength in the forearms, wrists, upper arms, shoulders and chest. 

To get the most benefit from the push up, you must do them properly.

How To Do the Basic Push Up:

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Natural Homemade Energry Bars: Make Your Own ~ Fighter Fuel

Have you ever had a Larabar? It is the most simple but delicious snack bar out there. Just look at the side of any Larabar.  Ingredients: Nuts and fruit. Which ever bar you choose, those are the ingredients to greatness. No sweeteners, fillers, supplements, flavorings or preservatives. How good is that? Just real food, nothing more. (at the bottom of this post I have a list of homemade Larabars)

The sugar in the dried fruits are concentrated and hit the system fast. An athlete needs sugar, well we need carbs. See the glucose in the blood are like pack mules. They carry the proteins, vitamins, electrolytes and whatever else your body needs to the places they need to go. When your muscles are properly fueled, you will have better stamina.