As necessary as these quarantine rules are to stop the spread of COVID-19, folks are starting to get stir crazy. To clarify: I fully support staying inside as long as it takes to keep this virus from spiking again. I also acknowledge that it sucks.
In that light, as we fall kicking and screaming, into week 7 of isolation protocols in my home state of Washington, I have 2 tips about how to keep it together and not come out wishing we had done more to stay in shape.
- Lean on Routine
- Adjust your Nutrition
Get your fins and goggles on; we're diving in!
In a world with way too much unsubstantiated fitness info, there are a lot of incorrect practices that have become “common knowledge.”
In today’s article, we bust 4 corrective exercise myths that can affect your fitness.
- What Corrective Exercise Actually Is
- Warm-Up Protocols Should Be Extensive
- Yoga is Always Good For You
- Belts and Braces Make You Stronger
This week we cover a few topics on a lot of people's minds:
- progressing bodyweight workouts
- finding exercise equipment
- separating work from home when they happen in the same place
Roll up your sleeves, all these topics require a little work.
The primary purpose of your core is to support your spine during physical activity. Since your spine is a rickety, flexible rod - your core has a lot of work to do.
Your spine can move in many ways. Core musculature is designed to start, stop and stabilize each of the 7 ways your core is engaged.
This week's edition of Thoughts From Quarantine deals with something I've been having trouble with more and more each week: focus management.
It's easy to say we aren't productive right now due to poor time management. However, if you look closely you realize that you have plenty of time, you just can't focus during the time you have.
I've got 3 strategies to manage your focus while the whole world is still and full of distractions.
Hunching over a computer at a desk was rough enough. Now with work from home, a lot of folks have taken to the couch.
With gyms still closed due to Covid-19, I've put together a simple 4 step plan to maintain healthy posture while living an increasingly horizontal life.
This fourth week of Thoughts From Quarantine is going to be a little different.
I've fielded the most questions about gaining the Quarantine 15. Folks are struggling to manage their weight through boredom and working where they eat. I've been making adjustments myself as my average day has been more sedentary than I'm used to.
This week is going to break down weight management so you can be more mindful of your eating and daily calorie needs. I've included an infographic that should give you a solid foundation for building meals.
OK gang, this is it - the exciting conclusion.
As usual there are 3 levels of difficulty: Sidekick, Hero, and Avenger. Pick the one that will challenge you appropriately get situated before you push play.
This is the final issue of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Fit Film Challenge. For those of you who went the distance, you have my deepest and most heartfelt respect. It was a ton of movies and even more reps. Nice job.
Thanks for playing along. I hope this has given you a fun way to stay active. Let's finish strong.
This isn't just an article, it's a tiny giveaway. No email or subscription necessary.
This is the tool I use to plan and stick to nutrition programs for myself and the same process I give to my clients.
It's designed to be very simple, easily repeatable, and flexible so you can remain consistent.
Articles filled with actionable information to improve your approach to the 4 pillars of fitness.