Tuesday, December 30, 2008

"GET FIT IN 2009"

THE BASIC

Warm up correctly – before engaging in any strenuous activity, be sure to warm up first. This will prevent injury.

Warm up right – If you own a treadmill or a stationary bike, warm up for 10 to 20 min before engaging in more intensive workouts. Prepare your muscles using a 5 to 10 min stretching routine:

>HEAD extend your left arm to the side at shoulder height, and then press your head towards the opposite direction using your right hand for 20 seconds. Do the same on the other side.

>SHOULDER raise your right arm then bend your elbow behind your head. Using your left hand, grasp the right elbow and press down for 10 seconds. Repeat on the other side.

>CHEST extend your right arm across your chest with your right hand towards your left side. From below, use the left hand to press your right elbow towards your chest. Hold for 10 seconds. Do the same on the left arm.

>BICEPS extend your right arm forward, palm up. Bend the palm downward using the left hand and hold for 10 second. Duplicate the action with the left arm.

>LEGS bend your right leg behind the left leg and hold the right foot with your left hand for 10 second. Repeat with the other leg.

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