Gearing Up for Summer…
It’s been a long winter and I know we’re all itching to get outside, myself included. It’ll be great to hike in the Wissahickon, bike around the Art Museum and, run on Forbidden Drive and the Kelly Drive loop. In order to maximize your workout efficiency and not loose any momentum and progress you’ve made over the past 4-6 months you’ll want to keep active with your resistance training / strength training.
Resistance training is one of the most efficient ways to keep lean, sculpt muscles and of course be the strongest version of yourself.
If outdoor activity is your thing, still be sure to get in 2-3 resistance training workouts a week. This will also aid in injury prevention from clocking too many miles on your feet or bike. Alternating workout types throughout the week is also important with a rest day every 4-5 days.
If you really want to ramp things up before the summer officially kicks off, the week of July 4th then you’ll also want to make sure you are dialed in to your nutrition. I know, sometimes eating clean is more daunting than getting into the gym but it’s really very impactful on any body composition changes you want to see happen.
1 – Resistance train at least 2x a week, more if this is your only activity
2 – Get outside for fresh air and Vitamin D
3 – Eat lean proteins, healthy fats, green vegetables and low glycemic fruits
If you’re looking for a swift kick in the pants to help get the process going we will be doing a 21 day summer challenge starting on June 10, 2018 (intentionally placed after the Burpees and Burgers fundraiser and ending before July 4th weekend.) You will also have the option to add on a maintenance program once the 21 days over through the end of July to make this summer your best looking summer. Details coming soon!