Fitness Tips for 2013

Fitness Tip #101




Did you know that jumping rope is one of the most strenuous cardiovascular workout you can give yourself?  Since it’s impossible to sustain a 30min workout with a jump rope try this instead:




·  Skip rope for three minutes. (A round in boxing is three minutes long.)


·  Take a minute off, and do as many crunches as you can.


·  Skip rope for another three minutes.


·  During the next minute between rounds, do as many push-ups as you can.


·  Back to skipping for three minutes


·  Do crunches for another minute. Repeat






Fitness Tip #102




Strong abs will improve your form, reduce injuries, and make you faster. Check out this video short video clip from Runner’s World. 









Fitness Tip #103




Strengthen your cross-body core vector to enhance performance with a medicine-ball twist exercise.  Stand erect, take a hip-width stance and hold a medicine ball between waist and shoulder level with your arms extended in front of you.  Forcefully rotate your torso to move the ball from one side to the other, keeping your core erect and your glutes engaged to help initiate and resist the rotational forces. 






Fitness Tip #104



For all you hardcore exercisers out there, did you know that chocolate milk is the best post-workout drink because it provides the perfect balance of protein and carbs to your body after a hard workout.





Fitness Tip #105


Did you know….that performing an intense weight workout before doing cardio can burn more fat during the cardio session you have after the weight workout? According to scientists weight training may trigger fat-burning hormones




Fitness Tip #106


Here are some great gym friendly proteins – 3oz of Chicken, Turkey or Tuna; 3 eggs (contains 19 grams of protein); 2% Chocolate milk (16 oz); Whey powder (30g scoop); or Greek yogurt (5.3 oz container). Reminder the muscle building ideal is 20 grams, half before and half after your workout!


Fitness Tip #107


Check out this very cool Plyo Side Plank featured on Men Health’s TV




For more fitness tips contact Dr. Heather Gansel, owner of Head-To-Toe Chiropractic.  


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