The Other “C” Word
Everyone, from exercisers, to athletes, to couch potatoes,
to your mom hates this word. Its utterance elicits moans from those within
earshot. It conjures vivid mental images of varying degrees of horribleness in
everyone’s mind. No, I’m not talking about a curse word (or “swear”, or “cuss”,
depending on your dialect). I’m talking about CARDIO.
I don’t like it either. I’d rather chew the excess fat off
of my own belly than spend an hour a day, six times a week on a hamster wheel.
I decided it would be prudent to give my body at least a
full day of skiing difficult lift serviced terrain at altitude in Taos to get
acclimated. This helped immensely, and kept any altitude sickness at bay. I
looked carefully at the weather forecast for the duration of our escapade, and
picked day two as the most likely to get favorable weather to bag the summit of
Kachina and shred down the open face.
I drooled from the lift below Kachina on day one. I asked
ski patrol how the summit was skiing, and which lines were the best.
. It’s very
important to have variety in your exercise route from day today. Instead of exercising inside, try venturing
outside and playing basketball, tennis or just hike. Have some fun with it,
enjoy the beautiful outdoors
Do your current workout backwards. For example, if you generally finish with
GPP (General Physical Preparation), on your next workout, start with GPP and
WITH THE RESISTS. If
you’ve become accustomed to a certain weight on an exercise, try reducing the
weight and working with higher rep patterns or try “upping” the weights to
heavier amount and doing fewer reps (again, everything we do at Hordon Health
has immense focus on correct movement patterns of the exerciser.
Children are our future and understanding and supporting their natural
yearning for physical activity will help lead them to a lifetime of happy and
healthy living. If we joyfully teach them how to include healthy exercise from
the early stages of their development, we will be giving our children a gift
that will endure throughout their lives.
Among the many benefits are physical fitness, confidence and stronger self-esteem,
more energy, better memory, and simply a good feeling about themselves and they
are easy to achieve.
Earn Your Turns; a simple phrase, thrown around the mountain
riding community, but rarely adhered to. In this era of 50 passenger trams,
gondolas with Wi-Fi access and flat screens, detachable high-speed six-passenger
heated and wind-guarded chairlifts, and all manner of apps on our phones to
track total vertical feet (or meters for our international shred buddies) traveled
and runs completed, we have become forgetful. We, as a skiing and snowboarding
people, have forgotten how much effort it took for our sports' pioneers to get to
those pillow runs, snow fields, and steep & deep faces.