Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year, WORK it OUT!

Before I forget, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

What better way to start off the year if not a pair of good runners? Its been long enough since I've gotten myself a pair of runners since my late Nike of good 4 years. And, I've been longing to try out the Adidas's Clima Cool Ride. Unfortunately, I wasn't 'in' enough with the trend and was told that the Adidas outlets no longer have these runners. Hence, I settled with the Adidas CC Chill.

# 360 degrees ventilation ( unfortunately this CC Chill does not provide a 360 degrees ventilation, probably only 280degrees; good enough!) Several parts of the shoes are covered with synthetic/ textile material.

# reduces in-shoe moisture levels

# reduces perspiration in shoe and sock

# lowers temperature in-shoe during running

# heat reduction abilities improves overall running performance

Not forgetting another essential item; the carrier! The Adilibria Workout Bag. 
Apart from a good pair of runners, your gym bag is another 'must-have'. Well, this is my first. I've always had this problem when: 

Each time I hit the gym, I'll have to trouble myself ransacking the entire room looking for a worn out "gym bag" just so its alright to keep the dirty, sweaty clothes and stinky shoes. Now with a designated bag just for gym, I can save all that hassle ;) 


Sporty, modern and feminine. This bag has its own designated compartment ( comes with a removable shoe bag), as well as dividers for body care items! This bag features one main zip compartment, two side compartments and a valuable pocket thats zipper secured. 
Now, I sure am ready and geared up to hit the gym for a healthy start! 

I have succumbed into a terribly unhealthy eating habit over the past 2 months. My excuse? 

-Prison break ever since BeautyCamp and hence walloping everything edible that comes in my way
-It was holiday season! 

Haha. Only losers would give excuses and my new year's resolution would be to start FIT & HEALTHY. Be gone fats and excuses! Haha. Do or die, like I always say. 

Here are a few workout tips which I reckon would help those that are as eager to get fit and healthy as I am ;) Also, check out this video of the right way of doing the Half Push-ups, demonstrated by yours truly.

And the following is a workout regime by my all time favourite, Nicole Scherzinger. This workout as designed by her trainer, Adam Ernster will promise to have your abs sculpted within a month!

How it works:

Three times a week, do 2 or 3 sets of each move in order without resting in between. 

1. Slide Out (Works Core and Shoulders): Get in plank position with hands on Valslides or towels. Press left hand down as you slowly slide it forward [shown]. Return to starting position and repeat on right side to complete 1 rep. Do 10 reps. (If this move is too challenging, try it with your knees on the ground.)

2. Triple Threat (Works Abs): Lie faceup with legs extended toward ceiling, feet flexed and arms at sides. Raise hips [A]; lower to starting position. Do 10 reps.
Next, place hands behind head and bend knees 90 degrees. Curl knees toward chest [B]; lower to starting position. Do 10 reps. Last, place feet on floor and extend arms straight up from chest.
Raise head and shoulders [c]; lower. Do 10 reps.

3. Reverse Chop (Works Core): Hold a weighted ball with both hands in front of hips, and stand with feet wider than shoulders, knees slightly bent. Rotate shoulders to the left, bringing ball outside left hip [A].

Twist torso to the right as you raise ball up at a diagonal to the right [B]. Return to starting position. Do 12 to 15 reps, then switch sides to complete set.
Remember the Double D's? Discipline and Determination is the key! Happy working out! 


Simple Person said...

Happy running and Happy New Year...
Where you usualy go for a jog?

Magdeline Wang said...

Happy New Year to u too! Well, usually at my gym.

Anonymous said...

To help focus your water workout, it is recommended that you use a buoyancy belt to maintain your location and balance in the water and prevent putting stress on your back during the workouts. You should see your physician and ask if there are any other ways to complete your core workoutwith regards to this issue.