I live in Baltimore and am 22. Working towards total fitness. A healthy BMI (24) would be nice, but that is flawed for someone that lifts. Came close in 10/11th grade. I have been heavy ever since I can remember. Then, throughout highschool I lost probably close to 60lbs. I have no weights from before the weight loss or afterwards. Then, I started putting on weight before college. I would drop 15lbs. during school at UMCP and gain weight during breaks. I would go between 185lbs. and 200+ lbs.. Then, at UMBC it was the same until last summer when everything just went downhill to my current and probably highest weight. Depression makes it all worse. A general fitspo fitblr with an anti-depression twist and a focus on men. Also, I am 5' 6". Asystole Haraheta
Place a heavy weight plate (try 25 to 35 pounds) on top of a towel so it glides. Put your hands on the plate, and drive with your legs to push the plate quickly across the floor for 25 to 40 yards. Rest 60 seconds. Repeat two to five times. Maximize muscle tension by keeping your elbows straight, taking long strides with your legs, and keeping your hips lower than your shoulders.
Body Bonus: Improves total-body conditioning
*Plates can be replaced with something equally as heavy*
How to calculate your maximum heart rate to know how hard you’re working during your cardio
PS: the “fat burning zone” (about 60% to 70% of your maximum heart rate) doesn’t mean you’re burning more fat. It just means the body burns a higher percentage of calories from fat when in this zone. However, at higher intensities (70-90% of your maximum heart rate), you burn a greater number of overall calories.
My new “Bored?” exercise jar. I found a similar jar on Pinterest in which parents would put activities for their kids to do, and it just made sense to me: if I’m trying to get in shape and I have nothing to do/am bored, why not have a list of things to do, cut it up, and choose one from a jar?