The best workout if you have no money

As promised in an earlier post, the most efficient workout if you have no time, here’s the best workout if you have no money.

I thought long and hard about this one. There really are so many options out there to look at that will give you some results. But I finally chose one fitness program to share with you that I can truly say will give you the best workout, for free.

My criteria for recommending a workout was really strict.

  • It has to be free.
  • Bodyweight with no special equipment.
  • You should be able to do it anywhere.
  • It has to be doable for all ages.
  • It has to be ‘tweakable’ for all fitness levels, and will give you a good progression.
  • It has to be full body, not just focusing on arms or any specific body parts.
  • It should give real world strength and not focusing on just aesthetics.

So here it is.

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The most efficient workout if you have no time

As promised in my last post about losing fat, here’s my post about exercise.

So…You’ve decided you want to get back into shape? Good job! Unfortunately you, like everyone else, is strained for time.

Let me describe an average day:

  1. Wake up early in the morning late. Get ready Rush to work.
  2. Travel time to work is 1-1.5 hrs because of rush hour traffic.
  3. You answer emails, have meetings, do some real work, surf the net for 8-10 hours.
  4. Something urgent comes up… you have to work overtime.
  5. Leave the office 7 or 8pm. Take another 1 hour to get home.
  6. Eat dinner.
  7. Facebook+Twitter+Blogs+Internet+Downloaded Movie or Series.
  8. Go to bed when your eyes are too tired to look at your phone/tablet/computer/TV.
  9. Repeat steps 1-8.

Does this sound familiar? We’ve all had days like this. How could you ever fit a workout into a schedule like that?

Let me tell you now… It’s possible!

Here’s a workout that mixes strength training, an elevated heart rate, and compound movements to train your whole body. All with one move. Are you ready? Keep reading…

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Why your New Year’s resolution could be doomed to failure

Every year, people all over the world make new year’s resolutions. Some resolutions sound like this:

  • I will get into better shape this year.
  • I will read through the whole Bible this year.
  • I will floss my teeth more often this year.
  • I will spend more time with my family
  • <insert yours here>

Unfortunately, experience has shown, people making resolutions like these are doomed to failure. Here’s why. They each commit at least one of these fatal mistakes.

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Are you well rested?

Have you ever come home from a vacation still feeling tired, as if you needed to take a vacation from your vacation? Or how about the feeling that its sunday night and you still don’t feel rested… like you’re not yet ready for the week. Maybe you don’t know how to rest. True rest, doesn’t just happen. It needs to be intentional.

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I’m gonna try some fasting

Last Sunday at church, the pastor talked about Spiritual Fasting. I knew I wanted to experience the spiritual benefits. But still, I’ve been eating 6x a day since March! I was unsure how it would fit into my workout / fitness regime. So I did some research about how other people do it. Here’s what I found out:

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What exactly is a “full body workout?”

A lot of people want to start exercising but have no idea where to start. Like I said in earlier blog posts (here and here), Strength training is the best place to start. Here’s a beginner’s guide to basic strength training. No need to go to the gym just yet. You can do these exercises in the comfort of your own home, taking only 15-30 minutes.

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7 Reasons why it’s better to start exercising with Strength Training

You’ll get stronger and you’ll feel it in the real world – This is by far the BEST benefit of strength training. If you lift something heavy, suddenly everything else feels lighter. Continue reading

Starting from zero: Body care basics

I think health and fitness is a good topic for a second post. Often times, when life gets busy say with work, marriage, children, financial concerns, or other things, our body care is the first to suffer. it’s pretty ironic because if our body doesn’t function well, we won’t be able to do any of the other things we feel are so important.

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