The Groundhog Saw His Shadow
Looking Forward to Spring with New MCore Equipment
We are well into the winter season and depending on where you live, you’re either begging for spring to come now or spring-like weather is an everyday occurrence. Since I live in the Northeast, Groundhog Day is looked at with much anticipation. How many more weeks do we have left of cold winter weather? Shoveling your car out and putting on layers upon layers of clothing in order to avoid that bitter cold air that buzzes through the air like a Hawk circling its prey, is all too common at this time of year. Nothing sounds better in the morning than the sweet sound of birds chirping and the smell of spring in the air. Last month, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow so that means spring is right around the corner!
I, for one, look forward to the weather getting warmer and being able to change it up and train outside wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Training outside is a great for the body and the mind. More importantly, training outside is not a controlled environment so the wind, air, and surface all come into effect, giving you a better workout. There are a multitude of ways to train outside, whether it’s a boot camp style workout, cardio based or doing something athletic like playing a sport. When the weather gets warmer, many people take their gyms outside.
MCore FTS has a small portable version of the TS3 that easily fits in your car and can be used with bands or dumbbells, so you can bring your gym and some of your favorite workouts with you wherever you are. The MCore TS Consumer Model is a perfect tool to invigorate your workout. You get the best of both worlds by being able to take advantage of beautiful weather outside and using weights and bands in an unlimited spacial environment, meaning there really are no restrictions when it comes to space when training outside, so anything is possible.
Full-body workouts are great to do and mimic movements in your everyday life. We don’t isolate body parts when we move throughout the day, so for the most part the general population should train that way. The body responds well to high intensity interval training (HIIT) or circuit workouts. Performing a Band or DB Incline followed by a half gasser or 5-10-5 agility drill puts a different type of stress on the body. Workouts like this at the park can be a fun, exhilarating and different way to break up your normal gym routine. You can add hill sprints or drills that emphasize cutting along with your weight training. The Consumer Model allows for unlimited programming, so if there are two of you working out, incorporating lifts and running at the same time is easy.
Below is a sample partner workout you can do outside with a pair of dumbbells and bands using MCore’s Consumer Model. Although there are only 6 steps, this is not an easy workout; it’s a muscular endurance workout so make sure you go at your own pace.
-DB Bench/Band Hi Row – 3x10
-5-10-5 Pro Agility – 3x3 patterns
-S-L DB Squat/Band Lunge + Press – 3x8 each leg
-Half Gasser – 3x6 rounds
-DB Bentover Row/Band Side Rotations – 3x10
-Burpees – 6x30 seconds
*Do each pairing with 1min rest after your condo exercise.
*Rest 90 seconds after finishing each pairing of exercises
Enjoy your workout!
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