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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cindy on the Run

400 M run
5 rounds of Cindy
400 m run
4 rounds of cindy
400 M run
3 rounds of Cindy
400 M run
2 rounds of Cindy
400 M run
1 round of Cindy

1 round of Cindy is 5 pull ups, 10 push ups and 15 squats

Water is essential to life and performance, we cannot live without it.   In the humid Florida environment it is of the utmost importance in the summer months; especially if you train outdoors or sweat a lot.  Proper hydration keeps our skin looking healthier, helps facilitate fat loss, flushes toxins out, keeps our organs functioning optimally, improves energy, regulates body temperature and maintains overall health.

It is very important to hydrate well before exercise, during events lasting longer than 60 minutes and afterwards to replenish fluids lost.  It is not however necessary during a 15 to 45 minute workout to grab your water bottle 5 to 15 times.  I see this repeatedly during classes, it is either well intentioned hydration efforts or a stall tatic.  Trust me,  you will not dehydrate in 30 minutes.  Efforts should be forcused on breathing, technique and depending upon the type of workout, speed.  In a timed event the last thing you want to do is spend precious time messing with your water bottle, that is distracting to say the least and that 5 to 15 seconds is time off your personal best, along with “towelitis”.  Towelitis is the term used to refer to someone constantly wiping the sweat from their body during a workout.  It’s another stall tatic or they’re trying to stop it.  Sweat is GOOD, let it happen and wipe off at the end, it’s not going to kill you.   It’s not always about the clock but trying to do certain types of workouts faster than you’ve done before is part of the progression of training.  Or it should be, mediocrity sucks.

So unless you’re running a marathon, let the water bottle and towel be for at least 30 minutes, every second counts. . .  

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