Our Bodyweight Beach Series continues with round 2: a mix of cardiovascular endurance and stability challenge. Each of these exercises can be layered with an advanced progression; alternatively, you can take it down a notch by modifying to accommodate any injuries or limitations. If you missed the first workout in this series, you can catch up here.
Need a fitness program to take along with you on vacation? Can't stand the thought of being indoors on a gorgeous day? Wish you could cool off with a dip in the water as you workout? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this Bodyweight Beach Blast is for you. All you need is a water bottle, some SPF + sunglasses, and a little encouragement from your Longevity family.
The importance of staying active has been ingrained in our mind for as long as we can remember. We’ve been taught that regular exercise promotes our overall health; however, how many of us can trace this knowledge back to the source? Studies show that family - parents, siblings, grandparents, cousins - positively influence our level of physical activity. A few members of the Longevity community share their own family fitness dynamic and how movement, whether together or apart, has strengthened their bodies and parent-child relationships.
As our founder Jennie Brooks says, "you are only as healthy as your heart, your spine and your mind." The spine is the focal point of the body, and it's crucial for our whole health - both mental and physical - to care for it as such. Stabilizing and strengthening the muscles that support your core help fortify your spine and reinforce the rest of your body. Maria demonstrates 5 exercises that you can incorporate in your regular routine to promote spinal mobility and abdominal strengthening.
Bobby demonstrates 9 upper body exercises that sculpt and strengthen arms, just in time for warmer weather. Versatile, convenient and effective, TRX Suspension Training is the ultimate bodyweight training tool. Suspension training exercise builds strength, flexibility, and core stability all at once, which makes it a great method to safely and rapidly change your body.
Cross-training is not only a pillar of the Longevity method, it is a dynamic approach to promoting overall health on both a mental and physical level. Integrating different types of training, like yoga with strength/resistance training, works to address the whole self - mind, body, and spirit. When we combine two already-effective forms of fitness, we also combine each of their benefits to create an efficient synergy.
The difference between daily movement and intentional movement is a plan. There are several strength training methods out there, each with its own purpose and science behind it. We name 7 training styles and their benefits; learn which ones are most suited for you and your fitness goals.
Strength, mobility and coordination are key players when it comes to moving efficiently and rendering results. In terms of fitness, strength is defined as 'the ability to produce internal tension to overcome an external load.' It is a crucial aspect of training and often the first area of focus. Anna demonstrates 12 fundamental exercises that can be adapted for nearly any strength training program. We include tips for your best form, along with progressions and variations to help you reach (and crush) your strength goals.
Combining our Stair Climb machine with a series of strength and mobility exercises, we created a workout that burns a minimum of 360 calories. That could equate to three glasses of wine, a grande caramel latte, or even a bowl of pasta bolognese with a slice of bread.
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