Stand Up (more) and Exercise

23 Jan

sitting.jpg.size.xxlarge.letterbox[1]We sit too much.  We sit at work.  We sit when we drive.  We sit when we watch TV.  And, of course, we sit when we eat.

Don’t go to the gym and do more sitting.

Spend more time exercising at the gym on your feet (and don’t sit between sets, either).  You’ll burn more calories, increase core activation, and stay more focused and engaged in your workout.

Sure, there will always be a place for exercises like the bench press.  But you’ll find that you can perform virtually any exercise or movement — and work any muscle group — while standing, instead of sitting or lying down.

As an alternative to barbells and dumbbells, incorporate bands, kettlebells and medicine balls into your workout.  You can push, pull, lift, swing and throw them — and get a great workout in the process.

Push or pull a weighted sled.

Try suspension training (we like the TRX), and anti-rotational training, using equipment like the TRX Rip Trainer.

When you’re upright, the muscles that keep you balanced and stabilized work twice as hard, compared with sitting or lying down.  This strategy will also create a more efficient, effective workout… and produce results.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

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2 Responses to “Stand Up (more) and Exercise”

  1. SimpleLivingOver50 January 24, 2015 at 11:07 AM #

    Wow, I am working on the sitting thing the last few weeks. I am even ordering a stand up station for the computer at work.

    • Brian Lebo January 24, 2015 at 5:35 PM #

      That’s awesome… good for you!

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