P90X seems scary and hard, but it really isn't all that bad. The key is to modify exercises, do fewer than he recommends, and only do like half the workout if you start to struggle. I also found it works better if I don't panic if I get off schedule. I don't really like the Kenpo X, but everything else has been terrific and I've seen incredible results (even with ignoring their meal plan).
this may not be the case.
I do over-pronate and have even seen a podiatrist about a related injury to my posterior tibial tendon. I like the shoes aimed for pronation that control motion, but that doesn't mean everyone should. Find a shoe that is comfortable and works for you and then don't let anyone convince you otherwise!
Fun thing to try: Tell people you injured your posterior tibial tendon. Count the people who awkwardly assume it is your butt.
barefoot. Many will tell you to exist all the time barefoot too, but that varies. The theory is we actively weaken our feet and prevent them from doing their jobs by shoving them into shoes. Over the course of our lives all the little muscles in our feet and ankles stop doing what they ought to do when we are barefoot because the shoe compensates for it all. It makes total sense.
The solution is apparently to be barefoot. I'm not really comfortable with running or walking or even existing barefoot for too long, so I guess I'll have to deal with my shoe-damaged feet the rest of my life.
Interesting fact: I've never liked being without shoes. In any emergency, I would always strap on shoes just as soon as possible. One never knows if one is going to have to flee! They're like a security blanket with laces.
heat acclimatization on the web. If you're going to be running or exercising in hot weather, take it slow and don't go from sitting on the couch to running for 60 minutes in super high heat or super high humidity.
It felt like 94 last night when I got home from work and I went for a 2 mile walk/jog. I only ran about 0.6 miles in the middle of all the walking and it was interesting! My lungs were very warm, and it was the first time in weeks I've had a side cramp. It didn't seem all that bad though. I'd been running in the morning when the humidity was higher and I'd come back soaked. Last night I did sweat, but not to that extent.
Always be hydrated!
My playlist has always included a lot of rock music to make me feel AWESOME at working out. Lately I've been using Christian music to remind me how awesome GOD is, and that has been better. I can get my prayer on while walking or running!
Not all of my music fits though. This was on my playlist last night, and I must say everyone needs it. I felt like a super-hero, and every step I took was another step toward saving the world. My head was up, my shoulders were back, and my stride increased. I should have had a cape. If I'd run into a kitten in a tree, I would have been all over it. Get the song, add it to your playlist, and be a hero!
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