Fitness Tip: Off season training
May 23, 2014
Whether you are getting out of school, have already completed your marathon or triathlon, or just need to change up your regular fitness routine, taking a short break is okay, but don't skip more than a week of no workouts. For those lifting heavy weights regularly, a week-long break is recommended. Changing fitness routines is recommended for everyone not training for a specific sport or event or even those who have been exercising but have reached a fitness or weight-loss plateau. Don't stop cardiovascular exercises, but change from machines to walking, running, or biking outside; if football or soccer is your sport, switch it up to swimming, tennis, or cycling. Enjoy the nice temperatures and longer periods of daylight during this Colorado summer.
Bridget R. Sanders, PTA
The Memorial Hospital Physical Therapy Department