Happy Thanksgiving

Ok Alex, where the heck are you going with all of this? Glad you asked! Over the past year and a half, my workouts have become much more streamlined and efficient with the time I have available. There is absolutely no reason to spend over an hour in a gym unless you are training for a specific event or an athlete. These days, I spend no more than 50 minutes in the gym, 10 minutes cardio warmup and 30-35 strength-training, and I still see results I am proud of. With such limited time, I head to the gym with a plan (usually workouts Nick puts together!). We also do a fair amount of supersetting to get the most bang for our buck with our time.

What is supersetting? Supersetting is performing 2 exercises, one right after the other, with no rest in between. It is considered a more advanced style of lifting that can produce significant results by increasing your workout intensity.

Good morning and Happy Saturday! I have a hard time sleeping in on the weekend when I get up at 4:30am during the weekday. Am I crazy? Please tell me I’m not alone.

Anyone have fun plans scheduled this weekend? It is supposed to be beautiful in Richmond this weekend, in the 60’s and sunny!, so you will likely find me outside enjoying a warm-ish run today and a nice relaxing walk tomorrow. Other than that, Nick & I are going to a Sur La Table cooking class this evening. We received a gift certificate for a cooking class as a Christmas gift, and after reading about Gina & Brittany’s experience at Sur La Table, I am incredibly excited for our class this evening.

Karen Moore