As many of us in the midwest know, it’s going to be absolutely frigid this week and many of us will be stuck indoors. That doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on a workout. Isometric exercises are a great way you can do some strength training anywhere you have chair! So, you have no excuse! Isometric exercises are safe and effective and are great for people that have injuries that aren’t able to lift heavy weights. They can be done at your desk at work, while you wait for your train, in a doctor’s office, on a plane….you get the idea. You might get some strange looks, but who cares! You’re working toward your fitness goals and that means much more than what other people think. This isn’t to replace a full strength training workout at a gym or if you’re my client, this definitely doesn’t replace our sessions… but it is way better than doing nothing!
To be successful, you have to seek out failure. Successful people fail a lot more than they succeed. Failure is where all the lessons are. This is for anything in your life, even at the gym, you’re seeking failure. This is what I train my clients every day at the studio: muscle failure (or success). You take your muscles to the point of failure because that’s where the growth is and that’s where you find strength. Stay tuned for the next blog post to learn more about the workout method that I train.