Tip Number 6 in the article written by Jackie Veling for ACTIVE.com, about Cross-Fit Games champion Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, “The Fittest Woman on Earth Shares Top 10 Workout Tips,” advises readers to “reach out to coaches and athletes who know more than you”.
If you're a runner, walker, or exercise enthusiast who seeks to become more fit, by reading this slideshow article you will have easily followed one of Leblanc-Bazinet’s tips. Other suggestions involve setting goals, establishing rituals, building a base, warming up, and recording results, all prescriptions recommended by Earned Runs.
BY REQUESTING and USING Earned Runs BIBS, you can obtain a free handy ‘log’ on which to write goals and chart training progress. Recording daily activities on your bibs can become a ritual that helps motivate and inspire.
In this day of social media sharing, a quick pic of your bib posted each week can provide a visual PROGRESS REPORT, holding you accountable to friends and family.
Other advice from Leblanc-Bazinet reported by Veling includes finding a workout environment that fits and motivates you, and a partner. This is can seem weird, but workout partners can initially be ‘imaginary’.
I’m too shy to approach others at the gym who seem far more advanced in training than I am. If we frequent the gym at the same time (another good reason to set rituals) I take casual but regular note of what these persons do. I examine and compare my own routine to see if there’s room for performance improvement.
I have standards however. Gym users who don’t warm–up before a tough workout don’t make it on my ‘watch’ list. Those who seem to show disregard for safety or omit practices that are intended to prevent injury won’t end up as my role models.
Eventually I’ll approach and make honest contact in a way that isn’t intrusive. A 'regular' is likely to have noticed me at some point, and be somewhat aware of my capabilities. Pros' advice tends to be brief, but generous and patient.
Becoming and staying fit is a process. Persevering at fitness activities and seeking out information and advice from experts will provide an education on how to do so over time. Thanks to Jackie Veling and ACTIVE.com for obtaining the scoop from someone who's been named, "World's Fittest Woman."
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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