I’ve moved cities 5 times in the last 10 years, and it has always been tough and challenging. Even worse, I had to change my fitness routine because all my favorite classes and running routes were no longer available. But I’ve also learned a lot on how to stay fit while moving and want to share that with you. —
What is Electric Muscle Stimulation?
Electric Muscle Stimulation Training or EMS is a training method where electric current is sent through your muscles and contracts them. In addition you will perform exercises, but it can also be done without. Usually you have to wear a special type of vest or body suit connected to an EMS machine or device. You will be sprayed with water, so the electric current is transmitted to your muscles. The intensity of the current and muscle contraction will be different depending on body position and which exercise you are doing. But you can always adjust the intensity of every body part to your own preference. If this sounds a bit like torture or electrocution to you don’t worry. I’ve been doing it for a while now and it sounds more intimidating than it really is. Here are my top reasons why you should try Electric Muscle Stimulation training.
Have you ever thought of trying a new sport for the new year? Don’t wait any longer. It is a great way to break up your routine. Additionally a new sport will challenge you physically, mentally and even socially. So why not try a new sport as your New Years resolution?
Winter is coming! Where I live, this will mean temperatures well below freezing. I will definitely switch parts of my training routine indoors where I will do some spinning, yoga, strength training and lots of pole dancing. And I will do some winter sports outside, like skiing and ski mountaineering. But I want and need to keep on running outside too. I’ve already written a blogpost about how to run in the dark, so here are my top 5 tips for running in winter.
When I look at my goals journal for 2017, the first entry is World’s Toughest Mudder. And in the section of what I need to do it says: Train like a crazy person. Although this pretty much sums it up, I thought it might still be a good idea to get into the details of my World’s toughest Mudder Training plan this year to hit 50 miles and what lessons I learned.