An Introduction to a Workout Without Weights

The word workout has many different meanings to different people. Lifting dumbbells, going for a run or even just getting off the coach can all be considered strenuous activity depending on the individual. Here on this site, we are dedicated to bringing you the most relevant and top notch information and products related to a workout without weights.

A weight-free workout is what we consider the epitome of real training. The ability to perform at your peak and work with your body to reach your ultimate potential is what we are striving for.

Many people discover a workout without weights a great alternative to monotonous and repetitive isolated exercises and in turn develop fit and balanced bodies. We want to bring you the very best in order to help you generate momentum in your life and conquer your fitness goals.

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The Consequences of “Fitness”

I look back on the past 2 months of my life, and I really don’t even know how to go about putting together a coherent post about what I really want to say. It all started with a self-imposed social media hiatus. This was a long time coming, as I had been using blogging, twitter, and everything in between to fuel some really poor habits. See also this video about the signs that you could be overtraining:

I think maybe more than a few people can relate to this, so I will put it bluntly, and I will put it honestly. There is so much more to life than trying to be the fittest person on the planet.

Over the past few years, I watched myself transform from a severely overweight girl who was depressed, lacked the confidence to thrive, and had a horribly fucked up relationship with food too… A thin, more muscular, depressed girl who lacked the confidence to thrive and had a seriously fucked up relationship with food and working out.

God, it feels good to get that off my chest. I found myself down that rabbit hole of socially ostracizing myself from my friends and family in favor of eating my prepared and strictly calorically and macro controlled meals from Tupperwares.

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Living the Dream – Life is Good

In honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, let’s take a look at a few of his memorable words:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: It’s the quality, not the longevity, of one’s life that’s important.

We know this to be true, yet I am still struck by the number of people who are focused on life at the office, looking ahead at the retirement account planning and dreaming of ‘someday’. I understand the importance of all these things: planning for the future is an important part of creating it, but not at the risk of running out of time to enjoy today.

As many pithy posters on social networks have said, ‘someday’ is not a day of the week. Nor does it need to be part of your business vocabulary. We helping professionals are the first to understand that life is indeed short, that nothing beats the value of a moment spent with someone we care about and that when all is said and done, those moments will magically add up to a ‘great life’ that gets reported in our own obituaries.

The Life Is Good story actually began in 1994 with two brothers, Bert and John Jacobs, who hawked t-shirts on the streets of Boston, even selling door-to-door in college dorms up and down the East coast and out of a small van until things got, well, good for them.

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Waiting for Something to Break

Every year I grapple less with the daunting fact that Christmas is just not as fun as a grown person as it is when you’re a child. I have accepted it, it’s a fact of life. Move on.

I don’t like the fact that December seems to be one of those months that chews you up and spits you out if you don’t plan accordingly, and in my line of business, it made for a lot of really late nights, really long days, and me and Aaron tearing down all our decorations last Sunday thinking, “What the hell just happened?”
Christmas time this year was just weird.

It was chaos, it was heartbreak, it was a lot of half-assed gifts (which is EXTREMELY out of character for me. I am that person who gets ulcers over picking out the perfect present.

This year I sat in my armchair, let my credit card do the work, and prayed I didn’t order a pile of crap. It was me forcefully trying to hang on to a little glimmer of nostalgia – crafting those smelly cinnamon ornaments like we used to when I was a kid and making pomanders and robotically baking dozens upon dozens of cookies with Reece’s cups jammed down inside them.

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Garcinia Cambogia Extract – Really Helping People

Now, something that may change your life. For the better! Tech stuff and business development advice will come later again, but first attention to our health! We have long accepted that we can’t reach the dream of losing weight on our own, diet pills keep on selling like hot pancakes. As soon as there’s a new brand out in the market, people will come flocking to try this one themselves.

And we already lost track of all those diet supplements that claim to be effective in making us lose weight, as in really lose weight and stay that way. But Garcinia Cambogia is different from the rest of them.

If Garcinia Cambogia does not deliver its promise, famous nutritionists, doctors, and celebrities won’t be endorsing it as the “holy grail” of weight loss.

This miracle pill has touched many lives for the better, which is why it is still among the leading supplements today in the field of weight loss. By taking the right supplement the right way, the results are dramatic and you yourself will be surprised at the change in you physically.

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Self Love September

I can’t believe it’s September already!  Where did my summer go?  And certainly, when will it start feeling like fall?  I am pretty much over the humidity, and last week I felt like I was borderline heat stroke every time I set off for my early morning 10 a.m.-ish runs.

 

Either way, just as I always do, I am taking the opportunity to start off a fresh month with a fresh new set of goals.  This month though, I’m doing things a little differently than I have in the past.

This month I’m not focusing on miles or pounds.

I’m not thinking in calories or macros, “after pictures” or visible abs…

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Winning Your Battles. Stop Comparing Yourself

I am going to make this as plain and clear as possible… Stop comparing your own unique situation to those around you.

I am saddened by how the students blogging community has dramatically changed since I first started writing years ago, and I am just as guilty as the next guy about falling into the “comparison trap.”

Back in the day, we all had our eyes on our own prizes, we all just wanted a little piece of the internet to document our personal journeys. We could get all set in our own ways to write our stories, express our love for whatever physical activity, or get further educated by taking online math tests if it would be some educational necessity it was that moved us.

I wrote with passion, I didn’t care who read it, I made some awesome friends along the way, and I had no problem with my 10 hits a day.  I was blogging for the sheer joy of having a place to talk about myself all the time.

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Looks DO Matter

I’m the type of person who’d like to live in a world where looks don’t matter. But, like you, I live in a world where looks do in fact matter. As I shared in my post about hate, I’ve had a pretty telling example of just how much looks can play into the way others engage with you. But today we’re going to focus on the perceptions we create by the way we present ourselves.

This isn’t a feel-good topic…it’s seemingly a bit shallow actually. But should that detour us from speaking about it? NOPE! Sometimes we have to have tough conversations in order to fully hash things out.

I’m counting on community contribution to help drive the point that looks really do matter, or the contrary if you believe otherwise. Either way, please share your rundown as to why you feel the way you do.

Let’s go…

I’m a realist and realize that much of what we see as our reality is really only a perception and this is very obvious, for example, in the alternative energy discussion. In fact, I believe that we’re accountable for most of the elements related to the perceptions others form of us. If you don’t think that looks matter now – you may come to find out in a moment, that they actually do.

*NOTE: When I say looks – I’m speaking on your personal presentation only. I am not talking about physical characteristics that we have very little control over (like DNA). Sure, these do play a significant part, but I’m not going there…yet!

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Balancing your Workout without Weights; Cardio, Stretching and Lifting

A workout without weights is a rather broad definition. It can range anywhere from sprints to push-ups or yoga to burpees. Today we’d like to share the value of using balance in your weight free workouts in order to achieve your ultimate physique.

We’ve found that doing only one type of exercise leads to injury and limited capabilities in one or more areas of a person’s life. Being extremely muscular yet unable to run or even walk correctly is a hazard, the same as being overly skinny and incapable of lifting a load over one’s own head.

The people who look and appear the most fit are generally well-balanced individuals strong enough to run, lift and bend to survive any challenge that is thrown at them even is a swimming lesson. This is what we aim to achieve with a weight-free workout. Read More Balancing your Workout without Weights; Cardio, Stretching and Lifting

Horribly Uncomfortable

Since the birth of my fitness loving alter ego “Pe Tank Ass” – being physically active without limits has been something I’ve strived for. Though I have a pretty sweet home gym set up going on in my basement, housing stacks of plates, barbells, racks, benches, and the like, last year I kind of went bat crap for running, and in turn, I am now 3 months out of my first ultramarathon.

Not just run in a straight line ultramarathon either. Big ass mountains and stuff. Finishing this 50k in under 8 hours is supposedly a rockin’ time. So, I qualified for this in October and committed the week after. Fast forward to a month later where I busted my ankle to high hell and spent my month where I was supposed to be acclimating to the weather and starting ultra training instead I was gimping around and eating anything that didn’t eat me first.

Fast forward to the end of December when I decidedly was healed, but running outside for long distances was neither productive or pleasurable. Fast forward to today where I still am trying to come to terms with the fact that I will be training at the YMCA on days when the temperature is below 35 degrees.

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