Exercise Without Sweating

By: Weston Lyon
Copyright (c) 2008 Weston Lyon

You don't have to sweat when you exercise to know you've had a great workout. In fact, you don't even have to feel like you've had a great workout to have a great workout. All you need to do to have a great workout is contract your muscles as much as possible.

Now, contracting your muscles like this does take practice, but once you know how you can workout anytime, anyplace. You can exercise while brushing your teeth, cooking dinner, or driving home in the car.

If you need to practice controlling your muscles read my last article on building muscle with your intent. It's not necessary for this article, but it helps.

Anywho, here are 3 exercises you can do during the course of your day to get into great shape without sweating or feel like you're working too hard:

1. Squat Holds while brushing your teeth - when you get up in the morning and brush your teeth do the following:

a. Get your tooth brush ready.

b. Before you start brushing, bend your knees and squat down about 4-6 inches.

c. Hold this position for as long as it takes to brush your teeth.

d. Repeat for flossing and rinsing.

2. Pushups while making oatmeal - when you make breakfast in the morning do the following (example will be making hardy oatmeal in the microwave):

a. Get your oatmeal ready and pop it in the microwave.

b. When you hit the "start" button, put your hands on the counter top, take a step back, and START doing Counter Pushups. Most oatmeal takes 1-2 minutes so you can get at least 20-50 pushups in before the bell dings.

c. When the oatmeal is ready, stop your workout and enjoy a nice hardy bowl of oatmeal. The fiber will clean out your intestines and the carbs will fuel your muscles...the ones you just used!

3. Vacuums while driving home from work - when you're in the car do the following:

a. Get situated in your seat and make sure you where you're going.

b. Once you're ready, suck in your stomach as if you were going to touch your belly button to your spine.

c. Take 5 deep breathes while holding your stomach in. d. Relax your stomach and repeat in a minute or so. This exercise works your abs...trust me, you'll feel it.

So there you have it, three simple exercises to do over the course of your day. None that will make you sweat. None that will make you feel like you've worked to hard. But ALL will move you toward your fitness goal.

Take action all day long and results are yours for the taking (without sweating).
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