Warm up for 5 minutes to heat muscles and raise heart rate. It is mandatory to get your body ready to work.
This workout should take you about 30 minutes to complete.
Break for 15 seconds between exercises to give yourself enough time to set up.
Make sure to properly cool down, stretch, and refuel with protein,carbs and plenty of water!
A new cycling studio has arrived in Boston’s Financial District on 101 Federal street, and it is described as a “unique, high-technology indoor cycling and lifestyle studio with a holistic approach”.
B/SPOKE Studios’mission is to cater to riders’ mind, body and spirit through their personalized, lifestyle-focused studio. By employing B/SPOKE’s approach, the studio welcomes riders to find a sustainable path to better health and personal growth while enjoying a revitalizing workout. B/SPOKE has 35 Schwinn AC Performance Plus bikes and every ride comes with complimentary bottled water, heart rate monitors, towels, indoor cycling shoes, foam ear plugs, hair elastics and changing areas complete with six showers (four female, two male) equipped with products from Aesop, blow-dryer and hair straighteners
B/SPOKE does not officially open to the public until July 16th, but from July 9th -15th, ANYONE can sign up for over 30 complimentary classes by registering at http://www.bspokestudios.com. Upon check out, select the “$0.00 – Launch Week Free Class” option. (limit of one per person) Classes will be filled on a “first come, first serve” basis.
During this launch week, B/SPOKE will be open Monday-Friday from 5:00am-8:00pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 8:30am-11:30am.
As of July 16th, single classes and bulk packages ranging from $20-27 per class will be available, along with corporate and student discount programs.
With a packed schedule of six classes each weekday and four on the weekends, B/SPOKE makes it easy for any rider to find the time to fit in their workout. Bikes can be reserved online up to seven days in advance by visiting www.bspokestudios.com, and walk-ins are also welcome!
For more information, please call 617.951.9900 or head over to www.bspokestudios.com.
Happy cycling, Boston!
Last Tuesday, I slipped a disc in my back.
Yes, last Tuesday, and I’m still feeling it a week later.
What Is a Slipped Disk?
Your spinal column is made of up 26 bones (vertebrae) that are cushioned by disks. The disks protect the bones by absorbing the shocks from daily activities like walking, lifting, and twisting.
Each disk has two parts—a soft, gelatinous inner portion and a tough outer ring. Injury or weakness can cause the inner portion of the disk to protrude through the outer ring. This is known as a slipped or herniated disk. This causes pain and discomfort. If the slipped disk compresses one of your spinal nerves, you may also experience numbness and pain along the affected nerve.
It’s painful, annoying, and the only thing that has worked for me this time, and in the past, is ibuprofen, Epsom salt baths, and sleeping on the floor with an icepack.
I’ve also been drinking tons of ginger tea to help with inflammation.
Having a strong back is important. Performing bent over rows, supermans, back extensions and lat pull downs are all essential ways to keep your torso strong. However, we sometimes do not pay attention to our posture, or move the wrong way, and this can cause a disc to slip.
In my cause, I am pretty sure that a combination of crooked sitting, arched standing, and ignoring the recent tweaks that I’ve felt in my back brought me to this place of pain.
never ignore those signals. If something hurts, let it rest. It’s the only body you have.
It’s important to keep your body balanced by working both your core and back muscles, and planks are the perfect way to incorporate all of your mid section muscles at the same time.
Since it’s a show day here in Boston, try this at home core circuit that will heat up your center and keep your body strong!
Remember to always sit, drive, and stand with you shoulders back, never lock your knees, and start incorporating flexibility to your daily agenda.
Just a few minutes of stretching can do wonders as a start to your day.
Take care xoxo