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Farrell’s Tip of the Day: Don’t wait in line to put your gear away!

21 Jul

At the end of resistance training classes, don’t wait in line to put your bands/Xerbar away. Put in an extra 50 crunches or situps; do some V-Ups, whatever.

Or, if you get there a few minutes early, do the same.

You’re there anyway. You got up early (probably) to be there. Don’t just stand in line. Don’t just sit on the mat waiting for something to happen.

You can burn an extra 50-100 calories in 10 minutes or so (if you did this for 5 min before, 5 min after class). That adds up to as much as 6000 calories in 10 weeks, almost an extra two pounds lost (7000 calories burned = 2 pounds lost). And you don’t have to spend any extra time there to get it.

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Tip of the day

20 Jul

Today I went to the 5:30 PM class, because I had a meeting in the morning that I couldn’t get around. Right before I went to Farrell’s, though, I ate chips and salsa. Not recommended – I felt like I had raging heartburn and was nauseous the last 10 minutes of the class.

Might not be the same for everybody, but I’m just sayin’, chips and salsa are not the best plan for a quick pre-workout snack.

Not that they would have made the Farrell’s diet plan anyway.

Tip of the Day: Keeping your gloves and wristwraps clean

6 Jul

Tip of the day: Don’t put your wristwraps in a backpack and leave them in a hot car. They get kinda nasty.

At some point you’re going to want to wash the gloves and wristwraps – and I don’t recall them telling you how to do it without ruining them. I’ve washed mine every two to three weeks.

Wristwraps: unwrap them, and fold the velcro back onto itself so its not exposed (it’ll pick up lint and get all tangled if you don’t).

Gloves: Unvelcro the wrists and fold them back on themselves as well, so they’re as open as you can make them.

Throw them both into the washing machine, along with some towels colorfast and lint-free items, and wash normally. I washed on cold, normal cycle.

When done, let them both air dry. The gloves might take two days, so plan accordingly and do it over the weekend.

And remember, don’t leave the wristwraps in musty, humid heat, like in a backpack in a car.

UPDATE: Um, the towels did leave lint all over my wristwraps once, which was annoying but didn’t damage them or anything.