Work, Train, Recover - Fitness for Patagonia 2019 and Beyond

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Patagonia Bound!!!!

Get strong, stay healthy, Stay committed, Follow your dreams!

Life isn’t about epic moments . . .  it’s about how you live your life day to day in preparation for epic moments and then when the moment has passed, how do you keep your momentum going? How do you continue the journey towards the next epic moment?

In preparation for Patagonia (an epic event) I am also preparing for coming back from that event and maintaining that high level of performance. 
It’s called REACHING. It is a proven fact that if you set little goals for every day, every week, every month every six months, each time you achieve one of those goals it increases your happiness, confidence, and your will to keep reaching, for epic moments and the little successes too. Stacking the odds in your favor with a strong support team, an arsenal of healthy foods and rejuvenating self-care products can keep you reaching for your best life! 
So, for my 4th Blog I decided to share with you my favorite training exercises for my epic adventures, and the self-care products that help my body recover! 

My 3 go to exercises for getting my legs ready!

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  1. Weighted Squats 3 sets of 15 to 20 reps with Dumbbells

  2. STEP-UPS with backpack on and filled with 15lbs, 3 sets of 15 reps.

  3. Walking lunges with dumbbells 3 sets of 15 with weights. 
    My 3 favorite core exercises, to help keep me balanced and stable are…

  4. Planks!!!! Hold for 20sec, then 30 sec. then 40 sec. Repeat 4 times.

  5. Med-ball toss and throw with a partner, do crunches with a partner and toss the med ball back and forth as you lift and lower.

  6. The Pilates exercise called the HUNDRED, Whoa it’s a killer!!

  7. If you are looking for something to get your heart pumping and legs burning, then do 5 sets of SLED PUSHES...I call it mowing the lawn. Push a weighted sled or carry a heavy weight for 100 feet as fast as you can – Repeat 5x

  8. No matter what I am training for I always work on my balance, I love 1 legged squat with a dumbbell or squats on a BOSU.

Now for the fun part my favorite way to recover from these workouts, so I am ready to hit the trail.

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Heather’s Picks

 
INSPIRED Organic Mint & Arnica Muscle Soothing Lotion  INSPIRED corresponds to the color blue and nourishes the 5th Chakra. With Arnica, Menthol and Clove in a deeply nourishing, moisturizing base, INSPIRED Lotion has a ‘cold heat’ effect that is refreshing and stimulating to the mind. USE THE CODE  HEATHER  AND RECEIVE A 20% DISCOUNT!

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Arnica Turmeric Joint Formula is powerhouse balm that contains CO2 extracts of ginger, arnica, frankincense and turmeric that also provides a sense of warmth.
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Ocean Dew Trans-Dermal Magnesium Gel  Ocean Dew Trans-Dermal Magnesium Gel is a mask for the body, formulated with magnesium. It also is enriched with Aloe Vera, Red Marine Algae extracts and The delicious blend of organic essential oils of rosemary, grapefruit, lemon, juniper and thyme to moisturize the skin. USE THE CODE  HEATHER  AND RECEIVE A 20% DISCOUNT!

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Heather Thomson