Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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Most realize the importance of adding weight/resistance training to a well-balanced workout program.  If you’re not quite convinced, perhaps this simple fact will inspire you to pump some iron.

When you workout with weights or perform exercises using your own body weight as resistance (such as push-ups) your muscles respond by becoming denser, tighter, and smaller.  You may be adding lean muscle tissue that shows up as a few extra pounds on the scale, but your clothes will fit better…

We live in the South, so it’s okay to acknowledge (complain?) that summers can be miserable!  It’s hot; we sweat.  The humidity rises; our energy falls.  And, if we’re uncomfortable in the short time required to exit our air-conditioned car, walk across a parking lot, and enter an air-conditioned building, how can we possibly be expected to exercise outdoors for any length of time?  Subsequently, when the heat arrives, many choose to abandon their fitness pursuits and wait for the…

Have you noticed that how we feel during an event determines our perception of time…for example, if we’re enjoying ourselves at a party, 30-minutes fly by; if we’re stuck in a boring meeting, 30-minutes can seem like hours.

So how do you feel about 30-minutes when it comes to exercising?  Does time fly by so fast that your workout is over before you know it or are you checking your watch every few minutes because it seems that time is standing still?  If you’re in the…